24 - 27 FEBRUARY 2022

After the succes of its inuagural year, Port Douglas celebrates its LGBTQ Festival in February 2022. Hot & Steamy Festival is scheduled as a precursor to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

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The confirmed events and venues are:

Get L'eid Luau @ Zinc - Thursday 24 February
Taste of the Tropics Long Lunch @ Salsa - 25 February
White Party @ Sugar Wharf - 25 February
Main Festival Party @ Central Hotel - 26 February
Soaked Pool Party - 27 February

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Background

Directors Nathan Clarke and Jason Penrose decided to create the festival in 2020 after identifying a gap in the calendar with the closing of the well-known and attended Cairns Tropical Pride in 2018, and to highlight the beauty of the region during a quieter period for tourism.

“February in the tropics is hot, humid and steamy, hence the title of the festival. However, it is still a fantastic time to visit – there’s fewer crowds, balmy evenings and everything is lush and green”, says Nathan Clarke, Director of the Port Douglas Hot & Steamy Festival.

“There’s a calendar of events that will showcase the best of Port Douglas and its surrounds, including dance parties in local favourite spots, a pool party, special entertainment guests and, of course, the opportunity to experience two incredible World Heritage Listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest”.

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