21 Jan

Carnivale Festival 2018

Cayman Villas have got you covered for a place to rest your head after a busy weekend at Carnivale Port Douglas!

The Carnivale weekend is being held from the 25-27 May 2018 and is expected to be the biggest and greatest yet with a bunch of new and exciting events as well as the original festival favourites.

Watch locals and visitors alike flock to Port Douglas to celebrate the start of the tourism season. There really is something for everyone at this highly anticipated event including arts, entertainment, sports, food & wine, comedy, culture and music.


Tropical Magic Street Parade & Tropic Night

Watch Macrossan Street come alive with the annual street parade on Friday the 25th of May which kicks off the festivities! The theme for 2018 is ‘Tropical Magic’ . Think fire twirlers, stilt walkers, amazing floats and more!

The Sugar Wharf and surrounding ANZAC park will be brought to life with Tropic Night, a visual feast of captivating projection installations and cutting edge digital projection art. Light will come on at dusk on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th.


Wonderland Spiegeltent 

The captivating Wonderland Spiegeltent will be back by popular demand! This highly talked about entertainment arena will be showcasing performances included circus acts, comedy acts and burlesque shows.

Step right up to see the unique, amazing and astounding circus stars of Circus Wonderland where the strongman, contortionist, acrobats and the gypsy come to Port Douglas bringing a thrilling and hilarious circus spectacular for the whole family!

Get reay to laugh the night away with Akmal Saleh as he performs his stand up comedy session. A show not to be missed with one of Australia’s most respected, successful and accomplished comics

Rogue Burlesque will be offering an Adult circus caberet showcasing sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque.

For more information, please click here.


Foodies Paradise

Come and tantalise your tastebuds with an impressive display of local fresh seafood, produce and meats matched with delicious wines at the annual Longest Lunch. The feasting will take place under the palms at Rex Smeal Park overlooking the Coral Sea – it doesnt get much better than that!

Finish off a fantastic weekend with the ‘Seafood Extravaganza’ held by  Hemingways Brewery. Hemingway’s Brewery is excited to be bringing the Seafood Extravaganza back to Port Douglas Carnivale, with a monster line up of music, food trucks, entertainment, and of course a showcase of the best seafood the region has to offer not to mention the best beer too! This is a day for families and friends, visitors and locals to come together and enjoy free entertainment and great seafood all along the boardwalk at the Marina.


Tropic Rock Concert

Australia’s favourite front man Ross (Daddy Cool) Wilson will headline a massive rock music party at Port Douglas Carnivale. Playing the hits of Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, Wilson will have people off their bums and moving with a guaranteed good time, under the palms at the spectacular Rex Smeal Park.


Family Fun

We’ve also got kids entertainment covered with our ‘Family Beach Day Party’. Come and enjoy a day of kite flying, sand castle building, markets, art and games appropriate for the whole family to get involved in.

The best way to end a jam-packed weekend is then to grab a picnic blanket, some fish and chips and relax at Rex Smeal park for a gorgeous sunset and star gazing.


Party, party, party!

For the first time in 2018 Carnivale will incorporate Out! At Carnivale, a celebration for the LGBT community after a resounding “Yes” vote for marriage equality in last year’s postal survey. Everyone is invited to come dance the night away at QT Hotel. Prepare for fun, frivolity and fabulousness, as Out! Cairns brings their unique night out to Port Douglas for the very first time! This is a one-off not to miss, with DJ BB playing camp classics and anthems with a latino feel, and there may just be a spectacular drag show or two!


Get ready for the ultimate party in paradise! We can’t wait to see you there.

For bookings and a comprehensive list of events and times visit www.carnivale.com.au.

Ensure you book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment as Port Douglas is VERY busy during this period! Cayman Villas is one of the only properties in Port Douglas to offer 3 Bedroom apartments with self-contained facilities – we are the perfect accommodation choice for family or group getaways!

Click here to view our rates or alternatively call us on 07 4087 2300 or email info@caymanvillas.com.au

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