What's on in Cairns: April 2019 - Down Under Tours

What’s on in Cairns: April 2019

March 26, 2019

Cairns is wonderful to visit all year long, but April is often one of our favourite times. As we get further away from Summer, the wet season and humidity typically are well and truly on the way out but there will still be the odd shower here and there. The rainforest will be luscious and creeks and falls still flowing from the wet season rain, and days in April have temperature averages ranging between 22-29°c making it a perfect time to visit both the rainforest and the reef!

The Easter long weekend and school holidays will bring visitors looking for a holiday, so the city will be nice and bustling during this time! Check out the events on in Cairns this month-


Cairns Esplanade Markets: Every Saturday, 8am to 4pm – by the Esplanade Lagoon
Palm Cove Markets: Sunday 7th April, 8am to 2pm – Palm Cove Esplanade
Port Douglas Markets: Every Sunday, 8am to 1:30pm – Market Park, Port Douglas
Rusty’s Markets: Every Friday & Saturday, 5am to 6pm – 57-89 Grafton St
Tank’s Markets: Sunday 28th April – Cairns Botanic Gardens

FNQ Hospital Market Day – Sat 13th

@ Fred Moule Pavillion Cairns Showground, 8am-2pm

This wonderful fundraiser is hosted by the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation who do an amazing job supporting the hospital services in our community. This market day will have stalls of locally made items, produce, plants, upcycled products, and delicious food – with all profits raised going to improve healthcare in the Far North. You can find out more about the Market Day here.

Kuranda Easter in the Park – Sat 20th

@ Kuranda Village, 10am to 3pm

If you’re in Cairns for Easter weekend, try planning a Kuranda day tour on the Saturday so you can in get on the Easter in the Park action! There will be lots of free activities for the family, and a huge Easter Bunny Egg Hunt in the Kuranda Heritage Markets! Find out more info on the event here or book your Kuranda tour for Sat April 20th here!


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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2019 – Fri 26th

@ CPAC Theatre

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back in Cairns with their 2019 lineup. With one big night in the new CPAC theatre, the show features Australian and International comedians so grab your tickets and head down for a night of guaranteed laughs. More info here.

Red Hot Summer Tour – Sat 27th

@ Barlow Park, 1pm-10pm

The Red Hot Summer Tour is coming to Cairns for the first time this year! Previously having only been as far north as the Sunshine Coast, this popular festival has some big names on the lineup: John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc and Dragon. A great evening for the family – find out more info & get your tickets here!

7 Cairns Marathon – Sun 28th

@ Cairns Esplanade

The inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon will be held on Sunday April 28th, offering a variety of distanced events to suit every fitness level. With a full marathon and half marathon, the event also has 10km, 5km and even 2km where families can get involved together. Whether you plan to participate or not, these marathon events bring an electric atmosphere to Cairns city on the day, and it’s great to head down and cheer on runners along the Esplanade! Find out more info here.