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Spiderbait at Port Douglas Carnivale 2020

Spiderbait To Headline Carnivale 2020

 The band guaranteed to “bring it” to their live performances with smash hits like Black Betty, Calypso, and Buy Me a Pony will headline Port Douglas Carnivale’s Tropic Rock Concert …More

Wonderland Spiegeltent Returns!

The opening act of Port Douglas Carnivale, the spectacular and often wicked Wonderland Spiegeltent starts its season in Port Douglas this Friday, May 17. Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said …More

Giant Coral Reef Set to Star

An exuberant, inflatable reef will be swaying away at Port Douglas Carnivale.  The giant multi-coloured pop art installation Microcosm is inspired by coral and other reef life. It was created …More

Port Douglas Carnivale 2019 Famil

Media Contingent Get A Taste Of Carnivale 2019

Journalists from around Australia visited the Port Douglas and Daintree region recently as the promotional campaign for Port Douglas Carnivale 2019 gets underway. Hosted by Tourism Port Douglas Daintree, the …More

Munch with the Bunch at the Longest Lunch

Everyone should be out to lunch on May 24. It’s the date of Port Douglas Carnivale’s popular indulgent shared feast – the Longest Lunch. The long-table dining extravaganza champions the …More

Tickets On Sale For Eskimo Joe

Tickets are now on sale for Australia’s favourite indie rock band Eskimo Joe, who will headline Port Douglas Carnivale’s 25th celebrations on Saturday, May 25. The band, which has won multiple …More

Carnivale Weekend to Excite

The celebrities will begin to roll into town as Port Douglas Carnivale officially gets underway today Friday, May 24. Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said they were expecting in excess …More

Carnivale for Children

The wonderland of Port Douglas opens wide for children of all ages during the annual celebration of Port Douglas Carnivale from May 25 to 27. The premier events for the …More

Time to Let Your Hair Down at Carnivale

Port Douglas is about to go off with three days of Carnivale celebrating Tropical Magic in the sun – and under the palms and stars. The spectacular Wonderland Spiegeltent is …More

Let’s do the Longest Lunch

It’s food to dine for. Outside. With lots of people. Under palm trees. Ochre owner and executive chef Craig Squire is taking his award winning culinary style alfresco for a …More

Great things brewing for Seafood Extravaganza

The Seafood Extravaganza will make a triumphant return to the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina during Port Douglas Carnivale on Sunday, May 27. The old favourite will also have something new to …More

Port Douglas Carnivale is calling ..

Not yet feeling like getting out your winter woollies? Join us in Port Douglas for laid-back days of tropical perfection, filled with excitement and fun that lasts right into the …More

Port Douglas Carnivale needs you

Port Douglas Carnivale needs you!

Port Douglas Carnivale is looking for community spirited volunteers keen to help with this year’s event from May 25-27. Around 50 volunteers are required to help make the various events …More

Time to float ideas about Street Parade 2018

Time to float ideas about Street Parade

Get ready to trick out a float for this year’s Topical Magic themed Port Douglas Carnivale Street Parade with registrations now open. Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said now was …More

Celebrate in Paradise!

Finally, it’s that time of year again – the time to celebrate in paradise Port Douglas Carnivale 2018 will once again celebrate the dreamy lifestyle of this region with fabulous …More

Models Hits High Note With Sold Out Crowd

Tickets are now sold out to modéle 15, the fashion and social event of the calendar year in Port Douglas. Organisers Claire Tierney and Annetta Tantanis have chosen Niramaya Villas …More

Seafood Extravaganza – Sunday 31st May

Fun, food and fabulousness from 10am at The Port Douglas Marina – Carnivale’s Seafood Extravaganza is nearly here and we have got our lemons all cut ready to squeeze over …More

Celebrity Sightings In Port Douglas

It wouldn’t be Port Douglas Carnivale if there weren’t a celebrity or two and the 2015 program won’t disappoint with some of Australia’s greatest cricketers to the who’s who of …More

modéle 15 – Tuesday 26th May

We are so excited about the up and coming glamfest at Carnivale this year. Look out as the fashion and social event of the year kicks off from 6pm on …More

Macrossan Street Parade – 22nd May

The Carnivale crew are so excited about the 2015 Macrossan Street Parade. Each year it just keeps getting better and better. This year’s parade theme is simply Carnivale so we …More

The BIG LAUGH – Friday 29th May

Chuckle, chuckle! Just the thought of The Big Laugh makes us smile here at Carnivale. What a way to spend the night listening to the unique voice of Ellen Briggs. …More

Radiant Life Festival 28th & 29th May

The Carnivale team are feeling super zen about the stalls coming to Radiant Life Festival 2015. The two-day event starting on Friday 28th at 10am includes an amazing array of …More

Fishermen’s Village: Wet weather update

Sunday May 22nd 8:45am Due to Sunday’s weather forecast of strong wind and high volume rainfall, we unfortunately have had to cancel the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in the Rex …More

Wet Weather Update

Saturday May 21st, 3:30pm Despite the rain, Port Douglas Carnivale activities will continue tonight as planned, with additional cover provided for outdoor events. The Asahi Port on A Fork Food, …More

New Events Launched As Carnivale Turns 21

Old and new events will be the highlight of this year’s Port Douglas Carnivale celebration as the countdown begins to the much loved Festival’s 21st milestone year. Port Douglas Carnivale …More

Road Closure Information

Port Douglas Carnivale is fast approaching, running from Friday 25 May to Sunday 27 May. During Carnivale there will be road closures which may affect your access to roads throughout …More

Carnivale Campaign Underway

CARNIVALE CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF WITH MEGA FAMIL IN REGION  Port Douglas, 11th February 2015 – The promotional campaign for Port Douglas Carnivale 2015 is underway with Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree hosting …More

Family Beach Day News

JAPANESE HORSEBACK ARCHERY TO WOW BEACHGOERS AT PORT DOUGLAS CARNIVALE Port Douglas, 17th February 2014 – Port Douglas Carnivale will bring one of the world’s most unique sporting events to …More

Sail into Tropical North Queensland May 2016

Celebrating its 22nd year, Port Douglas Carnivale sails into Tropical North Queensland in May with an exciting new line-up of events and activities for local, national and international visitors alike. …More

20 Year Celebrations

TIME TO TASTE WATCH DANCE AND PLAY AS CARNIVALE TURNS 20 Port Douglas, 15th January 2014 – It will be a celebration to remember as the countdown begins to the …More

Get Ready to Limbo Port Douglas

Port Douglas Carnivale event organisers have this week announced the addition of an international circus cabaret to the lineup of events in the Wonderland Spiegeltent, which will be perched in …More


Port Douglas Carnivale – Vamp & Burn is a sizzling new show starring the incredible Lola The Vamp an icon in the making, Jacqueline Furey the Human Heatwave and Australia’s …More

Palates of Port Menu and Tickets

PALATES OF PORT BRINGS TOGETHER A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS Port Douglas, 13th May, 2014 –  Explore exquisite wines, matched to an eight-course degustation dinner under the stars in one …More

Port Douglas Carnivale Wrap Up

CARNIVALE ENDS ON HIGH WITH STRONG ATTENDANCE Port Douglas, 26th May, 2014 – Port Douglas Carnivale has drawn a crowd of around 25,000 people over the 10 days as it …More

Port Douglas Carnivale

FNQ Heat

FNQ HEAT TO WARM UP FIELD IN PORT DOUGLAS Port Douglas, 16th May, 2014 – Aquis FNQ Heat FC will tomorrow bring one of its NPL fixtures to Port Douglas. …More

Get Ready to Party in Paradise

Celebrating its 22nd year, Port Douglas Carnivale sails into Tropical North Queensland in May with an exciting new line-up of events and activities for local, national and international visitors alike. …More

Carnivale Ends on High

Port Douglas, 1st June, 2015 – Port Douglas Carnivale has ended on a high with thousands attending the Seafood Extravaganza at the Reef Marina to close out the 10-day festival yesterday, …More

Port Douglas Carnivale Food Wine Festival Screaming Jets

Last Call for Food & Wine Tickets

SCREAMING JETS ADDS STAR POWER TO FOOD, WINE & A TASTE OF PORT Port Douglas, 23rd May, 2014 – Celebrate the last night of Port Douglas Carnivale with Australian gods …More

Seafood Extravaganza Celebrates 21 Years

Not only will there be the region’s tastiest and freshest seafood to enjoy, there will be live entertainment, family fun and more at this year’s Preston Fresh Seafood Extravaganza at …More

Taste Port Douglas

FOODIE EVENT OFFERS UP A TASTE OF PORT DOUGLAS Port Douglas, 22nd May, 2014 – Foodies from across the region are expected to converge on Port Douglas for a weekend …More

Live A Radiant Life

Port Douglas’ Radiant Life Festival is expected to attract hundreds of visitors over an exciting two days at the Port Douglas Sugar Wharf from 10am to 5pm on May 28-29. …More

Carnivale Opening Weekend Wrap Up

GODS SMILE ON PORT DOUGLAS DURING CARNIVALE’S FIRST WEEKEND Port Douglas, 18th May, 2014 – The first weekend of Port Douglas Carnivale saw perfect weather with great crowds out and …More

Record Crowds for Carnivale Parade Opener

Port Douglas, 24th May, 2015 – From gourmet food events to the Macrossan Street Parade, Four Mile Family Beach Day and World Motorised Cooler Championship, thousands from across the region …More

Opening Weekend Overview

CARNIVALE OPENS WITH LONGEST LUNCH Port Douglas, 16th May, 2014 – From some of Australia’s greatest cricketers to celebrity chefs and Australian rock gods, the who’s who of Australian television, …More

Yabusame – Saturday 23rd May

Are you ready for this incredible show? The Yabusame Horse Archery tournament is nearly upon us and we are planning on being there from 11am to watch this spectacular event …More

Port Douglas Carnivale beach day

Children of Carnivale

YABUSAME TO THRILL CROWDS AS FAMILIES HEAD TO PORT FOR CARNIVALE ACTION Port Douglas, 14th May, 2014 – Thousands of families are expected to converge on Port Douglas as Carnivale …More

Street Art and Music Festival

LINE UP CONFIRMED FOR STREET ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL Port Douglas, 7th May, 2014 – A talented line up of theatre and musical performers will take part in Port Douglas …More

Port Douglas Carnivale event app

Carnivale Launches New Free Event App

CARNIVALE LAUNCHES NEW FREE EVENT APP Port Douglas, 7th May, 2014 –  Keeping track of what’s on and when during the 10 days of Port Douglas Carnivale just got a …More

Port Douglas Carnivale Clipper Cup

Exemplar Clipper Cup

EXEMPLAR CLIPPER CUP OFF TO A SAILING START Port Douglas, 14th May, 2014 – With a record number of entries, organisers of this year’s Exemplar Clipper Cup are predicting the …More

Port Douglas Carnivale Seafood Extravaganza

Seafood Extravaganza

SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA CELEBRATING 20 YEARS WITH AN EXCITING NEW FORMAT Port Douglas, 1st May, 2014 – Not only will there be the region’s tastiest and freshest seafood to enjoy, there …More

Carnivale Comedy

1 NIGHT – 2 KIWIS – A SWAGFUL OF AUSSIES – 1000 LAUGHS Port Douglas, 7th May, 2014 – The Big Laugh is back for Port Douglas Carnivale 2014 and …More

Call for Floats

CARNIVALE CALLS FOR COMMUNITY FLOATS Port Douglas, 1st May, 2014 – Port Douglas Carnivale will be celebrated in traditional fashion in 2014 with registrations now open for floats for the …More

Port Douglas Carnivale fireworks

Fireworks Support

CRACKING SUPPORT FOR CARNIVALE’S FIREWORKS DISPLAY Port Douglas, 17th April, 2014 – Port Douglas Carnivale will kick off with a bang with local businesses getting behind the annual colourful fireworks …More

Street and Music Festival

CALL OF THE ARTS FOR INAUGURAL STREET FESTIVAL Port Douglas, 7th May, 2014 – Port Douglas is set to come alive during Port Douglas Carnivale with a week-long dedicated street …More

Port Douglas Carnivale gala dinner

Port Douglas Gala Dinner

CARNIVALE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF FESTIVAL FUN Port Douglas, March 27, 2014 –- 20 years of Port Douglas Carnivale will be celebrated next Saturday night, April 5 at Rasa Restaurant …More

Mackay Sugar Sponsor

MACKAY SUGAR AND PORT DOUGLAS CARNIVALE PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED Port Douglas, March 17, 2014 –- One of Australia’s favourites festivals, Port Douglas Carnivale, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style with …More

Taste Port Douglas

COLIN FASSNIDGE TO HEADLINE TASTE PORT DOUGLAS EVENT Port Douglas, 20th February 2014 – Tastebuds are sure to be tantalised and food lovers delighted as Port Douglas Carnivale’s biggest foodie …More