Tropical Mardi Gras’ Splash Pool Party is back again this year, just one of the exciting events at north Queensland’s largest LGBTI festival kicking off on September 30.
Local club night Out! Cairns and Tropical Mardi Gras have joined forces to present an afternoon of wet swimmers and glistening bodies by the pool at their new venue, Hilton Cairns on October 2.
Join host Vollie LaVont and guest DJ Dan Murphy for a cocktail or two on the pool deck overlooking Trinity Inlet, with sets also from local favourites, DJ Glenn, DJ Ess, and DJ BB.
After the sun’s gone down, continue the party with Out! Cairns presents their Octopussy Afterparty at The Casbah Lounge – celebrating their 8th anniversary.
The festival’s Fair Day will be held on Sunday, October 9 at Cairns’ The Tanks Arts Centre where guests can enjoy a Dog Show, watch a drag competition, cheer the winners of the Cairns LGBT+ Heroes Awards, and connect with local community groups.
Other events at Tropical Mardi Gras include an under-18s Rainbow Rave, a Transgender High Tea, Love Boat Sunset Cruise, a visual art exhibition, a women’s only Dance, Barefoot Bowls, and screenings of the queer films “Holding The Man” and “The Queen of Ireland”.
Splash Pool Party is on October 2 from 2pm at the Cairns Hilton Hotel’s Pool Deck (34 The Esplanade, Cairns). Tropical Mardi Gras is running from September 30 until October 9 around Cairns. For tickets and the full lineup of events, visit TropicalMardiGras.org