The Week/End Guide

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Big Boys Toys present Livin’ the Dream Expo all weekend at the Cairns Showgrounds showcasing dream cars, boats, caravans, pools, sheds etc.

Flames of the Forest are offering a 40% discount on their Cultural Experience for locals for bookings for the rest of the month. Use the code CULTURE_FORTY on their website to redeem this great offer.

Live, Loud and Local

There will be live music at all the usual Port Douglas venues-Paddys, Central Hotel, Court House Hotel, up at PK’s Jungle Village Friday and Saturday, and also up at Mount Molloy National Hotel who host a weekly Jag the Joker and live band on Fridays.

Award-winning blues and soul artist Tim Griffin is performing at Oaks Resort September 11-14, October 16-19, and November 6-9, from 5pm in the main bar.

Seachange are playing at the Tav in Four Mile from 3-6pm on Saturday afternoon.



Starlight Movies kick off for Spring in Reynolds Park tonight. “Black Adam” is screening. Music and refreshments from 6pm and the main feature movie after sunset at 7pm.

Starlight Movies tours outback & regional Australia screening ‘Hollywood Under the Stars’.

Mount Molloy National Hotel will host live music from 7-10 pm with Jag the Joker, great country hospitality and a complimentary shuttle service for local residents.

Ellis Beach Bar & Grill tonight 6 – 9pm with $15 pizzas served between 12-4pm. Drop in on the way home any day for the $25 “Prawn to be Wild” special daily 2 – 5pm.


Find farmers markets today at Mossman.

Local fave Stuie Harcourt is performing at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill from 2pm.

The Honey Sliders are bringing the Beatles’ iconic Rooftop Concert back to life, along with an extended set of Beatles’ hits and rarities, all in front of a dazzling movie projection at TANKS ARTS CENTRE tonight with doors open at 6:30pm and the show starting at 7:30pm.

Big Talk One Fire

UMI Arts proudly presents the 16th annual Big Talk One Fire Cultural Festival at Munro Martin Park in Cairns. A day of celebration, sharing, storytelling, song, dance, art, workshops, food and yarning, all presented by First Nations performers, artists and cultural leaders from across Far North Queensland.

Come and join us in learning about and celebrating the strength and vibrancy of this region’s First Nations people, arts and culture.

Gates open at 3pm for a lively afternoon of artist talks and panel discussions, First Nations art market, dance workshops, plenty of kids activities, face-painting, storytelling, and tasty treats from some of Cairns fave food vans… then as the sun goes down the main stage will welcome a deadly line-up of First Nations performers. Further information.


Markets are held at Port Douglas.

Sheraton Sunset Sessions by the pool from 4pm.

Live music at the Tin Shed from 1pm for a decadent Sunday afternoon session on the water.

The Saxman is live at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill 2-5pm accompanying the seafoodie masses for $2 oysters from 1-4pm (while stocks last).

All Port Douglas Crocs AFL supporters are invited down to the Club Rooms from 11am to help build the Grand Final banner.

Coming Soon

Wallaby Creek Festival has become one of Far North Queensland’s much-loved and “must-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, visit

The Hussy Hicks at the Yachty

One of Australia’s best live blues ‘n’ roots bands, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring powerhouse vocalist, Leesa Gentz and award-winning guitarist, Julz Parker.

Prolific and accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 13 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows under their belts, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to 15 international tours, which now sell out across Europe.

“A not to be missed act that are ready for the world.” -Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director

“Hussy Hicks Rock!” – Michael Franti

“These girls epitomise everything I admire about great music – instinct, passion, courage, creativity and a distinct refusal to compromise their vision” – Kim Cheshire, Country Update Magazine.



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