Port Douglas Carnivale ~ May 26th to 28th 2017
In 2017 the world famous Port Douglas Carnivale will celebrate 23 years of the most fun under the tropical sun.
This year events include:
- Estrella Port on a Fork – Food, Music & Wine Sat 27th May 2017, 5pm – 11pm, Rex Smeal Park.
- Audrey Cuttlebuttle & The Great Bally Hooley Escape, live theatre onboard the Bally Hooley 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 May 2017, 10am, 12:30pm & 3pm
- Carnivale “Wonders of the Reef” Street Parade, Fri 26th May 2017, from 5pm in Macrossan Street.
- Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, Sun 28th May 2017, 10am – 6pm, Rex Smeal Park.
- Family Beach Day, Mon 27th February 2017, 9am – 3pm, Four Mile Beach.
- Paradise on a Plate – The Longest Lunch, Fri 26th May 2017, 11.30am to 3.00pm, Rex Smeal Park Under the palms.
- Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition, May 22-28 2017, 10am – 4pm, Port Douglas Community Hall, Mowbray Street.
Port Douglas comes alive in May to celebrate the reef and rainforest festival.
Mango Tree Carnivale Accommodation SPECIALS
Accommodation is always hard to find during Carnivale week. At The Mango Tree has great Port Douglas Holiday accommodation specials providing your Carnivale accommodation at fantastic rates until sold out.
Stay on any 3 nights for just $130 per night or 7 nights for just $115 per night
Fully self contained two bedroom apartment – inclusion in rate is 2 people additional charges apply for extra persons
Images courtesy of www.carnivale.com.au
About Port Douglas Carnivale
Although there had been previous one day events celebrating the Reef and Rainforest the original idea of Carnivale came from a seven day yacht race from Port Douglas to Lizard Island. The idea was to stage a carnival to be held in Port Douglas to celebrate the start of the yacht race. This was planned to be held in September 1993.
This particular yacht race never eventuated but the idea of the big party did and the idea of a Carnivale scheduled to see the start of the new tourist season was born the following year in May 1994.
Even though the original idea of the Lizard Island Race with its Carnivale send off never happened that year yacht racing was a prominent feature of the week long celebrations the following May. As the momentum began to build several locals began to promote themselves with major events that also included some notable tennis stars in town along with horse racing along Four Mile Beach and a whole host of other events that set the standard for future years.
Today Carnivale still marks the beginning of the tourist season as the month of May heralds the onset of a change in the weather marking the end of the wet season. As temperatures begin to fall dramatically in our major markets of New Zealand and southern Australia the sleepy seaside village in the tropics comes alive with the influx of visitors.
Carnivale is a celebration of tropical living in a pristine environment surrounded by World Heritage listed reef and rainforest, all that is cherished by the people that know and love Port Douglas.
Why not join us in 2016 and help celebrate the most fun under the tropical sun at Port Douglas Carnivale?