Port Douglas – Carnivale In The Village
Port Douglas Carnivale began in 1993 and initially was designed to celebrate the opening of the tourist season and market Port Douglas as a holiday destination New Port Residences EC to both domestic and international visitors.
Carnivale is an award winning event and it is a week long party often described as the most exciting event of the year in Port Douglas.
A unique affair Port Douglas Carnivale is a celebration that attracts and inspires an enormous amount of participation from the local residents, businesses and industry. Almost the entire community actively takes part: be it in an event or as a spectator. As a result, the turnout grows from year to year and many tourists make a point of returning each year to be involved in the celebration of culture, wine and cuisine.
This year the theme is “Stars under the stars” and will include the introduction of new events such as the “Over The Fence” Comedy Film Festival which will be held at the Karnak Playhouse, Port Douglas Outdoor Cinema and a “Captive of the Headhunters’ Exhibit in Cow Bay.
Please see table below for a comprehensive event guide.
The launch of the Port Douglas Carnivale is the Carnivale Masquerade Cocktail Party is with this years theme of “Art of Masquerade”. Held at the historical old Sugar Wharf.
All time favourite events including the street fiesta which will see the main street of Port Douglas (Macrossan Street) blocked off to vehicles and turned into a mammoth street party. All night alfresco dining from over 80 restaurants and food stalls, fine wine, live music, street theatre, fireworks and the highlight that is the float and parade ensures that the Port Douglas Carnivale is always spectacular.
On Saturday evening among the swaying palms “Food, Wine & A Taste of Port” serves up an exciting taste sensation as the