Monday, 4 September 2017

Carnival On Collins 2017

The annual Cairns Festival opens with the Cairns Festival Parade which commences a week of cultural and other varied activities around the region.

The week concludes with the Carnival on Collins. Collins Ave, which runs through the suburb of Edge Hill and in front of the Cairns Botanic Gardens, is blocked off and a variety of stalls appear with people selling all sorts of things.

The Carnival began years ago as a "Gardens" activity but it has enlarged to the extent that it is entirely run by the Cairns Regional Council.

Plant sales are a major part of the Carnival with all sorts of tropical plants for sale.

A few highlights.

 Tropical orchids are favourites with the locals. About 6 stalls sold a large variety of plants.

Anyone hungry?

  In case you run low on $$
Something unusual?

 Lots of interest in a local icon

 I have no idea what this is about

At the end of the day maybe 20,000 people attended. the weather was prefect this year (it often rains)
and it seemed that everyone had a great time.

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