Paulina Bernhardi

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


It is expected to be mostly sensational weather in Cairns this weekend - partly cloudy with maximum temperatures of 28C.

It's Mother's Day weekend and there are stacks of great events to make the mum in your life feel special.

For something different, you could take mum to one of the FNQ Rugby games, or the French Film Festival, or one of the many live music gigs around the place.

For maximum brownie points, why not spoil her with a weekend in Port Douglas at Carnivale?

No matter what you get up to, have a great tropical weekend!

Saturday 13 May

1. Northern Pride vs. Tweed Heads Seagulls: Info

2. FNQ Rugby Round 5 games Info

3. Port Douglas Carnivale: Info

4. French Film Festival: Info

5. Mother's Day Show at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

6. Singing and Vocal Harmony Workshop: Info

7. Priscilla Ong - City Faces of 100 Yearss: Info

8. Jury Duty performed by Cairns Dinner Theatre: Info

9. Saturday Sound Satisfaction - Bobby Maguire at Rattle 'n' Hum: Info

10. 13th Floor live at the Grand Hotel: Info

11. Saturday night at McGintys: Info

12. Herberton Pioneer Weekend: Info

13. Mossman markets: Info

14. Reach Arts FNQ exhibition launch at crate59: Info

15. Memorial Bicycle Ride for Tanya: Info

16. TAFE Screenprint Workshop: Info

17. Free entry day into KickArts Gallery: Info

18. Learn Emergency Radio Broadcasting: Info

Sunday 21 May

19. The Handmade Expo & Vintage Market: Info

20. French Film Festival: Info

21. Mother's Day Markets at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

22. Mother's Day Lunch Cruise with Spirit of Cairns: Info

23. White Ribbon Mother's Day High Tea: Info

24. Orchid Society Mother's Day Show at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

25. Holloway's Beach Markets: Info

26. Sun Salute performing live at the Salt House: Info

27. Mother's Day Buffet Brunch at Pacific Hotel Cairns: Info

28. Priscilla Ong - City Faces of 100 years: Info

29. Cairns Tropic Jazz Club live at Cape York Hotel: Info

30. Mother's Day Breakfast at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort: Info

31. Mother's Day at Cairns RSL: Info

32. Mother's Day Spa Offer at Peppers Beach Club Spa Palm Cove: Info

33. Out Of The Blue at Brothers Leagues Club: Info

34. Mother's Day at the Salthouse: Info

35. Port Douglas markets: Info

36. Sunday Session at the Tin Shed: Info

37. Mother's Day at the Cotton Club: Info

38. Sunday at McGintys Irish Bar: Info

39. Herberton's Pioneer Weekend: Info

40. Mother's Day Brunch at Bluewater: Info

41. Lady Valiant performing live at Bluewater Cafe: Info

42. Tobruk Pool's 1st Birthday: Info