ECOfiesta Cairns

Cairns ECOfiesta 2017

May 28th | 10am - 7pm | Cairns Cruiseliner Terminal
Music | Markets | Children's Activities | Workshops

The Cairns ECOfiesta returns in 2017 to celebrate sustainable living in Tropical North Queensland.

Immerse yourself in a day of music, art, food and fashion at the premier waterfront venue, the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. Be inspired by a massive expo of green-tech and sustainable living solutions. Bring the crew along for a jam-packed day of eco-activities and hands-on learning.

Celebrate life in the tropics with:Be inspired by:
  • Live music
  • Arts and performance
  • Local food and fashion
  • A dedicated children's program
  • Ecotourism prizes
  • A huge ECOexpo of more than 100 stalls
  • Interactive workshops and displays
  • Innovative products and clean tech
  • Affordable sustainable living solutions
  • Local organisations making the world a better place

Follow the facebook event for all the announcements!

Contact with any questions.

The Cairns ECOfiesta is proudly sponsored by Ergon Energy

Ergon Energy

Watch the action from 2015:

2017 ECOfiesta program2017 Sponsors

ECOweek 2017 runs from 26 May until 5 June, World Environment Day.

There are several satellite events within this time, follow ECOevents Cairns on Facebook for more information.

Community groups can also register their own events below to be a part of the ECOweek program.

There are sustainability events and activities in the Cairns region throughout the year- follow ECOevents Cairns for more information.

Cairns Green Drinks

Date: Fri 26 May 05:00 pm
Location: CAFNEC 27-29 Green Slopes St, North Cairns


An informal social networking event for people who care about conservation, sustainability and all things environment. More

Aquaponics Workshop

Date: Sat 27 May 09:00 am
Location: Redlynch- address provided on registration.


Cost: $20

A hands-on introductory workshop into backyard aquaponic systems. More

Waste and Recycling Presentation

Date: Thu 01 Jun 10:00 am
Location: Cairns City Library

A fun, informative look at the journey of waste through Council's facilities. More

Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee

Date: Thu 01 Jun 04:30 pm
Location: Downstairs of Cominos House 27-29 Greenslopes St, Cairns North


A community initiative tackling plastic pollution by coming together to make reusable bags. More

August 2017

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Terms and Conditions

Do you have an event, festival, celebration or important date that the Cairns regional community would like to know about?

Terms and conditions:

  1. Events or activities must align with the ECOweek ethos and promote sustainability and/or the natural environment.
  2. Events or activities must be open and have broad appeal to the general community within the Cairns Regional Council area. We will not list 'members only' events, events for discrete interest groups, or activities where participants are required to be affiliated with the organisers.
  3. Events or activities must be located within the Cairns Regional Council area, or be deemed relevant to our residents and visitors.
  4. Events relating to or held by a group which conflicts with Council's corporate mission/vision will not be listed.
  5. To provide fair exposure to all community events listed on this calendar, listings for exhibitions (eg, art gallery exhibitions, touring displays etc) will be published for a maximum of seven (7) days only from the opening date of the exhibition.
  6. You should only submit your listing once you have secured all necessary permits, licences, insurances and other relevant approvals for your event.
  7. Requests need to be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. Submissions will not be accepted more than twelve months in advance.
  8. Inclusion in the event calendar is not guaranteed; you will be advised if your event is not suitable for the calendar. Council is not liable for any loss or damage incurred by an event organiser as a result of failure or delay in listing an event.
  9. All listings are subject to editorial discretion. Cairns Regional Council reserves the right to reject any listing request and to remove any listing.
  10. The person submitting the listing must ensure information supplied is accurate and information is kept up to date, and must notify Council as soon as possible of any changes. A nominated contact person and contact number must be supplied for all event listings.
  11. Council's events calendar is provided without any warranties or guarantees the service will be error free and without disruption.

Do you have an event, festival, celebration or important date that the Cairns regional community would like to know about?

* Fields are compulsory, other fields are optional.

Event Details

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Event Description:
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Event Contact Name:
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Contact Details

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Get Involved

The Cairns ECOfiesta would not be possible without the passionate groups, volunteers and businesses working to make a difference in our community. 

Want to get involved? Apply to:

  • Have a stall (applications now closed)
  • Perform or host a workshop (applications now closed)
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor

If you have any questions or ideas to promote sustainability, please contact:

Social Media

There are competitions during and leading up to the event, with great prizes to help celebrate our amazing environment. Follow the Cairns ECOfiesta facebook event to find out more!

ECOfiesta Volunteer

ECOfiesta Downloads

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ECOfiesta Sponsorship Prospectus (2.5 MB)
ECOfiesta 2017 sponsorship prospectus document outlining sponsorship options.

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ECOfiesta Exhibitor Terms & Conditions (330.5 KB)
Sustainable Living Expo exhibitor terms and conditions.

Celebrating today. Inspiring tomorrow.
Free Entry | 10am - 7pm | Sunday 28 May, 2017 | Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
Celebrate life in the tropics with:Be inspired by:
  • Live music, arts and performance
  • A huge ECOexpo featuring more than 100 stalls
  • Local food and fashion
  • Prizes, games and a dedicated children's program
  • Innovative products and clean tech
  • Affordable sustainable living solutions
  • Local organisations making the world a better place
  • Interactive workshops and displays

Stay in the loop:

  • Follow us on Facebook for event updates and competitions.

Get involved:


Watch the action from 2015:

The Cairns ECOfiesta is a free community festival that weaves environment, community and economy into a day of fun, friendship and eco-inspiration.

The Cairns ECOfiesta celebrates our unique natural environment and the businesses and organisations working to raise awareness, reduce impacts and provide solutions for us all.  With something for everyone, we'd love to see you there!

ECOfiesta 2016 - Sunday 29 May

  • Free entry
  • 10am to 7pm, Sunday 29 May 2016
  • Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal
  • 100+ stalls
  • Waterfront stage with live music all day
  • Buskers stage with circus acts and street performers
  • Team events for you and your crew
  • Heaps of free stuff for the kids to do
  • Festival food and drinks to keep you energised
  • Friendly faces, strong coffee (bring your own cup) and a licensed bar
  • Connect on Facebook for event updates and prize opportunities

Stall / Vendor applications

Stall applications for the 2016 ECOfiesta have now closed.

To be added to the 2017 stallholder mailing list email


For more information, email us at