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Celebrate Carnivale 2017 in true Port Douglas style at The Meridian!

2017 marks the 23rd Birthday of Carnivale celebrations in Port Douglas, and this time round it will spread out over 3 action packed days from Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May.

The Macrossan St Parade on the Friday commences the festivities at 5pm with a spectacular show of fireworks at 9pm. You can also expect to see some amazing performances from jugglers, stilt walkers and fire twirlers!

Watch locals and visitors alike flock to Port Douglas to celebrate the start of the tourism season. There really is something for everyone at this highly anticipated event including arts, entertainment, sports, food & wine, comedy, culture and music.

Across the 3 days there are a huge variety of events for the whole family to enjoy and participate in! Are you a self confessed foodie? Indulge your tastebuds with the various events that span over the weekend at different locations. 

  • Paradise on a Plate long lunch on Friday 26th May 
  • Port on a Fork Food, Wine & Music festival on Saturday 27th of May
  • ‘Port Douglas Fisherman’s Village Seafood & Music Festival’ on Sunday 28th May. Enjoy fresh seafood straight from the back of the trawler and live music.

There’s also plenty of sporting and game events to keep the kids entertained like the Family Beach Day Party on Monday 29th May which has something for the whole family with kite flying, sand castle building, entertainment, stalls and of course – great food! 

Come and experience one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse events that has been named a ‘must’ by many. Discover the beauty of Tropical North Queensland, soak up some sunshine, relax by the seaside and celebrate with family and friends.

For bookings and a comprehensive list of events and times,

Ensure you book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment as Port Douglas is VERY busy during this period!

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