The Week/end Guide

whats on this easter weekend in port douglas

A Curated Guide to What’s On in Port Douglas, Daintree and Beyond.

Grab your fabulous fresh local Easter seafood with FV Santiego selling prawns at the Public Jetty in Port Douglas early Thursday and Good Friday.

FV Condamine will also have fresh fish available in the nick of time on Friday morning.

With primo weather like this and a full moon, playing a little longer on the waterfront isn’t such a bad idea so perhaps consider a night of great entertainment at the Yachty with a host of DJs on deck while Hemingways holds Trivia night.

Shannon Hunter is playing at the Courty tonight from 7.30pm

For something a little different, up the hill in Kuranda, Mountain Groves Distillery is opening at Rainforestation today. The distillery will be selling tropical and bush tucker- inspired liqueurs with flavours like passionfruit and pepperberry, mango and chilli, pineapple and cinnamon, and lemon-myrtle-cello.

Good Friday

  • Port Douglas Crocs AFL team play the first game of the season and the great news it that it is also Ladies Day! Kicking off from 1pm, enjoy 4 hours of wine and nibbles while watching the mighty Crocs take on the North Cairns Tigers in the season opener.Grab your girls, pull out your favourite dress and put your best foot forward for what will be the hottest event in town on Good Friday! Further details and booking ;
  • Lot of local kids are participating in the Cairns Choral Society’s  95th North Queensland Eisteddford this weekend, competing in various categories, including choral, pop, jazz, folk, and more. Best wishes to all involved.
  • Meanwhile, up at PKs Jungle Village, a massive weekend is planned with live music Friday & Saturday, and a DJ playing Easter Sunday.

Easter Saturday

N17 presents agave inspired cocktails from 6-11pm with special guests Agave Australis.

Easter Sunday

Church sittings across the Shire and an indulgent family-friendly lunch at Pullman.

Tin Shed presents live music by Shannon Hunter from 1pm.

Easter Sunday Session at Mount Molloy Hotel with Kate Richards singing 12-3pm and a traditional Sunday roast.

Weekly Gig Guide

Mondays ⟼Locals night at Kokos. $40 pp for three-course shared meal 6-8pm with live music. Koko Poolside Bar & Kitchen. Bookings 07 4087 1000

Tuesdays⟼Bingo at the Central from 7pm

Wednesdays⟼Karaoke night with Rockin’ Rick at Plantation Resort 5.30-9pm

Thursdays⟼Chatty Cafe at the Tin Shed at 10am

Cairns Regional Gallery Exhibition Program

Qavavau Manumie: Selected works from the 23rd Biennale of Sydney: rivus
18 Feb – 16 Apr 2023
Patricia Piccinini: No Fear of Depths
18 Feb – 16 Apr 2023
Asia Pacific Contemporary: Three Decades of APT
18 Feb – 16 Apr 2023
Francesca Rosa: Nostalgia
11 March – 30 April 2023
Andy Warhol / Roy Lichtenstein
25 Mar – 18 Jun 2023
Martine Guiterrez: Indigenous Woman Magazine
22 Apr – 18 Jun 2023
Staged Photography
22 Apr – 18 Jun 2023
Gamu Zamiyakal: Masks, Headdresses and Dance Machines
22 Apr – 18 Jun 2023

Art Workshops for Adults

Pastel Drawing with Sue Schreiber
Wednesday’s, 19 Apr –  24 May 2023
Silver, Copper, Brass with Rose Mercer, Jewellery Artist
Saturday 22 Apr & 26 Aug 2023

Farmers & Cotters Market Calendar

Marina markets are now back on Wednesdays. 11am – 5pm on the Boardwalk of Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina.

Mareeba’s Easter Turf Club Markets on this Saturday from 7.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Holloways Beach markets on Easter Sunday from 8am.

Mossman markets are held each Saturday from 7am-1pm and Port Douglas markets are Sundays from 8am-1.30pm.

Bookmark the regional market calendar here:

Weekly Dining Specials

The Yachty ⟼ On Wednesdays host a Pasta Night with delicious lasagne and cannelloni prepared by Italian chef Alex for only $20. $19 Parmy night is Thursdays. Friday is a Specials board. Saturday’s offering is a Seafood Platter for two with a bottle of vino for $90.

Restaurant Kai ⟼has a 2-course weekly special where guests can choose any entree + any meal from the classics for $45 pp. Offer valid Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm.

Jungle Fowl ⟼Happy Hour $5 Asian beers from 4-5pm plus on Thursday, Curry Up for $20 curry & rice served with frosty $5 beers.

Palmer Sea Reef  ⟼host a popular Sunday Roast special-2 roasts and a bottle of vino for $60. Bookings essential 40 87 2222.

Mount Molloy National Hotel ⟼Sundays are for a Traditional Pork roast with all the trimmings and Yorkshire pudding.

Weekly Sports & Fitness Schedule

Petanque ⟼ Wednesdays in Port Douglas 4pm

Sailing ⟼ WAGS Wednesday afternoon sail at the Yachty

Social Frisbee⟼ Wednesday Mossman further info

Aqua Zumba ⟼ Mondays 4.15-5.30pm Mossman Pool.

Zumba ⟼ Wednesdays 8.30 am and Thursdays 6pm at Buffs Hall.

Zumba Plus ⟼ Mondays, Buffs Hall 8.30am with a little body conditioning. 45 mins of dancing with added squats, pushups, abs or butt work.

Bootscootin‘ ⟼ Mossman Bowls Club Mondays 12pm



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