04 Mar

Carnivale Festival – 23rd-25th May 2025

The party in paradise will be back for 2025!

Stay tuned for more details in early 2025, and in the meantime check out last years festival details below.

Get ready to experience the ultimate celebration of culture, music, and community—the Port Douglas Carnivale is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! As the premier accommodation destination in Port Douglas, Cayman Villas is thrilled to be your guide to this spectacular event. Join us as we dive into the festivities and discover everything you need to know to make the most of your Carnivale experience.

Carnivale is your opportunity to explore the wonders of Port Douglas & the surrounding regions while also getting involved in an array of celebrations and festivities.

2024 Events:

  • The Longest Lunch – held at the Marina this year with local restaurateurs collaborating together utilising the best available local produce and native herbs and spices to bring guests a truly FNQ experience.
  • Annual Street Parade – Watch Macrossan St come alive with dazzling entertainment, floats, food stalls, amusement rides and of course the spectacular fireworks show!
  • Family Beach Day – Grab your family and friends and head to the Family Beach Day for a full day of fun and frolic by the sea with sand castle competitions, fantastic prizes, kite flying, activities, dancing and more!
  • Popcorn Underground – Under the incredible Wonderland Spiegeltent entertainers light up the audience with world class cabaret, mind-blowing acrobatics, fire breathing, and illusionist shows, just to name a few. If you want to see what this talented group have in store this time around, we highly recommend stopping into one of their performances!
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra – Symphony Under the Stars – This once in a lifetime event will feature Queensland Symphony Orchestra, with a world premiere performance of the Composition for the reef.
  • Absolutely 80’s Smash Hit Shows – Tropical Rock & Pop comes to Wonderland Spiegeltent Festival Hub! Featuring some of Australia’s favourite 80s pop icons: Uncanny X Men’s Brian Mannix, Kids in the Kitchen’s Scott Carne & Boom Crash Opera’s Dale Ryder.

And more!

Make the most of your Carnivale experience by booking your stay at Cayman Villas. Our spacious self-contained villas provide the perfect home base for exploring all that Port Douglas has to offer. Plus, with our convenient location just moments from the heart of the Carnivale action, you’ll be in the midst of the excitement from start to finish.

For more information head to the Carnivale website.

Book your stay early at Cayman Villas – click here to check rates & availability.

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