Showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland from local food and wines, to talented musicians and friendly, family fun, Port Douglas Carnivale from May 22 to 31 is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse events. Port Douglas Carnivale has become a mecca for lovers of gourmet delights with the annual 10-day celebration offering sought-after celebrity chef events, food demonstrations and sampling of local produce. Foodie events such as the Sheraton Mirage Longest Lunch, the Seafood Extravaganza, Zinc Chandon Lunch, Palates of Port and more will return in 2015 along with many more favourites.
The Family Beach Day will again feature the amazing Yabusame Japanese horseback archery tournament, a colourful and exciting spectacle that thrilled viewers when it made its Australian debut last year. A street art and music festival will bring the heart of Macrossan Street to life with buskers and artists, singers and dancers performing for the enjoyment of passersby. Originally held to mark the start of the sugar cane harvesting season, Carnivale is now considered more as marking the opening of the tourism season. It brings the local community and visitors together and is proudly supported by the Douglas Shire Council, Douglas Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree and Tourism Events Queensland.
Carnivale is a time for celebration, it’s a time to unwind, relax and soak up the ambience of our tropical seaside paradise.