Cairns home to a month of national events

The arts and sport converge in Cairns this month with an exciting line-up of national events for locals and visitors to enjoy.  

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Director of Business and Tourism Events Rosie Douglas said the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, a National Rugby League game and an Australian Football League game were secured as part the region’s Event Prioritisation Strategy.

“This strategy continues to provide a solid foundation for the leisure tourism event portfolio with a growing calendar of national and international events throughout the year,” she said.

Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said Cairns continued to be a sought-after destination for major events.

“It’s impressive that so many high-profile sporting games come to Cairns each year, and with the improvements to our cultural centres, such as Munro Martin Parklands, we are seeing more and more high-calibre arts events visiting our city as well,” he said.

“While these events attract visitors and provide an economic boost for our region, our own community is the biggest beneficiary.”

July 12: The Royal Ballet will stage a very special Gala Performance in Cairns’ Munro Martin Parklands. It is the first time they have performed in Cairns and 15 years since they last performed in Australia.
www.cairns.qld.gov.au

July 13-16: The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will transform the city of Cairns with its celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture spanning visual art, dance, music, theatre, fashion, workshops and forums. Events include the CIAF Opening Night on Thursday, July 13 at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, the CIAF Fashion Performance 2017 – WANDAN on Friday, July 14 at the Tanks Arts Centre and the Art Fair and Art Market at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal is on July 14-16.
www.ciaf.com.au

July 16: The South Sydney Rabbitohs will return for their annual NRL Premiership home game at Barlow Park in Round 19 when they face the North Queensland Cowboys.
premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=EBRQ0000017BR

July 19-21: The Cairns Show is the largest community event in Cairns with almost 80,000 people attending across the three days. More than 400 local industries promoted their products and services, while the Show also attracted large international and national businesses and industrial organisations to Cairns.
cairnsshow.com.au

July 22: Cazalys Stadium Cairns hosts its seventh Toyota AFL Premiership match with the Western Bulldogs taking on the Gold Coast Suns.
www.afl.com.au/tickets/venues/cazalys-stadium

ENDS

For more information, contact:
Director of Business & Tourism Events, Rosie Douglas
Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef (BECGBR)
D: 07 4015 1221 | M: 0417 750 540
rosie.douglas@ttnq.org.au | www.businesseventscairns.org.au
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