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

It's going to be a wet weekend with an 80% chance of showers throughout Saturday and Sunday. There's a chance of thunderstorms and peak temperatures of around 30°C across the weekend.

Don't let the rain put you off though: we've got plenty of things to do regardless of the weather, from exhibitions and live music to sports and movies on offer across the Cairns region.

Whatever your plans are, have a great tropical weekend!

Saturday 3rd of March

1. Cairns FC vs Brisbane City FC at Barlow Park: Info

2. Cairns Esplanade Markets at the Lagoon: Info

3. Grab a Saturday evening cocktail at Gin Social at the Hilton Cairns: Info

4. Free entry at Cairns Art Gallery: Info

5. Laser Fun - Zombie Session: Info

6. Health and Wellbeing Expo at Pier Shopping Centre: Info

7. Active Living Aqua Aerobics at Esplanade Lagoon: Info

8. Ocean Film Festival showcase at Centre of Contemporary Arts: Info

9. Bass house DJ set by LowDown at the Attic: Info

10. Live music with Dr. Elephant at The Red Beret: Info

Sunday 4th of March

11. Documentary screening of Stop Adani: A Might Force at Wharf One: Info

12. Live music with Montgomery Brothers at Three Wolves: Info

13. Port Douglas Sunday Markets: Info

14. Clean Up Australia Day at Ellis Beach: Info

15. Gordonvale cycling race at Norman Park: Info

16. Final screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at Earville Shopping Centre: Info

17. Redlynch Community Markets at Redlynch Valley Estate: Info

18. All About Women live stream at Tanks Art Centre: Info

19. Drop-in boat making workshop at Cairns Art Gallery: Info

20. Cocao & Gong ceremony at Wild Heart Yoga Tribe: Info