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 Lennon Bros Circus has come to town with a new line-up! Direct from The Great Moscow Circus, the Russian Teeter Board Troupe.  Plus the Wheel of Death, clowns, flying trapeze, performing lions, monkeys, camels, dogs, horses, miniature donkeys and many more animals. The big top can be found in the carpark of Cannon Park and the shows are on now until Sunday 16th of July. Check out ticketlink to book your place!
  2. ST John’s Community Care Greek Festival is on Sunday. There’s the popular honey puff eating comp, olive spitting comp, zorba and cooking lessons, lots of food and entertainment for the whole family. A gold coin donation for entry, 10.30am – 4.30pm at the ST John’s community care Redlynch on the corner of Kamerunga Road and Fairweather Road.
  3. This weekend is PakMag’s 10th Birthday. To celebrate an 80’s Prom night Saturday from 7pm at Brothers, they have a photo booth, games, dancing, competitions, tickets are $29 or 5 for $100 and include a drink on arrival. Then on Sunday a free family day with over 30 stalls, kid’s activity room, ten pin bowling, jumping castle, virtual reality booth, games, activities, 5 amazing speakers talking about everything from kids’ behavior to technology, and PakMag are even giving $1000 Cash away on the day. It’s all free and kicks off at 9am-4pm at Brothers Leagues Club.
  4. There will be thrilling big top entertainment in the comfort of the Centre of Contemporary Arts theatre with Cirque Africa now on until July 1. This is a family fun show that mixes high energy jaw-dropping feats with comedy and colourful music, dance and costumes. The cast of more than 20 performers from six African countries combine traditional circus skills with a modern cultural beat in amazing acts that stretch the imagination. Book online at the Centre of Contemporary Arts cairns website. Tickets cost $79 adult, $69 concession, $59 student, $49 child under 15.
  5. The second round of the 2017 Springmount Raceway Track Championship Series is on Saturday. The Championship Series is being run over five rounds with points being allocated to each entrant at each round which will be tallied up to determine the overall Series Champion for each bracket at the end of the year. Racing starts at 9.30am, tickets are $20 for adults, $10 kids and available at the gate.
  6. The Red Beret Hotel are hosting a fund raising event for Drew Hay a local who was born with Cerebral Palsy He has been a mentor, an inspiration to many with the same condition. Due to a fall with his walking frame, he is now in the position of having to try and retrain his whole body to walk and co-operate again. This process will include months of rehabilitation and a refurbishment of his home so that he can learn to become mobile again. On Sunday 25th June from 12 – 6pm you can help by getting along to the fundraiser which includes raffles, live music and maybe even some local legends.
  7. On Sunday morning the 12th annual body, mind and soul market is a day of inspiration, information and messages from beyond, with over 180 market stalls including new age healers and local, natural suppliers. You can enjoy massage and new age healing, browse the stalls for speciality products, including individually designed jewellery, crystals, meditation CDs, books, cushions, clothes, locally made vegan skin care plus all the regular art, craft and produce stalls. It’s on from 9am – 3pm at the Tanks Art Centre and is free.
  8. The Seaswift Northern Pride are at home Saturday to take on the PNG Hunters. The gates at Barlow Park open at 3pm with the U17 women game then the main clash at 5.30pm. Adults $10, kids under 16 free and available at the gate.
  9. Soulful songstress Mahalia Barnes is performing in Cairns Saturday night. She might have started her career performing with her famous father, Jimmy Barnes but Mahalia is a star within her own right. She will take to the stage of Bar36 at the Reef Hotel Casino from 8.30pm with special guest Swanee (aka John Swan). The gig is free.
  10. Have fun if you’re heading to see the Wiggles as they wiggle their way around Australia. It’s a big show at the Cairns Convention Centre on Saturday at 10am. The purple, blue, red and yellow skiivies will be out in force!
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