Events Port Douglas Calendar

8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
May 15 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
8:30 am
Convert your pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories into cash! Got a talent at craft? Anything hand made or home made also welcome. Tables provided, BYO racks and registration necessary as...
St Crispin's Cafe
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Returning to Carnivale again, the Paws and Claws Gala events bring the best in fine dining, amazing entertainment, raffles and prizes all for a great cause, supporting the Paws &...
Zinc Port Douglas
May 17 @ 10:00 am – May 24 @ 4:00 pm
10:00 am
The annual Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition and sale is on again! Celebrate Carnivale with us and find a great local gift! The Douglas Photographic Society is a not-for-profit local community...
Port Douglas Community Hall
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
4:00 pm
After the huge success of the Twilight Christmas Fair, we are again joining forces with St. Crispins Cafe & Events to bring you the Carnivale Twighlight Market, Thursday May 20th!...
St Crispin's Cafe
May 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
5:00 pm
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...
May 22 @ 6:15 am – 7:30 am
6:15 am
Starting and finishing at Rex Smeal Park, the Douglas Dash is a 5km run taking in the magnificent Four Mile Beach and then through the cross country terrain of the...
Rex Smeal Park
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Paws and Claws Animal Shelter presents the Dogs Day Out as part of Carnivale 2021. Following on from the success of the inaugural event last year, the Dogs Day Out...
Jalunbu Park
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Grab your family and friends and head to the Quicksilver Family Beach Day for a full day of fun and frolic by the sea. Dream State Entertainment will be your...
Four Mile Beach
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Giving new meaning to the saying “Go Fly A Kite”, the Team from Kites QLD bring their huge Kites to 4 mile beach as part of the Family Beach day...
Esplanade Beach Port Douglas
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
5:00 pm
**Gates opening at 5pm** It is highly recommended to book your tickets online to prevent any delays at the gate. Tickets will be available online right up to the event...
Rex Smeal Park
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2:00 pm
Presented by Plantation Resort and Rockin’Rick Entertainment, Plantation Picnic in the Park will be held at Rex Smeal Park. This Port Douglas Carnivale event will focus on showcasing a variety...
Rex Smeal Park
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
8:30 am
Convert your pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories into cash! Got a talent at craft? Anything hand made or home made also welcome. Tables provided, BYO racks and registration necessary as...
St Crispin's Cafe
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
8:30 am
Convert your pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories into cash! Got a talent at craft? Anything hand made or home made also welcome. Tables provided, BYO racks and registration necessary as...
St Crispin's Cafe
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
8:30 am
Convert your pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories into cash! Got a talent at craft? Anything hand made or home made also welcome. Tables provided, BYO racks and registration necessary as...
St Crispin's Cafe
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
8:30 am
Convert your pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories into cash! Got a talent at craft? Anything hand made or home made also welcome. Tables provided, BYO racks and registration necessary as...
St Crispin's Cafe
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
8:30 am
Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and...
Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
May
12
Wed
Men’s Breakfast at the Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Men's Breakfast at the Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre @ Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and share confidence and connections.

May
15
Sat
St Crispin’s Markets on the Pontoon
May 15 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
St Crispin's Markets on the Pontoon @ St Crispin's Cafe | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Convert your pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories into cash! Got a talent at craft? Anything hand made or home made also welcome. Tables provided, BYO racks and registration necessary as we have limited space available. $10 per table.

You can book a regular spot or just when you feel like it!

Enjoy a coffee or a bubbles and even order lunch from the cafe and they’ll bring it to you on the pontoon!

See if you can spot the resident crocodile who occasionally pays a visit in the lake!

May
16
Sun
Paws and Claws Gala Luncheon
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Paws and Claws Gala Luncheon @ Zinc Port Douglas | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Returning to Carnivale again, the Paws and Claws Gala events bring the best in fine dining, amazing entertainment, raffles and prizes all for a great cause, supporting the Paws & Claws animal shelter.

This year a luncheon will be hosted at the acclaimed Zinc restaurant so you can spend the afternoon soaking up the atmosphere, indulge in a magnificent 3 course meal, knowing you are helping animals in need.

With Bubbles on arrival,  Live entertainment provided by Sour Grapes and Special Guests from the Spiegel tent this will be a wonderful afternoon to savour.

Zinc is one of Port’s iconic venues, a must do while in Port Douglas. Located on the vibrant Macrossan street only a stone’s throw away from the picturesque Four Mile Beach, Zinc takes full advantage of the warm sea breeze adding to a unique tropical dining experience. Zinc’s menu presents fine, contemporary Australian cuisine with traditional European flare, utilising the abundance of fresh local seafood, meats & tropical fruit & vegetables.

May
17
Mon
Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition
May 17 @ 10:00 am – May 24 @ 4:00 pm
Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition @ Port Douglas Community Hall | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

The annual Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition and sale is on again! Celebrate Carnivale with us and find a great local gift! The Douglas Photographic Society is a not-for-profit local community group that caters to everyone, no matter age or ability.

The members are all locals, with lots of local and regional imagery on display, and most for sale at very reasonable prices! The Club started as a group that encourages locals to have some fun with their cameras – and yes, even a phone has a camera!

Come along and view some amazing photography. Members support local businesses by printing and framing locally, and this also includes our very popular local scenes 2022 Calendar – the only fundraising venture by the club.

Buy a photo, buy a calendar, and support a great organisation.

Open Monday to Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm.

May
19
Wed
Men’s Breakfast at the Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Men's Breakfast at the Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre @ Port Douglas Neighborhood Centre | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Men’s breakfast on Wednesday’s at 8.30. A gold coin donation. “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – … .Join us and share confidence and connections.

May
20
Thu
Carnivale Twilight Market at St Crispin’s Cafe
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carnivale Twilight Market at St Crispin's Cafe @ St Crispin's Cafe | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia
After the huge success of the Twilight Christmas Fair, we are again joining forces with St. Crispins Cafe & Events to bring you the Carnivale Twighlight Market, Thursday May 20th!
There will be even more stalls, plus the Tropic Raceway and fun for kids. The Cafe will again be serving a special menu and be open from 4-8pm. Bookings highly recommended.
May
21
Fri
Tropic and Exotic Street Parade
May 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tropic and Exotic Street Parade @ Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

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.

From 5pm be a part of the Fun at our free Kids Disco, parade viewing area. This Family Friendly space will not only be the best spot to take in the parade, but will be a boogie wonderland of Fun disco tunes, prizes and plenty of surprises. Thanks to the guys from Rattle & Hum,  we have the AMAZING MJ on the wheels of steel playing boogie tunes that will run right up until the parade start time. Make sure if you’ve got kids you make your way to Rattle & Hum and make the most of our Family Friendly Viewing area.

Be captivated by the sights and sounds of extraordinary street performers, indulge in the fresh goodies on offer at the market food stalls, and be thrilled by an array of amusement rides for the whole family. The parade will be kicking off at 6:30pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 8pm driving the party into high gear. The street fun continues into the night with the amusements  rides, food stalls and Port Douglas restaurants and bars.

This year’s Parade theme is Tropic & Exotic.

May
22
Sat
Douglas Dash
May 22 @ 6:15 am – 7:30 am
Douglas Dash @ Rex Smeal Park | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Starting and finishing at Rex Smeal Park, the Douglas Dash is a 5km run taking in the magnificent Four Mile Beach and then through the cross country terrain of the Flagstaff Hill walking trail. There is no more magical part of the world at the start time of 7am and the uninterrupted running experience on offer is world class.

Times will be recorded and bragging rights on the line.

Last year’s winners set a cracking pace with the times to beat below:

Male : Oli Lukin, 22:09
Female: South Australian, Megan Semczuk 28:34

Urban trail run. The event is part of the 2021 Port Douglas Carnival and a fundraiser for TARC.

Date: 22 May 2021

Time: 7.00am -8.00am

Register here

Distance: 5km

Start/Finish: Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas

Douglas Dash course map

Cost: $15.00 per person. Discounts available for group bookings and junior runners.

Medal (optional extra): $15.00

Dogs Day Out
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dogs Day Out @ Jalunbu Park | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Paws and Claws Animal Shelter presents the Dogs Day Out as part of Carnivale 2021.

Following on from the success of the inaugural event last year, the Dogs Day Out returns with fun and games for four legged friends of all shapes and sizes. A great day for Pets, their owners and animal lovers in general and a fun way to socialise and learn new things with your dog.

So, Boys and Girls, Mums and Dads, bring your furry friends to this fun filled event that is sure to get tails wagging. Stall, treats, entertainment and prizes await as we look for:

  • Cutest / Ugliest Dog
  • Naughtiest Dog – Tails of disaster and destruction
  • Dog with waggiest tail
  • Best Dog trick
  • Best Dressed Dog
  • Best Groomed Dog
  • Owner / Dog lookalike
  • Douglas Top Dog

This event supports the Paws and Claws Charity and monies raised go toward building an animal shelter in the Douglas Shire.

Its Free, so bring your furry friends to strutt their stuff and have a fun time with us.

 

NO CATS ALLOWED!

Family Beach Day
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Family Beach Day @ Four Mile Beach | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Grab your family and friends and head to the Quicksilver Family Beach Day for a full day of fun and frolic by the sea.

Dream State Entertainment will be your hosts for the beach activites. These wonderful performers who have dazzled audiences around the world will run a range of fun activities on the beach as well as a special show not to be missed.

Featuring an amazing sky diving display with skydivers taking off from the beach and helicoptered up to the clouds, then landing back on the beach. GBR Helicopters will be doing 2 displays as part of the entertainment .

Dig deep in the Sand and join in on the Sand Sculpting Competition with amazing prizes up for grabs donated by the local traders. Registration is from 9 am and open to all and judging from 2 pm with free entry, why wouldn’t you get involved. Don’t forget your spade!

Salsa in the sand will be a fun activity for all ages as Jose from the Sabor dance school takes a Salsa class right on the beach with Latin music and a fun Carnivale vibe .

Plus face painting, kids activities, markets stalls, beautiful kite displays, beach hockey and more.