Carnivale Fun as Event Draws Close

Old and new events will feature in Port Douglas Carnivale’s 2021 line up, from the mayhem of pro wrestling to the naughty decadence of burlesque, and everything else in between. 

Highlights include popular drawcards such as the Four Mile Family Beach Day and the Property Shop Street Parade, while new events freshen the extraordinary 10-day celebration of tropical life.

The Wonderland Spiegeltent will once again bring its signature eclectic style to Port Douglas with Blunderland and Popcorn Underground just for adults while The Greatest Magic Show will have mum, dad and kids spellbound.

Live music gigs across town also add to the Carnivale mix, including Australian rock legends Spiderbait taking to the stage at Rex Smeal Park on Saturday May 22, Tex Perkins and Matt Walker under the Spiegeltent on Thursday May 20 and a showcase of the Far North’s own musical royalty, Plantation Picnic in the Park on Sunday, May 23 at Rex Smeal Park.

Tex Perkins and Matt Walker

Pro wrestling makes its debut at Carnivale with “carnage” promised by promoters. Crowds can yell themselves hoarse barracking for the goodies or the baddies in this two-hour show featuring local wrestlers.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said Carnivale always puts on a varied and quality program and 2021 is no exception. “The events, experiences and atmosphere of Carnivale is like nothing else.

“What a great line up of events we have this year and we couldn’t ask for a better start to Carnivale than with the Wonderland Spiegeltent opening on Friday, May 14 before leading into a week full of different events.”

At the other end of the spectrum, the Longest Lunch (now sold out) serves up the expected sophisticated, succulent menu from Ochre with diners serenaded by Wonderland Spiegeltent talent. 

Two new events will help raise money for the rebuilt Paws and Claws animal shelter in Port Douglas. 

This worthy cause will benefit from a gala luncheon at Zinc Restaurant and Dogs’ Day Out – a big day out just for canines – no cats allowed. 

Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach will also see plenty of action including a mesmerising display of monster kites presented by Kites Queensland at the Family Beach Day, and the Douglas Dash, a fun run but with bragging rights for the winners. 

The eagerly anticipated Tropic and Exotic parade will open Carnivale with street performers, food stalls, and the loud and lively float parade. Fireworks will complete the night’s entertainment for the thousands who line Macrossan Street.

For a full program of all the events at this year’s Carnivale go to Tickets are still available to most events and there is also plenty of free activities and shows for families.


Tanya Snelling Strategic PR 

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