Weekend Event Guide | Friday 9 September-Sunday 11 September 2022

The Yacht Club are hosting s full moon party on Saturday-wear white!

Port Douglas’ Gran Fondo Festival will be held over this weekend. The Festival is Tropical North Queensland’s newest major event with a 136km, 100km & 48km cycling course to choose from. Please be aware of road closures around the Shire, as detailed below. Further details are available at  https://www.portdouglasgranfondo.com.au 

Changed traffic conditions

Saturday September 10

Wharf Street
Between Port Street and Grant Street  
10.30am8pmAccess to the Port Douglas Yacht Club under direction of Traffic Management
Grant Street
Between Wharf Street and Mowbray Street  
Mowbray Street
Between Grant Street and Mudlow Street  
Mudlow Street
Between Mowbray Street and Port Street  
10.30am6pmResident access via Mowbray Street.

Sunday September 11 – Port Douglas to Palm Cove

LocationClosed FromOpen atInformation
Wharf Street
Between Spinnaker Close and Inlet Street  
Wharf Street
Between Inlet Street and Macrossan Street  
Old Port Road
Between Port Douglas Road and Captain Cook Highway
6.15am7.15amSouthbound lanes closed
Captain Cook Highway
Between Port Douglas Road and Palm Cove Boulevard  
6am1.30pmLocal access from Downing Street Craiglie to Port Douglas via Old Port Road from 8am.
Captain Cook Highway
Between Palm Cove Boulevard and Wangetti Beach Road
5.30am11.30amAccess to Palm Cove via Palm Cove Boulevard and Triton Street (expect delays). Access to Foley Road under direction of Traffic Management.  
Captain Cook Highway
Between Wangetti Beach Road and Port Douglas Road  
Mowbray River Road
Between Captain Cook Highway and Spring Creek Road
Trezise Road
Between Captain Cook Highway and Spring Creek Road  
Williams Esplanade
Between Cedar Road and Veivers Road  
6am10.30amResident access via Veivers Road.

Friday 9 September 2022


MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Katie Richards and Gumpy Savidas and Jag the Joker sitting at $750. 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!)

TURTLE COVE Cirque de Sexsay FULL MOON B’day VIP EVENT / from 3pm Further information.

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music 7.30-11pm

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

HEMINGWAYS / Live music from 5pm

SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE / Piano with Kiki Courtidis 1-4pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm

HOODOO GURUS / The Tanks Cairns from 6.30pm. Further details.

CLINK THEATRE / A Night at the Opera 7.30pm

CAIRNS AMATEURS / Race events all weekend


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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

DOUGLAS DRAGONS v MAREEBA BULLS / First Division Semi Final 7.30pm at Port Douglas Sports Complex


MOSSMAN YOUTH CENTRE/ Family Fun Day 3.30-6.30pm at George Davis Park. Proudly presented by Mossman Support Services, Youth Centre team. There will be a Giant slide, Gladiator game, Wildlife Habitat with a croc and snake, Footy with the Sharks, arts and craft, free sausage sizzle, entertainment food and stalls. The fun day will coincide with Child Protection Week and aims to help bring awareness about the safety nets available to children within our community. The day is focused around the ‘Who’s your Five’ concept that within the community children have several people and organisations they can turn to as they reach out for support. Our five include Parents, Schools, Police, Youth Centre and Parents. This project is funded by Queensland Child Protection Week.

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 10 September 2022


THE YACHTY / Full Moon Party with DJ Soljah and special guests. 8pm-12am. Tickets.

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm

HEMINGWAYS GRAN FONDO FESTIVAL / Bobby Maguire live from 12 pm. Bobby will be entertaining during the Cairns Post Criterium, Choo Choos at the Marina FREE Family Ride and Hemingway’s Brewery FNQ Sprint.

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm

SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE / Kiki Courtidis live 8-10pm


CLINK THEATRE / A Night at the Opera 7.30pm

HOODOO GURUS / THE TANKS Cairns from 6.30pm. Further details.

CAIRNS AMATEURS / Race events all weekend



MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

MAREEBA BAKE, MAKE & GROW MARKET / 7am-12.30pm at Centenary Park.Traditional market with goods locally produced either made, baked or grown. Every second and fifth Saturday of the month.


YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

MOSSMAN SHARKS JUNIORS / Presentation 3-4pm. Mossman Showgrounds..

Come along to celebrate the 2022 Season. Family fun with some relaxed games before Presentations from 4pm and stay on for some food, drinks and a chance to catch up. Pre-ordered food is appreciated. Please make contact with your team manager. Cash bar on the day. BYO chair.

DOUGLAS UNITED JUNIORS U13 v Edge Hill / Semi Final 9am Endeavour Park

PORT DOUGLAS CROCS SENIOR AFL v CAIRNS SAINTS / Watsons Oval. Port Douglas keep their season alive, smashing Centrals in the Elimination final last week at Crathern Park, Centrals 6.8. 44 and Port 19.15. 129.

Last weekend’s game between Port Douglas Crocs and Centrals, final score
Centrals 6.8. 44 Port 19.15. 129. Image Credit / Cairns AFL

Sunday 11 September 2022


MOUNT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL/ Sunday Session with Lunar from 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 from 7.30pm

CLINK THEATRE / A Night at the Opera / Matinee 2.30pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters & Live Music 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


FAMILY FUN DAY / Community event Diwan Sports Centre, Daintree. Live music by D’NA 12-3pm

SOUND HEALING & SACRED CACAO CEREMONY / Port Douglas Yoga Studio 10.30am-12.30pm. Returning to heart medicine and honouring the three sacred aspects of self. Where the mind drops into blissful heart space, with sound and cacao as the vehicle. Join Wairua Sound for a two hour immersion into sacred cacao, guided meditation and sound healing. Follow the link to www.trybooking.com/BXAST 

What is the weather doing?

A high [1030 hPa] over the southern Tasman Sea will move eastward over the next few days, weakening the ridge over North Queensland waters. Winds variable about 10 knots today. Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for the remainder of the weekend.

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