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May is a great time to visit Cairns in Far North Queensland, as there’ll be a whole host of exciting family-friendly events taking place just minutes away from our Cairns family accommodation.

Situated in the Cairns CBD, Koala Court Holiday Apartments is your ticket to enjoying everything wonderful about Cairns, also known as the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Our choice of studio and apartment accommodation gives you a location in the vibrant Cairns CBD, where bustling shopping centres, world-class entertainment, and unmissable monthly events offer a superb getaway to look back on for years to come.

Cairns Children’s Festival and Cairns Expo 2019 are just two of the unmissable events coming to Cairns this May, and by choosing our Cairns resort accommodation, you’re guaranteed a prime location to take it all in.

Book now to be ready for these upcoming events near our Cairns holiday apartments at Koala Court.

Cairns Children’s Festival

Cairns Children’s Festival is a fantastic opportunity for kids aged twelve and under to take part in a variety of activities that will encourage their imagination, test their creativity, and see them engage with other young individuals from all parts of Australia.

The festival takes place annually in May, and invites whole families to enjoy a two-day program of events along with a fun and safe atmosphere with plenty to see, do and take part in.

This year’s Cairns Children’s Festival will once again put kids in the spotlight with a number of creative workshops and hands-on activities, in which they’ll be collectively contributing to a mixture of art-based installations and projects. There will also be fun family-friendly entertainment and delicious food for all to enjoy as the program unfolds.

Attendees can expect Cairns Children’s Festival to return bigger and better than ever before for its sixth year, which will see a brand new and exciting program stretch across three fantastic locations in Cairns: Tank Arts Centre, Cairns Performing Arts Centre and the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

With both free and ticketed events on the program, there’s guaranteed to be something for the whole family to enjoy.

Cairns Children’s Festival arrives for one whole weekend on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

Cairns Expo 2019

Cairns Expo is back for 2019 to showcase the latest industry products and services catering to home renovation, gardening, lifestyle hobbies, and outdoor adventure. The expo is the largest of its kind in Far North Queensland, and invites visitors of all ages for a huge program spread over three days in Cairns.

Each year, Cairns Expo attracts thousands of visitors from all over Far North Queensland with its fantastic list of exhibitors selling a variety of products such as caravans and camper trailers, boats and vehicles, fishing and camping gear and more. There are also exclusive services to avail, which include home renovation and decoration, gardening and financing.

Visitors can take the opportunity to talk one-on-one with industry experts, as well as get their hands on brand new and discounted products direct from exhibitors. Just a selection of this year’s confirmed list of exhibitors include Tullmack Caravans, Air Sound & Vision, Latitude 25, Aussie Escape Caravans, Bamboozled Bamboo Clothing, Cairns to Cape 4×4, Paradise Luxury Motor Homes, Stoney Creek Campers, Boscon Constructions, Better Living Australia, Long Point RV, Edge Marine and more.

As with each expo, there’ll be plenty of onsite family-friendly entertainment taking place daily. Kids can enjoy free rides and amusements, as well as the chance to see some of Australia’s deadliest snakes in Hands on Wildlife. There will be a talk from Fruit Forest Farm owners Peter and Alison Salleras in Backyard Living Presentations, and an unmissable live demonstration from experienced camp oven cook Ron Wilson, aka “Kingbrown”.

Cairns Expo 2019 returns to the Cairns Showgrounds near Koala Court on Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19.

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

This May at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre – just moments away from our Cairns accommodation – enjoy Mozart’s compositions with a fun twist that promises to have the whole family enthralled from start to finish.

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus takes Mozart’s celebrated works to the stage with a colourful ensemble of circus performers and musicians. Experience something truly unique in this brand new stage production, which fuses classical music with comedy and circus in a 50-minute performance that guarantees to leave you wanting more.

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus comes to the Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

Singin’ in the Rain

See the Cairns State High School shine in their lively rendition of Singin’ in the Rain, the famous Broadway and West End musical.

This brand new production recreates the unforgettable musical scene-for-scene and song-for-song, and is not to be missed for anyone with a love for the iconic 1952 movie starring Gene Kelly and the highly successful stage adaptation that has been performed worldwide since 1983.

Catch this new rendition of Singin’ in the Rain at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25.

Seussical Jr: The Musical

Presented by The Young Company Theatre, Seussical Jr: The Musical is every favourite Dr. Seuss character live on stage in a magical musical extravaganza that’s set to be heaps of fun for both parents and kids alike.

American children’s author Dr. Seuss is best known for classics such as Horton Hears a Who!, The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and in this exciting new musical, Dr. Seuss’ most popular characters are brought to life on stage by a spectacular cast of some of Australia’s most talented young performers.

Treat the whole family to Seussical Jr: The Musical at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

Book Our Cairns Family Accommodation for May

With a whole host of exciting events in May, there isn’t a better time to head to Cairns. Book now with Koala Court, and you’re guaranteed a fantastic location in the Cairns CBD where you’ll be just walking distance from Cairns Children’s Festival, Cairns Expo and a handful of unmissable shows the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.

View our fully self-contained studio and apartment accommodation now at Koala Court Cairns Holiday Apartments.