This local club events attracts visitors from across Cape York. With thousands of dollars of prizes on offer, people compete for awards such as the biggest catch of the day. There are also childrens competitions. This is a major event on the Pormpuraaw calendar, so if you are travelling to town for business you may want to pick a different date.
This formal event is an opportunity for Pormpuraaw families to dress up, have a fabulous feast at the club and generally celebrate with family and friends. There are prizes for best dressed couple. The Christmas Ball marks the start of the holiday season in Pormpuraaw.
National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on 26th May each year. In 2013 this falls on a Sunday, so the corresponding public holiday in Pormpuraaw is Friday the 24th May. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.