This sleepy settlement comes alive in June of odd-numbered years (next in 2017) with the three-day Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival, the largest traditional Indigenous gathering in Australia.
This annual race pays tribute to the miners of the 1880s who pushed their belongings in wheelbarrows along the gruelling 140km track from Mareeba to Chillagoe. While today's race reverses their route (runners start …
Three days of carnival rides, agricultural exhibits, enthralling events (think dancing diggers and wood-chopping competitions) and all the deep-fried delights you can stomach. The last day of the Show is a public ho…
Mareeba's annual rodeo is one of Australia's biggest and best, with two days of all the buckin' broncos, bull riding and crazy clowns you can handle. Camp overnight (free!) and boot-scoot along with live country ban…
Day-long celebration of the diverse, creative community that makes Kuranda Kuranda. Expect art, acrobatics, fire-twirling and lashings of local treats.
Two days of eclectic live music, dancing in the rainforest and creative workshops. The festival is held every two years; the next will be in 2017.
One-day festival showcasing the produce of the Tablelands with paddock-to-plate exhibitions, demonstrations and, of course, feasts a'plenty.
Port is packed for this 10-day festival, which includes a colourful street parade featuring live music, and lashings of good food and wine.
Uke players from around the world descend on Cairns every August to plinka-plinka in paradise. Events include workshops, jams and parties.
This fabulous community event held in Yungaburra and neighbouring Herberton features music, workshops, performances and a market.