Paulina Bernhardi

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


This weekend's going to be a wet one, with predicted thunderstorms and maximum temperatures of 32C.

But if you're happy to brave the rain, we've got a list of exciting new events happening all weekend.

You can choose from footy games to a plethora of live music performances, from fundraisers to other fun events like the Flickerfest 2017 National Tour.

Don't miss out on Northern Pride's first home game against the Sunshine Coast Falcons, or De Luxx with special guest DJs KaCooch and Rupheo.

If the weather changes course, 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 18 March

1. Northern Pride vs. Sunshine Coast Falcons: Info

2. FNQ Rugby Lightning 15s Finals: Info

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

4. AFL Cairns Round 1 games: Info

5. Deluxx Saturdays at the Luxx Bar: Info

6. Latin Dance Extravaganza: Info

7. St Patrick's Day Celebrations at the Casino: Info

8. Kuranda River Boat Tour: Info

9. Yound Newsreader Competition: Info

10. Flickerfest 2017 National Tour: Info

11. Live Bands at the German Club: Info

12. Eye Spy performing at the Red Beret Hotel: Info

13. The Taste performing at the Esplanade Lagoon: Info

14. Lip Sync Battle at Lilo Bar: Info

15. Live music at Cazalys Cairns: Info

16. Lady Valiant live at the Salthouse: Info

17. Free entry day into Cairns Regional Gallery: Info

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

19. Mossman Markets: Info

Sunday 19 March

20. Paws on the Path Fundraiser: Info

21. High Tea and Fashion at the Boatshed in support of Ronald McDonald House: Info

22. Nikki Doll live at the Casino: Info

23. Sunday Session at the Tin Shed: Info

24. Lend Luke a Hand Fundraiser at AJ Hacketts Cairns: Info

25. Lady Valiant live at Paddy's: Info

26. Free entry into Cairns Regional Gallery: Info

27. Port Douglas Markets: Info

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

29. Cairns Blues Explosion at Elixir Tapas Bar: Info

30. Sunday at McGintys: Info