Experience the Cairns Festival: 23 August – 1 September 2024

Join the Cairns Festival from August 23 to September 1, 2024, for ten days of non-stop fun in tropical paradise. Experience vibrant arts, culture, and community events in Cairns.

Cairns Festival

A Cultural Extravaganza: Celebrating Diversity and Creativity

The Cairns Festival is a testament to the rich diversity and creativity that thrive in this unique region of Australia.  The festival dazzles with performances from local artists and vibrant exhibitions. It’s a true celebration of creative expression. Love music, dance, visual arts, or theatre? There’s something here for everyone to enjoy. Come and experience this cultural extravaganza with us.


Cairns Festival

Live Performances: Music, Dance, and Theatre Under the Stars

Get ready to be wowed by a thrilling lineup of live performances that are sure to spark your senses and leave you craving more. Experience heart-touching musical concerts with both local and international artists, and be captivated by dance shows that highlight our region’s rich cultural diversity. At the Cairns Festival stage, energy and passion are in full swing. And for the theatre buffs, prepare for compelling performances that will whisk you away on an emotional and imaginative adventure.

Visual Arts and Exhibitions: Inspiring Creativity and Innovation

Step into a world of artistic wonder as you explore the myriad exhibitions and installations that grace the Cairns Festival. From contemporary art galleries showcasing the works of emerging talents to outdoor sculptures that blend seamlessly with the landscape’s natural beauty, the festival is a visual feast for the eyes. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking displays that challenge perceptions and inspire new ways of seeing the world around us.

Family-Friendly Fun: Activities for All Ages

The Cairns Festival is not just for adults; it’s a family-friendly event that caters to visitors of all ages. Bring the kids for fun-filled activities, including interactive workshops, colourful parades, and thrilling carnival rides. Watch their faces light up with delight as they participate in hands-on arts and crafts activities or marvel at the spectacle of street performers and roving entertainers. With so much to see and do, the Cairns Festival is the perfect destination for families looking to create lasting memories together.

Culinary Delights: Tantalise Your Taste Buds

No festival experience is complete without indulging in the culinary delights offered, and the Cairns Festival is no exception. There’s a feast for every palate, from sizzling street food stalls serving up mouthwatering local delicacies to gourmet pop-up restaurants showcasing the best of Queensland’s cuisine. Sample fresh seafood straight from the ocean, savour tropical flavours inspired by indigenous ingredients, or treat yourself to sweet treats and desserts that satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.

Plan Your Visit to the Cairns Festival

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this unforgettable celebration of arts, culture, and community in Cairns. Mark your calendars for August 23 to September 1, 2024 and prepare for ten days of excitement, creativity, and fun. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor from afar, the Cairns Festival welcomes you with open arms to experience the magic of this tropical paradise.

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