Port Douglas is a wonderful destination with a fun-filled social calendar. One of the biggest festivals of the year is the Port Douglas Carnivale. Originally a celebration marking the beginning of the sugar cane harvesting season, Port Douglas Carnivale now celebrates the best that Tropical North Queensland has to offer. A mecca for lovers of all things food, wine and fun in the sun, Carnivale is an absolute bucket list event for all.
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 annual event runs for three days across the Port Douglas area and features entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. Featuring a variety of free and paid events, the 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.
Additionally, the festival includes a line-up of talented Australian performers, musicians and artists. So, whether you want to watch the vibrant street parade, enjoy some delicious fresh seafood, or catch some live entertainment, the Port Douglas Carnivale has got it all.
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 and offers the perfect backdrop for a weekend of fun and excitement. There’s no better place to celebrate the best of the sunshine state. The Port Douglas Carnivale is a must-do event when visiting this gorgeous part of the world.