Carnivale Unveils 2024 Program

Port Douglas, 1st May, 2024 – From tropical outdoor fine dining to orchestral performances under the stars, lively beats, family-friendly fun and live entertainment, Port Douglas Carnivale is set to showcase the best of what Port Douglas and Daintree has to offer.

The premier celebration of Tropical North Queensland’s vibrant community and rich culture has unveiled its 2024 program, marking 30 years with 21 events packed into three days from May 24-26.

Adding to the mix are new additions Savour TNQ and Paradise Picnic, complementing the event’s diverse program which includes Symphony Under the Stars by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The Wonderland Spiegeltent, Tin Shed Family Beach Day, Street Parade, the Longest Lunch, art and photography exhibitions, Port Douglas Music Trails and more.

Savour TNQ invites foodies to embark on a gastronomic journey along Port Douglas’ waterfront at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina on Saturday, May 25-26.

From locally inspired native-infused street-food to tropical cocktails, this two-day food festival promises a lively atmosphere with food stalls, bars, live music and family-friendly activities.

Concluding the Carnivale weekend, Paradise Picnic on Sunday, May 26, offers an afternoon of entertainment with performances by Australia’s leading female country singer, Amber Lawrence, along with a talented line-up of local acts.

Both Savour TNQ and Paradise Picnic are free to attend, made possible by joint funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Douglas Shire Council Mayor Lisa Scomazzon said she looked forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors to Port Douglas for Carnivale’s 30-year celebrations.

She highlighted the strength and enduring appeal of the long-standing event, with an action-packed program that promises something for everyone.

“For three decades, Carnivale has united our community in a celebration of culture, creativity and camaraderie.

“As we mark this significant anniversary, we reflect on the memories and exciting moments that have defined Carnivale over the years, while looking forward to creating new ones,” Mayor Scomazzon said.

For the full rundown and to purchase tickets, download the program from Carnivale’s website at or pick up a printed copy from key locations across Port Douglas, Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands.



Tanya Snelling

Strategic PR

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