Tropic Weekender: Your curated guide to the best events across the Cairns region this weekend

It's the Australia Day long weekend in the tropics...which of course means it's going to be a wet one!

Showers and thunderstorms are predicted across the weekend, with 100s of mm of rain over the next three days. But don't let that stop you from celebrating Australia Day!

Whatever you do, make it an awesome tropical Aussie weekend!

Saturday January 26

1. Australia Day Long Weekend at The Cotton Club: Info

2. Australia Day Party at Three Wolves: Info

3. Hypnotist by Isaac Lomman at Cairns Dinner Theatre: Info

4. Wet Dayclub - Australia Day Party with Dave Winnel at Gilligan's: Info

5. Australia Day BBQ at Fitzroy Island Resort: Info

6. Australia Day at Hemingway's Brewery Cairns: Info

7. Left Unsupervised play Australia Day celebrations at Trinity Beach: Info

8. Zakslab at Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron: Info

9. Wicked by Cairns Choral Society Inc. at Cairns Performing Arts Centre: Info

10. Harmonique at the Red Beret Hotel: Info

11. The Great Aussie Weekend at The Reef Hotel Casino: Info

Sunday January 27

12. Australia Day Fork by Cairns on a Fork at Cairns Show Grounds: Info

13. Long Weekend Pool Party at Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort: Info

14. Bobby Maguire at The Cotton Club: Info

15. Sunday Sessions with Willow Willis at Harrisons: Info

16. Sangria 'n Sounds at the Boatshed: Info

17. Spenda C Fight Like Animals Tour at The Attic: Info

18. Australia Day Long Weekend at Hopscotch: Info

19. Australia Day Long Weekend at Salthouse: Info

20. Triple J's Hottest 100 Pool Party at Gilligan's: Info