Carnival On Collins 2018

Sun 02 Sep

A Cairns Father’s Day tradition! Join in this annual street party celebrated in the Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens Precinct.

This year’s event will feature, site specific theatre performance The Magic Garden, roving acts including carnival favourite Uptown Brown and silent disco tours with T-Mar Superstar. The mainstage will host Maggie Helena, Los Caracoles and The Taste and families can head to Tank 3 to visit the Wild Zone to see venomous creatures up close.

There will also be free art and craft workshops and over 200 markets stalls featuring plants, arts, crafts and more.

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

TIME: 9:00am - 3:00pm

This event is always popular. If you can’t find a park, try Greenslopes Street and enjoy a stress-free walk through Centenary Lakes.


FRIENDS OF THE BOTANIC GARDENS | CONSERVATORY LAWN | 9am – 3pm

'Gardeneer's plant sale, cakes, gifts, plant cloakroom and the ever popular Insect Tent with a diverse collection of insects from Papua New Guinea and Australia.


ENERGY EXHIBITION | TANK 4 | 9am – 3pm

Young artists share their creative energy and insights in this annual student exhibition, bursting with Innovative, high-quality works that will engage and inspire. More info..


PERFORMANCES | MAIN STAGE, FLECKER GARDEN

TimePerformer/s
10amDrum Infinity Mugendai – Taiko Drumming
10:45amCirca
11:30amMaggie Helena
12:45pmLos Caracoles
2pmThe Taste

ROVING PERFORMERS

TimesPerformer/s
9:30am, 11:30am & 1:30pmMr. Uptown Brown
10am – 12pmJazz Troppo
10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pmSilent Disco Tours (Departing from Fitzalan Gardens)
10am & 2pmThe Magic Garden (Departing from The Deck)

WORKSHOPS | GONDWANAN LAWN | 9am – 3pm
  • Woodworking with the Cairns Men’s Shed
  • Weave N Art with Rosie Omundsen

CIRCUS WORKSHOPS | FITZALAN GARDENS | 9am – 3pm

Toy Box Workshops with Dream State Entertainment.


WOVEN FISH PROJECT | BOTANIC GARDENS VISITOR CENTRE | 10am – 12pm & 1pm-3pm

Create a woven fish and learn more about our reef habitats at the same time.


WILD ZONE | TANK 3 | 9am – 3pm

Featuring educational displays with a focus on teaching the community about all things venomous.


  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Tanks Arts Centre, Botanic Gardens & Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

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