Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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Tropical Art Deco Weekend - Cassowary Coast

Get ready to celebrate the glitz and glamor of the roaring 20s with the stylish Tropical Art Deco Weekend.  This boutique weekend showcases Australia’s most concentrated area of Art Deco Buildings in a region rich in tropical natural assets.

Whether it’s sophisticated soirees, dining experiences at our finest restaurants, alluring fashion, vintage car displays, world-class jazz performances or taking in the region’s fascinating stories and Art Deco history, there's a lot to discover on Tropical Art Deco Weekend.

Cassowary Coast as a one-stop-shop destination for experiences quintessential to Far North Queensland. It’s where wonderful begins, from being the birthplace of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to beginning a journey of adventure, lifestyle and exploration in World Heritage Rainforest. We aim to share the lifestyle and beauty of our location and bring to life the reasons why we love where we live.


Saturday, 6 October

Get out the fringe dresses, pearls, straw boater hats and striped waistcoats and savour delicious food and jazz tunes at the Art Deco Queens Hotel.  Includes beverage on arrival, exquisite canapés and three-course modern Australian cuisine bowls. Listen to the smooth, sophisticated jazz vocal stylings of Chris Lloyds and dance the night away.

Where: Queens Hotel, 74-78 Rankin Street, Innisfail

Time: 6pm till late

Price: $45 per person **online bookings close 5/10 at 12pm** or $60 per person at the door

Attire: 1920s evening wear

Tickets available through Trybooking - BOOK NOW




Sunday, 7 October

Enjoy a morning of tunes from the 20s with a Jazz Quartet playing from the balcony of the Art Deco Innisfail Shire Hall. Take a step into the by-gone era as Classic and Vintage cars from the 20s-30s tour into the region to stop at Rankin Street for display. 

Learn about the region's Art Deco history and how it began with a short presentation at the Shire Hall followed by a guided walk through the Innisfail CBD by the Innisfail & District Historical Society.

Where: Shire Hall, Rankin Street, Innisfail


From 9am - Jazz on the Shire Hall balcony. Enjoy breakfast at one of the Rankin Street cafes while listening to the Jazz or come upstairs to view historical photos.

10am - Short presentation on how Art Deco was built from tragedy.

10.30am - Guided walk commencing outside the Shire Hall

On Tai's Trading Co.,  - told by June Sue Yek
Dick's Haberdashery -  told by Annette Anderson
Memories of Early Innisfail (Lew Stack)  -    told by Eileen Pernase
Black Hand Gang - told by Kirsty Densmore
Rizzo Building - told by Anita Oliveri

Price: Gold coin donation to the Innisfail & District Historical Society.

Register your interest through Facebook HERE.




Sunday, 14 October

Butler Street will be taking a step back in time with 20s music and vintage cars. Breakfast will be at Violet Smith Park followed by a guided Art Deco Historical Walk. Learn the history behind the sequential Art Deco buildings of the main street and discover the stories of the once-pioneer town.

Where: Violet Smith Park, Butler Street Tully


From 8am - Breakfast in Violet Smith Park by the Flame Tree Coffee Lounge

9.30am - Guided Art Deco and Historical Town Walk

Brought to you by the Tully & District Chamber of Commerce. For bookings call Christine on 07 4068 0488 or email here.




Available for download late October on the Apple Store or Google Play.

Cassowary Coast Art Deco and Historical Self-Guided Walk:  Take a step back in time to the roaring 20s and discover the hidden tales behind the Art Deco and historical buildings of interest in the Cassowary Coast. Explore the history and take in the beauty of the region rich in natural assets, positioned where the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest meet. This is a self-guided location based storytelling tool that gives technical details on decorative architecture as well the history of how Art Deco was built from tragedy.

The Cassowary Coast Art Deco and Historical Self-Guided Walk gives you full access to Art Deco sites and places of interest on the Cassowary Coast providing directions, distance, photos and information about these historic buildings and places. This App was developed in collaboration with the Innisfail & District Historical Society which began in 1984 to help protect, promote and preserve the rich history of the region.