Local Events

MARCH 2023



Ocean Film Festival World Tour

Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases a 3 hour celebration of our oceans comprised of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this unique collection of short films from around the globe document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

APRIL 2023



Pacific Airshow

Pacific Airshow is set to return to Cairns, Australia 06 Apr 2023!
We’re happy to confirm these world-class performers for the 2023 Airshow:
• Australia Forces Snowbirds
• New Zealand Forces Snowbirds
• U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
• Canadian Forces Snowbirds
• And more!

MAY 2023



Jimmy Carr

Star of the UK’s most streamed Netflix comedy special of 2021, Jimmy is back on the road with brand new material for 2023.

Jimmy’s show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things.

Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.

Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket!


Friday – Sunday

Carnivale Port Douglas

It’s time to party in paradise! The annual Carnivale festivities are back in 2023. Attendees can expect some incredible performances in the Wonderland Spiegeltent, an outdoor tropic-rock concert, Hemingway’s gin fest, hilarious comedy acts, delicious long lunch, family beach day, the annual street parade and some brand new events – stay tuned!

JUNE 2023



Ecofiesta Cairns

The ECOfiesta Cairns is held in Martin Munro Parklands, celebrating the natural environment and sustainable living in Tropical North Queensland.

ECOfiesta is where you can immerse yourself in a day of stellar performances, hands-on workshops and a massive expo of green-tech and sustainable living solutions. With a dedicated children’s program, local street eats, ecotourism prizes and new connections to your community the Cairns ECOfiesta is set to help you celebrate today and inspire tomorrow.




From reef to rainforest
Swim in the warm waters of Tropical North Queensland, ride one of the most scenic coastal roads in the world and finish in the heart of the Cairns with the crowds calling your name. Welcome to Cairns Airport IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns.

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifier Seal
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualification Slots

The 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns has 30 Age Group qualifying slots for the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships on 26-27 August 2023 in Lahti, Finland.

Click here for more information.

JULY 2023



Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is thrilled to announce its return in 2023.

Visitors to CIAF will once again experience the vibrancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and cultures that only Queensland has to offer. The Art Fair will return to the recently refurbished Cairns Convention Centre, while a myriad of dynamic events will activate Cairns’ many world-class facilities, venues, and public spaces.

To catch up on exclusive digital content from 2022, and to find out more information on the program and ticketed events, as information becomes available, check out the website.




Cardwell UFO Festival

The Cardwell UFO Festival highlights the extra-terrestrial activities around Cardwell. This annual event begins on Saturday afternoon filled with family fun activities, markets, show rides, and visitors from throughout the Universe.

Saturday night is where the local party with the visitors as the Alien Invasion costume party. Also on Saturday is the C-Files forum this forum is the highlight of the festival for many visitors, a informative morning with guest speakers and visitors can listen to and share their personal experiences of all things unexplained.

The festival sees visitors from all over Planet Earth come to visit their little seaside village – Cardwell, North Queensland Australia.


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