Weekend Event Guide | Friday 2 September-Sunday 4 September 2022

Enjoy Fathers Day on Sunday, with a veritable smorgasbord of diverse family friendly events being held around the region. You’ll find everything from footy finals, to vaudeville, to farmers’ markets, live music, a tribal energy celebration, wine tasting, trail pounding, stiff men’s yoga and cane toad racing-something for every persuasion πŸ˜‰

CAIRNS FEST finishes off this weekend, celebrating arts and culture in the tropics. Enjoy a few more days of local and world-class national music, theatre, art, film and comedy. Every day of the Cairns Festival, there is live music and exhibitions at Festival HQ, which is located at The Court House, as well as two extravaganza events that light up the Cairns City Library and the Cairns Esplanade.

πŸ”¦ Reef Light | Cairns Esplanade – from 6.30pm every night
πŸ’‘ City Lights | Cairns City Library – from 7.00pm every night

The full festival program can be found here – https://bit.ly/3vShFzA

Cairns Festival City Lights display nightly at the Cairns Library.

Friday 2 September 2022


ORIN-AYA FESTIVAL all weekend / Orin-Aya is a celebration of collaborative knowledge, a creative involvement of music, art, performance and healing in a ceremony which bringsΒ heightened energy.Connecting multicultural tribes from around the globe to bring Healing, through music and human connection, sharing a flow of positive energy, uniting us all in Peace, bringing harmony in the world. Through dance we generate a shift among humankind, creating heaven on Earth. This is the vision, this is the light among the people, and this is the vine of LOVE. http://www.orinaya.com.au

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music and Jag the Joker. 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 / Live music from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music by Seachange 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Jag the Joker and live music by Kaweyova from 7.30pm

HEMINGWAYS / Live music from 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm

ALEX THE ASTRONAUT / The Tanks Cairns 7.30pm. Details

LIONS DEN / Julian James 6-9pm

THE SUNROOM LOUNGE / Wine tasting. We’re hosting two identical blind tastings, one at the Conservatory Bar Cairns, one at the Sunroom Lounge Port Douglas with a live video link between so you can make friends or taunt your opponents. There will be some light multiple choice questions and we will see who the most experienced drinkers are 😁 Ultimate bragging rights are up for grabs
Tickets $110 – food included
0406478470 – for bookings


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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


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 3 September 2022


COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm

PADDYS / Live music by Seachange from 8pm

LE COUP / CPAC Cairns 7.30pm. A tribute to old funfairs, the travelling folk, the showmen and women who had to earn the favour of the audience in order to survive. So, get inspired by The Boss, Sally the Alley Cat, Ugly, Sister, Barry, and The King as they step into the ring to take the win. In Le Coup sitting back is not an option, don’t forget to cheer for your favourite fighter and place your bets with The Bookie. Get ready for a circus fight night that’s got a whole trunkful of tricks. Full details.




MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

KOAH / 8.30am


CAIRNS PORT DOUGLAS TRAIL ULTRA / Cleverly connecting the WorldΒ Heritage listed Wet Tropics area to the iconic 4 Mile Beach at Port Douglas, enjoy lush rainforest trails ofΒ Tropical North Queensland
and escape to trail running heaven and enjoy some of the best trail running in Australia. Range of events. Details.

YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

PORT DOUGLAS CROCS SENIOR AFL v CENTRALS TRINITY BEACH / Crathern Park from 3pm (Elimination Final)

PORT DOUGLAS CROCS RESERVES AFL v SOUTH CAIRNS CUTTERS / Crathern Park from 1pm (Elimination Final)

Sunday 4 September 2022-Fathers Day


MOUNT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL/ Yazmindi Sunday Session 1-4pm

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 music by Seachange from 7.30pm

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

LE COUP / CPAC Cairns 7.30pm. Full details.


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm

TOLGA / Fathers Day markets from 7am

CARNIVAL ON COLLINS / Edge Hill from 8am


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 ridge persists over the northern waters. A high [1025hPa] has just moved off New South Wales and will maintain the ridge as it weakens and moves east over coming days. A strong high moving into the Bight on Friday will lead to a strengthening of the ridge and strong south to southeasterly flow across North Queensland Waters from Saturday.

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