Get Out and About Cairns – January 2021

two children get out and about and run along sand with beach ball

Many of us are still on a Christmas break and looking for entertainment, particularly the kids. Fortunately, you can get out and about in Cairns these holidays with a huge variety of events, activities and more, for all ages. Here is our list of what’s on this January:  

FRIDAY 1 JANUARY

Summer Reading Club Activities

Runs until 31 January

At Cairns Libraries

FREE / Kids

MONDAY 4 JANUARY

Tinkering with Transportation

Runs until 9 January

At Cairns Museum

10.00am and 12.00pm / FREE with entry* / Kids 5 – 12 years

FRIDAY 8 JANUARY

DFO Facepainting

Runs until 9 January, also runs from 16 – 17 and 18 – 22 January

At DFO Cairns

10.00am / TBA / Kids – Family

SATURDAY 9 JANUARY

Summer Fun Race Day

At Cairns Jockey Club

12.00pm / Entry $10.00, Children U15 FREE / Family

Pro Wrestling Power (PWP) New Years Knockout

At PCYC Edmonton

5.30pm / Tickets available from ASN Cairns and Jackley’s Bakehouse / PG

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans V Adelaide (Pre-Season)

At Cairns Pop-Up Arena

SUNDAY 10 JANUARY

Class: Paper Jewellery with Hayley Gillespie

At Cairns Art Gallery

10.00am / $18.00 – $21.00 / Kids 5 – 7 years

MONDAY 11 JANUARY

Slime of Your Life

Runs until 15 January

At Mount Sheridan Plaza

10.00am / 12.00pm / FREE / Kids

Art Class: Paper Jewellery with Hayley Gillespie

At Cairns Art Gallery

10.00am / $18.00 / $21.00 / Kids 5 – 7 years

Tropical Mosaics

Runs until 16 January

At Cairns Museum

10.00am and 12.00pm / FREE with entry* / Kids 5 – 12 years

Take 2 Music Program

11 – 13, 18 – 20 and 25 – 27 Jan

At 208 McLeod Street

Contact: Kia on 0409 207 198 / 11.00am – 1.00pm

TUESDAY 12 JANUARY

Drama Camp: League of Champions – Pikachu to the Rescue

Runs until 15 January

At The Young Company Theatre

9.00am / TBA / Kids 5 – 12 years

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Runs for two weeks

TBA / Family

Wednesday 13 JANUARY

Kids Fresh Food Workshops 

Runs until 16 Jan

At Cairns Central 

10.00am, workshops running 20 – 30 mins each until 1.00pm / FREE / Kids 

THURSDAY 14 JANUARY

Mel Buttle and Friends – Good Chat Comedy Club

At Paramour Cabaret Theatre

7.30pm / $35.00 – $180.00 / 18 +

FRIDAY 15 JANUARY

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown

Runs until 24 January

At Tanks Art Centre – Tank 5

6.00pm / $30.00 – $40.00 / 12 +

Online Cartooning Workshop

At Cairns Libraries

10.00am / FREE / Kids 5 – 12 years

SATURDAY 16 JANUARY

Rainbow Kids Yoga Cairns

At Dragonfly Zen, 142 Grafton St

Bookings Essential – 0497 419 677 or email linda.ryan2@hotmail.com

1.00pm – 2.00pm / $10.00 / Kids 7 – 11 years

SUNDAY 17 JANUARY

Art Class: Finger Puppets with Hayley Gillespie

Runs until 31 January

At Cairns Art Gallery

9.00am / FREE / Mature

MONDAY 18 JANUARY

Lasertag Tournament

Runs until 22 January

At Laserfun at DFO Cairns

4.00pm / $25.00 / Kids – Family

Creative Art Activities

Runs until 22 January

At Mount Sheridan Plaza

10.00am -12.00 pm/ FREE / Kids

Art Class: Finger Puppets with Hayley Gillespie

At Cairns Art Gallery

10.00am / $18.00 – $21.00 / Kids 5 – 7 years

Morse Code Madness

Runs until 23 January

At Cairns Museum

10.00am and 12.00pm / FREE with entry* / Kids 5 – 12 years

TUESDAY 19 JANUARY

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans V Illawarra

At Cairns Pop-Up Arena

Art Class: Jewellery – Wire, Beads and Buttons with Adrienne Shaw

At Cairns Art Gallery

10.00am / $18.00 – $21.00 / Kids 5 – 7 years

Drama Camp: Wizarding Academy – Wands at the Ready

Runs until 22 January

At The Young Company Theatre

9.00am / TBA / Kids 5 – 12 years

WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY

Sean Murphy: Commonwealth of Games (online)

At Cairns Libraries

1.00pm / FREE / Kids 5 – 12 years

THURSDAY 21 JANUARY

Art Class: Annotated Sketching with Yixy Ruan

At Cairns Art Gallery

11.00pm / $27.00 – $32.00 / Kids 10 – 14 years

SATURDAY 23 JANUARY

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans V Perth

At Cairns Pop-Up Arena

MONDAY 25 JANUARY

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans V Melbourne

At Cairns Pop-Up Arena

TUESDAY 26 JANUARY

Holloways Beach Party

At Holloways Beach, Casuarina Street

8.00am – 11.00am / FREE / Family

Tobruk Pool Party

At Tobruk Memorial Pool, 370 Sheridan Street

9.00am – 12.00pm / FREE entry / Family

Gordonvale Party in the Park

At Norman Park, Norman Street, Gordonvale

11.00am -2.00pm/ FREE / Family

THURSDAY 28 JANUARY

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans V Melbourne

At Cairns Pop-Up Arena

SATURDAY 30 JANUARY

Summer Series Race Day

At Cairns Jockey Club

12.00pm / $10.00 – $65.00 / Family

Art Class: Portraiture Short Course

Runs until 20 Feb

At Cairns Art Gallery

10.30pm / $105.00 – $125.00 / Kids 9 – 14 years

FRIDAY 31 JANUARY

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans V SE Melbourne

At Cairns Pop-Up Arena

Save The Date

4 – 5 FEBRUARY

Cairns Summer Sounds – John Butler

At CPAC Theatre

7:30pm / $115.50 / PG

THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY

On The Road Again with Ash Grunwald

At Tanks Arts Centre, Tank 5

9.00pm / $50.00 / PG

FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY

ARJ Baker – Comes Clean

At CPAC Theatre

8.00pm / $49.90 / MA 15+

Regular Markets

Rusty’s Markets

Date: Every Friday and Saturday

Time: 5.00am – 6.00pm

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 5.00am – 3.00pm

Location: 57 – 89 Grafton St, City

Palm Cove Markets

Date: 1st Sunday of the month April to December

Time: 8.00am – 2.00pm

Location: Williams Esplanade

Malanda Marketst

Date: 3rd Saturday of the month

Time: From 7.00am – 12.30pm

Location: Malanda Showgrounds

Mossman Community Markets

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 7.00am – 1.00pm

Location: 3 – 5 Foxton Ave, Mossman

Holloways Beach Markets

Date: 2nd Sunday of the month

Time: From 8.00am – 1.00pm

Location: Holloways Beachfront

Mount Sheridan Plaza Markets

Date: 2nd Sunday of the month

Time: From 9.00am – 3.00pm

Location: Mount Sheridan Plaza

The Ravenshoe Lions Archer Creek Markets

Date: 2nd Sunday of the month

Time: 7.00am – 12 noon

Location: Archers Creek Rest Area, Kennedy Highway

Atherton Lions Club Indoor Markets

Date: 2nd Sunday of the Month

Time: From 7.00am – 12 noon

Location: Merriland Hall (Robert St)

Yungaburra Markets

Date: 4th Saturday of the month (3rd Sunday in Dec)

Time: From 7.30am – 12.30pm

Location: Bruce Jones Park

Gordonvale Cottage Markets

Date: 1st Saturday of the month

Time: 7.00am – 12 noon

Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale

Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets

Date: Open every day excluding Tuesday and Wednesday

Time: 9.30am – 3.00pm

Location: 13 Therwine St

Kuranda Heritage Markets

Date: Open Thursday to Sunday

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Location: 2 Rob Veivers Dr

Tolga Markets

Date: 1st Sunday of the month

Time: 7.30am – 12 noon

Location: Morrow Park Racecourse

Herberton Markets

Date: 3rd Sunday of the month

Time: From 7.30am – 12 noon

Location: Wondecla Showgrounds

Night Markets

Date: Open every day

Time: 4.30pm – 10.30pm

Location: 71 – 75 The Esplanade

Port Douglas Markets

Date: Every Sunday

Time: From 7.30am – 1.30pm

Location: Market Park

Woree Markets

Date: 20 December

Time: From 8.00am – 1.30pm

Location: Cannon Park Racecourse Car Park

Koah Monthly Markets

Date: First Saturday of the Month

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Location: Koah Hall, Koah Road

Mareeba Markets

Date: Every 2nd and 5th Saturday of the month

Time: From 7.00am – 12.30pm

Location: Mareeba Centenary Park, Byrnes St

Tumoulin Count

Date: 4th Sunday of the month

Time: 8.00am – 12.00pm

Location: Tumoulin Railway Station, Tumoulin Rd