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    TropicWeekender editor

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


    The weather is clearing up for this weekend with sunny skies and maximum temperatures of 31C. No threat of cyclones this weekend... only plenty of activities for you and your crew to enjoy!

    We have activities that suit everyone's pleasure; from sport to art to music to performances, we've got 35 different events for you to choose from.

    For sports fans, the Northern Pride take on Burleigh Bears, and FNQ Rugby and AFL Cairns teams take to the field. For a bit of a fun and a good cause the Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival is on, as well as the Discover Sailing Day.

    If you missed it last week, the Sound of Music is on again this weekend at the Clink Theatre, as well as the big food event Cairns on a Fork. 

    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 1 April

    1. Burleigh Bears vs. Northern Pride: Info

    2. FNQ Rugby Round 1 Games: Info

    3. AFL Cairns Round 3 Games: Info

    4. Spiderbait - Ivy and the Big Apples Tour: Info

    5. Discover Sailing Day: Info

    6. DJ P.O.MM - live RNB music: Info

    7. Cairns on a Fork presents Fools Fork: Info

    8. Pasifika Youth Sports and Youth Exhibition: Info

    9. Glow in the Dark Fun Run/Walk: Info

    10. April Fools Party Bus: Info

    11. Mr Takahashi and Other Falling Secrets - performed by Sandra Thibodeaux: Info

    12. Design Workshop - Cairns Festival Grand Parade: Info

    13. InkMasters SilkScreen Workshop at TAFE: Info

    14. Those Blokes performing live at the Grand Hotel: Info

    15. Free Green Waste Disposal: Info

    16. Carrizma playing at Tully's League Club: Info

    17. KickArts Public Lecture: Info

    18. 4 in a Groove performing at Yorkeys Knob Boat Club: Info

    19. Botanic Drawing Workshops: Info

    20. Free entry day into Cairns Regional Gallery: Info

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

    22. Mossman Markets: Info

    Sunday 2 April

    23. Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival: Info

    24. Palm Cove Markets: Info

    25. Swim, Surf and Splash Party: Info

    26. Sound of Music - Clink Theatre: Info

    27. Family Farm Day: Info

    28. Sunday Session at the Tin Shed: Info

    29. Free entry into Cairns Regional Gallery: Info

    30. Sunday Session at Elixir Tapas Bar: Info

    31. Port Douglas Markets: Info

    32. Sunday Sessions at Ochre Restaurant at Harbour Lights: Info

    33. White Shadows in the South Sea: Info

    34. James Mann performs live at Cape York Hotel: Info

    35. Sunday at McGintys: Info