Tickets Are Selling Fast To Carnivale’s Hot Acts And Fine Food Fiesta

The countdown is on for the hottest party in the Far North’s Tropical Wonderland so check out the Port Douglas Carnivale program and grab your tickets now.

Two great weeks of ticketed and free events celebrating the best of music, food and drink, comedy, circus, art and beach and water fun kicks off this Friday, May 6, and culminates in a huge weekend on May 20-22.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said the multi-faceted Carnivale program of entertainment and fun activities was created to bring together people of all ages and tastes and from all walks of life.

“Tickets are still available for most events so take a look at the online program and make sure you don’t miss out,” Cr Kerr said.

“The program includes the celebrated Australian INXS Show, Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows, the Tropical Sounds Hawaiian Night Dance Party, Circus Wonderland, Douglas Dash 5km run, and art meets bubbles in a glass at the Sheraton,” Cr Kerr said.

“The fun spirit of Carnivale begins this Friday night in the Wonderland Spiegeltent with comedian Akmal, and on Saturday night with Karen From Finance and her ‘Out Of Office’ show, before setting a more sophisticated tone with entertainment royalty Kate Ceberano playing all the hits and songs from Sweet Inspiration, her latest ARIA Top 5 album.”

Other ticketed events include ‘Rouge’, sexy circus for grown ups, ’Debauched’, a riotous and thrilling variety show, ‘Circus Wonderland’, a family show featuring world-class performers celebrating the golden era of circus, the Paws and Claws fundraiser fine-dining luncheon gala at Zinc Restaurant, and the outrageous gals from TAKE 3 comedy trio.

“We’re ready at Port to welcome old friends and new who come to support the fantastic artists and performers our hard-working Carnivale team has engaged for your entertainment,” Cr Kerr said.

Non-ticketed and free Carnivale events and activities include the inaugural FNQ Gin Fest and the popular Seafood Extravaganza with live entertainment, Tropical Wonderland Street Parade, Family Beach Day with the Monsters of the Sky kite displays, Pooch Party for four-footed family members, Tropical Destinations photography exhibition, Go Troppo contemporary art exhibition, Tim Ellis’ The Sugar Ants Carnivale projection art on the Sugar Wharf, and Windswell Watersports program, including Surfing Queensland’s come and try Surf Sup training program for eight to 16 year olds.

Check out the program and book tickets online at and download the 11-page go-to guide to the fabulous annual celebration of life in the tropics. Printed versions are available from key locations across Port Douglas, Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands.

The Property Shop Tropical Wonderland street parade will open Carnivale’s big weekend on Friday, May 20, with street performers, food stalls, and the loud and lively float parade. Fireworks will complete the night’s entertainment for the crowds that line Macrossan Street.


Tanya Snelling Strategic PR

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