Upcoming Events


Cairns Festival Parade Planning Group

02nd July 2019 - - 03.30 PM - 05.00 PM

Cairns Student Hub

The Grand Parade is one of Cairns’ most loved community events and a highlight of the annual Cairns Festival. Approximately 20,000 people each year watch the Parade!

The Parade takes place during the opening weekend of the Festival on Saturday 24 August from 5pm, incorporating a day of free family entertainment along the Esplanade, leading in to the Grand Parade and culminating in a spectacular fireworks display. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the opening weekend of the festival. And it’s a wonderful way to celebrate being an international student in Cairns.

The Cairns Student Hub would like to bring as many international students together and put together a float entry for the Parade. Being in the Parade is so much fun and is very exciting!

Schools, Accommodation Providers, Student Service Providers, we’d love to get everyone involved in this and work together to show that international students are an important part of life in Cairns.

For this we need a bunch of creative people involved from now until the end of August.

Would you like to be involved in the group that helps put together our entry and work on this on a weekly basis? Book below and select “Parade Creative Team”. We will try to meet for the first time Tuesday 18/6/19 at 3.30pm to start thinking about ideas for our entry, but if you can’t make it then, just put a comment below and let us know when is a better time to have meetings. Most likely, we’ll be meeting on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, so let us know if that works for you.

Would you like to be involved on the Parade day and just attend a few rehearsals only? Book below and select “Parade Participant” and we’ll get in touch with you next month.


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