Weekend Event Guide | Friday 29 July-Sunday 31 July 2022

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The Indigenous Awards evening takes place tonight, honouring our local Indigenous leaders and achievers.

Enjoy it low and slow tomorrow afternoon at The Surfy where “Smoke ‘ n Steel” food truck will park up and serve juicy slow-cooked bites by the beach.

Indulge in la dolce vita at Cairns Italian Festival this weekend, with a food and wine celebration at Fogarty Park on Saturday. There is a Gemfest up in Atherton, a Rum Masterclass presented by Mt Uncle Distillery at the Sheraton on Saturday, and a luxuriously decadent Sunset Session by the pool again at the Sheraton on Sunday.

As we head nudge to the pointy end of the season, the Port Douglas Crocs AFL teams take on their traditional rivals, Cairns Saints, while the annual Relay for Life will also be held this weekend.

It’s National Tree Planting Day on Sunday so plant a tree (or a garden! )

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Smoke ‘n Steel food truck will be at the Surfy on Saturday afternoon from 4.30pm-first in,best dressed!

Friday 29 July 2022


MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Lucky Lester and Rev. Jag the Joker sitting on $1350-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!)

PADDYS / Seachange from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

HEMINGWAYS / Live music from 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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


INDIGENOUS AWARDS EVENING / Sheraton Grand Mirage 5-10.30pm

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 COMMUNITY SEWING GROUP / Mossman Community Centre 9.30-11.30am

Saturday 30 July 2022


THE SURFY / Smoke n Steel Food Truck from 4.30pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music by The Dannies from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm

THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL / La Festa’s Food and Wine event will be held from 11am at Fogarty Park, Cairns. Join us for a fabulous day of family fun celebrating all things Italian culture with delicious Italian from different regions of Italy, wine, coffee and world-class entertainment. “La Festa” is an Italian extravaganza that will transform Fogarty Park with the best Italian culinary delights celebrating mouth-watering produce with a fabulous array of food and drink stalls, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live band performances by Siesta Cartel, Made in Italy Show, MC James Liotta, Pizza Acrobatics & Daniela & Stefania from My Kitchen Rules, Italian music and dancing, fashion parade and kids’ activities. The day will end with a spectacular fireworks display.

Full range of events, click here.

MT UNCLE DISTILLERY RUM MASTERCLASS / Daintree Bar at the Sheraton 4-5pm. Mount Uncle produces award-winning products with an emphasis on using local and national Australian ingredients.

Head Distiller and Director, Mark Watkins, will talk you through their process of using sugar cane to create the Mount Uncle FNQ Rum Co range. You will be tasting three different rums including the winner of the Gold Medal for World’s Best Pot Still Rum at the World Rum Awards (2021). Your rum tasting will be accompanied by creatively paired dishes curated by Sheraton’s talented Executive Chef, Belinda Tuckwell.



MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm


YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman


FAR NORTH QLD RELAY FOR LIFE / Barlow Park Cairns 2-11pm

PORT DOUGLAS CROCS AFL v CAIRNS SAINTS/ Griffiths Park from 12.30pm

Sunday 31 July 2022 / NATIONAL TREE DAY


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

COURTHOUSE HOTEL SUNDAY SESSION / Live music from 12-3pm by Yahdoh and The Dannies from 7.30pm


CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

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


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm


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

BARBADOS / Seafood Sunday Session 3-5pm

What is the weather doing?

A high [1029 hPa] near southern Australia extends a firm ridge over the northern waters. The high will move slowly east across southeast Australia over the next few days, maintaining the ridge. The high will reach the Tasman Sea on Sunday and continue drifting east.

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