For the full calendar of events in Cairns, collect your Pakmag July Edition from McDonald’s, IGA Australia, Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy, Major Shopping Centres, Child Care Centres and you local Library before they disappear.


  • When: Sunday, 8 July to Sunday, 15 July
  • Where: Various locations, Cairns
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NAIDOC week is celebrated nationally from 8 to 15 July and across Cairns there are a number of celebrations which highlight the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians. Don’t miss the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair from 13 to 15 July, the Wucchoppern Community NAIDOC event on 11 July and the Cairns NAIDOC week Trivia Night at Novotel Oasis Resort on Monday 9 June from 6.30pm.

The Cairns Show

  • When: Wednesday, 18 to Friday, 20 July
  • Where: The Cairns Showgrounds
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North Queensland’s largest show with three days of non-stop entertainment, showcasing historical displays alongside an animal nursery, Noah’s pig racing, and heaps of entertainment on the Cairns Regional Council Community Stage! Plus don’t forget the Cairns Show has the best sideshow alley in the region!

PakMag Parenting HUB at The Cairns Show

  • When: Wednesday, 18 to Friday, 20 July
  • Where: The Cairns Showgrounds
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Join PakMag at the Cairns Show in our Parenting Hub with displays from our Cairns Show Partners, Catholic Education, Frankland Islands, Ramsay Health and Goodstart. Our Hub’s Parenting Room provides a comfortable place for you to feed or change your baby and is equipped with a microwave and wipes. A little sanctuary where you and the kids can take five to recharge.
Plus, visit us at the Show and you’ll have the chance to go in the draw to WIN a family holiday to King Reef Resort.

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week is an opportunity for all Catholic schools to celebrate and promote their distinctive mission and ethos. With events taking place at all schools in the diocese, there is a real sense of community in the air during this amazing week. Check with your local school for details of events.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family. Keep an eye on the PakMag Cairns Facebook page for your chance to WIN a family Pass! Tickets $17.85


Bringing Up Great Kids

  • When: Tuesday, 7, 14, 21, and 28 August, 5.30pm to 8.00pm
  • Where: Hambledon House, 177 Bruce Highway, Edmonton
  • More Info: 0414 480 934

A reflective parenting program developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation that aims to promote positive, respectful parent-child relationships. This is for parents only (no children to attend).
Free Program – All material, tea/coffee and a light supper provided.
Bookings are essential

Cairns Festival

  • When: Friday, 24 August to Sunday, 2 September
  • Where: Various Locations
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The Cairns Festival celebrates our creative community and unique sense of place. The festival aims to engage with the community and to seek greater regional and national recognition of our cultural identity in the Far North.
The theme for the 2018 Grand Parade is Kaleidoscope. The Grand Parade is one of Cairns’ most loved community events, a full day of free entertainment for the entire family.
Visit website for full program