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Tropic Weekender: Your insider guide to the best events this weekend


Run a mountain race, celebrate the opening of our newest park or get trackside for the Cairns Cup. It's all happening in the Tropical North this weekend.

Saturday 13 August

1. Brothers Cairns Cup: Info 

2. Great Pyramid Race: Info

3. Cairns AFL - North Cairns vs South CairnsInfo

4. Tropical Writer's Festival: Info

5. Rusty's Markets: Info

6. Mossman Markets: Info

7. Nina Dawson - Seasonal scarves: A year in the North Queensland bush: Info

8. Community Sleepout and Auction: Info

9. Taste Port Douglas Food and Wine Festival: Info

10. Cairns Charity Fight Night: Info

11. Tropical Meltdown 3: Info

12. Luxx Nightclub grand opening: Info

13. A Night In The Parklands: Info

Sunday 14 August

14. Spirit of Anzac Centenary Exhibition: Info

15. Ultra Trail Race and Relay: Info

16. Pokemon Go Cairns Walk 3: Info

17. Port Douglas Sunday Markets: Info

18. Music in the Park at Machans Beach: Info

19. Junior Triathlon raising funds for Cardiac Challenge: Info 

20. Practise day at Cairns MX Club: Info

21. Magda Szubanksi at Tropical Writer's Festival: Info