Gay History Month at Cairns City Library with a Book Display devoted to Ian Byford's 2017 publication Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns. 

​Cairns City Library, 151 Abbott St. Open Daily.

Divine in Polyester, John Water's cinematic masterpiece in glorious ODORAMA.

Experience the movie as John Waters intended with the very last Polyester Scratch 'n Sniff cards in the world.

Event Cinemas, 108 Grafton St, $10.

Party on at inner city Divine Central with a veritable DragFest of Divine clones we are currently creating in a secret laboratory at Yorkey's Knob.

Slip 'n Slide Tropical Gaze Art Exhibition Launch Party.

Tanks Arts Centre, 46 Collins Avenue. 6pm. Free Entry.

An eclectic mix of high brow and low brow for the Exhibition Launch.


For the Blokes. Details To Be Announced

Women DJs, Women Entertainers. It's Women, Women and more Women.

Green Ant Cantina, 183 Bunda St. 9pm - 2am. $5 Admission

5.30pm, Edge Hill Bowls Club, 181 Woodward St, Edge Hill. $10 to play. Meals and Bar Available. 

Bookings Essential: BoyZout: Phone (07) 4059 0573 www.boyzout.net

Out! Cairns celebrate their 9th birthday with their biggest party ever, straight after the Elton John concert. Doors open 9pm.

Venue To Be Announced.

Trivia, but not as you know it! Play as a team on one phone, tablet or laptop.

Green Ant Cantina, 183 Bunda St

Open 6pm for first round 7pm. $5 Admission.

A day for every member of the Rainbow Family - families, couples, singles, allies. Bring the kids. Bring the Dog. Bring a Picnic or a BBQ.

Holloways Beach. 9am - 1pm

Join Ian Byford, author of Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns for a walk through inner city Cairns, taking in iconic local buildings.

Ian will relate anecdotes from the book at the locations where incidents occurred and share some stories that could not be included in the book.  

The walk starts from Paradiso Cafe, 96 Abbott St at 9am, though Ian will be there from 8 if you'd like to join him for breakfast.

The walk finishes at Barista Sister Coffee in Rusty's Markets at 10.30am. Free Event.

The Biggest EVER LGBT+ event in North Queensland.

The Tanks Arts Centre 10.30am - 5.15pm. $5 Admission.

The Dog Show. Equal Love Wedding Expo. Wild Barra Fashion Extravaganza. Drag Race. Fun Sports Carnivale.

Marriage Equality Community Forum. Community Stalls. Market Stalls. Food Stalls. Fierce MegaDrag, Queer Cinema. 

In 2016 Cairns Regional Council joined the celebration of Pride with a Rainbow Street Crossing. What will they do this year?

Whatever it is, we'll be there!

Let's Do Lunch overlooking Trinity Bay on the Cairns waterfront at Salthouse. $20 Lunch Menu.

Bookings: BoyZout. Phone (07) 4059  0573 www.boyzout.net

A VERY special Dinner Show. COCA and FNQ join forces to present a celebrated LGBT+ legend in a night of music and mirth.

The Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott St with the GIANT Jelly Babies out the front and Paradiso Cafe on the deck.


Cairns Tropical Pride

PO Box 6344

Cairns, Qld, 4870

email: cairnstropicalpride@gmail.com

Phone 0447 777 495 



A secluded tropical beach surrounded by world heritage rainforest comes alive with the party of the year.

And there's all the amenity of a world famous LGBT+ resort - the legendary Turtle Cove.

Dance by the pool, or escape to the beach. Don't miss the Ethel Merman Unsynchronised Swimmers.

Turtle Cove Beach resort. 2pm - 9pm (Bus Transport arranged)


festival programme