The school holidays have rolled around again, and with that, stacks of activities to enoy with the kids.
From the Malanda Show to the Esplanade Dining Precinct opening celebrations, there's plenty of fun (and free) things to check out this weekend.
Cairns also has a couple live music gigs coming up, along with a drag show, some comedy and a pizza showdown.
Friday 25 June
Closer to the CBD, Lennon Bros Circus is open until July 18. Head to the Cairns Jockey Club in Earlville to enjoy an action-packed night of high-flying trapeze, acrobats and clown performances.
Turtle Cove Beach Resort is celebrating Pride Month tonight with a beach party beneath the full moon. With juggling, fire shows, silks aerial acrobatics lined up alongside all your party essentials (*a gin bar), this looks to be a doozy. Tickets essential and include transport from Cairns, Port Douglas, Smithfield and Palm Cove.
Saturday 26 June
White Rock Rocks is here, along with a new a 2.6km loop trail! Drop into Reys Park for a free BBQ, face painting, rock painting, and a treasure hunt. Free event, 9am to 12noon.
Grrrls to the North, featuring Brisbane-based hiphop sensation Jesswar as headline act alongside local budding artists Bellani, Kayla Gagai and Dizzy Doolan, will play at Tanks on Saturday 26 June. Tickets here.
Sunday 27 June
Last Sunday of the month means it's Tanks Markets time again! As always, there'll be a blend of quality local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing and collectables to look through; all in the beautiful setting of the Botanic Gardens.
The new Cairns Esplanade Dining Precinct is opening in a big way this Sunday, with live music by more than 50 local musicians, performers and artists. There'll also be a collection of market stalls hosted by Makin' Whoopee Gift Shop, a water combat zone and heaps of activities for kids (and adults!) And not only is everything free ... there's a hundred $20 vouchers up for grabs! 10am to 8pm.
What better way to begin the school holidays than with a new game? A toy swap! Part of the new Esplanade Dining Precinct celebrations, parents are invited to bring a bag of toys to the value of $30 and swap it for someone else’s pre-loved goods. 10am to 1pm.
Who wants to eat a lot of pizza? Who doesn’t? Hopscotch is hosting Ollie’s Italian in a showdown this Sunday afternoon, offering all-you-can-eat with a Peroni or spritz for $40pp. Diners judge on the best of the two pizzerias. Book here.