Cairns Children's Festival

SUNDAY 21 MAY

The Cairns Children’s Festival is back with another action packed day of creativity, adventure and innovation plus this year you'll notice some fresh new faces; Penda the Rainforest Giant, Diamond the Crafty Python, Zippy the Robot and Scratch the Bush Turkey will be around to help you enjoy the festival.

This annual event for children aged 12 years and under will be celebrated at the beautiful Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre with a huge range of FREE and ticketed events.

The 2017 Cairns Children’s Festival will put a spotlight on KIDS through visual arts, music, performing arts, film and technology, where children not only have the chance to watch the shows but they can be the STAR of the show too.

TIME: 9.00am – 3.00pm
COST: Free & ticketed events
AGES: Up to 12 years
VENUE: Tanks Arts Centre
NOTE: Parents / guardians must accompany children at all times.

Cairns Children's Festival

If you would like any more information about the Cairns Children's Festival please contact us at cairnschildrensfestival@cairns.qld.gov.au.

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Green Zone – Art Play and Nature Experiences with Family Day Care

Sun 21 May

From nature brushes, charcoal drawing, to weaving and building there will be something for every little creative
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Story Tree

Sun 21 May

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5 Minutes of Fame Stage

Sun 21 May
Free

Children from around the region have an awesome opportunity to perform live
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Tanks Arts Centre presents Frank Woodley, Noodlenut - A show for kids

Sun 21 May
One price $15.75 inc b/fee

Cairns Children's Festival 2017
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screenPLAY Zone

Sun 21 May
Free

Children who love filmmaking can enter their films into screenPLAY
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Tinkering Tank

Sun 21 May
Free

Tinker away with creative play activities
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Moving and Grooving Dance and Drum Workshops

Sun 21 May

This will transform the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre into a hub of beats and free movements expression!
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Diamonds Found in Dreams

Sun 21 May
$15.75 (one price) $47 Family ticket inc b/fee

Unbelievable stunts, hilarious slapstick comedy and a giant unicycle!
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Wild Lands

Sun 21 May
Free

The Botanic Gardens will come alive with a range of free activities
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