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Paulina Bernhardi

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


The weekend ahead is going to be another wet one with maximums of 32C. Luckily, there are a range of different events for you to enjoy no matter what the weather is!

There are plenty of sporting events happening this weekend, including the Northern Pride vs. PNG Hunters match, the Cairns District Rugby League Pre-Season Trials or the FNQ Rugby Training Run. 

For the musically types, there are plenty of performances you can rock out to. The XOZ at the Salthouse, Cairns Blues Explosion at Elixir Tapas Bar or even live music at Cazalyzs are all options for you this weekend. 

Want more? For the artsy crowd, there are several exhibitions happening this weekend, including the Docs Day Off and the Partner in Print exhibitions.

All that and more is in today's TropicWeekender guide. Have a great tropical weekend!


Saturday 18 February

1. Northern Pride vs. PNG Hunters: Info

2. Cairns District Rugby League Pre-Season Trials: Info

3. FNQ Rugby Training Run: Info

4. AFL Cairns Sign On Day: Info

5. Cairns Netball Sign On Day: Info

6. Smithfield Trail Race: Info

7. CDJRL Sign On Day: Info

8. Partners in Print Art Exhibition: Info

9. XOZ at the Salthouse: Info

10. Live Music at Cazalyzs Cairns: Info

11. 60s, 70s and 80s Flashabck Night: Info

12. Sports Sign On at Mounts Sheridan Plaza: Info

13. Saturday Night at McGinty's: Info

14. Cairns Esplanade Markets: Info

15. Mossman Markets: Info

16. Cafe Blah Blah: Info

17. Rotary Foundation Centennial Gala Dinner: Info

Sunday 19 February

18. Doc's Day Off Art Exhibition: Info

19. Rusty's Markets: Info

20. Port Douglas Markets: Info

21. Sunday at McGinty's: Info

22. Sports Sign on at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

23. Cairns Blues Explosion at Elixir Tapas Bar: Info

24. Fat Pizza and Houso's at the Clink Theatre: Info