The Week/End Guide

port douglas event guide

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

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.

Allson Edrick TABUAI
Born Saibai, Torres Strait, Queensland 1933
Wene-wenel Gaugau Mawa  1998


Gamu Zamiyakal / Masks, Headdresses and Dance Machines until 18 Jun 2023

Gamu Zamiyakal, in the Kala Kawaw Ya language dialect from Top Western Torres Strait means ornaments/objects worn on the body during dance performances and rituals, including headdresses, masks and dance machines.

Works in the exhibition are from the Gallery’s Collection by renowned Torres Strait Islander artists, including Allson Edrick Tabuai, Alick Tipoti, Dr Ken Thaiday Snr and Obery Sambo. Their works are made using traditional practices and designs that often incorporate contemporary materials. Styles, techniques and materials vary from island to island and are specific to different clan groups.


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Douglas Chamber of Commerce / Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of members of the Douglas Chamber of Commerce Inc will be held on Tuesday 13 June 2023 at 5.00pm (AEST) at The Mossman Bowls Club, 6-8 Johnston Road, Mossman Queensland 4873

The Agenda of the EGM will be to elect Board Members to the Chamber Management Committee. If the requisite number of Board Members cannot be filled, The Douglas Chamber may need to wind up operations.

A RSVP would be appreciated to if you are currently a member and plan to attend.
If you are not a member but would like to join for a small pro-rata fee to participate in the meeting, please email and advise and we will assist.

Cairns Italian Festival 23 July-6 August

The Cairns Italian festival is an event that encompasses the entire North Queensland region from Cairns, Atherton, Dimbulah, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Innisfail, Mareeba, Mossman, Mutchilba, Port Douglas, Silkwood, Tully, and Yungaburra. The Inaugural Cairns Italian Festival is a celebration rich in Italian history, culture, food, wine, song, and dance that will encompass 10-days of festivities.

This is a significant regional cultural event of not only world-class entertainment, fun and culinary delight, but also to pay homage honouring the Italian immigrants that left their homeland in search for a better life and future in Australia. Generations of Italians making Australia and Far North Queensland home and changing the face and future of the North Queensland Region in farming, business, and development.

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