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 Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry. Saturday at Cannon Park the gates open at 11am, the first race at 12.30. Tickets are $30 at the gate


  1. Cairns High have the final performances of the musical “Mary Poppins’ on Saturday. The students bring to life the story of Mary Poppins and the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Lane. The times are 12.30pm and 7.30pm at the Croswell Hall in Cairns High School and tickets are available at ticketlink, Adult $26.25, Concession $21, Child 3-17 years $15.75


  1. Party band The Bombay Royale will be the headline act at this month’s Sunday on the ’Nard event as part of Cairns Festival.  The Bombay Royale is a 11-piece ensemble featuring a selection of Melbourne’s finest musicians whose sounds span a wide range of influences from slammin’-surf ’60s rock, ’70s funk and disco through to the classical and folk sounds of India. The band take to the stage at 6.30pm.


  1. “Butterflies Are Free” is a play performed by Cairns Little Theatre and is currently on at the Rhondo Theatre. The story is about a carefree ‘next door girl’ who walks into a young man’s New York apartment and eventually into his life. A hot romance ensues but things get a little interesting when his mother also walks in. Tickets are $27 and available from ticketlink.


  1. Now in its 13th year, Cairnsbands presents their annual concert “Strike Up The Band”, featuring special guests in Townsville’s Band of the First Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. With performances by three bands, this fast moving show features bagpipes, vocals by Army personnel and a combined band rendition of a stirring arrangement by Major. Glenn Rogers, the band’s Commanding Officer. The concert is on at the Tanks on Sunday from 7pm, tickets are $31.50 from ticketlink


  1. Get to know the Cairns Muslim community at the Coffee ‘n Chat corner at Rusty’s Markets on Saturday between 9am and noon. Try Arabic coffee and sweets and ask questions of the Muslim community at this free event.


  1. CATCH Rightful Authentic works from IACA Art Centres at Kickarts Contemporary Arts before the exhibition closes this weekend. The exhibition highlights artistic and cultural practices from Far North Queensland’s Indigenous Art Centre Alliance. The display on the Jim Traynor Feature Wall runs until Saturday.


  1. Time to get your dancing shoes out and come dressed as your favourite Disney character for this Disney themed Blue Light Disco.The night will be full of family fun, dancing, games, art and crafts, prizes and much more. Food and drink available for purchase. Only $5 entry. Children must be picked up by parent/guardian. It’s on 5pm – 7pm at the PCYC in Edmonton.


  1. Secondary students from years 9 to 12 are invited to explore approaches to human rights in different cultures. The fun and interactive program includes problem solving activities, a speaker’s panel, a workshop run by the United Nations Youth Representative and a model UN debate. The event is on Saturday and Sunday at JCU Smithfield, Tickets are $40 and the starting time both days is 8.50am and goes most of the day.


  1. Redlynch State College’s Family Festival will be held on Saturday from 3pm -8.30pm. The afternoon will include rides, bubble soccer, a haunted classroom, a toilet roll toss and face painting. The day will end with fireworks at 8.30pm.