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Cairns Festival


2020 Cairns Festival has been cancelled.

In 1963 the festival was named 'Fun in the Sun'. The Fun in the Sun name and branding remained in place until the early nineties when it was re-launched as 'Reef Festival' to celebrate the city's gateway access to the Great Barrier Reef and diving industry.   A new chapter began in 2010 when the management and direction of the festival returned in-house to its founding organisation, the Cairns Regional Council. It was at this time the festival was re-branded once more and given its current title – Cairns Festival.    Events include Grand Parade, Free concerts, Carnival on Collins, fireworks etc. 


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Note: Due to COVID the capacity on all tours and experiences is greatly reduced, it is essential you book well in advance as activities can be booked out, our concierge staff are available by phone to make recommendations and book your tours. Prices are set by the individual operators and are subject to change.