A Curated Guide to What’s On in Port Douglas, Daintree and Beyond.
This weekend’s events comes in simply one colour. PINK!💕🐖🦩🎟🌸🌺🌷🎀💄💕
On Saturday, the annual Pink in the Tropics (with a touch of blue) will be held, with as fundraising lunch at Salsa followed by a home game for the Port Douglas Crocs AFL Seniors and Reserves team whose season is off to a snappy start! Taking on the Cairns Saints AFC with Reserves from 12pm and Seniors from 2pm.
Get down to the Club in your best pink and blue colours to show your support for both Pink In The Tropics Breast Cancer Support Group and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Down in Cairns at the Showgrounds which is always a great venue for live rock gigs, the Red Hot Summer Tour will be smokin’ with music legends Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Missy Higgins, Vika + Linda and more live.
The inimitable Meg Mac will be live at the Tanks on Saturday night too.
Barrow loads of competitors will be running behind their barrows between Mareeba and Chillagoe for the Great Wheel Barrow Race over three days to raise funds for local charity.
Enjoy Mothers Day with markets in Holloways Beach and Port Douglas and Roast Specials for lunch nearly everywhere! Don’t forget $2 oysters and live music st the newly renovated Ellis Beach Bar + Grill.
All weekend, you’ll find live music at Paddy’s, the Court House Hotel and the Central Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights and again at the Court House for a Sunday market session. The Tin Shed often holds a chilled live music session on the deck on Sunday afternoons, and the Tav at Four Mile have live music every couple of Saturday afternoons.
Contemporary. Extraordinary. Farm-to-table Thai from the team at Oaks Kitchen and Garden. Happy Hour $5 Asian beers from 5-6pm with $10 baos. PS. Keep your ears to the ground for when they announce their next Curry Up night for $20 Curry + Rice.
Legendary Musos Night at the Central Hotel
Whether you want to simply enjoy some of our finest local musical talent, or would like to join in with the local jam, Central Hotel hosts a vibrant Musos Night every Thursday from 8pm.
Shannon Hunter is live down at the Courty.
Parmy Night at the Yachty
The Yacht Club have been focussed on great food and even better live music lately and are doing a fabulous job of it! Thursday’s Parmy Night is a winner!
Knock off drinks at Hughies in Mossman
The ever fabulous and ever chic Hughies in Mossman is open again for their once-a-week celebrity appearance from 4pm. Enjoy a tapas style menu from the team at Kai. Always packed with locals.
Mount Molloy National Hotel features live and loud local music with D’nA live tonight. Jag the Joker is sitting at $2500, meat trays and raffles, Happy Hour, local transfer bus home (book early!) or enjoy country pub style hospitality with a room at the inn upstairs.
Guitar Aficionado Tommy Emmanuel Live
Tommy Emmanuel is live at CPAC. Tommy is a world-renowned acoustic guitar icon who oozes talent, technique, and presence.
“Tommy brings the power and dynamism of a full band to his solo acoustic playing, with incredible charisma, stunning speed and dexterity and unerring command of melody.”
Credit/ Tommy Emmanuel
Pink in the Tropics
Port turns on the PINK (with a touch of blue!) for lunch at Salsa and AFL home games as the Crocs take on Cairns Saints in this traditional annual event that raises funds for both Pink In The Tropics Breast Cancer Support Group and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Lady Valiant at Ellis Beach
Local favourite Lady Valiant is performing at the funky new Ellis Beach Bar + Grill from 2-5pm
There seem to be two lots of markets in Mareeba these days…and one of them is on today! 😉
Live, Loud and Local
Dave Dusch will be playing a set down at the Barrier Reef Tavern this afternoon.
Music at the Mount is on up at Mount Uncle Distillery with Anais Campbell and Dave Cooke.
And Red Hot Summer hits the Cairns Showground with a whole new lineup of Aussie music icons.
Tickets via Ticketmaster bit.ly/RHST23
Further information at www.redhotsummertour.com.au
Meg Mac is live at the Tanks as part of the Matter of Time tour, showcasing her third album. An absoutle powerhouse of a performer and a woman!
Mothers Day Sunday
It’s All about the Roast!
Palmer Sea Reef host a very popular Sunday Roast special-two roasts and a bottle of vino for $60. Bookings are absolutely essential 40 87 2222.
Mount Molloy National Hotel Sundays are for a Traditional Pork Roast with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings, and a glass of bubbles for the mammas out there!
The Yachty crew will also be turning on a Roast of the Day special for Mothers Dsy.
Your mum just loves American cars doesn’t she?
The All American Car Club Meet will be held at DFO in Cairns for all the mums who can’t get enough of their all-American wheels. There is also a flower crown workshop inside the Centre at the same time.
Failing a lack of maternal interest in the hot wheels, there are markets on in Holloways Beach and Port Douglas today.
Live music at Ellis Beach Bar and Grill by Tim Woodz from 1-4pm with $2 oysters from 1pm
Whet at Cape Trib has live music on Sundays from 3pm and at the courty…often Tin Shed too
Yahdoh afternoon session and Sunset Ragga by night at the Court House Hotel.
Out & About
Mossman State School
What a fantastic day filled with olden day outfits! Check out our teachers dressed up last week in old fashioned costumes. Image via Facebook/ Mossman State School
Douglas Arts Base Exhibition Opening
The ‘Artful Abstraction’ Exhibition is officially open with DAB artists and supporters enjoying a great opening night catching up and admiring the colourful and creative abstract artworks filling DAB’s Gallery.
The Gallery is open 10am – 2pm Monday to Saturday at 11 Mill Street Mossman.
Image via Facebook/ Douglas Arts Base
Rotary FNQ Field Days | the largest agricultural field day in Northern Australia.
Mareeba Rodeo Grounds
614 Mareeba Dimbulah Rd,
Mareeba QLD 4880
24, 25 and 26 May 2023
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