What's on in Cairns

There is so much to see and do in our local area!

Cairns has a vibrant live music and arts scene. With everything from Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk, Classical, Kids Entertainment, Dramatic Theatre, Art Galleries and everything else in-between, you won't short of something to do in our beautiful part of Far North Queensland.

Browse through the hundreds of events listed below, or use the search form to hone in on a specific event you'd like to see.

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- Tuesday, 31st March 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Wednesday, 1st April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Thursday, 2nd April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Friday, 3rd April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Saturday, 4th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Sunday, 5th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Monday, 6th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Tuesday, 7th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Wednesday, 8th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Thursday, 9th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Friday, 10th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Saturday, 11th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Sunday, 12th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Monday, 13th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Tuesday, 14th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Wednesday, 15th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Thursday, 16th April 2020
Bunker Busking Sessions
Waking Ugly (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
7:30PM Facebook
- Thursday, 17th September 2020
Live Music
Mr Smith (Rock / Funk / Covers Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 18th September 2020
Live Music
Hot Ice
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
GRIGORYAN BROTHERS - PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
GRIGORYAN BROTHERS
7:30PM Tanks Arts Centre
- Saturday, 19th September 2020
Saturday on the Deck
Darron Beahan (Covers / Acoustic / Rock Solo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Fancy Dress Ball
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
5:00PM Paramatta Park State School
Live Music
4 IN A GROOVE (Covers / R&B / Rock Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
Rockin' the Red Beret!
My Deaf Eyes (Rock / Indie / Alternative Band)
8:00PM The Red Beret Hotel
- Monday, 21st September 2020
Facepainters and Balloon Benders
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
1:00PM Riley's A CrystalBrook Collection Resort
- Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
Live Music
INFINITY DUO (Covers / Rock / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 24th September 2020
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 25th September 2020
Live Music
Kick Start
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Sunday, 27th September 2020
That Rockabilly Guy @ Cairns RSL
That Rockabilly Guy (Rockabilly / Rock 'n' Roll / Originals Solo)
1:00PM Cairns RSL
Harmonique at the Beach Shack
Harmonique (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
4:00PM Kewarra Beach Resort - The Beach Shack
KAWEYOVA LIVE
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
5:00PM Salt House
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
6:00PM The Jack
- Wednesday, 30th September 2020
Live Music
Big Jim
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
Live Music
Kick Start
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 1st October 2020
Live Music
Steve Rockman (Acoustic / Top 40 / Easy Listening Solo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
THE NUTCRACKER & DON QUIXOTE - IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BALLET CO
Russian Ballet Company
7:30PM CPAC Theatre
- Friday, 2nd October 2020
Live Music
Russell Harris (Originals / Covers / Easy Listening Solo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
6:30PM CPAC Theatre
The Nightshift Duo LIVE
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
8:30PM Rattle 'n' Hum
- Saturday, 3rd October 2020
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
10:00AM CPAC Theatre
Oktoberfest Part 1
12:00PM German Club Cairns
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
12:00PM CPAC Theatre
Saturday on the Deck
Eddie Skiba (Rock / Indie / Acoustic Band Solo Duo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Sunday, 4th October 2020
Family Funday Sunday at Smithfiled Shopping Centre
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
9:00AM Smithfield Shopping Centre
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
10:00AM CPAC Theatre
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
BLUEY'S BIG PLAY - THE STAGE SHOW
12:00PM CPAC Theatre
- Wednesday, 7th October 2020
Live Music
Cool Flavez
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 8th October 2020
Live Music
Big Noise (Top 40 / Acoustic / Pop Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 9th October 2020
Oktoberfest for Kids
10:00AM German Club Cairns
Live Music
Area13 (Covers / Originals / Rock Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
KAWEYOVA LIVE
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
9:00PM Salt House
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
10:00PM PJ O'Briens
- Saturday, 10th October 2020
Oktoberfest 2: The last hurrah
12:00PM German Club Cairns
OKTOBERFEST
Bavarian Dancing Troop
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Live Music
Kick Start
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
KAWEYOVA BAND
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
9:00PM The Pier Bar
- Sunday, 11th October 2020
Harmonique at Yorkeys
Harmonique (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
- Monday, 12th October 2020
MORNING MELODIES - DARREN COGGAN'S CAMPFIRE
MORNING MELODIES
11:00AM CPAC Theatre
- Wednesday, 14th October 2020
Live Music
Big Jim
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 15th October 2020
Live Music
Lisa & Kimberly
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 16th October 2020
Live Music
Fingerprint (All Styles with Soul Duo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Saturday, 17th October 2020
Live Music
Hot Ice
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Sunday, 18th October 2020
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
6:00PM The Jack
- Wednesday, 21st October 2020
Live Music
INFINITY DUO (Covers / Rock / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 22nd October 2020
KAWEYOVA DUO LIVE
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
6:30PM Nu Nu Restaurant
Live Music
Big Noise (Top 40 / Acoustic / Pop Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 23rd October 2020
Live Music
Kick Start
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS 60'S VARIETY TV SHOW 2020
THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS
8:00PM CPAC Theatre
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
9:00PM The Pier Bar
- Saturday, 24th October 2020
Saturday on the Deck
Mattyboi (Acoustic / Covers / Rock Solo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Live Music
4 IN A GROOVE (Covers / R&B / Rock Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Sunday, 25th October 2020
Yorkeys Sunday Session
Hot Ice (Easy Listening / Covers / R&B Band)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
KAWEYOVA LIVE
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
5:00PM Salt House
- Wednesday, 28th October 2020
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 29th October 2020
Live Music
Steve Williams (Acoustic / Pop / Folk Solo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 30th October 2020
Live Music
DR Elephant
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
Live Music
Hot Ice
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
BJORN AGAIN
BJORN AGAIN
8:00PM CPAC Theatre
BJORN AGAIN
BJORN AGAIN
8:00PM CPAC Theatre
- Saturday, 31st October 2020
Saturday on the Deck
Lady Valiant (Blues / Folk / Roots Duo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Live Music
4 IN A GROOVE (Covers / R&B / Rock Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
Halloween Rockin' the Red Beret!
My Deaf Eyes (Rock / Indie / Alternative Band)
8:00PM The Red Beret Hotel
- Sunday, 1st November 2020
Family Funday Sunday at Smithfiled Shopping Centre
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
9:00AM Smithfield Shopping Centre
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
6:00PM The Jack
- Tuesday, 3rd November 2020
Live Music
Fingerprint (All Styles with Soul Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Wednesday, 4th November 2020
Live Music
Rock + Sweet
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 5th November 2020
Live Music
Bob The Muso
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 6th November 2020
Live Music
Russell Harris (Originals / Covers / Easy Listening Solo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
9:00PM The Pier Bar
- Saturday, 7th November 2020
Live Music
Kick Start
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
KAWEYOVA LIVE
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
9:00PM Salt House
- Wednesday, 11th November 2020
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 12th November 2020
Live Music
Mr Smith (Rock / Funk / Covers Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 13th November 2020
Live Music
4 IN A GROOVE (Covers / R&B / Rock Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Saturday, 14th November 2020
Saturday on the Deck
Fingerprint (All Styles with Soul Duo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Live Music
Russell Harris (Originals / Covers / Easy Listening Solo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
KAWEYOVA BAND
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
9:00PM The Pier Bar
- Monday, 16th November 2020
Balloon Benders at Smithfield Shopping Centre for Santa Arrival
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
10:00AM Smithfield Shopping Centre
- Wednesday, 18th November 2020
Live Music
INFINITY DUO (Covers / Rock / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 19th November 2020
Live Music
Big Noise (Top 40 / Acoustic / Pop Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 20th November 2020
Live Music
Fingerprint (All Styles with Soul Duo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Saturday, 21st November 2020
Live Music
Kick Start
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Sunday, 22nd November 2020
KAWEYOVA LIVE
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
5:00PM Salt House
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
6:00PM The Jack
- Monday, 23rd November 2020
MORNING MELODIES - GENE & JUDY
MORNING MELODIES
11:00AM CPAC Theatre
Balloon Bending Birthday Party
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
8:00PM Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort
- Wednesday, 25th November 2020
Live Music
Big Jim
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 26th November 2020
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 27th November 2020
Live Music
Hot Ice
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE TOUR 2020
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE
7:30PM Tanks Arts Centre
- Saturday, 28th November 2020
Live Music
4 IN A GROOVE (Covers / R&B / Rock Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Sunday, 29th November 2020
Special Childrens Christmas Party
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
10:00AM Fred Moule Exhibition Centre
Yorkeys Sunday Session
Eddie Skiba (Rock / Indie / Acoustic Band Solo Duo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
6:00PM The Jack
- Monday, 30th November 2020
Live Music
Fingerprint (All Styles with Soul Duo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
Live Music
Mark Burton (Covers / Pop / Rock Solo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 3rd December 2020
Live Music
Bob The Muso
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 4th December 2020
Live Music
4 IN A GROOVE (Covers / R&B / Rock Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Saturday, 5th December 2020
Saturday on the Deck
Lady Valiant (Blues / Folk / Roots Duo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Nikolaus
4:00PM German Club Cairns
Live Music
Kick Start
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
KAWEYOVA LIVE
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
9:00PM Salt House
- Sunday, 6th December 2020
Yorkeys Sunday Session
Hot Ice (Easy Listening / Covers / R&B Band)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
8:30PM Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort
- Tuesday, 8th December 2020
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
Carrizma @ Cazalys
Carrizma (Rock 'n' Roll / Country / Easy Listening Duo)
6:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Wednesday, 9th December 2020
Live Music
INFINITY DUO (Covers / Rock / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 10th December 2020
Live Music
Big Noise (Top 40 / Acoustic / Pop Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 11th December 2020
Live Music
Hot Ice
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Saturday, 12th December 2020
Saturday on the Deck
4 IN A GROOVE (Covers / R&B / Rock Band)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Live Music
Fingerprint (All Styles with Soul Duo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
9:00PM The Pier Bar
- Sunday, 13th December 2020
KAWEYOVA LIVE
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
5:00PM Salt House
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
8:30PM Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort
- Wednesday, 16th December 2020
Live Music
Rock + Sweet
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 17th December 2020
Live Music
Mr Smith (Rock / Funk / Covers Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
- Friday, 18th December 2020
Live Music
Russell Harris (Originals / Covers / Easy Listening Solo)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
8:30PM Rattle 'n' Hum
- Saturday, 19th December 2020
Saturday on the Deck
Darron Beahan (Covers / Acoustic / Rock Solo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Live Music
4 IN A GROOVE (Covers / R&B / Rock Band)
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
KAWEYOVA BAND
KAWEYOVA (Reggae / R&B / Originals ACOUSTIC DUO, TRIO UP TO 5 PIECE BAND)
9:00PM The Pier Bar
- Sunday, 20th December 2020
Harmonique at Yorkeys
Harmonique (Acoustic / Pop / Rock Duo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
- Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
Live Music
Big Jim
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 24th December 2020
The Nightshift Duo LIVE
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
8:30PM Rattle 'n' Hum
- Saturday, 26th December 2020
Live Music
Kick Start
6:30PM Cazalys Cairns
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
9:00PM The Pier Bar
- Sunday, 27th December 2020
Yorkeys Sunday Session
Cam Kettle (Acoustic / Covers / Originals Solo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
The Nightshift
The NightShift (R&B / Soul / Pop Band)
6:00PM The Jack
- Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Live Music
INFINITY DUO (Covers / Rock / Easy Listening Duo)
12:00PM Cazalys Cairns
- Thursday, 31st December 2020
New Years EVE!!!
My Deaf Eyes (Rock / Indie / Alternative Band)
8:30PM The Red Beret Hotel
Happy New Year at Gilligans
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
9:00PM Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort
- Sunday, 19th September 2021
Fancy Dress Ball
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
5:00PM Paramatta Park State School
- Monday, 29th November 2021
Special Childrens Christmas Party
theFacePaintersa ndBodyArtists.co m (Festivals / Family Entertainment / Children Family Entertainment)
10:00AM Fred Moule Exhibition Centre