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Top Ten Things to Do in FNQ

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Top Ten Things to Do in FNQ

Mark & Juanita's Top Ten things to do in FNQ

  1. The Springmount Raceway test and tune day is on Saturday. This event is a test and tune where competitors can come along and get as many runs in as they want, with no formal race structure in place. Test your car or bike against the clocks or line up against your mate, it’s all about practice and data for the serious, or just a bit of fun for the not-so-serious. Just want to spectate? No worries, we have shaded viewing areas, food and a bar. Take in the sights and sounds of the region’s fastest cars and bikes giving it all they’ve got down the quarter mile. Spectator gates open 8:30am Saturday, Racing starts approximately 9:30am with Burnouts start approximately 4pm Saturday afternoon. Spectators adults $20 and children $10


  1. A bonus free green waste drop-off will be available to Cairns region residents this weekend. A free drop-off period earlier this month coincided with heavy rain, which prevented many residents from making use of the offer. Green waste can be dropped off at Portsmith, Smithfield, Gordonvale and Babinda. This is for domestic cars, utes, trailers and light trucks.


  1. The Cairns Little Theatre will perform the comedy ‘One For The Road” at the Rhondo Theatre on Saturday Night. This is from the author of Shirley Valentine and Educating Rita and set on a housing estate in northern England Where on the eve of his fortieth birthday Dennis Cain makes a last-ditch attempt to break away from the straight jacket of suburban life and things don’t go to plan. Adults $27 and concessions $22 and available from ticketlink. The show starts at 8pm, Sessions are also available for Monday and Tuesday.


  1. Pyramid Power AFL under 14’s girls team has a fundraiser on Saturday. The girls came together last year through school AFL at Gordonvale State School and formed a team with Pyramid Power. The need some funds to help with the season and have set up a car wash event at Autobarn, Manunda from 8.30am - 2pm, Cars $5, 4x4 $10. There will also be a Sausage Sizzle $2, Bacon and Egg Burger $4, Cold  Drinks $2


  1. Cairns Bat Festival is on Saturday from 3.30pm at the Salt House Garden Marina Point. Come join the free family friendly festival celebrating the wonderful bats of the Cairns region. Live music, microbat detecting, kids crafts, educational talks, flying fox flyout interpretive talks, BBQ, Zoo To You and eco stalls.


  1. An Animal Education Day will be held on Saturday at Norman Park in Gordonvale. There will be Vets, international and regional animal aid organisations, clubs, services and suppliers to  answer all your animal questions. It starts at 8am – 1pm


  1. The third annual Yungaburra Triathlon will be happening over the weekend .The event draws participants, spectators and sponsors to the picturesque Atherton Tablelands to help raise funds for our returning service members via organisations like Soldier On and Mates for Mates. The event on Saturday starts at 3pm – 6pm and on Sunday from 7am. All the details and race events from the Yungaburra Visitors Centre.


  1. FNQ’s first strong man series will take place on Sunday with 20 competitors to compete. It starts at 11am at the Grand Hotel. Events include the yoke carry, keg relay and car dead lift. Skirmish at the Grand Sunday.



  1. The Cairns Tropic jazz club, is a "not for profit" music club formed to encourage an interest in Jazz in all its forms. The Club has been around for about 25 years and has a Tropic Jazz night at The Cape York Hotel on Sunday afternoon from 1pm.


  1. The Norweld Engineering race day is on at Cannon Park on Saturday. 5 local races, fashions on the field, cocktail party and all the fun of the races. Gates open at 11am.