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Weekend Event Guide | Friday 13 May-Sunday 15 May 2022

Enjoy our definitive guide to this weekend's events around the Douglas Shire and beyond....
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Events in the Wonderland Spiegeltent have kicked off, and continue through the weekend-be sure to click on the Carnivale Guide below to see the full range of events and activities being held next week.

Fresh local seafood is available from the Public Jetty in Port Douglas this Saturday with FV Condamine selling fillets of coral trout, red emperor and large mouth nannygai.


Friday 13 May 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Dave Cooke with Jag the Joker refreshing on $800-tickets with your drink purchase from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community clubs. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home (book early!)

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live tunes by Shannon Hunter from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live tunes from 7.30pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm (weather dependent)


HEALTH, SPORT & WELLNESS

DOUGLAS DRAGONS v REDLYNCH STRIKERS WOMEN’S SOCCER / 6.30pm Port Douglas Sporting Complex

DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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

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FAMILY, ART & COMMUNITY

MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE / “SheShed” from 9am-1pm (also Tuesday and Wednesdays)

MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE / “Playgroup” each Friday for kids 0-5yrs from 9.30-11.30am

BOOMERANG BAGS COMUNITY SEWING GROUP / Mossman Community Centre 9.30-11.30am


Saturday 14 May 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

SHAOLIN SEAFOOD SAIL / From 1.30pm, join Shaolin to experience a spectacular 1.5 hour Seafood Sail aboard this unique junk. Enjoy a complimentary drink upon arrival and a serving of crocodile and barra spring rolls, followed by a box of local wild prawns with accompaniments.

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm (weather dependent)

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Lady Valiant live from 3pm

IRONBAR / Live music from 10.30pm

RED HOT SUMMER TOUR ’22 / Cairn Showground from 1pm. Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera

Lady Valiant live at the Tav on Saturday afternoon

MARKETS

MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm


WINE & DINE

TWILIGHT PINK RAINFOREST DINNER / Heritage Lodge, hosted by Friends of the Foundation Cow Bay. Three course dinner, $60 per person and why not dress in pink and win. Prizes, pamper hampers and raffles. All proceeds from this dinner and funds raised on the night goes towards the Cow Bay Health Clinic. Bookings essential by calling 40989321.


SPORT, WELLNESS & COMMUNITY

PORT DOUGLAS REEF RAIDERS RUGBY UNION / Raiders take on Barron Trinity Bulls 4pm at Port Douglas Sports Complex. Come on down and cheer on the Raiders before enjoying the after match entertainment with DJ Zeno playing from 7pm 

PORT DOUGLAS CROCS AFL V CAIRNS CITY LIONS / Port Douglas Sporting Complex from 12pm

YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

CAIRNS RALLY FOR CLIMATE ACTION / Fogarty Park from 9am. Hosted by Cairns Australian Youth Climate Coalition and Cairns and Far North Environment Centre. A week before we go to the polls we are asking you to join us at Fogarty Park at 3:00PM for Cairns’ Rally for #ClimateActionNow on Saturday May 14th. The Federal Election is in less than one week. The future of our climate hangs in the balance. The science tells us we have a matter of years to act to stop catastrophic climate change. In 2019, the Federal Election was dubbed the Climate Election. We had hoped for stronger action on climate change. But for the last four years, despite the catastrophic fires and the roaring floods that have devastated communities across the country, our Government has remained indifferent in implementing policies to address climate change.


Sunday 15 May 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

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

COURTHOUSE HOTEL SUNDAY SESSION / Live music from 12-3pm and from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live tunes from 7.30pm

PALM COVE ANNUAL DOG SHOW / Palm Cove Tavern from 8am. Who let the dogs out? Grab your four-legged friends and show everyone how amazing your pooch is by joining us for the Palm Cove Annual Dog Show! Enter into categories on the day such as Fancy Dress Dogs & Handlers, Palm Cove Puppy Under 3 Years, Owner/Dog Look-Alike, Dapper Senior Dog, Over 10 Years, Best Rescue Dog, Palm Cove Prince, and Princess, and many more! As proud partners of Y.A.P.S Cairns, all proceeds from the event will be donated to assist in the ongoing protection of animals. $10 per entry. Further details.

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

CAIRNS CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL / The Tanks Cairns from 9am. The kids are rockin’ the Tanks. Ants as big as humans, antennae making workshops, Brat Kids Carnival, screenPLAY, Minecraft and stacks more. Plus, Creation Stations are back! All totally FREE! Want to know what else is on? The Court House and Cairns Performing Arts Centre are hosting Cairns Children’s Festival on Saturday 14 May with a bunch of cool stuff! See the full program here: www.cairns.qld.gov.au/childrens-festival or click on the image below.


MARKETS

PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm


SPORT, HEALTH & WELLNESS


WINE & DINE

ZINC RESTAURANT / Paws & Claws Gala Luncheon from 12pm

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

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

BARBADOS / Seafood Sunday Session 3-5pm



Did we miss anything? Let us know! Our calendar event listings are FREE!


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