What’s On in Palm Cove

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Australia Day 2018

26 Jan 18

This year Australia Day is being celebrated in Palm Cove as part of a number of celebrations being held through out the Cairns region.

Come along and enjoy the festivities from 8am – 11am, Jetty end of Williams Esplanade for a fabulous live music, entertainment, art & craft programme with local stalls, sausage sizzle, face painting, wildlife from Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Aussie games.

Live music and entertainment from The Geckos, Rachel Bradley, Robert CiniTjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park – Cairns Day & Night ToursAdrian Thomas Music and Cairns Voice Studio.

Palm Cove Markets

1st Sunday of the Month


The Palm Cove Markets is one of North Queensland’s premier community markets and is on the first Sunday of the month except in October when it coincides with the Reef Feast Event.

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Palm Cove Reef Feast 2018

12 Oct to 14 Oct

Reef Feast

Every year in October we especially celebrate our Cove with the world. We call it Palm Cove Reef Feast.

Scrumptious food tasting plates from our award winning restaurants, street entertainment, music and markets are just some of the reasons for you to join us this year at Palm Cove Reef Feast.

Palm Cove Reef Feast is a Tourism Palm Cove event.

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Live Music


Middle of Williams Esplanade

  • Wednesdays – Trivia Night  – 7pm
  • Fridays – Live music 6-9pm
  • Fridays – Latino night – Salsa Dance  – 9pm
  • Saturdays – Live Music 6 – 9pm
  • Saturdays – Karaoke – 9pm till late
  • Sundays – Live music 2-5pm

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Chill Cafe

Southern end of Williams Esplanade

  • Fridays from 3pm
  • Sunday from 3pm

Beach Almond

Northen end of Williams Esplanade

  • Sundays from 3pm

Palm Cove NYE Fireworks

31 December 2017

palm cove fireworks

The foreshore at Palm Cove comes alive with the annual fireworks display at 9:00pm on New Year’s Eve!

Grab a picnic, or book a table at a local restaurant and enjoy this family friendly event.

Fireworks start at 9:00pm sharp!

Proudly sponsored by Cairns Council and Tourism Palm Cove members.

Palm Cove Dog Show 2017

30 April 2017

Palm Cove Dog Show

A fun morning for those who love dogs and to have fun.  If your pooch is cute, unusual or looks like you, then come along.

Cairns Iron Man 2017

11 June 2017

Situated at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns is set in one of the world’s most iconic tropical locations and boasts a stunning backdrop that will take your breath away.  The swimming leg is held at beautiful Palm Cove

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