Arts & Culture

Cairns Festival

26 August - 4 September 2022

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Cairns’ premier annual celebration!

Cairns Festival is an annual 10-day celebration of art, culture and the beauty of living in tropical north Queensland. The biggest event on the Cairns calendar, Cairns Festival delivers a vibrant, progressive and collaborative festival. Providing a platform to engage locals and visitors alike by exploring our unique sense of place, diverse heritage and distinct tropical lifestyle.

Since it’s inception in 1961, Cairns Festival continues to proudly showcase the breadth and depth of our local creatives, as well as brings world-class national and international performers to the region.

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Event Location

Cairns Festival

Queensland 4870, Australia

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Event Information

A massive line up of events is planned for Cairns Festival. To see the full program, visit the Cairns Festival website. But here are some highlights:

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