14 - 17 FEBRUARY 2020

Tropical North Queensland hotspot Port Douglas is getting ready to celebrate its very first LGBTQI Festival in February 2020. The inaugural Port Douglas Hot & Steamy Festival has been scheduled for 14 – 17 February 2020 as a precursor to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Directors Nathan Clarke and Jason Penrose decided to create the festival after identifying a gap in the calendar after 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”.

Scheduled events include a welcome lunch at the awarded Salsa Bar & Grill, an opening party on the iconic Sugar Wharf overlooking the Coral Sea, an outdoor dance party at the popular Port Douglas Yacht Club and a closing party with special guests.