20th – 22nd May 2106

Showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland from local food and wines, to talented musicians and friendly, family fun, Port Douglas Carnivale is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse events.


Debuting this year is the Port On A Fork Food & Wine Festival where local chefs will be presenting their signature dish uniquely inspired by the gourmet delights of the region.

Plus Paradise on a Plate, this year’s Longest Lunch exclusive dining held in the Spiegeltent and under the palms of Dixie Park, a fusion of performance and food will have your mouth watering for more.

There will also be a plentiful program of Family Friendly Free events devoted to Fun, Sand, and Sun including the Wonders Of The World Macrossan Street Parade long been the opening highlight of Port Douglas Carnivale and regularly draws eager crowds of thousands.

Family Beach Day located at 4 Mile Beach featuring a Kite Festival and Sand Sculpting competitions, beach sports , family stage entertainment featuring Bosco and Honey fusing ukulele and theatre ,face painting, kids’ activities, market stalls and eye-popping life size puppets

Bringing the local community and visitors together, Carnivale is proudly supported by the Douglas Shire Council, Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree and Tourism Events Queensland.