Tropical Mardi Gras, Cairns, invites you to come and show your love in paradise! Every October, Cairns Tropical Pride welcomes visitors from around the world to join us for ten days of play in the gorgeous environment that is Tropical North Queensland. From dance parties to dive trips, from fine dining and fashion shows to beaches and rainforests, culminating in our Fair Day at the superb Tanks Arts Centre, Tropical Mardi Gras has something for everyone in our rainbow family.Nestled between the majestic world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is rich in natural wonders. Cairns also has a large, active and creative LGBT community, a thriving international travellers’ scene, and five star services. Come for entertainment, adventure, connection and relaxation, all in an idyllic festive environment. Dance, meet, mingle, dine, explore, swim, snorkel, dive, discover, create, enjoy, chill, cuddle, dance some more and show your love in paradise!

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PARTY WEEKEND

October 1-5

Join us for our massive party weekend, with the Love Boat Launch, Rainbow Rave, Glitta Supernova Cabaret Show, Island Idyll, Splash! Pool Party and Beached As Recovery Party

TOO MUCH FUN!

EXPLORE FNQ

October 6-10

Starry Gaze Cinema in the Botanic Gardens, Love Makes A Family Picnic on the ‘nade, Beach and Rainforest Retreats, Sailing Trips, Passion for Fashion Parade, Proud Women’s Dance, Luxe Drag Show and the launch party for GAZE, Tropical Mardi Gras’ visual arts exhibition

EVEN MORE FUN!

FAIR DAY

October 11

Our signature event, featuring market stalls, fabulous entertainment and music for all ages, and the popular highlight, the Bitch n Butch Dog Show

MAXIMUM FUN!

2015 Events

Love Boat Launch Party, Rainbow Rave, Let’s Get Metaphysical with Glitta Supernova at COCA, Island Idyll Party, Splash! Pool Party, OUT! After Party, Beached As Recovery Party, PRIDE at Starry Gaze Cinema, Cairns Botanic Gardens, Sailing trips, Love Makes a Family Picnic and Pride Ride, Rainforest and Beach Retreats, Sistagals Party, Proud Women’s Dance, Passion IV Fashion at Salt House, GAZE Art Show at Tanks, Luxe Drag Show at 12 Bar Blue, and Fair Day at Tanks Arts Centre

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August 30, 2015 at 9:13pm
Do you have photos of our float in the Cairns Festival Parade? We want to see them! Post them here in the... http://t.co/6R8kH5FUOf
August 30, 2015 at 1:41pm
I discovered a hidden pocket of the beach today - you can only get to it at low tide, but once you're there, it's... http://t.co/08BMwmqCUL
August 29, 2015 at 3:44pm
Vote float 60 for beat float in the cairns festival parade and let equality win!!! Largest pride flag in Australia!! http://t.co/9UnMj3Ociv
August 29, 2015 at 3:26pm
It's all about getting out there and being part of the community! Joan has the right idea!! http://t.co/EcfQQQo8Ax
August 29, 2015 at 3:19pm
We're about to head off in the cairns festival parade!!! Cheer loudly for us!!! http://t.co/AsJcU8d9lJ

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Tropical Mardi Gras

Tropical Mardi Gras is a festival of events for LGBT folk in the north and our guests from around the globe. Each October, Cairns Tropical Pride invites fabulous people from around Australia and the world to join us for ten days of play in the gorgeous environment that is Tropical North Queensland.
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Tropical Mardi GrasAugust 31, 2015 at 12:13am
Do you have photos of our float in the Cairns Festival Parade? We want to see them! Post them here in the comments!! Remember to vote for float 60 in the best float competition!
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Tropical Mardi GrasAugust 30, 2015 at 4:41pm
I discovered a hidden pocket of the beach today - you can only get to it at low tide, but once you're there, it's amazing! #Cairns #tropicalmardigras #lgbtparadise #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland
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Tropical Mardi GrasAugust 29, 2015 at 6:44pm
Vote float 60 for best float with the best beats in the cairns festival parade and let equality win!!! Largest pride flag in Australia!! Vote here:http://www.cairnspost.com.au/entertainment/competitions/the-cairns-post-give-you-the-chance-to-vote-for-your-favourite-float-in-the-cairns-festivals-grand-parade/story-fnpiez9y-1227502555998
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Tropical Mardi GrasAugust 29, 2015 at 6:26pm
It's all about getting out there and being part of the community! Joan has the right idea!!
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Tropical Mardi GrasAugust 29, 2015 at 6:19pm
We're about to head off in the cairns festival parade!!! Cheer loudly for us!!!
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