Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cairns Festival

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This weekend is the start of Cairns Festival which is a 17 day event....see more here.  Yes, hubby was there with his camera so had to share the photos.  I haven't been to a parade for five years and hubby has never been to one so he was pleasantly surprised at the number of people and how much fun it was.
Don't you love the muscles on these guys above?   Great paintwork.

We had our stilt walkers.

A school band.

This parade was very multicultural.  Aren't these the cutest kids.  The Japanese part of the parade they said was about 300 people and think it was.

A sign from Japan saying thanks for our support for the Earthquake Appeal.

Then there were Chinese Lion Dancers.

A touch of France.

A bit of fun showing off our reef.

Go karting got involved.

Really not sure what this was or representing but looked fantastic.

Cars for the boys.

Finished the night off with a wonderful show of fireworks.  Lots of ooohs and aaaahhs and a couple teary kids.


  1. Oh Merry, thanks for sharing those brill pics... your hubby has a talent just like you and am so glad you are sharing these beauties with us. I remember visiting Cairns some years ago, maybe five years ago. The festival looks like so much fun and I loved seeing the pics. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks like an amazing parade of floats!!
    The fireworks show looks gorgeous!!

  3. Merry what a festival. Your photos of the fireworks display are stunning.

  4. Hello Merry,
    An event for 17 days and you show 1 picture each day ☺☺☺.
    Hugs Wilma

  5. Fantastic pictures of the Festival Merry..Loz

  6. wow, 17 days event! they look so much fun.

  7. OH man....looks like a fun festival....can't believe it lasts for so long!


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