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Weekend Event Guide / 10-12 December 2021

As all kids polish off the school year today, family entertainment starts to heat up in the Shire, with a diverse range of events and activities on offer this weekend....

Credit /@sarahlouise_manning



What is the weather doing?

A high [1020 hPa] near New Zealand extends a weak ridge over northern waters. The ridge will weaken further over the next day or two as a trough in the interior moves east, reaching the southeast coast late Friday and becoming slow moving over the Capricornia coast on Saturday. The trough is expected to push back westward later in the weekend as a new ridge builds northward over the region. A developing tropical low over the far northeastern Coral Sea is expected to more organised over the next few days and could form into a tropical cyclone later in the weekend or early next week. However, it is not expected to affect the northern coastal waters.

Winds for today and tomorrow are variable below 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon. For Sunday, winds are expected to be east to southeasterly about 10 knots. Wind variable less than 10 knots in the early morning.

Friday 10 December 2021


MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Lady Valiant and Jag the Joker ($1450) with tickets from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community clubs. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home.

DRAGONFLY CAFE CAPE TRIB / Gypsy Jazz with Shenzo Gregorio from 7pm

CLINK THEATRE / Comedy Night with Mel Buttle

EXCHANGE HOTEL MOSSMAN / Live Music 6pm & Meals on Wheels Raffles 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 6pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Members Draw from 6.30pm

PADDYS / 5pm Raffles and Live Music from 8-11pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live Music by Shannon Hunter from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live Music from 7.30pm-11.30pm

THE TIN SHED / Raffles from 5.30-6.30pm

LADY DOUGLAS FRIDAY MUSIC CRUISE / Music Cruise package with the Yacht Club every Friday. Enjoy a delicious Seafood Platter for two and a bottle of wine at the Yacht Club then dance the night away to Live Music onboard the Lady D. BOOK NOW on 0408 986 127



PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB / Sunset Tunes & Seafood Session


ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $10 Pizza Specials


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ACTIVE8 FITNESS / Free Seniors Movement and Parkour at Mossman Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am


SANTA VISIT / Crystalbrook Marina-Santa photos, live music and markets from 2pm. Santa will visit after 6pm.

DAB “END OF YEAR” EXHIBITION / Come along to enjoy the results of DAB’s many workshops, classes and courses.  The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 2pm (except Sundays) until 11 December.   Many pieces of artwork will be for sale at affordable prices. 

MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE PLAYGROUP / Each Friday for kids aged 0-5 year from 9.30-11.30am

Saturday 11 December 2021


THE YACHT CLUB SESSIONS / Epic live music session starring Julian James, The Raconteurs and the Muddy Barron Shakers presented by Chopperdog Productions.

CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 6pm

PADDYS / Live music by Shannon Hunter from 8-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Lady Valiant 2-5pm


MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm

MAREEBA / 7.30am


DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB / Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon

FOUR MILE BEACH SOCIAL SWIM / A weekly social Ocean Swim around the buoys in front of the patrol hut, which makes about a 500m course. Meet in front of the patrol hut on Four Mile Beach at 9am. Please note this is a social swim without any organised water safety and you swim at your own risk. For safety reasons we swim in front of the patrol hut during lifeguard hours.


WONGA BEACH RURAL FIRE BRIGADE / Santa Street Tour from 1pm

DAB “END OF YEAR” EXHIBITION / LAST DAY. Come along to enjoy the results of DAB’s many workshops, classes and courses.  The exhibition will be open 10am to 2pm.

Credit / Wonga Beach Rural fire Brigade

Sunday 12 December 2021


OAKS RESORT PORT DOUGLAS / Locals Sunday Session by the Pool 12-5pm : House DJ, live music, food and drink specials

CROSSROADS CAFE / Sunday Sesh 11am-4pm, live piano with Nikolaos, draught beer, wine, coffee, cake, cheese platters and lunch served.

PLANTATION RESORT / Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes from 4pm

BARBADOS / Sunday Seafood Session from 3-5pm with live music from 4-6pm

THE TIN SHED / Live music from 1.30-4.30pm and Members Draw from 4-5pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music by Yahdoh from 12-3pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm


KAI RESTAURANT / 5-course Degustation Lunch from 12-4pm

PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB / Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm

MOUNT MOLLOY HOTEL / Sunday Roast Lamb Lunch 12-2pm

CAPE TRIB BEACH HOUSE / Sunday Roast 6-8pm


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