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

What’s on in Cairns: February 2019

What's on in Cairns: Feb 2019
January 21, 2019

As part of the Summer ‘wet/green season’ in Cairns, February weather is very similar to January so expect some of the warmest temperatures (average high 31 degrees Celsius) and some rain to bring to rainforest to life. The rain tends to come through in the evening and overnight, but if it’s on day you’re heading out, don’t let the rain get you down! Rain brings out the best of the Cairns environment, with beautiful green rainforest and wildlife emerging; the many waterfalls around Cairns are certainly sights to see.

Take a day trip to Kuranda to discover the ancient World-Heritage listed rainforest, and admire the awesome views of Barron Falls at its best time of the year. Just make sure to take an umbrella or raincoat if you are worried about rain.

If you’re looking to cool off with a swim, it will be the perfect temperature. Be careful at the beaches as it is the middle of stinger season, and make sure to use a stinger suit if you’re heading to the Great Barrier Reef (many reef trip operator’s can provide these so check who you book with for more information).


Cairns Esplanade Markets: Every Saturday 8am-4pm – by the Lagoon, Cairns Esplanade
Cairns Cruise Liner Markets: Tues 12th Feb, Wed 20th, Tues 26th and Thurs 28th – 10am-5pm Esplanade Lagoon
Rusty’s Markets: Every Friday & Saturday 5am-6pm & Sunday 5am-3pm – 57-89 Grafton St
Port Douglas Markets: Every Sunday 8am-1:30pm – Market Park, Port Douglas

Cairns Taipans @ Cairns Convention Centre

Round 16: V Adelaide 36ers – Sat Feb 2nd

Round 17: V Brisbane Bullets – Sat Feb 9th

Chinese New Year Street Festival – Sat 9th Feb

@ Cairns Historic Chinatown (102 Grafton Street)
Set to be an exciting celebration to welcome the year of the pig, this year’s program includes Dragon & Lion performances, Chinese drumming, art and culture displays, food, market stalls, entertainment and more! Check out the website for more information – click here.


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An Evening with Billy Slater – Thurs 21st Feb

@ Cairns Convention Centre
Hailed as one of Rugby League’s greats, Billy Slater will be in Cairns for a night sharing stories and lessons from his career and life. Grab tickets now to catch his amazing story of resilience and achievement – click here for more info.

World Travel Expo – Sun 24th Feb

Dreaming of your next big holiday? Make sure to add the World Travel Expo to your calendar! For the best information and deals on flights, tours and more, head to the Cairns Convention Centre on Sunday Feb 24th – there will also be competitions for your chance to win an amazing holiday. Click here to find out more on the official website.


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Aloe Blacc – Wed 20th Feb

@ The Tanks
Grammy-nominated International artist, Aloe Blacc brings his unique soulful sound to Cairns on his world tour. His song ‘I Need a Dollar’ was a breakout success in 2010, Aloe Blacc has continued his success with big collaborations and new sounds. Click here to get your tickets now so you don’t miss out!

Eves Karydas – Sat 23rd Feb

@ The Tanks
One of Australia’s rising pop talents, Eves Karydas finishes her ‘summerskin’ album tour right here in Cairns – her hometown! 2018 was a huge year for her, and with a reputation for her amazing live performances this is definitely one not to miss! Click here for more info and to get your tickets now.


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