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

Good news good people: the rain is forecast to stay away this weekend, with cloud cover and maximum temperatures of 32C.

That means it could be ideal to get out and enjoy our beautiful backyard here in paradise.

From markets to footy, art exhibitions to live music, there are plenty of events across the region at which to do just that over the next 48 hours or so. 

If the weather does play nice this weekend, 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 11 March

1. Cairns AFL XXXX Gold Pre-Season Cup: Info

2. International Women's Day Dinner: Info

3. An Evening with Amanda Palmer: Info

4. Rock, Rhythm and Soul Live Band: Info

5. Japan Day of Hope: Info

6. 3's a Crowd - Live Music: Info

7. InkMasters - Reduction Linocut Workshop: Info

8. Cairns Bhutanese Day: Info

9. 'No Worries Again' featuring live music from The Taste: Info

10. Partners in Print Art Exhibition at KickArts: Info

11. Saturday Night live music at McGinty's: Info

12. Flavours of the Tropics Art Exhibition: Info

13. Free Entry day at Cairns Regional Gallery: Info

14. Tanks 'Up Late': Info

15. Mossman Markets: Info

Sunday 12 March

16. Cairns Night Jumps: Info

17. Mission Beach Markets: Info

18. Nikki Doll live at the Casino: Info

19. The Taste at the Imperial: Info

20. Holloways Beach Markets: Info

21. Lady Valiant at the Bluewater Cafe: Info

22. Free Entry into Cairns Regional Gallery: Info

23. Port Douglas Markets: Info

24. Tropical Expression Floral Display and Workshop at Tanks Arts Centre: Info

25. Cairns Blues Explosion at Elixir Tapas Bar: Info

26. Sunday at McGintys: Info

27. Sunday Service at Cafe Mandala: Info