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Cape York Peninsula Holiday Events Qld

Barramundi Open Season(Gulf) February
One of Australia's most unique delicacies, and a prize catch if you can hook one of these tasty beauties. The season opens at noon with the Queensland Gulf country proving to be the perfect location for amateur and professional fisherman the world over.

World Barramundi Fishing Championship(Burketown) April
In its 22nd year of competition, the World Barramundi Championship continues to be a competition everyone can enjoy. Over 20 different categories to choose from, with great prizes, and entertainment during the weekend and has proved to be a highlight of Barramundi fishing season.

Anzac Day Races Diggers Cup (Mareeba) April
A great day for the whole family to come and enjoy a day at the races, whilst remembering the great spirit and courage our Anzacs showed in all the wars.

Fitzroy Classic Yacht Race (Cairns) May
An exciting yacht race run from Cairns to Fitzroy Island. This annual race attracts a large number of colourful crafts vying for cup honours.

Gregory River Race (Mareeba)May
The 43km canoe race down the Gregory River attracts hundreds of competitors and spectators.

Torres Strait Cultural Festival (Thursday Island) June
Join in a festival-style celebration with Torres Strait Islanders on magnificent Thursday Island. Handicrafts, indigenous music, and exhilarating dance are all part of this insight into a unique local culture.

Cooktown Discovery Festival (Cooktown) June
An historic, family oriented event featuring a re-enactment of Captain Cook's landing, complete with a 32 person cast decked out in authentic costumes. Participate in the soap box derby, raft races, and fishing competition, and view the fireworks and the grand parade.

Normanton Rodeo, Show &amp Gymkhana (Normanton) June
The biggest social event on the Normanton calendar. Children can particpate in gymkhana, adults can play in the show and the rodeo, and the lovely ladies in the Rodeo Queen competition.

Mareeba Cup (Mareeba) June
Racegoers travel miles for a punt on the Mareeba Cup. A great day for locals and visitors alike and you never know, your luck in a small friendly town.

Mareeba Rodeo (Mareeba) July
The Mareeba Rodeo is one of the biggest rodeo events in Queensland, and competitors will come from all around Australia to pit their skills against a variety of wild beasts. Thousands of spectators will gather to see the ensuing spectacle.

Atherton Tablelands Jazz Festival (Atherton) July
Jazz music aficianados and part time enthusiasts gather in the pituresque and peaceful surrounds of Atherton to enjoy a foot stomping jazz experience, from North Queensland's finest.

International Marbles Competition (Port Douglas) August
Got all your marbles?... Then pack up your bag and head for this unique World Championship and test your thumbing skills against the best.

Herberton Tin Festival (Herberton) September
This event has been held to raise money for northern communities since 1965. A great day for the wjhole family and features a street procession, sports day, dance and ball.

Cairns Amateur Turf Club Races (Cairns) September
The North's version of a Melbourne Cup. Gala Ball, a full racing program featuring top Australian horses, fasion parades with beautiful local and international ladies and the chance to win and grin all on the same day.

Clipper Cup Yacht Series (Cairns & Port Douglas) September
This annual international yachting series is held for a week and comprises around 60 yachts in match racing series off Port Douglas and Cairns. The races are held from a variety of yacht clubs in the region.

Great Barrier Reef Dive Festival (Cairns) October
This unique festival of the dive once again comes alive to show visitors around the world the beauty, magnificence and harmony that exists in this protected wonder of the world .

Atherton Tableland Folk Festival (Atherton) November
Folk music buffs will be in heaven in this two day music festival extravaganza. Come and soak in the tranquil surrounds of the Tablelands area while enjoying the delights of belly dancing, circus acts, Middle Eastern singing, blues, jazz and acapella.

Fisherman's Ball (Karumba) December 31
If your in the area, this is one ho down you won't want to miss. For one night, trade your rod for dancing shoes and get down with the locals. A fantastic way to end the old and bring in the new if your a long way from home.

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