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

Flickerfest kicks off on Friday, alongside lots of live music, the Tropical Steampunk Gala, the Cairns Marathon, a jukebox dance party and a trivia night.

Bold new line-up as Mareeba's Savannah in the Round replaces 20 artists in COVID-19 pivot

Savannah in the Round is forging ahead with the replacement of about half its original line-up, with big names like John Butler among 22 other new artists.

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

Cairns is gearing up for one of the busiest weekends in a while with the Amateurs Cup, Flickerfest, the Bon Odori Festival and the Dino Expo coming up.

Cairns black tie event to showcase slow fashion

Local and interstate fashion designers will parade their handmade and re-purposed creations during a runway show in Cairns later this month.

Cairns theatre production to feature Italian migration to the Far North

Tickets have been released to JUTE Theatre's production La Bella Figura, showing this October with a completely Cairns-based cast and crew.

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

It's Father's Day weekend and there is so much on for Dads (and everyone else!) this weekend, from Targa Great Barrier Reef to Jazz Under The Stars.

Tropic's guide to Father's Day deals and specials in Cairns

From Mexican feasts to American-style BBQs, cocktail classes, beer towers and free bungy jumps, there's stacks of locals deals to treat dad this Sunday.

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

Cairns Festival is here, and with it loads of colourful events, performances and interactive displays, including its opening concert by the Esplanade on Friday.

TARGA release full program for Cairns, Great Barrier Reef event

One of the most renowned tarmac rallies is returning to Far North Queensland this spring, with details on its full program and road closures just released.

Cairns Festival to bring ten days of colour and energy to the city

The count down to the Cairns Festival is on, with plenty of events pushing full steam ahead for the annual celebration this August and September.

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

This weekend comes filled with live music, country markets, and a chance to chill out with a film or two, plus a ladies day at Cannon Park Racecourse.

Cairns Art Gallery to host exhibition of the late local naturalist William T. Cooper

Works of the late William T. Cooper, described by David Attenborough as 'the world's greatest living wildlife illustrator,' will soon be shown in Cairns.

Cairns Amateurs Carnival Ball set for a night of glitz and glamour

Taking place on the Cairns Esplanade lawns in early September, the ball is shaping up to be the party of the year, with final tickets nearly sold out.

Locals deals in Cairns: Tropic Now's guide on where to eat, drink and play

In lieu of our weekend guide (events have been cancelled!), we've put together this handy list of locals discounts for eating, experiencing and staying.

How to support Cairns and FNQ businesses during COVID-19 lockdown

We've put together a list of takeaway deals and other sweet specials for locals during lockdown, from discounted gin to free food and coffee deliveries.

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

From a craft beer fest to the Marliya choir in collab with Cat Empire, as well as a huge garage sale and second-hand book gala, we've got all the details.

Cairns choir collaborate with Cat Empire to present Spinifex Gum this weekend

Marliya choir, who not only sold out the Sydney Opera House but brought its audience to their feet, are returning to their hometown with the same show.

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

Sunny days and light winds are forecast for another perfect weekend in paradise, accompanied by outriggers, life drawings, or just....floating.