Charity partnership promotes community health

Charity partnership promotes community health

Cairns Amateurs Carnival’s charity partnership with Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation (FNQHF) is primed to break the 2021 fundraising record with a winning trifecta of Fashion High Tea raffle, two-day Carnival barbecue and Gala Ball auction.

Cairns Amateurs Carnival’s three-year partnership with FNQHF commenced in 2021, and in its maiden year, generated an all-time fundraising high of $31,467 in support of projects improving health outcomes for Far North Queenslanders.

Cairns Amateurs Carnival Event Manager Victoria Jennings said a charitable partnership was integral to community events and promoting positive engagement.

“With a history dating back to 1959, Cairns Amateurs is truly special in the way it has evolved over many years yet still holds a mirror to the Far North Queensland community,” Ms Jennings said.

“There is a lot of passion that goes into throwing one of the region’s biggest events starting with our voluntary committee and the countless hours they spend making sure the event is on point and an outstanding success.

“Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation has been founded on similar principles and we are just so proud to lend our support to their cause, most especially their committed and hard-working volunteers.”

In 2022, the FNQHF team will be out in force at events throughout the Carnival program – beginning on Thursday, September 8 – with a fundraising raffle for 480 guests attending the Captain Morgan Tropical Fashion High Tea on the waterfront.

Raffle items include a two-night stay at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas.

Added to this, a barbecue will refuel racegoers across both race days at Cannon Park on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10, while a live auction at the ANZ Cairns 2 Amateurs Gala Ball will attract bids for sporting memorabilia, tourism packages and more.

FNQHF CEO Gina Hogan said Cairns Amateurs was a highlight of the FNQ social calendar.

“I’ve attended many Amateurs events over the years and it’s always something the whole community looks forward to,” Mrs Hogan said.

“We’re incredibly grateful for this support once again which is validation of our role in the community.

“Thank you to the committee for supporting us and of course to everyone who takes part in these events for supporting improved health outcomes in our region.”

Since its establishment in 1997, the non-profit charity has contributed more than $25 million to health care – from cancer and cardiology to children and babies, respiratory, gastroenterology, medical imaging, and research.

FNQHF supports hospitals from Tully to the Torres Strait and west to Croydon.

All tickets and events can be booked and purchased at the Cairns Amateurs Carnival

Cairns Amateurs Carnival Event Manager, Victoria Jennings said she is pleased to welcome Captain Morgan Tropical as naming sponsor while returning fashion partner Myer Cairns will feature key pieces from its Spring/Summer ‘22 collections along with millinery from Mel Ferrero and Sonlia in an exciting fashion parade showcase curated by leading stylist, Pip Addison.

“It is great to have Captain Morgan Tropical present this very popular event that each year draws a big turnout of ladies and gents for high tea and merriment in advance of the two-day racing carnival.

“Guests can expect to see plenty of tropical and spring inspired theming in keeping with Captain Morgan Tropical branding, along with high tea goodies from Ochre catering,” Ms Jennings said.

Along with the opportunity to see some incredible fashion, event and experienced media personality emcee Juanita Soper will guide guests throughout proceedings including how to win valuable prizes including a beautifully crafted pair of bezel set high grade diamond studs from The Diamond Hunter valued at $3000.

Adding to the event’s hotly contested ‘Lady of the Day’ and ‘Best Millinery’ competitions, judged by Myer Cairns Manager, Wayne Cosgrove, is ‘Ambassador’s Choice’ chosen by special guest and Carnival Ambassador 2022, Emma Scodellaro. The event’s entertainment line-up also includes music by guitarist and vocalist, Connor Reid and the opportunity to secure a print of a hand-drawn illustration by resident fashion illustrator, local artist, Luisa Manea.

Cairns Amateurs Carnival’s fundraising partner for 2022, Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation (FNQHF) will also have a strong presence with team members selling tickets in a giant raffle including a 2-night luxury getaway at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort in Port Douglas.

The Captain Morgan Fashion High Tea is being held on the Eastern Events Lawn of Cairns Esplanade from 11am to 2pm on Thursday 8 September.

Click here to view the photo library of Cairns Amateurs 2021 Fashion High Tea. Credit Blueclick Photography.

For information and tickets to the 2-day racing carnival, 9 and 10 September, visit cairnsamateurs.org.au

Cairns Amateurs Carnival’s charity partnership with Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation (FNQHF) is primed to break the 2021 fundraising record with a winning trifecta of Fashion High Tea raffle, two-day Carnival barbecue and Gala Ball auction.

Cairns Amateurs Carnival’s three-year partnership with FNQHF commenced in 2021, and in its maiden year, generated an all-time fundraising high of $31,467 in support of projects improving health outcomes for Far North Queenslanders.

Cairns Amateurs Carnival Event Manager Victoria Jennings said a charitable partnership was integral to community events and promoting positive engagement.

“With a history dating back to 1959, Cairns Amateurs is truly special in the way it has evolved over many years yet still holds a mirror to the Far North Queensland community,” Ms Jennings said.

“There is a lot of passion that goes into throwing one of the region’s biggest events starting with our voluntary committee and the countless hours they spend making sure the event is on point and an outstanding success.

“Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation has been founded on similar principles and we are just so proud to lend our support to their cause, most especially their committed and hard-working volunteers.”

In 2022, the FNQHF team will be out in force at events throughout the Carnival program – beginning on Thursday, September 8 – with a fundraising raffle for 480 guests attending the Captain Morgan Tropical Fashion High Tea on the waterfront.

Raffle items include a two-night stay at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas.

Added to this, a barbecue will refuel racegoers across both race days at Cannon Park on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10, while a live auction at the ANZ Cairns 2 Amateurs Gala Ball will attract bids for sporting memorabilia, tourism packages and more.

FNQHF CEO Gina Hogan said Cairns Amateurs was a highlight of the FNQ social calendar.

“I’ve attended many Amateurs events over the years and it’s always something the whole community looks forward to,” Mrs Hogan said.

“We’re incredibly grateful for this support once again which is validation of our role in the community.

“Thank you to the committee for supporting us and of course to everyone who takes part in these events for supporting improved health outcomes in our region.”

Since its establishment in 1997, the non-profit charity has contributed more than $25 million to health care – from cancer and cardiology to children and babies, respiratory, gastroenterology, medical imaging, and research.

FNQHF supports hospitals from Tully to the Torres Strait and west to Croydon.

All tickets and events can be booked and purchased at the Cairns Amateurs Carnival

Cairns Amateurs Carnival Event Manager, Victoria Jennings said she is pleased to welcome Captain Morgan Tropical as naming sponsor while returning fashion partner Myer Cairns will feature key pieces from its Spring/Summer ‘22 collections along with millinery from Mel Ferrero and Sonlia in an exciting fashion parade showcase curated by leading stylist, Pip Addison.

“It is great to have Captain Morgan Tropical present this very popular event that each year draws a big turnout of ladies and gents for high tea and merriment in advance of the two-day racing carnival.

“Guests can expect to see plenty of tropical and spring inspired theming in keeping with Captain Morgan Tropical branding, along with high tea goodies from Ochre catering,” Ms Jennings said.

Along with the opportunity to see some incredible fashion, event and experienced media personality emcee Juanita Soper will guide guests throughout proceedings including how to win valuable prizes including a beautifully crafted pair of bezel set high grade diamond studs from The Diamond Hunter valued at $3000.

Adding to the event’s hotly contested ‘Lady of the Day’ and ‘Best Millinery’ competitions, judged by Myer Cairns Manager, Wayne Cosgrove, is ‘Ambassador’s Choice’ chosen by special guest and Carnival Ambassador 2022, Emma Scodellaro. The event’s entertainment line-up also includes music by guitarist and vocalist, Connor Reid and the opportunity to secure a print of a hand-drawn illustration by resident fashion illustrator, local artist, Luisa Manea.

Cairns Amateurs Carnival’s fundraising partner for 2022, Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation (FNQHF) will also have a strong presence with team members selling tickets in a giant raffle including a 2-night luxury getaway at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort in Port Douglas.

The Captain Morgan Fashion High Tea is being held on the Eastern Events Lawn of Cairns Esplanade from 11am to 2pm on Thursday 8 September.

Click here to view the photo library of Cairns Amateurs 2021 Fashion High Tea. Credit Blueclick Photography.

For information and tickets to the 2-day racing carnival, 9 and 10 September, visit cairnsamateurs.org.au

Friday 13th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Cairns Jockey Club Members $280
Cost: Non-Members $315
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

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Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs package!

Located adjacent to the Tropical Verandah, Friends of Cairns Amateurs is a new fully catered entertainment option, for those wanting to enjoy with carnival with a small group of friends or colleagues. Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of one of Australia’s premier award-winning spring horse racing Carnivals and celebrate this iconic North Queensland event with clients, friends or colleagues in style.

 
Inclusions:
  • Reserved tables and seating in the Friends of the Cairns Amateurs Marquee located next to the Tropical Veranda
  • Fully shaded.
  • Wristband general admission passes.
  • Premium bar package with all-inclusive 7-hour beverage package including spirits
  • TAB & Bookie facilities
  • Race book
  • Live Entertainment
  • Table linen and centrepieces
  • shared toilet facilities
Friday 13th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Cairns Jockey Club Members $280
Cost: Non-Members $315
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Friends of the
Cairns Amateurs

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs package!

Located adjacent to the Tropical Verandah, Friends of Cairns Amateurs is a new fully catered entertainment option, for those wanting to enjoy with carnival with a small group of friends or colleagues. Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of one of Australia’s premier award-winning spring horse racing Carnivals and celebrate this iconic North Queensland event with clients, friends or colleagues in style.

 
Inclusions:
  • Reserved tables and seating in the Friends of the Cairns Amateurs Marquee located next to the Tropical Veranda
  • Fully shaded.
  • Wristband general admission passes.
  • Premium bar package with all-inclusive 7-hour beverage package including spirits
  • TAB & Bookie facilities
  • Race book
  • Live Entertainment
  • Table linen and centrepieces
  • shared toilet facilities

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Saturday 14th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Cairns Jockey Club Members $300
Cost: Non-Members $345
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs package!

Located adjacent to the Tropical Verandah, Friends of Cairns Amateurs is a new fully catered entertainment option, for those wanting to enjoy with carnival with a small group of friends or colleagues. Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of one of Australia’s premier award-winning spring horse racing Carnivals and celebrate this iconic North Queensland event with clients, friends or colleagues in style.

 
Inclusions:
  • Reserved tables and seating in the Friends of the Cairns Amateurs Marquee located next to the Tropical Veranda
  • Fully shaded.
  • Wristband general admission passes.
  • Premium bar package with all-inclusive 7-hour beverage package including spirits
  • TAB & Bookie facilities
  • Race book
  • Live Entertainment
  • Table linen and centrepieces
  • shared toilet facilities
Saturday 14th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Cairns Jockey Club Members $300
Cost: Non-Members $345
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Friends of the
Cairns Amateurs

Friends of the Cairns Amateurs package!

Located adjacent to the Tropical Verandah, Friends of Cairns Amateurs is a new fully catered entertainment option, for those wanting to enjoy with carnival with a small group of friends or colleagues. Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of one of Australia’s premier award-winning spring horse racing Carnivals and celebrate this iconic North Queensland event with clients, friends or colleagues in style.

 
Inclusions:
  • Reserved tables and seating in the Friends of the Cairns Amateurs Marquee located next to the Tropical Veranda
  • Fully shaded.
  • Wristband general admission passes.
  • Premium bar package with all-inclusive 7-hour beverage package including spirits
  • TAB & Bookie facilities
  • Race book
  • Live Entertainment
  • Table linen and centrepieces
  • shared toilet facilities

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Saturday 14th, September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Saturday 14th September $280
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Carlton 1500 Club (2 storey lower)

Brand New Air-Conditioned Venue Directly Opposite the Winning Post
CAIRNS AMATEURS ULTIMATE VIEW!
Elevate your experience at the Cairns Amateurs and witness all the action in spacious open air marquee overlooking the track Great Northern 1500 Club. This exciting new venue offers a bird’s eye panoramic view of the winning post and all the trimmings in an all-inclusive package with canapés, grazing stations, premium beverage package and live entertainment.
 
Inclusions:      
  • Reserved 15x30m area on the lower level of the trackside two-story marquee
  • Wristband general admission passes
  • Race Book
  • Food stations and canapes served throughout the day
  • Shared bar with an all-inclusive beverage package from 11am – 6.00pm including beer, wine, sparkling, ready to drink spirits and soft drink
  • TAB and bookie facilities available
  • Trestle tables, chairs, dry bars and stools
  • Table linen and centerpieces
  • Permanent toilet facilities located directly behind the marquee


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Please note this event is only available on Saturday.

Saturday 14th, September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Saturday 14th September $280
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Carlton 1500 Club
(2 storey lower)

Brand New Air-Conditioned Venue Directly Opposite the Winning Post
CAIRNS AMATEURS ULTIMATE VIEW!
Elevate your experience at the Cairns Amateurs and witness all the action in spacious open air marquee overlooking the track Great Northern 1500 Club. This exciting new venue offers a bird’s eye panoramic view of the winning post and all the trimmings in an all-inclusive package with canapés, grazing stations, premium beverage package and live entertainment.
 
Inclusions:      
  • Reserved 15x30m area on the lower level of the trackside two-story marquee
  • Wristband general admission passes
  • Race Book
  • Food stations and canapes served throughout the day
  • Shared bar with an all-inclusive beverage package from 11am – 6.00pm including beer, wine, sparkling, ready to drink spirits and soft drink
  • TAB and bookie facilities available
  • Trestle tables, chairs, dry bars and stools
  • Table linen and centerpieces
  • Permanent toilet facilities located directly behind the marquee


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Please note this event is only available on Saturday.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th September 2024
Location: Cairns Esplanade Eastern Event Lawn
Gates Open: 6.30pm – 12.00am
Cost: $350
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Ladbrokes Cairns Amateurs Gala Ball

TROPICAL NORTH QLD NIGHT OF NIGHTS!

Arguably the North’s most glamorous black tie event set in a waterfront marquee under the moonlight, Cairns Esplanade Eastern Events Lawn. You’ll be treated to an indulgent 3-course dinner, prepared by the award-winning Ochre Restaurant while enjoying premium beverages. Then dance the night away to captivating live music performances and the piece de resistance, a spectacular fireworks display. 

As a gala event, the dress code is strictly Black Tie, with a lounge suit and tie
as the minimum requirement for men. Do use this as an excuse to go all out; embrace the chance to get glammed up.

Inclusions:
  • Pre-dinner canapés
  • Sumptuous 3-course meal including gourmet dessert buffet
  • Premium five and half hour beverage package
  • Live music and entertainment throughout the evening
  • Firework display

This is strictly an 18+ event.
Friday 13th September 2024
Location: Cairns Esplanade
Eastern Event Lawn
Gates Open: 6.30pm – 12.00am
Cost: $350
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Ladbrokes Cairns Amateurs Gala Ball

TROPICAL NORTH QLD NIGHT OF NIGHTS!

Arguably the North’s most glamorous black tie event set in a waterfront marquee under the moonlight, Cairns Esplanade Eastern Events Lawn. You’ll be treated to an indulgent 3-course dinner, prepared by the award-winning Ochre Restaurant while enjoying premium beverages. Then dance the night away to captivating live music performances and the piece de resistance, a spectacular fireworks display. 

As a gala event, the dress code is strictly Black Tie, with a lounge suit and tie
as the minimum requirement for men. Do use this as an excuse to go all out; embrace the chance to get glammed up.

Inclusions:
  • Pre-dinner canapés
  • Sumptuous 3-course meal including gourmet dessert buffet
  • Premium five and half hour beverage package
  • Live music and entertainment throughout the evening
  • Firework display

This is strictly an 18+ event.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Friday 13th September $140
Cost: Saturday 14th September $190
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Vodka Cruiser Pavilion

THE FILLIES & COLTS PLAYGROUND HAS A BRAND NEW VENUE!

Minty fresh, this popular event has moved to a new undercover, air-conditioned venue! Don’t miss out on party central!

Join like-minded fillies and colts partying the day away enjoying the colourful and vibrant atmosphere of the Vodka Cruiser Party Pavilion. Located at the southern end of the home straight watch the horses thunder past on their way to the finish line! New undercover, air-conditioned venue with continuous music throughout the day from DJ Moose, private bars and bookies, you will have everything you need for a day at the races!

Inclusions:
  • Gate entry and Silks Pavilion access
  • Food Stations
  • 4x Vodka Cruisers on arrival with a shared bar to purchase beverages
  • Ample Seating
  • Reserved Trackside frontage to view all the races under umbrellas 
  • Access to Purchase Beverages from a Private Bar (Tap and Go Facilities ONLY) No Cash
  • Live Entertainment throughout the day
  • Bookies Facilities
  • Located in Silks featuring Air-Conditioning


This is strictly an 18+ event.

In the interest of community health and safety, we strongly encourage contactless transactions. EFTPOS facilities will be made available at all bars. Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Friday 13th September $140
Cost: Saturday 14th September $190
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Vodka Cruiser Pavilion

THE FILLIES & COLTS PLAYGROUND HAS A BRAND NEW VENUE!

Minty fresh, this popular event has moved to a new undercover, air-conditioned venue! Don’t miss out on party central!

Join like-minded fillies and colts partying the day away enjoying the colourful and vibrant atmosphere of the Vodka Cruiser Party Pavilion. Located at the southern end of the home straight watch the horses thunder past on their way to the finish line! New undercover, air-conditioned venue with continuous music throughout the day from DJ Moose, private bars and bookies, you will have everything you need for a day at the races!

Inclusions:
  • Gate entry and Silks Pavilion access
  • Food Stations
  • 4x Vodka Cruisers on arrival with a shared bar to purchase beverages
  • Ample Seating
  • Reserved Trackside frontage to view all the races under umbrellas 
  • Access to Purchase Beverages from a Private Bar (Tap and Go Facilities ONLY) No Cash
  • Live Entertainment throughout the day
  • Bookies Facilities
  • Located in Silks featuring Air-Conditioning

This is strictly an 18+ event.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

In the interest of community health and safety, we strongly encourage contactless transactions. EFTPOS facilities will be made available at all bars. Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th, September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Friday 13th September $280
Cost: Saturday 14th September $315
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Carlton 1500 Club (2 storey upper)

Brand New Air-Conditioned Venue Directly Opposite the Winning Post
CAIRNS AMATEURS ULTIMATE VIEW!
Elevate your experience at the Cairns Amateurs and witness all the ain the spacious 2-story Great Norther 1500 Club. This exciting new venue offers a bird’s eye panoramic view of the winning post and all the trimmings in an all-inclusive package with canapés, grazing stations, premium beverage package and live entertainment.
 
Inclusions:      
  • Reserved 15x30m area on the upper level of the trackside two-story marquee
  • Wristband general admission passes
  • Race Book
  • Food stations and canapes served throughout the day.
  • Shared bar with an all-inclusive beverage package from 11am – 6.00pm including beer, wine, sparkling, ready to drink spirits and soft drink
  • TAB  and Bookie facilities available
  • Trestle tables, chairs, dry bars and stools
  • Table linen and centerpieces
  • Permanent toilet facilities located directly behind the marquee


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th, September 2024
Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Cost: Friday 13th September $265
Cost: Saturday 14th September $315
 
2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Carlton 1500 Club
(2 storey upper)

Brand New Air-Conditioned Venue Directly Opposite the Winning Post
CAIRNS AMATEURS ULTIMATE VIEW!
Elevate your experience at the Cairns Amateurs and witness all the ain the spacious 2-story Great Norther 1500 Club. This exciting new venue offers a bird’s eye panoramic view of the winning post and all the trimmings in an all-inclusive package with canapés, grazing stations, premium beverage package and live entertainment.
 
Inclusions:      
  • Reserved 15x30m area on the upper level of the trackside two-story marquee
  • Wristband general admission passes
  • Race Book
  • Food stations and canapes served throughout the day.
  • Shared bar with an all-inclusive beverage package from 11am – 6.00pm including beer, wine, sparkling, ready to drink spirits and soft drink
  • TAB  and Bookie facilities available
  • Trestle tables, chairs, dry bars and stools
  • Table linen and centerpieces
  • Permanent toilet facilities located directly behind the marquee


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2024

Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Bar Open: 11.00am
First Race: 12.45pm (approx.)
Last Race: 4.55pm (approx.)

Cost: Friday 13th September $35
Cost: Saturday 14th September $45

2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Event Map

General Admission

CREATE YOUR OWN MAGIC!

The 2024 Cairns Amateurs Carnival will have more fun, fashion and racing entertainment than ever before! Cannon Park will come to life on Cairns Amateurs Ladies Day, Friday the 13th and Cairns Amateur Cup Day, Saturday, the 14th of September, with two massive days of events with roving entertainment, live music & bookies, Fashions on the Field and of course horse racing!

In the interest of community health and safety, we strongly encourage contactless transactions. EFTPOS facilities will be made available at all bars. Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September 2024

Location: Cannon Park
Gates Open: 11.00am
Bar Open: 11.00am
First Race: 12.45pm (approx.)
Last Race: 4.55pm (approx.)

Cost: Friday 13th September $35
Cost: Saturday 14th September $45

2.5% booking fee applies 
 

General Admission

CREATE YOUR OWN MAGIC!

The 2024 Cairns Amateurs Carnival will have more fun, fashion and racing entertainment than ever before! Cannon Park will come to life on Cairns Amateurs Ladies Day, Friday the 13th and Cairns Amateur Cup Day, Saturday, the 14th of September, with two massive days of events with roving entertainment, live music & bookies, Fashions on the Field and of course horse racing!

Event Map

In the interest of community health and safety, we strongly encourage contactless transactions. EFTPOS facilities will be made available at all bars. Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol and gaming.

Thursday, September 12th 2024


Gates Open:
11.00am
Cost: $160

2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Tropical Fashion High Tea

PRETTY, POLISHED AND PERFECTLY RELAXED!

Treat yourself to a luxe morning of fabulous company, bubbles, fashion and delicious treats. Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies with sparkling wine, tea and coffee while enjoying fashion parades by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners the latest collections from Myer Cairns and renowned local milliners. This year’s Tropical Fashion High Tea promises to be a delightful day out.

 

Ticket Inclusions:

  • Gordon’s Pink on arrival
  • Traditional high tea stands with all the trimmings – tea, coffee, and sparkling wine throughout the event

  • Fashion parade by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners
  • Entertainment and gift bags


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol.

Thursday, September 12th 2024


Gates Open:
11.00am
Cost: $160

2.5% booking fee applies 
 

Gordon’s Pink Jubilee Fashion High Tea

PRETTY, POLISHED AND PERFECTLY RELAXED!

Treat yourself to a luxe morning of fabulous company, bubbles, fashion and delicious treats. Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies with sparkling wine, tea and coffee while enjoying fashion parades by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners the latest collections from Myer Cairns and renowned local milliners. This year’s Tropical Fashion High Tea promises to be a delightful day out.

 

Ticket Inclusions:

  • Gordon’s Pink on arrival
  • Traditional high tea stands with all the trimmings – tea, coffee, and sparkling wine throughout the event

  • Fashion parade by renowned designers and award-winning local milliners
  • Entertainment and gift bags


This is strictly an 18+ event.

Proudly Sponsored by

 

Event Map

Dress code is smart race day attire, dress to impress. The Cairns Amateurs encourages responsible service of alcohol.