Friday, 26 May, 2017. This year’s 59th Carlton Mid Cairns Amateurs Carnival is on sale with a range of exclusive membership packages up for grabs between now and the end of next month.
Once again, Cairns Amateurs Carnival promises a glamorous blend of tropical fun, fashion and racing over three days between Thursday 31 August and Saturday 2 September, 2017.
Carnival dates are slightly earlier this year to allow for the 2017 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships (24 August – 10 September) that will be held in Cairns.
Starting at $140 for a young membership, Cairns Amateurs Carnival has released a selection of six, value-for-money packages that combine ‘membership’ with a variety of added inclusions – tickets to the ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball and President’s Welcome Cocktail Party.
All racegoers who purchase a membership package up until to 30 June will be invited as guests (fully complimentary) to attend the Carnival’s first official event of the 2017 program; the Annual General Meeting and cocktail party to be held at the Eastern Events Lawn on the Esplanade waterfront on Thursday 6 July, 2017.
Cairns Amateurs Carnival CEO Graham Thornton said last year’s introduction of the new ‘Racing on the Great Barrier Reef’ brand along with a series of upgrades and introductions, culminated in a pleasing attendance of 18,000 over three days.
“It has always been our mission to operate a sustainable and accessible Carnival that showcases the social, cultural and commercial attributes of Cairns and the tropical north.
“This year is no exception and we are committed in our task to ensure the Carnival remains the pinnacle social event in Cairns – providing an authentic experience and enjoyment to locals and visitors,” Mr Thornton said.
According to Mr Thornton a number of energising venue changes have been created to place the city front and centre of the action.
“This year, I am thrilled to announce that our ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball will be held in glamorous marquee situated on the Eastern Events Lawn of Cairns Esplanade,” he said.
This waterfront venue will also provide a fresh and exciting new location for the Ladies Fashion High Tea that is normally held at Cannon Park on the Thursday morning.