Tropic Weekender: The best events and things to do in Cairns

From the Malanda Show to the Esplanade Dining Precinct opening celebrations, there's plenty of fun (and free) things to check out this weekend.

Talaroo Hot Springs in heart of Savannah Way to open this weekend

One of North Queensland's most spectacular destinations and a site long-treasured by Ewamian people is set to open this weekend, Saturday 26 June.

Cairns Art Gallery's new exhibitions show region's rich diversity

Following the huge Archibald Prize exhibition, Cairns Art Gallery is returning to its roots to celebrate the region’s best art, textiles and traditions.

Tropic Weekender: The best events and things to do in Cairns

This weekend brings the Cooktown & Cape York Expo, Fred Brophy's Boxing Troupe and a few fun local events and things to try in Cairns and the Far North.

Lime Cordiale to play Far North Qld’s mega country music festival

In a surprise addition to the three-day 'country' music festival, Lime Cordiale will play at Savannah in the Round at Mareeba Rodeo Grounds this October.

Tropic Weekender: The best events and things to do in Cairns

We've brought together the best events – Ecofiesta, Cooktown & Cape York Expo, AFL footy at Cazalys – as well as a few quirkier things to do and see.

Christine Anu to headline opening of Cairns Dining Precinct

A public party will be held to officially open the Cairns Dining Precinct project, which involved replacing car parks with more dining & green spaces.

Cooktown to kick off ten-day expo this week

A ten-day fusion of music, traditional dance, food, history and nature is coming to Cooktown, and Tropic's put together a taste of what to expect.

Saints and Crows AFL game to go ahead in Cairns

St. Kilda has been granted an exemption to travel to the Far North for this weekend’s clash against the Adelaide Crows.

FNQ's best butchers for sausages, burgers and bacon

If you're planning a barbeque, you don't want to miss this list of the region's sausage kings and best burger and smallgoods butchers.

Tropic Now’s guide to all things Cairns Ecofiesta

On this Sunday at MMP, Ecofiesta's an event where the community comes together in the name of sustainability to share ideas, expertise and skills.

New cafes, bars, restaurants popping up in Cairns

Good news: it's Friday. Better news: The Tropic team has rounded together a list of new bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as a new distillery in Cairns.

Lisa Mitchell to play in Cairns ahead of new album

Mitchell is set to visit Cairns ahead of her new album's release. The show will be her only visit to Queensland in a handful of upcoming regional shows.

Amateurs Carnival shaping up to be Cairns' biggest social event

The highly anticipated return of one of Cairns’ most exciting events is just three months away, and already tickets are flying off the track.

Ironman Cairns schedule, changed traffic conditions

Athletes and supporters are gearing up for the 10th IRONMAN Cairns this Sunday, 6 June, to take place between Cairns and Port Douglas.

Missy Higgins to headline the eight-day Cairns Festival

While the Cairns Festival’s full program is yet to be released, already it promises plenty of live music, comedy, performances, fireworks and entertainment.

Grass is Greener festival back in Cairns, boasting a huge line-up

Grass is Greener will bring headliners Crooked Colours, Ziggy Alberts and Young Franco, alongside a huge list of Aussie artists to its birthplace in Cairns.

Cairns Taipans to wear new jersey for Indigenous round

Cairns Taipans will mark the last home game – and final run in the Snag Pit – against the Brisbane Bullets tonight by sporting new jerseys and shorts.