What Can We Expect from September in Cairns?
Are you planning a trip to Cairns soon? Cairns serves as the gateway to two pristine World Heritage-listed natural treasures. The Great Barrier Reef is the earth's most extensive marine park, with over 9000 coral, bird, fish, and marine life species. On the other hand, the Wet Tropics rainforest is a living, breathing ark home to numerous flora and creatures found nowhere else on the planet.
Cairns is one of Australia's most popular international tourist attractions. Apart from these natural attractions, Cairns also hosts a variety of events. If you plan a breather this September, you can see these natural treasures and attend some Cairns festivities.
Here's what you can expect in Cairns this September.
September 7 to 9
The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is a three-day celebration of fun, fashion, glamour, food, and entertainment centred on two days of horse racing in Cairns each year in early September. What began in 1959 as a little amateur meeting to unite city and country has grown to become one of Australia's premier spring horse racing carnivals. The Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club is colloquially known as "The Cairns Amateurs."
On the first day of the race, scheduled for September 8, you won't want to miss a second of these outstanding racehorses showcasing all of the season's training. With unsurpassed records for trainer Stephen Massingham in 2022, punters will eagerly await performance and growth from those stables in the 2023 spring carnival. The next day, the Cairns racetrack comes alive for the grand finale! A day of exquisite dining, spring race-wear fashion, and horse racing in an atmosphere of unique race day charm.
You can also attend various events, such as the Jubilee Fashion High Tea and the Sapphire Ball, relax with friends in the Corporate Aviary, or join the activity on the grass at the Vodka Cruiser Festival or the Star 102.7 picnic.
Arts & Culture
Big Talk One Fire Indigenous Cultural Festival
In 2023, the 10th annual BTOF Cultural Festival will be bigger and better than before. UMI Arts will host a FREE, family-friendly, inclusive festival honouring Far North Queensland's First Nations culture, storytelling, music, and art at our new home in Munro Martin Park.
The event will feature Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander musicians and dancers, an arts and crafts market with unique products created by local First Nations artisans, food vans, a Craft Corner for youngsters and big kids, artist talks and panel discussions, seminars and demos.
The Tanks Markets
The Tanks Markets are on the last Sunday of each month from April through November. It's a great way to spend your Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it's known as a "unique slice of cultural life in the tropics." The Tanks Art Centre, located in the Cairns Botanical Gardens, has stallholders selling various excellent local art, craft, vegetables, vintage apparel, collectibles, and local natural health items.
In addition, you can enjoy live music, food, and refreshments. Please keep in mind that this event is always well-attended. If you can't find a park, head to Greenslopes Street and have a relaxing stroll through Centenary Lakes.
Experience the beauty and festivities of Cairns. Book a Cairns accommodation to ensure easy access and rest throughout your time here.
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