Out! Cairns, a local events group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, has a party on the 1st Saturday of most months for only $5 entry. Usual venue: Casbah Lounge, 29 Spence Street.
August 25 - September 3, 2017. Opening weekend SAT Grand Parade floats and fireworks on Cairns Esplanade, Carnival on Collins and Sunday on the Nard. Also: The Making Place, dedicated free performance and workshop space; City Lights arge scale projection artwork on Cairns City Library; Circa show in Munro Martin Parklands; concerts, performances, the Panz Panorama Championships, + more:
August 26, 2017, 8pm, Green Ant Cantina, 183 Bunda St. Annual Saturday tradition, after the Cairns Tropical Pride float/ Cairns Festival Parade. Celebrating 2 fabulous things: wigs - get one on, no matter how big or small; and divas - female version of a hustler. DJ Ess will play your favourites all night. Party each 1st SAT most months, $5 entry. Next: Oct 28; Dec 2 - Glitterball Xmas.
September 18 - October 8, 2017. Cairns Library Book Display, Out! After Elton, A Very Flash Mob, Survival, COCA Dinner Show/ Matthew Mitcham, Pride Picnic, Paddle + Pooches, How Divine Movie + DragFest, Let's Do Lunch, Pride Kahoot's Trivia, Barefoot Bowls, Gaze Art Exhibition, Proud Women's Dance, Gay History Walk, Queer Spring Break, Pride Fair Day, Trans/Sister Girl.
September 30, 2017, at Cairns Hilton, meeting room 6 - the former Ribbons Niteclub, a 1990s LGBT+ club space now freshly renovated and ready to relive those glory days. Party on with music from top local DJs + entertainment by top local drag queens. Wear your sunglasses at night, your best Elton John glasses, to WIN.
October 1, 2017, 8pm. Coming from behind on his final dive, he shocked himself and the world winning the 10m platform title with a perfect 10 point score from all judges. Out and proud as gay, Matthew was a role model in and out of the pool, but crippling self-doubt and depression forced him into premature retirement. Share the highs and lows of an incredible life through theatre + song.
October 7, 2017, 2-9pm at Turtle Cove Beach Resort. 7-hour dance w/ top local DJs, free form pool, bar/restaurant, private/secluded, clothing-optional beach. 5pm Sausage Sizzle; 7pm The Merqueens in Sync or Swim (unSynchronised Swimming); 8pm Beach Bonfire. A 44 minutes drive from Cairns. Coach transfers for $20pp return: depart from the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino at 1:30pm.
October 8, 2017, 10:30am-5:15pm on the Promenade: Food Court, Wedding Expo, WAD Sausage Sizzle, YETI LOVE Cafe, Fair Day Stalls, Tropical Gaze Art Exhibition, forums, awards; 11:30am Cairns Queer Film Festival - Jenny's Wedding; 1pm Karaoke; 2:30pm Drag Race w/ Claudia + Delvene; 4pm Wild Barra; 4:40pm Fierce MegaDrag; 5pm Pop-Up Dance Party.
October 28, 2017 at Green Ant Cantina! 183 Bunda St. Hallo-Queen – Nine Lives Out’s 9th Bday - Out! Cairns, a local events group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, has a party on the 1st Saturday of most months for only $5 entry. Check out upcoming party dates:
November 10-14, 2017. TFF, Australia's longest running travelling film festival, showcases Australian + international features, documentaries and short films in regional Australia; 19 locations annually, screening in the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. See October 4th Cairns venue announcement and screenings tickets sales - in association with Screen Queensland.