What's on in Cairns April 2017

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What's on in Cairns April 2017

Spiderbait - Live in Cairns 

Start Date: Saturday 1 April 2017 8:00pm

Tanks Arts Centre ,Cairns

Hot on the heals of a cracking run of shows in vineyards across the country, Spiderbait are preparing to hit the road again. Kram, Whitt and Janet will be throwing it back to 1996, playing their third and most celebrated album, the seminal ‘Ivy and the Big Apples’, in its entirety.

20 years ago, ‘Ivy and the Big Apples’ earned its title after elderly Finley local Ivy Matheson won a local gardening competition with her lovely apples. When reported in the Southern Riverina News the headline read “Ivy and the Big Apples”. Just like Ivy’s orchard, this album is packed full of blue ribbon treats, with Spiderbait delivering the best of their infamous and irresistible brand of pop-rock.

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Cairns On A Fork - Fools Fork

Start Date: 1 Apr 2017
Cairns Showgrounds 

Join us for what will be a great night with plenty of food and entertainment by some of Cairns best local artists, a new and improved designated kids area and of course a much bigger location.

Situated at the Fred Moule Pavillion at the Cairns Showgrounds from 3pm till 9pm, plenty of parking, more toilets, and the best thing is more room to enjoy the night.

All of your favourite food vendors will be there as well as some new pop ups and vans that will knock your socks off.

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Palm Cove Markets

Start Date: 2 Apr 2017
​Williams Esplanade Palm Cove, Cairns 

First Sunday of the month April to December, 8am-2pm, Williams Esplanade. Browse the market stalls to discover fresh produce, food, local arts and crafts, and so much more! There's live entertainment and activities for the kids. A great outing for the whole family!

The Palm Cove markets showcase local, quality handmade products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes, skincare, plants and produce, wellness stalls and food.

The markets have great family including free crazy golf and a free jumping castle.

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International Comedy Festival Roadshow


Start Date: ​26th Apr 2017

​Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Buckle up Cairns, Australia’s biggest comedy festival is back! Featuring an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road – destination Cairns!

Every year a cast of intrepid entertainers board the bus and set their sights on over 80 destinations across this great Southern land. No road is left untraveled and no sides are left un-split, from Darwin to Devonport and everywhere in between!

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ANZAC Day - Cairns RSL

​Start Date: 25th April 5.30am ​

Cairns Esplanade ​

ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries.

ANZAC Day is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

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