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
|10am||Drum Infinity Mugendai – Taiko Drumming|
|9:30am, 11:30am & 1:30pm||Mr. Uptown Brown|
|10am – 12pm||Jazz Troppo|
|10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm||Silent Disco Tours (Departing from Fitzalan Gardens)|
|10am & 2pm||The Magic Garden (Departing from The Deck)|
- 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