The annual concert at Botanic Gardens is a regular favourite on the Cairns Festival calendar. Bands include Dixie Jazz (pictured), Smithfield Jazz Academy, Jazz Troppo and more. Saturday, September 2, gates open 4.30pm, show starts 5.30pm. Tickets $15 at the gate. Cash only, children free. An action-packed new show of acrobatics, wonder, comic misadventures and circus. Expect a show the whole family will enjoy. Cairns future circus stars from Cycas Circus will perform Cirque de Couleurs as well as a range of roving performances from 5pm, with the main show to start at 7pm. Munro Martin Parklands, September 2. Tickets from www.ticketlink.com.au Collins Ave at Edge Hill comes alive on Sunday, September 3, for the annual Father’s Day tradition – Carnival on Collins. There will be market stalls, music, food, a kids festival, buskers and more. Limberlost hosts a free and informative workshop on growing avocadoes. Sunday, September er 3, 3pm, Freshwater. er. The championships will feature around 300 riders from 35 countries in Cross Country Olympic and Downhill. The region will come alive thanks to this event, from September 5-11, at Smithfield Regional Park. Final chance to see Cairns artist Brad Congdon’s works at the DFO art gallery. On display are oil paints in landscapes and portraits.