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 little ones are the Macrossan Street Parade this Friday, May 25, which this year has a Tropical Magic theme, and the fun and action of the Four Mile Beach Day on Saturday, May 26.
Each year, about 10,000 people line the streets to watch the parade, which is a true community event and includes motorised floats, bands, dancers, and more.
The spectacle and colour of the parade is amazing, and the fun continues afterwards with the fun fair, entertainment and fireworks display around 8pm.
Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu said families just loved Carnivale, which offered a great mix of entertainment, music, street theatre, market stalls, rides and amusements.
“It is going to be a great weekend, and Port Douglas will really be buzzing,” she added.
On Saturday, Four Mile Beach will be transformed into a playground for locals and visitors alike. From 10am to 3pm, the schedule for Beach Day on May 26 is packed with beach cricket, a treasure hunt, the famed sandcastle competition, skydivers, beach busking, and in a Carnivale first – salsa in the sand.
“Every entrant to the sand castle competition will also receive a complimentary ticket on the Bally Hooley, which is a wonderful prize that they can enjoy with their family.”
A highlight not to miss is the Circus Wonderlandperformance at the Wonderland Spiegeltent from Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27 at Dixie Park.
“This is an incredible 60-minute circus show starring a world class superstars who will entertain all ages.”
Other family events include Market Day and the Seafood Extravaganza on Sunday, May 27.
For those who can’t make it to the Street Parade, make sure you tune into 90.9 FAB FM locally on Friday night from 6.30 to 8.30pm to listen to the street parade broadcast.
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