Thank you!

What can we say other than Thank You for being a part of the fun for this year’s Port Douglas Carnivale. Our region shone bright and visitors and locals were …More

World Famous Café Del Mar Will Present an Unforgettable Sunset Session during Port Douglas Carnivale

World Famous Café Del Mar Will Present an Unforgettable Sunset Session during Port Douglas Carnivale

World famous for celebrating spectacular sunsets in Ibiza since the 80’s, Café Del Mar remains one of the much-loved Spanish island’s most treasured venues to this day. The true pioneers of bringing music, sensational sunsets and fun together with Mediterranean food and cool drinks, this special Café Del Mar edition of the regular Sunset Sessions at Sheraton is sure to be a hot ticket during Port Douglas Carnivale 2023.

Carnivale is the Hot Ticket in Port Douglas

 Cementing its place as one of Australia’s leading festivals, Port Douglas Carnivale will serve up delicious, fresh, regional produce, A-list entertainment together with a first-class location and its trademark north …More

Feast Yourself on Longest Lunch Tickets

Port Douglas, 20th March, 2023 – Tickets to Port Douglas Carnivale’s tastiest event, The Longest Lunch, are now on sale. The Longest Lunch is one of the most anticipated and …More

Port Douglas Launches FNQ Gin Fest - Hemingway's Venue Manager Chris Barber and Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr GIN Fest

Port Douglas Launches FNQ Gin Fest 2022

Local gin distillers will be special guests at Port Douglas Carnivale’s inaugural FNQ Gin Fest, serving up their signature Carnivale cocktails and world award-winning gin and tonic. Chris Barber, Venue …More

Port Douglas Party Puts the Aussie in Tropic - Tara Bennett, Chris Barber and Ms Fox 1

Port Douglas Party Puts the Aussie in Tropic

The Australian INXS Show, a new gin festival, the signature Longest Lunch, and return of the Seafood Extravaganza headline an exciting week of celebration of everything tropical at this year’s …More

Family Fun Galore At Carnivale 2021

This year’s Port Douglas Carnivale is electric and eclectic, bursting with fun things to do for all the family. The calendar of events for the 10-day Party in Paradise has …More

Port Douglas Carnivale Prepares To Launch

Excitement is building as Port Douglas Carnivale officially launches its 2021 program today. The 16-page go to guide is now available for download with the printed version available from next …More

Run Cuts A Dash at Carnivale

A picturesque beach run will meet all-terrain cross country in the Douglas Dash, with registrations now open for the popular running event.  The Douglas Dash is a 5km run taking …More

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.  …More

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

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

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

Celebrate “Carnivale” Style

The 2015 Carnivale celebrations at Port Douglas are gearing up to be a fantastic 21st anniversary party for the event, which started life over one long weekend as a way …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

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

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