|The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair|
Tourism Tropical North Queensland Director of Business and Tourism Events Rosie Douglas said the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, a National Rugby League game and an Australian Football League game were secured as part the region’s Event Prioritisation Strategy.
“This strategy continues to provide a solid foundation for the leisure tourism event portfolio with a growing calendar of national and international events throughout the year,” she said.
Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said Cairns continued to be a sought-after destination for major events.
"It's impressive that so many high-profile sporting games come to Cairns each year, and with the improvements to our cultural centres, such as Munro Martin Parklands, we are seeing more and more high-calibre arts events visiting our city as well,” he said.
"While these events attract visitors and provide an economic boost for our region, our own community is the biggest beneficiary."
July 12: The Royal Ballet
July 13-16: The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF)
July 16: The South Sydney Rabbitohs
July 19-21: The Cairns Show
July 22: seventh Toyota AFL Premiership match