Celebrating Fun In The Sun Festival 2015
Is the history of Cairns important to you?
The first Fun in the Sun Festival was held on 26th and 27th of May in 1962 on a weekend to celebrate the Official Opening of the new Green Island Jetty offshore from Cairns, Queensland,. The first year took the form of a procession of floats, and a carnival with stalls.
As this Festival was considered most successful it was decided to hold it annually in October to try to extend the tourist season. In 1963, the event name and date were born. Through an event naming competition hundreds of entries were submitted; through much consultation the voluntary committee choose the name:
“Fun In The Sun Festival”