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  • Paulina Bernhardi

    TropicWeekender editor

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


    With maximum temperatures of 30C, this weekend will be a bit cooler than the last. Even with predictions of rain on Saturday and partly cloudy skies on Sunday, don't let the weather change your plans with the big list of 37 activities we've got for you today.

    Whether you enjoy, sport, music, performances or educational activities, we've got everything you need right here in the Tropic Weekender.

    The Northern Pride are taking on the Black Hawks this weekend, it's round 2 for FNQ Rugby games, and Skydive Cairns has a Nightjump activity on for the crazy/brave among you.

    There are plenty of fun holiday events for the family and kids as well, such as the Family Farm Day at at Aussie Farm Entertainment, Kids Holiday Fun at Melville's Easter Animal Farm and the Zombie Apocalypse theme at Laserfun. 

    If the weather permits, you could also grab the kids for a bush or rainforest walk using our brand new ultimate guide to the best walks for kids.

    Whatever you decide to do, there's plenty of everything in today's TropicWeekender guide. Have a great tropical weekend!


    Saturday 8 April

    1. Northern Pride vs. Black Hawks: Info

    2. FNQ Rugby Round 2 Games: Info

    3. Zombie Apocalypse at Laserfun: Info

    4. The Sound of Music at the Clink Theatre: Info

    5. Cairns PCYC Cypher Hip Hop Workshops: Info

    6. Kids Holiday Fun at Melville's Easter Animal Farm: Info

    7. Vikarious at the Grand Hotel: Info

    8. Gathering by the Sea on Tour Free Family Fun: Info

    9. BJORN Again - world's number 1 ABBA tribute show: Info

    10. Barbary Coasters live at Mareeba Leagues Club: Info

    11. Mr Takahashi and Other Falling Secrets at the Center of Contemporary Arts: Info

    12. Revamp the Amp at Kuranda Amphitheatre: Info

    13. ScreenPrint Workshop at TAFE: Info

    14. Learn emergency radio broadcasting: Info

    15. Free Green Waste Disposal: Info

    16. Hot Ice live at Cazalys Cairns: Info

    17. Chris Lloyds live at the Pullman Cairns International: Info

    18. Conservation of endangered South Pacific Island Birds: Info

    19. 4 in a Groove at Brothers Leagues Club: Info

    20. Live music at the Salt House: Info

    21. Free entry day into Cairns Regional Gallery: Info

    22. Live music at the Cow Bay Hotel: Info

    23. Saturday night live music at McGinty's: Info

    24. Mossman Markets: Info

    Sunday 9 April

    25. Night Jumps with Skydive Cairns: Info

    26. Mission Beach Markets: Info

    27. Sound of Music - Clink Theatre: Info

    28. Family Farm Day: Info

    29. Kids Holiday Fun at Melville's Easter Animal farm: Info

    30. Holloways Beach Markets: Info

    31. Free entry into Cairns Regional Gallery: Info

    32. Sunday Session at Elixir Tapas Bar: Info

    33. Port Douglas Markets: Info

    34. An Evening with the Waifs: Info

    35. Free Green Waste Disposal: Info

    36. Courty Sunday Session with James Maguire: Info

    37. Sunday at McGintys: Info