The Week/End Guide

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

From karaoke to cruise ships, Argentinian cuisine to country folk at Coral Lodge, another food and wine festival, trivia, surf lifesaving, beachside markets and lots of live and loud local music…there are plenty of events and activities plenty on offer all weekend!


After the success of Friyays, why not join the locals at Mossman Bowls Club for another evening of Karaoke with Rockin’ Rick-fun for all the family, talent optional πŸ˜‰


There wil lbe live music at all the usual Port Douglas venues-Paddys, Central Hotel, Court House Hotel and also up at Mount Molloy National Hotel who do a weekly Jag the Joker and live band on Fridays.

Country folk singer Yahdoh will be playing at Coral Beach Lodge this Friday, and weekly from 6-9pm.


Cruise ship Carnival Splendor will be in town all day, arriving in at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina from 8am, so the streets of Port Douglas will be bus. .

Down on Four Mile, Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club is hosting a Surf Carnival all weekend.

Mossman Boat and Fishing Club in Newell Beach is hosting a fun filled night of trivia, raising funds for this busy little family Club. From 5.30-10pm.

Local music heavyweights Lady Valiant are playing at Four Mile Tavern from 3pm.

And down in Cairns, Salt House is hosting the Salt House Food & Wine FestivalΒ . Great food, wine, cocktails, live music and so much more! Taste your way through an enticing range of winemakers, distillers, brewers, and producers, alongside food stalls showcasing FNQ’s stunning local produce.

Family friendly event from 12pm ’til late. $25 General Admission (sales end 3rd August) and $30 on the door on the day.

Tickets and further info here:


A highlight of the weekend is Taste of Argentina at Hughies Wine Bar in Mossman on Sunday.

Featuring scrumptious southern American inspired dishes, delicious drinks, and groovy tunes from Lady Valiant, secure your ticket now by contacting Paul at 0418 995 683 or emailing

Pickleball has established itself in Port, but now in Mossman too. See details below.

Enjoy the regular weekly markets in Port Douglas, as well as markets in Palm Cove today. Stop by at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill for $2 oysters served from 1pm, with live music to make for a wonderful Sunday session.

Coming Soon

Next weekend is Port Douglas’ TASTE Festival :

Next Saturday is also the Mt Carbine Bull & Bronc Ride, with gates opening at 12pm with plenty of time to set up camp before the ride events kick off at 5pm. Live band until late

  • Adults $25Β (price includes camping Saturday night only)
  • Students agedΒ 5Β to 17 yearsΒ $10
  • Children under 5 are free
  • Licenced bar (no eskies or BYO in licenced area)
  • Hot food​
  • Recovery breakfast

And if you still havent seen Barbie, it is screening at Mareeba Drive In next weekend too, on the 11, 12 & 13 of August.

Four Mile Beach Clean-Up

Next Friday, 11 August, Tangaroa Blue are hosting their monthly Four Mile Beach Clean Up from 1-4pm Gather at the Daintree Lounge at the Sheraton Grand Mirage, Port Douglas

To Register:Β Please emailΒ

Volunteers need to wear enclosed shoes, bring sun/rain protection, and plenty of drinking water (1 to 2 litres is recommended).

Wallaby Creek Festival has become one of Far North Queensland’s much-loved and β€œmust-do” festivals and events.This year, from 22-24 September, celebrate 21 years of music and magic, connection, culture and community, and art with heart, surrounded by the by the beautiful wet tropics rainforest of the far north. Headline acts include Tijuana Cartel, Nathan Cavaleri, Harry James Angus, Zennith, Roadtrippers and plenty more!

For more information, visitΒ

The first Boy and Bear concert at the Tanks in October has sold out but another Show has just been added for Sunday October 25. Get amongst it⟼ Boy & Bear – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns (QLD) – 2ND SHOW

Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival

The Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival is making a comeback on October 7 and is poised to be the best one yet.

The lineup includes Jessica Mauboy, Electric Fields, Jessie Lloyd, and the Yarrabah Brass Band. Part of the Queensland Music Trails, the festival encourages people to explore and enjoy the natural and cultural wonders of the region.

Everyone, whether locals or travellers, can enjoy this free festival, dancing and celebrating the world’s oldest living culture in the tropical paradise of Far North Queensland.

While tickets are free, you need to register at Moshtix via the link below to secure your spot.

Jessica Mauboy, Electric Fields Music, Jessie Lloyd & Yarrabah Brass Band

Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival will be held Saturday October 7, Jilara Oval, 2pm

Free Entry – Ticket Registration Essential

Info at


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