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Port Douglas Carnivale 2017

26-28 May
2017

Port Douglas Carnivale 2017


Port Douglas Carnivale 2017

Originally held to commemorate the start of the sugar cane harvesting season, Port Douglas Carnivale is now considered the official opening of the tourism high season in Far North Queensland. Attracting tens of thousands of keen local, interstate and international guests to the idyllic paradise of Port Douglas, Carnivale is a must-do for anyone who loves food, fun and sun!

Come and stay for Carnivale and enjoy all the other amazing attractions that make Port Douglas such a popular destination with Australians and international guests alike. Tropical Far North Queensland is known as the place where the reef meets the rainforest, and with a wide variety of tour options for every budget Port Douglas is the perfect base to explore the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.

With an abundance of accommodation choices, from five-star absolute beachfront resorts to private holiday houses for families or groups, to adults-only retreats perfect for couples, you are sure to find something to suit your stay in Port Douglas.

Contact us for the best rates on accommodation and tours, and make the most of your Port Douglas Carnivale experience in 2017!

Key Events

Paradise on a Plate – The Longest Lunch

The name says it all – come and experience a true taste of paradise with four courses that celebrate the rich bounty of produce from the region. Set in the picturesque Rex Smeal Park with views over the Coral Sea, the long table style lunch features a different unique entertainer for each course that will keep all your senses buzzing.

The Longest Lunch is held on Friday 26th May from 11:30am to 3:00pm under the palms at Rex Smeal Park.

  • Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
  • Port Douglas Carnivale 2017

 

La Soiree

After shows in New York, Montreal, London, Paris and Hong Kong, this award-winning international variety spectacular show is coming to Port Douglas Carnivale in 2017. An eclectic mix of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety, this theatrical phenomenon will have you amazed, amused, aroused, shocked, stirred and shaken.

La Soiree is on 19th-28th May 2017 in the Wonderland Spiegeltent, Dixie Park, Port Douglas.

Click here for more information.

La Soiree Port Douglas Carnivale 2017

 

Estrella Port on a Fork – Food, Music and Wine

Get a taste of the tropics and experience amazing entertainment at the same time! This showcase of food from the land, sea and rainforest is not to be missed. Give your taste buds a treat with signature dishes inspired by the regions fresh produce and ingredients, of course accompanied with a beer, wine or tropical cocktail. Fire twirling, live burlesque acts, dancing and live music will fill the air with performances from Ben Lee, DJ Pierro, Night Grooves and the Hillbilly Goats.

Come and enjoy this party in paradise filled with the best food and entertainment around on Saturday 27th May from 5pm to 11pm at Rex Smeal Park.

Click here for more information.

  • Ben Lee Port Douglas Carnivale
  • Delicious Food Port Douglas Carnivale
  • Montgomery Brothers Port Douglas Carnivale 2017

 

Carnivale Street Parade

Port Douglas will come alive when the dazzling Street Parade makes its way down Macrossan Street – this years theme is the Wonders of the Reef. Come and join thousands of other excited guests to watch the sights and sounds of live music and amazing street performers as they sing, dance, skip, hula-hoop and cartwheel down the main street. An array of market food stalls will keep you well fed and the kids will love the amusement rides.

The parade kicks off at 6:30pm ending with a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm. For adults, the fun continues late into the night at Port Douglas’ many lively restaurants and bars.

  • Street Parade Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
  • Street Parade Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
  • Street Parade Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
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​​​​​Fisherman’s Village Music Festival

Rex Smeal Park comes alive again on Sunday for the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival – an amazing event for all ages featuring art, circus acts and of course amazing live music. Featuring a great line-up including local favourites The Hillbilly Goats, a guest appearance by Ben Lee, Vaudeville Smash, Lenna-Maria Moxie, The Montgomery Brothers and Omar – the stage will be pumping out awesome tunes all day and into the night.

There will also be food trucks, a pop-up milk bar, ferris wheel, free activities and workshops for the kids and much more.

Click here for more information.

  • Hillbilly Goats Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
  • Port Douglas Carnivale 2017

Full Event Lineup:

Friday 26th May 2017

Saturday 27th May 2017

  • Estella Pork on a Fork – Food, Music and Wine
  • Carnivale Sensualé
  • Family Beach Day
  • Port Douglas AFL Indigenous Round
  • La Soiree (19th-28th May 2017)
  • Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition (22nd-28th May 2017)
  • Audrey Cuttlebuttle & The Great Bally Hooley Escape (Live outdoor theatre - 18th-20th & 25th-27th May 2017)

Sunday 28th May 2017

  • Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
  • Family Beach Day Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
  • Family Beach Day Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
  • Seafood Extravaganza Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
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12-22 May
2016
2016 Port Douglas Carnivale

Port Douglas Carnivale 2016

2016 Port Douglas Carnivale is set to be the biggest yet, Celebrating its 22nd year! Spread out over several days, Port Douglas will come alive with local events celebrating food, music, art, sport and tropical lifestyle. Events include the Longest Lunch, Family Beach Day and the Saturday Night Street Parade - with something for everyone! Look out for the exciting new events....including the Wonderland Spiegeltent!

22-31 May
2015
Port Douglas Carnivale 2015

Port Douglas Carnivale 2015

Happy 21st Birthday - Port Douglas Carnivale! Don't miss this fantastic fun filled celebration of A Taste of Paradise and many unique events over 10 days in the beautiful tropical town of Port Douglas! Carnivale is the place to be to see colourful street parades, fun beach events and activities, experience the sumptuous flavors of the tropics and spectacular local seafood and just party!

18-27 May
2012
Port Douglas Carnivale

Port Douglas Carnivale - A Taste of Paradise

DONT MISS THE 2015 PORT DOUGLAS CARNIVALE!(http://www.portdouglastravel.com/events/may/port-douglas-carnivale-2015.66/ ) promising to be bigger and better this year celebrating Carnivale's 21st birthday. This year, the annual celebration of life in the tropics will launch with a food and wine lovers weekend. Port Douglas Carnivale organisers say adjusting the program will result in added attendance and longer term occupancies in the Port Douglas Resorts and Port Douglas Holiday Homes and Port Douglas Holiday Apartments. "We have put together an opening weekend comprising all the core cuisine events so people who travel up from down south – and that includes Cairns! – can plan their visit to the Carnivale to encompass all these key events and plan to stay on afterwards for a relaxing holiday in the tropics said Carnivale's General Manager Mr Ken Dobbs.

20-30 May
2010
Port Douglas Carnivale 2010

Port Douglas Carnivale 2010

DONT MISS THE 2015 PORT DOUGLAS CARNIVALE! http://www.portdouglastravel.com/events/may/port-douglas-carnivale-2015.66 Promising to be bigger and better, celebrating the 21st Birthday! Once a year there is a two week long party in Port Douglas to celebrate all things tropical with ten days of fun, food, and festivities during the Port Douglas Carnivale. This fine Port Douglas tradition has been running for 18 years now and has been gaining momentum and popularity each year due to the exciting events that showcase local Port Douglas culinary, artistic, and creative talents as well as the regions stunning natural beauty. So popular in fact are the Carnivale events that many visitors to Cairns and Port Douglas region ensure their holiday coincides with the thrilling Port Douglas Carnivale.

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