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C2K Bike Ride

29 June 2019 to 04 July 2019
Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride is a truly epic adventure that you will talk about for a lifetime. Whether you are a rider (road or dirt), a supporter or a volunteer, there is a place for everyone on the 2019 Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride. The seven day Cairns to Karumba bike-ride has been Queensland’s greatest fun bicycle ride for the past 21 years. In June/July each year, over 250 riders, volunteers and support crews travel through the unique and historic outback towns of the iconic Savannah Way raising funds to make sure bush kids get a fair-go. The kids line the route and say g’day with cheering, banners and flags. Riders can choose to participate in the 780 kilometre 'Road Ride' - Rugged Roadies or the rigorous 'Dirt Ride' - Dirty Boys that works its way through stations right across the Cape. The Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride is a brilliant adventure for everyone, riders, supporters or volunteers! Take in the sights and sounds of a magnificent part of Far North Queensland that most people will simply never get to experience.

Cairns Expo 2019

17 May 2019 from 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
The Cairns Expo is the region’s largest event of its kind, showcasing the latest products and services for homes, lifestyles and outdoor adventure. The home show has something for everyone, from sustainable living ideas to finance, gardening, homewares, roofing, beds and more. Talk one-on-one with local experts and learn about exotic fruits and plants grown in the region. The outdoor adventure area has the largest display of caravans, camper trailers, boating, vehicles, accessories and more in Far North Queensland. Browse through close to 100 local and national companies, discover new release products and save with Expo only deals. The whole family will enjoy the day out and the entertainment on offer, including camp oven cooking, reptile shows, jumping castles for the kids and more. Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Saturday 8.30am to 5pm. Sunday 8.30am to 4pm.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

12 July 2019 to 14 July 2019
In 2019, CIAF will celebrate its 10th Anniversary as it continues to introduce innovative and exciting opportunities for Queensland Indigenous artists. CIAF has gone from strength to strength since the inaugural fair in 2009, attracting significant attention from both international and national collectors, curators, media and the general public. CIAF’s 10th Anniversary will showcase the diverse cultures and artistic wealth of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples through an impressive three day program of art, dance, music, talks and workshops.

Cardiac Challenge

21 September 2019 from 12:00 AM to 06:00 AM
The Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge is a three day camping and recreational cycle ride in the September school holidays. The route includes some of the most stunning scenery in the Wet Tropics, Dry Tropics and World Heritage National Parks of Far North Queensland starting in Cairns and progressing inland through the Kuranda range, Speewah, Mareeba, Mt Molloy, Mt Carbine, the Desailey Range, Lakeland and finishing in Cooktown. Each year the Cardiac Challenge mission is to fundraise for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation to buy specialised equipment for improved cardiac care services for Far North Queensland.

Crocodile Trophy 2019

12 October 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
The Crocodile Trophy is one of the toughest and definitely the most legendary MTB stage race in the World and has its home in the heart of one of the most beautiful holiday destinations on earth: Tropical North Queensland in Australia. The race stages offer the biggest variety of mountain bike trails and racing in a multi-cultural peloton with cyclists from all over the World and Australia - for eight days from the jungle in Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands with bush single tracks into the unique Australian Outback. Finish on the breath-takingly beautiful Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas. The 2019 event will be the 25th Anniversary Edition: for a quarter of a century the Crocodile Trophy has challenged racers from all over the World to compete in an ultra-endurance mountain bike race, which also offers an incredibly authentic eight-day Australian adventure. Ride with cyclists from all over the world - you can camp on cattle stations and in the historic mining villages and even a coffee plantation or there are hotel and motel accommodation packages to choose from! The event is fully catered and supported by race mechanics and medical staff. Visit the event website for more details.

Great Barrier Reef Masters Games

23 May 2019 to 26 May 2019
The Great Barrier Reef Masters Games are a celebration of Masters sport in the beautiful location of Cairns, in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland. Now in its fourth games the GBR Masters will be held from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 May 2019. 2,000 masters-aged men and women from Australia, Oceania and South East Asia are anticipated to compete in 20 individual and team sports across the four days of competition with sports for all masters ages and interests. Cairns is the ideal location to host the Games, being one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations with a myriad of local attractions, dining, adventure sports, reef activities and entertainment within close proximity to the city centre. The Great Barrier Reef Masters Games also offers a nightly entertainment program to complement the daily sporting program, providing an opportunity for participants to socialise and experience the destination’s adventure and hospitality.

Pint Of Science (Cairns)

20 May 2019 to 22 May 2019
Pint of Science is a three day festival bringing the latest in science research to pubs across Australia (and the world!). In 2019 the festival will run on May 20, 21 and 22. Please visit the Pint of Science Australia website for all updates regarding venues.

Professional Bull Riders Cairns Invitational

15 June 2019 from 07:30 AM to 10:00 AM
The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement back to the Cairns Entertainment Centre on Saturday, 15 June 2019. For one-night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Monster Energy Tour the toughest sport on dirt and one HUGE night that you won’t want to miss. Choreographed with pyrotechnics, lasers, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience. This is a sport where eight seconds can cost you everything. Welcome to the world of the PBR.

Targa Great Barrier Reef

30 August 2019 to 01 September 2019
Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 was the first ever Targa event held in Queensland and the event name joins two iconic brands under the one banner. This event is based in one of Australia’s iconic tourism locations, Cairns and will reach out to all of the surrounding regions. The second Targa Great Barrier Reef will be held on August 30 and 31 and September 1, 2019 on a course of over 200 competitive kilometres, including the exciting range roads out of Cairns, which if you have ever been to the region, you will agree are some of the most exciting roads in the country. Targa Great Barrier Reef is a Targa event like no other as it passes through landscapes that are truly unique to Tropical North Queensland. Sugar cane and banana plantations will line the various stages and the weather will be anything but cold, being held at an ideal time of the year.

Tour of the Tropics

02 August 2019 from 08:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Tour of the Tropics is the re-branded Tour of the Tablelands cycling event which has been in operation since 1997. Tour of the Tropics has come to life to incorporate not only a sporting event for cyclists, but a festival inspired food, wine and music event for not only sporting enthusiasts, but leisure travellers and families of all ages. The event is about immersing yourself in the tropics and experiencing the wonderful fresh produce grown in Far North Queensland through the many food and beverage pop up food stall offerings available at the event, while also witnessing the cascading World Heritage Rainforest, lush green fields where the produce is grown and the native flora and fauna present at each race destination throughout the three day event between Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands. This event is unique as it starts in Cairns and then continues through to the Tablelands for the following two days taking in the picturesque scenery of both destinations and showcasing a diverse array of landscapes and signature tourist attractions.