Staff writers

Email Staff writers

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


Yes it is Grand Final weekend for both AFL and NRL fans however if you are not into the footy there is still a huge weekend ahead with Oktoberfest, the Gordonvale Cup, Ukulele and Guitar Workshop, Reef Blitz and markets across the region.

It's all in the TropicWeekender guide.

Saturday 8 October

1. Cairns Esplanade Markets: Info

2. Opera in the Outback: Info

3. Tropical Mardi Gras Cairns: Info

4. Reef Feast: Info

5. Cheryl Harrison - Breathe: Info

6. Paradise is Singing: Info

7. Oktoberfest: Info

8. The Secret Life of Pets (G): Info

9. Avifauna: Info

10. Beyond the Surface: Info

11. Country & Western Landscape Re-Imagined: Info

12. Bloom Inspiring Wellness Day: Info

13. Taste of Palm Cove Under the Stars: Info

14. Sunset Soiree - a Musical Odyssey: Info

15. James Whitington - Master Printmaker: Info

16. Reef Blitz 2016: Info

17. GAZE 2016 Tropical Mardi Gras Art Exhibition: Info

18. KickArts Opening and Cosplay Event: Info

19. Stratford Street Party: Info

20. Cairns Tennis International: Info

21. Disaster Coordination Centre Open Day: Info

Sunday 9 October

22. Reef Feast: Info

23. Port Douglas Sunday Markets: Info

24. Paradise is Singing: Info

25. AJ Hackett Sunday Sessions: Info

26. Tropical Mardi Gras Cairns: Info

27. The Secret Life of Pets (G): Info

28. Reef Blitz 2016: Info

29. Beyond the Surface: Info

30. Avifauna: Info

31. Country & Western Landscape Re-Imagined: Info

32. Sculpture Botanica Cairns 2016: Info

33. GAZE 2016 Tropical Mardi Gras Art Exhibition: Info

34. Palm Cove Markets: Info

35. Reef Feast Market Day: Info

36. Tropical Mardi Gras Fair Day: Info