Triple M Top Ten things to do in FNQ
The Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships are in Cairns this weekend. The event is hosted every 4 years by Australia, Japan, Canada and the US and attracts up to 19 countries. The champs are on at Tobruk Pool and heats are every day from 10am and finals from 5pm and entry is free.
Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Day is on Saturday at Cannon Park. Gates open at 11am. Packages available from the cairns jockey club website.
Indonesian Cultural Festival is on Saturday from 11am – 7pm at Fogarty Park. The event will celebrate the 15 years of the establishment of the Cairns Indonesian Australian Association and the Indonesia Independence Day. Activities include traditional dancing, music, food, cooking demonstrations, handcrafts, fashion and cultural costumes show.
The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival once again brings together local, regional and international authors with the aim of engaging writers, readers and thinkers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Enjoy weekend workshops, presentations, and dinners delivered by some of the most inspirational guest speakers you are ever likely to find in one place. There really is something for everyone. Check it at the Hilton on the waterfront.
Cairns Swap Meet Car, Bike and Truck Show is on Sunday at the Cairns showgrounds. Come along and Swap Meet for car parts, antiques, and collectibles and pick yourself up a bargain!
CQUniversity Cairns Open Day is on Sunday 9am – 1pm. You can explore the nursing, engineering and paramedic labs, check out recording studios, meet teaching staff and current students, get career advice and scout out the best study options for you.
World Handbell Gala Concert is on at the Convention Centre Saturday from 2pm – 4pm. 300 international handbell musicians with 9 highly acclaimed conductors present a 'never to be heard again' concert in Cairns
The String Contingent will perform at the Clink Theatre Port Douglas on Sunday from 2pm. They have toured extensively in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Scandinavia, with their unique sound that confidently walks the line between folk, classical, jazz and bluegrass.
The Gimuy Fish Festival 2018 is a celebration of culture, community and culinary delights and is on Sunday from 10am – 4pm at Fogarty Park. It’s for all who love and cherish this region to unite on issues of sustainability, indigenous biocultural diversity and natural wealth.
Cut and Dried and Twisted Workshops are held on Saturday at the Botanic Gardens. Learn cut designs into long-lasting leaves and bamboo sheaths which will be displayed as strings of “leaf flags” strung between trees during Sculpture Botanica in October. Also learn to make string from natural fibres. It’s on from 9.30am – 3pm