24 - 26 MAY 2024

Celebrating it's 30th year, Port Douglas will burst to life once again with the region's largest cultural festival, 'Carnivale'


It happens once a year and gives visitors and locals a great excuse to party in paradise. Sure to feature the usual suspects, The Street Parade, Family Beach Day, Longest Lunch and The Wonderland Spiegeltent, there is a reason it has made it to the milestone birthday of 30 years.. What a weekend - come and play!


Full 2024 program to be released soon

The Longest Lunch

Fri 24th May 2024
12pm till 3pm
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
Price: TBA

Hosted by four of the best local restaurants that will present a sumptuous four-course menu using the freshest and most delicious local produce. Added to this we will also have a great local beverage offering from Hemingway’s Brewery and Devils Thumb Distillery.

Macrossan Street Parade

Fri 24th May 2024
4:30pm onwards

Macrossan Street comes alive with dazzling entertainment for the young and the young at heart.
A true community event in the finest of Tropical North Queenslander traditions, the Macrossan Street Parade has long been the opening highlight of Port Douglas Carnivale and regularly draws eager crowds of thousands.

Family Beach Day

Sat 25th May 2024
9am - 3pm 
Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas

Grab your family and friends and head to the Family Beach Day for a full day of fun and frolic by the sea. It’s all about the fun of the beach and the stunning surroundings of the magnificent Four Mile beach.

Popcorn Underground

Dates: TBA
Various times and shows

World-class cabaret, circus and comedy that is beautifully filthy and rib-crackingly funny! All this wrapped up in a night of sizzling cabaret, adult carnival, astounding circus and extraordinary artists. It’s a riotous variety show like you’ve never seen before!

The Greatest Magic Show

Sat 25th and Sun 26th May 2024

Featuring mind-boggling magic, extraordinary circus acts, side-splitting comedy and LOADS of audience participation, The Greatest Magic Show will keep you and the little ones on the edge of your seats from start to finish – with an inspirational grand finale that has to be seen to be believed!

Absolutely 80s - Smash Hits Show

Fri 24th and Sat 25th May 2024
Various times
Tickets: TBA

Paying tribute to the Massive 80s hits from around the world, this huge 2-hour performance features 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.

The Smash Hits Show includes 80s hits from artists such as Split Enz, Billy Idol, David Bowie, INXS, U2, Mondo Rock, Prince, Spandau Ballet, Cars and more, with smash hits also included.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Under The Stars

Sat 25th May 2024
Rex Smeal Park

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will join the festivities with a one-night-only performance of classical music with a world premiere, “Composition for the Reef” by acclaimed composer Paul Dean. The performance will take place at the iconic Rex Smeal Park in a lifetime experience will be a celebration of the region and an event not to be missed.

More events to be announced soon. 


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