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31 August, 2022

Carnival fun at Edge Hill

WITH more than 250 stalls, roving performers and fun activities for the whole family, the ever-popular Carnival on Collins will no doubt be a hit again this year.

Carnival fun at Edge Hill - feature photo

The annual street party is all about celebrating our exceptional part of the world and our sublime tropical lifestyle. 

Held this Sunday to coincide with Father’s Day, the event has become one of those annual events you can’t miss. 

Hosted at the Cairns Botanic Gardens / Tanks Arts Centre precinct on Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, the carnival is a favourite with locals and visitors alike and rounds out the annual 10-day Cairns Festival.

With over 250 market stalls offering art and craft, produce, plants, food and refreshments, this is the biggest and best market day on the Cairns calendar and attracts between 25,000-30,000 patrons. 

Specialty stalls including interactive displays, multicultural and sustainable living stalls, plus an ever-evolving array of new, permanent and one-off events, are all available from 9am-3pm, for one day only.

On top of the extensive range of market stalls, Carnival on Collins presents an inspiring line up of live musicians and dancers, fun and fruity roving performers and busking artists, plus art exhibitions, activities for kids and their adults, free workshops and displays. The event is free to enter and starts at 9am on Sunday.


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