Hot and Steamy Festival Cairns

Hot & Steamy Festival Carins was originally held for the first time in February 2020 in Port Douglas and what a great success it was. With nearly 1,000 attending over 3 days, the Festival has become the premier LGBTQI+ festival in the region and has been designed to act as a precursor to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

February in the tropics is hot, humid and steamy, hence the title of the festival. However, it is still a fantastic time to visit – there’s fewer crowds, balmy evenings and everything is lush and green. There’s a calendar of events that showcase the best of Port Douglas and its surrounds, including dance parties in local favourite spots, a pool party, special entertainment guests and, of course, the opportunity to experience two incredible World Heritage Listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

So come to the Hot & Steamy Festival and help us locals celebrate our out and proud lifestyles and also get to experience one of the most beautiful places on the planet whilst you are here!

Cairns Queensland 4870 Australia

Ph 0403 340 478




Sign up to get all the LGBTIQ+ tourism news and win great prizes from our members.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.