Originally a celebration marking the beginning of sugar cane harvesting season, Port Douglas Carnivale now celebrates the best that Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Showcasing world class wines, abundant fresh local produce and the bounty of the sea, Port Douglas Carnivale is held annually in May and has been running for over 20 years. The festival includes a line-up of talented local performers, musicians and artists.
Attracting tens of thousands of visitors both local and interstate as well as from around the world, Port Douglas Carnivale is held in one of Australia’s most beautiful spots. Marking the official start of the tourism season, Port Douglas Carnivale is a must-do event celebrating food, sun and fun. Featuring a variety of free and paid events, the family-friendly Port Douglas Carnival offers everything from long lunches and exclusive dining to food and wine festivals, celebrity chefs and the exciting Spiegeltent, an extravaganza of comedy, burlesque, cabaret and circus.