The Long Week/End Guide

Another lovely long weekend is full of promise of camping, lots of live music, footy finals, and plenty of family entertainment around the region.

AFL and NRL Grand Finals will be showing in local pubs and bars, including the Central, Paddys, Court House Hotel, Barrier Reef Tavern and N17 (bookings recommended).

EXposed EXhibition closes on Friday afternoon-so get down quick to enjoy a fabulous eXhibition, and to support our local artists as they Xtend themselves beyond their comfort zones into new styles and new mediums.

PS The referendum on the Voice to Parliament is two weekends away. This article, “7 rules for a respectful and worthwhile referendum” is worth a read. How can we make sure our discussions with friends and family are respectful? How can we find reliable sources to ensure we make an informed choice? These seven rules may help.

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 and Cow Bay Cricket Club, and also up at Mount Molloy National Hotel who host a weekly Jag the Joker and live band on Fridays. Enjoy live music for Saturday evening and Sunday lunch at Daintree Siesta in Cow Bay.


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

Cow Bay Cricket Club hosts another night of live music, food and drinks, with My Deaf Eyes on stage. From 5 pm, cash only.

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.

Turtle Cove is turning on what promises to be an electrifying night. PRIDE Festival Full Moon Party kicks off a month-long Pride Festival in FNQ. Tickets on sale now


Hussy Hicks are playing at Ellis Beach Bar 7 Grill from 2pm.

Straddling the line between folk, blues, country, and roots, Hussy Hicks have earned themselves a mighty reputation, growing, from festival openers to festival favourites, seeing the group now appear at the biggest blues and roots festivals in Australia, the USA and across Europe while selling out their own tours across the three continents.

The band led by the duo of Leesa Gentz’ (vocals), Julz Parker (guitar) have spent the last fourteen years touring and forging their place as one the most treasured and celebrated working musical duos, whilst also being equally comfortable performing as a trio or in full band format, having taken home the Gold Coast Artist of the Year and Album of the Year honours. The band have released seven studio albums and played 1000’s of gigs, festivals, carving out a global reputation for their emotive lyricism, energetic live shows and fiery, frenetic instrumentation.

Tickets required and on sale here.

If you are in the Mareeba area for the afternoon, Music at the Mount at Mt Uncle Distillery is a great afternoon of live music, food and drinks from 2pm.

Find farmer markets today at Mossman, and up in Mareeba.

Have you popped in to see DAB’s latest exhibition?


Hussy Hicks are live at The Yachty this afternoon. Come and enjoy and afternoon of mind blowing guitar playing, soaring vocals and top shelf songs by these bveloved Byron Blues Fest veterans.

2-3pm: Amber Farnan Duo
3:30-5pm: Hussy Hicks

$25 p/p (kids under 10 free)

Wallaby Creek Festival and BMUP fans might like to pop down to Ellis Beach Bar & Grill to see Tim Woodz gracing the deck at in his lovely lanky style, from 2-5pm accompanying the seafoodie masses for $2 oysters from 1-4pm (while stocks last)

Markets are held at Port Douglas, and along the Esplanade in Palm Cove.

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

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