Carnivale Calling: People of Port invited to Join the Party

Attending Port Douglas Carnivale is one thing, but why not be part of the party? Whether you’re an artist, a food producer or fancy taking on a creative weekend project, Carnivale event organisers are inviting people to take part in the 2016 program.

There are many ways you can join in. They include:

  • Enter a float in the Carnivale Wonders of the Tropics Street Parade on Friday night (May 27). Show your community pride and join in one the best traditions of Carnivale by entering a float as an individual, a business, with friends or as part of a community group. It’s free to enter and prizes include: “Best Overall Float” ($1500), “Best Commercial Float” ($500) and “Best Community Float” ($500).
  • Host a food or non-food market stall at one of the public events happening over Carnivale weekend (May 20-22), including the Family Beach Day at Four Mile Beach (Saturday May 28), the Port On A Fork Food & Wine Festival (Saturday night) and the Fisherman’s Village Seafood & Music Festival (Sunday).
  • Put forward your artwork for consideration for the Container Art in the Park display. Your art could feature alongside some of the region’s most talented artists in a modern industrial shipping container gallery space open next to the Sugar Wharf during Carnivale weekend. Showcasing a range of visual arts mediums and styles, artwork will also be on sale throughout the weekend. Market stalls also available to operate over the weekend Artwork, sculptures, homemade jewelry, scarves, hand bags etc art inspired product

Organiser Melissa Head from Knockout Events said the success of Port Douglas Carnivale was largely due to the support and involvement of locals who have enthusiastically immersed themselves in the program each year.

“In particular, we’ve hear great things about the fun-loving, blinged-up, all-star singing and dancing locals who make the street parade the highlight that it is and we look forward to seeing what Port presents for the 2016 opening.”

Get ready for the ultimate Party in Paradise! For event dates, booking and more information on taking part in Port Douglas Carnivale 2016, visit