A CURATED GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON IN PORT DOUGLAS, DAINTREE & BEYOND.
LIVE & LOUD
Every weekend, you’ll find live music at Paddy’s and the Central Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights and seven nights at the Courty throughout February. Seachange are playing at Paddys on Saturday night and at the Courty on Sunday night.
Hughies in Mossman is open again Friday for their once-a-week celebrity appearance from 4pm.
Mount Molloy National Hotel features Jag the Joker and live music on Fridays with meat raffles-tickets with your drink purchase from 5.30pm. Happy Hour and a transfer bus home (book early!) or a room at the inn upstairs.
Daniel Jon live at the IronBar Saturday from 11pm through till 2m.
Eurovision rep Dami Im pis erforming live at CPAC on Saturday night.
Mareeba Drive ⟼ showing Babylon (from the director of La La Land) this weekend.
WINE & DINE
Just a heads up-for next weekend-grab your tickets QUICK!
LUAU at ZINC, Thursday 16 February from 5pm.
As part of the Hot & Steamy Festival, Zinc present a cocktail & street food luau.
You are invited to come and get lei’ d, drink cocktails and load up on d’lish dishes from food stands around the restaurant, cooked up island style.
Fire Pits, Food Trucks, Flambé, and Ice. Dance the night away with hula fave DJ GlennW Cairns and DJ Ben Woodward.
MOSSMAN LIBRARY EVENTS
The Library is hosting a range of workshops for the next few Mondays for the less tech savvy ⟼
GET YOUR BUSINESS DIGI-SAVVY
FREE Digital Conversion Clinics provided by Douglas Shire Council and hosted by Mark Cox to get your business up to scratch with the latest digital innovations.
Specifically tailored for the Shire’s micro and small businesses, the Conversion Clinic will arm you with the fundamentals to generate and convert digital leads.
Delivered by local digital marketing specialist, Mark Cox, the workshop will give local business owners access to best-practise knowledge to build confidence in applying digital marketing.
The 4-hour workshop will be held at the Daintree Discovery Centre for businesses North of the River on Wednesday February 8, 2023.
Spaces are limited so register now! Up to 2 x registration per business. Light refreshments provided.
Click the image below for full details, and registration.
Mossman markets on Saturday from 7am-1pm and Port Douglas markets are Sundays from 8am-1.30pm.
One of our favourite monthly local markets, at Holloways Beach, is held this Sunday.
Bookmark the regional market calendar here: https://bit.ly/3QccTFT
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
DOUGLAS Shire Council is inviting families to bring along a picnic, your bean bags and a rug for an outdoor screening of the family fave ‘Moana’.
Enjoy live music and face painting from 5pm, with the movie starting as the sun sets.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct project and provide their feedback to Council. Further details.
CAIRNS WRITERS FESTIVAL
Cairns Tropical Writers’ Festival is the heart of literature in the tropics. It brings together stories and storytellers from across the region, the country, and the world, to inspire us and feed our literary minds. For national and international visitors, #CTWF is a cultural experience that allows them to touch the inspirational heart of the region in an environment of immense natural beauty where two World Heritage areas meet – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. With such a rich, tropical backdrop, it’s no surprise that the Festival continues to gain national and international appeal, allowing us to showcase the distinctive voices of our tropical region. 2018 demonstrated unprecedented growth and marked our tenth year since the Festival was established. After three covid-induced cancellations over the past three years, CTWF2023 is back, bigger and better over the weekend of 24-26 February 2023. It will gathering our regional community of readers, writers, and thinkers, to engage with local, national, and internationally revered authors and celebrities, experts across all fields of writing and publishing. Public arenas, workshops, retail opportunities and a inspiring First Nations program combine to ensure there is something for everybody. The blend is irresistible, stamping an indelible sense of place on visitors, and the communities involved.
Nikki Gemmel, Julia Baird, annabel Crabb, Leigh Sales, Anita Jacoby, Ravi Shankar, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki,
ISLAND ESCAPE EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL
We’ve uncovered the BEST Valentine’s Day pressie! Fitzroy Island is offering an amazing locals special for travel during February and March.
Transfer out to the island and stay overnight for two people from $199 per night.
Cost: $199 Sunday to Thursday | $249 Friday and Saturday
The special package includes accommodation in a Resort Studio for two guests, return transfers from Cairns on the Fitzroy Flyer – 1:30pm departing Cairns and 9:30am departing Fitzroy Island.
⟼ Bookings must be made online using promo code GREEN23. Please click here to book online.
MORE SPORTS KICK OFF
Music at the Mount
New to the music calendar, an afternoon of live music and low slow cooked food and award-winning drinks in a great country setting.
Cinnamon Sun and Sean Bennett live from 1-8pm with food truck, cocktails and beer. free event at Mt Uncle Distillery.
Camping at …and car-pooling recommended.
Moonlight over Wonga Beach and Snapper Island by Andrew Kalda, @lookingatthelight