How COVID created triple threat performers out of comics Judith Lucy and Denise Scott

Still Here, which was born from the hairy despair of Melbourne's lockdowns, will be performed at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre later this month.

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

There's plenty to get amongst in the Far North. We've got culinary experiences that never disappoint, Science Week's in full swing with a real life NASA astronaut, and the Cairns Cup Carnival is back.

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

We may be in for a shower or two this weekend but don't let that dampen the festivities. Taste Port Douglas kicks off, Salt House hosts its annual Wine and Food Fest, and Cardwell welcomes some extraterrestrials with their very own UFO Festival.

Cairns Amateurs Carnival set to smash social calendar records

Tickets are almost sold out for two of the most popular events, with the carnival set to get racing on September 8.

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

The Italian Festival wraps up with the Carnevale Gala Ball, Pete Murray and Greta Stanley have shows on, and the FNQ Emergency Services ball is back.

Tropic Now’s list of the best hikes around Cairns

Ready to traverse our region's quieter corners and scale its highest peaks? We've curated the ultimate guide to hiking around Cairns. Let's go.

Aussie icon to join inaugural Ocean Swim Series over the outer reef

A rare chance to swim competitively over the Great Barrier Reef has joined Cairns' growing sports calendar, and a special guest will help kick off the inaugural event.

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

The Italian Festival is finally here, along with live music, markets, music bingo and cinema. You can also join a hiking group to tackle Mt Bartle Frere.

Social gallery: 5-Star Chefs for Charity at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

The Cairns Mayor's annual gala charity dinner saw locals dressed to impress on the weekend, raising over $57,000 to buy Christmas hampers for those in need.

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

From live music to comedy, this weekend has something for everyone. Get your vocal chords going or enjoy fossicking right here in the city!

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

The show weekend is here! Friday marks Cairns’ day off to head to the Showgrounds, while you can also head to Mossman for another funfair on Sunday.

Clean sweep for female artists in 2022 Art Awards at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

In the largest display of First Nations excellence in the Fair’s 13-year history, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair has revealed this year’s award winners.

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

The weekend antics start today with the launch of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, celebrating First Nations art, culture and performance over five huge days.

The Grass is Greener line-up revealed ahead of the festival's biggest year yet

Globally-renowned names spanning hip hop, electronic dance and indie rock are on the bill for the next The Grass is Greener festival, set to return to Cairns.

The business of art: tips on buying, collecting and investing in art ahead of CIAF

Tropic Now looks into the world of art investment, from entering the market as a collector to recognising which works will likely grow in value.

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

A new CBD new wine bar is opening, while outdoor cinema is set to return to the Botanic Gardens! There's also stacks of live music, markets and sport.

How to vote for the People's Choice prize in annual CIAF Art Awards

Six awards totalling $50,000 in cash prizes are on offer in this year's Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, one of which is the People's Choice. Here's how to vote.

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

Malanda kicks off its annual show on Friday, while you can catch a bit of amusement park action in Cairns with the return of the Reef Eye ferris wheel.