The Week/End Guide

wallaby creek festival

Retro and recycled fashion is on parade at the annual NicNak Shed catwalk this weekend, the Port Crocs feature in the Cairns AFL Grand Final, local artists eXposed in brilliant exhibition, school holiday programmes for the kids, and plenty of locals heading for the hills for the Wallaby Creek family folk festival.

Get down to Cazalys as the Port Douglas Crocs Seniors AFL team take on rivals Cairns Saints at 5.15pm #snapsnapcrocattack

EXposed EXhibition continues to show at the Port Douglas community -everybody is warmly invited to come along to support our local artists as they Xtend themselves beyond their comfort zones into new styles and new mediums.

Wallaby Creek Festival has become one of Far North Queensland’s much-loved and “must-do” festivals and events is is held in Rossville all weekend.

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 this weekend. Headline acts include Tijuana Cartel, Nathan Cavaleri, Harry James Angus, Zennith, Roadtrippers and plenty more! More information at

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.


Starlight Movies are showing in Reynolds Park tonight, with a family friendly screening of “Lion King”. Music and refreshments from 6pm and the main feature movie after sunset at 7pm.

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 and the Gold Chisel show. Drop in on the way home any day for the $25 “Prawn to be Wild” special daily from 2 – 5pm.


The annul NicNak Shed Fashion Parade will be held at Palmer Sea Reef Clubhouse this evening-an absolutely ripper of an evening-for a great cause!

Douglas Orchid Society Orchid Show will be held at the CWA Hall in Mossman today from 8am-1pm. Free entry. Raffles, lucky ticket draw – the first 100 people to purchase raffle tickets will have a chance to win another prize. There will be plant sales – orchids, foliage plants, cactus & succulents, tillandsias.

Find farmer markets today at Mossman, and up at Yungaburra.

There is also a delightful Mad Hatter Cocktail Party being held at Little Eden Restaurant tonight.

Atlantic Crossing-the Rod Stewart Show- is performing at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill from 2pm.


Hughies’ A Taste of Basque Country Long Lunch is the place to be today.

Indulge in a beautifully curated European inspired menu from 12-6pm while enjoying DNA/Dale n’ Ange – Music Is In Our Genes live from 2:30pm – 5:30pm.

Tickets are $85 pp and limited so get in quick by contacting Paul on 0418 995 683 or by emailing Is there any better way to spend your Sunday?

Markets are held at Port Douglas, and at the Tanks in Cairns.

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

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

Coming Soon

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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