We have exciting news! One of the most significant annual events in Port Douglas is only just around the corner – the incredible Carnivale 2020 weekend kicks off from the 22nd – 24th of May. Not only is May one of the most beautiful times of the year in Far North Queensland, but this jam-packed festival is one that cannot be missed. If you have wished to visit paradise for quite some time, Carnivale is your ultimate reason to escape!
Here’s a sneak peek into the fantastic events that are in store for this year’s celebrations. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Live Tropic Rock Concert
The outstanding Spiderbait will serenade the crowds at Rex Smeal Park throughout this evening of rock and roll in paradise. It’s not often that you’ll find an alternative rock performance in Port Douglas, so it’s best to jump on the opportunity while you can! The supporting acts will be Machine Machine and The Zephyrbees – so there will be hours of prime entertainment to enjoy.
The only thing that could possibly make the iconic Sugar Wharf even more beautiful is this epic digital production! The wharf will light up with stunning graphic art and custom videos for you to feast your eyes on throughout Carnivale. Whether you wander down from Macrossan Street at dusk for a brief moment or spend an hour watching the mesmerizing light show, you’ll be glad you stopped by.
Last year, the astounding Wonderland Spiegeltent entertainers lit up the audience with acts such as 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!
Ochre’s Culinary Delights at Carnivale
Welcome to a loooong lunch in the glorious Rex Smeal Park right beneath the palm trees! This afternoon will consist of divine food and wine pairings with a four-course menu and Spiegeltent entertainers in an unbelievable setting. The Culinary Delights at Carnivale really is an out-of-this-world experience, and as soon as you arrive, you’ll know what we mean!
There’s nothing quite like a bucket of fresh prawns and a cold beer of an afternoon in Port Douglas! The Seafood Extravaganza is one of Carnivale’s best events, situated at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina. Settle in for an afternoon of only the freshest local seafood and beers, sweet tunes, and other phenomenal food stalls. What’s better? It’s a free event! Scrumptious seafood has never tasted so good.
Come along to bustling Macrossan Street early to secure the best seats in the house for this evening of entertainment! Watch and listen to the wonders of the float parade that makes its way through the town full of remarkable music and dazzling street performers. Don’t forget to check out the amusement rides, food stalls, and fireworks while you’re in town.
Fun in the Sun – Quicksilver Family Beach Day
It doesn’t get better than a Four Mile Beach bonanza! This event is such an awesome family day with something for everybody to enjoy. There will be the usual Carnivale beach day activities, like the sandcastle sculpting competition and fun kids’ activities, but there’s a bunch more on offer this year as well. For instance, you can dance your heart out with salsa lessons on the sand or watch in awe at the skydiving displays!
Carnivale seems to get better with every passing year! May is a delightful time to visit Port Douglas when the Carnivale spirit is dancing its way through the seaside town. See you in Tropical North Queensland!
Carnivale tickets are available for purchase here.
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