Port Douglas Carnivale - Competition Finished

The Port Douglas Carnivale normally is held in April every year.  This year I will be taking my family and I’ll be sharing my mini holiday with you.

I love The Port Douglas Carnivale, it’s such a fantastic event. It’s an event that you could either take your kids and have a nice family weekend away; or you can make it a “date weekend” with hubby.

This year we’re going up as a family and here’s our schedule: *(Tip take notes of our schedule as it will be the bases of my next giveaway which is a Sunset Sail Trip)


Friday 17th May

We’re heading up on the Friday afternoon and we”ll be attending the “Street Parade” – Free Event

It’s starts at 4pm with entertainment, music, street theatre, markets stalls, rides and amusements. So we will be there as early as we possibly can, we don’t want to miss a thing! The the street parade starts at 7 pm followed by Fireworks at 9pm


Saturday 18th Of May

We’ll be heading to the ”The Carnivale Beach Day” – Free Event

The day starts at 6am, with a series of holistic activities including Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi. I would love to go the that, but I reckon I may be snoring in bed.

There will be a dedicated Kids Fun Zone sandcastle competition, treasure hunt and giant water slide, as well as the market place serving food, refreshments and gifts on the Esplanade.

Local buskers, art happenings, pony rides and street theatre performers will be all over the beach, and there will even be a skydiving display! so come along, join in and celebrate with the local community on this happy, creative and energetic day of fun. Saturday night , We’re having the kids minded and we’re getting all “dressed up” to attend the outdoor food and wine festival.


Sunday 19th Of May

You will find me relaxing by the pool, with a cocktail in hand listening to smooth grooves at QT there will also have punch jugs and local and imported beers, all served alongside yummy food offerings including wood fired pizzas, and specialised spit roast on the lawn.

Now, That’s what I call a weekend!

I have only showcased 3 days there are heaps more activities over this 10 day festival check them out here

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9 Replies

Ashlee O'Carroll

Oh this sounds great! Just the kind of Birthday weekend away I need. How do we go in the draw to win?

The Imperfect Mum

Keep an eye out for my next post to find out more about the giveaway and "what to do"

Mandy Edgerton

We booked last year to take the kids to the parade, but as you know it got postponed due to rain and we couldn't make it the following weekend :( we hope to get up there for the parade but can't afford to stay the night this year.... Will keep an eye out for your giveaway ;)

The Imperfect Mum

Oh Really? - Damn! - Yes, fingers crossed that it won't be cancelled this year :) x

Jodie Conduit

i have loved attending this event year in and year out since we moved and i am very excited to actually be in the parade this year on the friday night

The Imperfect Mum

Oh wow, what float?

Jodie Conduit

we will be the last group coming down the street

Kellie Anderson

Wow... looks amazing!


Looks like it would be a fun weekend