Carnival On Collins 2017

Sun 03 Sep

A Cairns Father’s Day tradition! Come and celebrate on Collins Avenue with markets, music, food, kids’ entertainment and much, much more!

A great family fun day featuring free entertainment.  It’s a slice of life in the tropics, with 200+ market stalls offering local art and craft, produce, plants, food and refreshments.

This year local musicians Tahni Janes and Greta Stanley will take the Main Stage. Plus performances by local dance ensemble Tribal Pacific and the MelanFunk Collective will deliver their creative rhythms to the crowd.

Circa are back to execute a collaborative spectacular with local circus performers and for the very first time the Carnival will host an exhibition of classic cars from the Cairns and District Historical Vehicle Club.

A main feature on the Cairns Festival program, Carnival on Collins is a waste-wise event.

COST: Free  TIME: 9:00am - 3:00pm VENUE: Tanks Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens & Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

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FRIENDS OF THE BOTANIC GARDENS CONSERVATORY LAWN
9:00am - 3:00pm
The little ones can plant a seed or the whole family can check out what’s flowering in the gardens and the Friends will have their cloakroom open to store your plant purchases while you enjoy the event.


PERFORMANCES, MAIN STAGE, FLECKER GARDEN
10:30am Tribal Pacific
11:15am Circa
12:00pm Tahni James
12:45pm Greta Stanley
2:00pm Melanfunk Collective


CLASSIC CAR SHOW, GONDWANAN LAWN
9:00am - 3:00pm
The Gondwanan Lawn will host an exhibition of classic cars from the Cairns and District Historical Vehicle Club.


CRAZY GOLF, FITZALAN GARDENS
9:00am - 3:00pm


CIRCUS WORKSHOP, BOTANIC GARDENS VISITOR CENTRE
9:30am & 1:00pm
Toy Box Workshops with Dream State Circus


ENERGY EXHIBITION, TANK 4
9:00am - 3:00pm
An annual showcase of the work of Senior High School Visual Arts students from across the region. More  info...


WILD ZONE, TANK 3
9:00am - 3:00pm
Head to the Wild Zone for an educational experience featuring wildlife displays and, this year, Mini Beasts will have an interactive display of live invertebrates.

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