Events Port Douglas Calendar

May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
5:30 pm
The Gala Dinner in 2019 will celebrate 25yrs of Carnivale and 20yrs of Paws and Claws. The Gala Dinner which will be held at the Sheraton Grande Glade on the...
Sheraton Grand Glade
10:00 am
For the past ten years as part of Carnivale, the Port Douglas Photographic Society presents “Tropical Destinations” featuring photos taken by the group of our beautiful region. The images are...
Port Douglas Community Hall
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Great Barrier Reef Legacy will be turning the famous sugar wharf into a marine biology wonderland for 3 days over Carnivale. Stop in and explore the incredible visual displays, go...
Sugar Wharf
10:00 am
For the past ten years as part of Carnivale, the Port Douglas Photographic Society presents “Tropical Destinations” featuring photos taken by the group of our beautiful region. The images are...
Port Douglas Community Hall
May 24 @ 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 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Great Barrier Reef Legacy will be turning the famous sugar wharf into a marine biology wonderland for 3 days over Carnivale. Stop in and explore the incredible visual displays, go...
Sugar Wharf
10:00 am
For the past ten years as part of Carnivale, the Port Douglas Photographic Society presents “Tropical Destinations” featuring photos taken by the group of our beautiful region. The images are...
Port Douglas Community Hall
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
3:00 pm
Carnivale Presents a great new event to the Famous Family Beach Day – The Surf Side Session at the Port Douglas Surf Live Saving Club. This free event will become a regular...
Surf Lifesaving Club
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
7:00 pm
Don’t miss this chance to party under the stars and enjoy the beautiful coral sea backdrop while rocking the night away with one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed and loved...
Rex Smeal Park
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Great Barrier Reef Legacy will be turning the famous sugar wharf into a marine biology wonderland for 3 days over Carnivale. Stop in and explore the incredible visual displays, go...
Sugar Wharf
10:00 am
For the past ten years as part of Carnivale, the Port Douglas Photographic Society presents “Tropical Destinations” featuring photos taken by the group of our beautiful region. The images are...
Port Douglas Community Hall
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Port Douglas Carnivale is all about having a party in paradise and a fabulous family time together and what better way than with the much loved Seafood Extravaganza. Port Douglas...
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
12:00 am
IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns features a course memorable for the swim in the warm waters of Tropical North Queensland, the bike leg that travels up arguably the most scenic coastal roads...
captain cook highway
Jun 9 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
8:30 am
4 Mile Beach in Port Douglas is one of our longest running QLD beach monitoring sites, which we clean and record data on every month. Our Tangaroa Blue coordinator will...
4 Mile Beach Port Douglas
10:00 am
Got some treasures you want to get rid of? Car Boot Sale June 9th PDYC car park Sausage sizzle too!!
Port Douglas Yacht Club
6:00 pm
TRIVIA NIGHT our big FUNDRAISER for the year We are raising money to support our kids education Come along and join us for a night of family fun & trivia!...
Central Hotel
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm
Tickets available soon! Looking for sponsors for mannequins, raffle prizes and donations. Come and support the people who support the people!!  
Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club
12:30 pm
The NSW Variety Club Bondi To Batt Reef vehicles will be coming to Port Douglas on August 5th! Come along and show your support, the parade will commence from between 12.30...
May
22
Wed
The Gala Dinner
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Gala Dinner @ Sheraton Grand Glade | Queensland | Australia

The Gala Dinner in 2019 will celebrate 25yrs of Carnivale and 20yrs of Paws and Claws.

The Gala Dinner which will be held at the Sheraton Grande Glade on the 22nd of May 2019 will feature great entertainment and a three course meal.

This entertainment packed event will be one to remember with fantastic prizes and auctions available on the night.

Come along and enjoy some great music, fantastic company and all for a wonderful cause.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

May
23
Thu
Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition @ Port Douglas Community Hall | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

For the past ten years as part of Carnivale, the Port Douglas Photographic Society presents “Tropical Destinations” featuring photos taken by the group of our beautiful region.

The images are all for sale, don’t miss your chance to purchase and view a stunning array of pictures.

 

May
24
Fri
Marine Wonderland at the Sugar Wharf
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marine Wonderland at the Sugar Wharf @ Sugar Wharf | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Great Barrier Reef Legacy will be turning the famous sugar wharf into a marine biology wonderland for 3 days over Carnivale. Stop in and explore the incredible visual displays, go on a 360 Virtual Reality Tour of the rainforest and reef with the new immersive and interactive headsets, help create and build the most diverse reef scene, listen to world-renowned photographers, videographers and researchers about their amazing work, enjoy the open mic session for reef inspired musos and share your stories and experiences with everyone there. The Great Barrier Reef Legacy team is joining forces with the Reef Beat team from Cairns to make this a truly unforgettable and immersive experience. Bring the whole family!

The REEF to RAINFOREST

VR experience

Partners in Conservation

It’s almost time! Not long now until Port Douglas Carnivale kicks off! Here’s a rundown of how our weekend will look. We have a lot of exciting displays and presentations to show you – see you all there!

FRIDAY 24.05 1500 – 1630: VR Experience 1700: Street Parade festivities

SATURDAY 25.05 1000 – 1130: VR Experience 1130 – 1230: Masterclass with Juergen Freund – Conservation Photography for Impact! 1230 – 1330: Masterclass with Dr Dean Miller – Conservation Video Production for Impact! 1400 – 1430: Reef Beat presentation/film screening + Kids Colouring in Competition! 1430 – 1500: VR Experience 1500 – 1530: Dean Nulty – Rainforest Ranger Presentation 1530 – 1600: Marlee Meleisea – GBR Legacy Intern experience Presentation 1630 – 1700: Reef Beat Presentation 1700 – 1900: Open Mic – Markeri (Ukulele), Helen (Conservation poetry), Pablo (Legacy reef talk), Elliot (Trombone + Ukulele) 1930 – 2000: Pablo Cogollos – Master Reef Guide/GBR Legacy Presentation

SUNDAY 26.05 0900 – 1100: VR Experience 1100 – 1130: John Rumney – GBR Legacy Sea Tales Presentation 1130 – 1230: VR Experience 1230 – 1300: Emily Silverstone – Rainforest Rescue

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

For the past ten years as part of Carnivale, the Port Douglas Photographic Society presents “Tropical Destinations” featuring photos taken by the group of our beautiful region.

The images are all for sale, don’t miss your chance to purchase and view a stunning array of pictures.

 

Silver and Sunshine Street Parade
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Silver and Sunshine 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 captivated by the sights and sounds of live music and 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 SILVER & SUNSHINE. Want to get involved? Registration for Float entry is open now – click here to sign up.

May
25
Sat
Marine Wonderland at the Sugar Wharf
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marine Wonderland at the Sugar Wharf @ Sugar Wharf | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Great Barrier Reef Legacy will be turning the famous sugar wharf into a marine biology wonderland for 3 days over Carnivale. Stop in and explore the incredible visual displays, go on a 360 Virtual Reality Tour of the rainforest and reef with the new immersive and interactive headsets, help create and build the most diverse reef scene, listen to world-renowned photographers, videographers and researchers about their amazing work, enjoy the open mic session for reef inspired musos and share your stories and experiences with everyone there. The Great Barrier Reef Legacy team is joining forces with the Reef Beat team from Cairns to make this a truly unforgettable and immersive experience. Bring the whole family!

The REEF to RAINFOREST

VR experience

Partners in Conservation

It’s almost time! Not long now until Port Douglas Carnivale kicks off! Here’s a rundown of how our weekend will look. We have a lot of exciting displays and presentations to show you – see you all there!

FRIDAY 24.05 1500 – 1630: VR Experience 1700: Street Parade festivities

SATURDAY 25.05 1000 – 1130: VR Experience 1130 – 1230: Masterclass with Juergen Freund – Conservation Photography for Impact! 1230 – 1330: Masterclass with Dr Dean Miller – Conservation Video Production for Impact! 1400 – 1430: Reef Beat presentation/film screening + Kids Colouring in Competition! 1430 – 1500: VR Experience 1500 – 1530: Dean Nulty – Rainforest Ranger Presentation 1530 – 1600: Marlee Meleisea – GBR Legacy Intern experience Presentation 1630 – 1700: Reef Beat Presentation 1700 – 1900: Open Mic – Markeri (Ukulele), Helen (Conservation poetry), Pablo (Legacy reef talk), Elliot (Trombone + Ukulele) 1930 – 2000: Pablo Cogollos – Master Reef Guide/GBR Legacy Presentation

SUNDAY 26.05 0900 – 1100: VR Experience 1100 – 1130: John Rumney – GBR Legacy Sea Tales Presentation 1130 – 1230: VR Experience 1230 – 1300: Emily Silverstone – Rainforest Rescue

Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tropical Destinations Photographic Exhibition @ Port Douglas Community Hall | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

For the past ten years as part of Carnivale, the Port Douglas Photographic Society presents “Tropical Destinations” featuring photos taken by the group of our beautiful region.

The images are all for sale, don’t miss your chance to purchase and view a stunning array of pictures.

 

Koahlition at the Surf Club
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Koahlition at the Surf Club @ Surf Lifesaving Club | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Carnivale Presents a great new event to the Famous Family Beach Day – The Surf Side Session at the Port Douglas Surf Live Saving Club.

This free event will become a regular feature of the Carnivale experience and is a great FREE event for tourists and locals alike.

The inaugural Surf Side Session features the reggae sounds of FNQ local band – KOAHLITION.

Roots,Reggae Band Koahlition will be featuring at a free family event at the Port Douglas Surf Club on Sunday 25th of May from 3 till 6pm.

Koahlition play a variety of great Reggae covers by the legends of Reggae including Bob Marley,Jimmy Cliff,Toots Hibbert and Peter Tosh as well as some of their own great originals.

Koahlition also play Jamaican Ska which is great dance music so the band will be giving away a few cds for the best Ska dancers during the afternoon.

Eskimo Joe Live In Concert
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Eskimo Joe Live In Concert @ Rex Smeal Park | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Don’t miss this chance to party under the stars and enjoy the beautiful coral sea backdrop while rocking the night away with one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed and loved acts.

Artist Eskimo Joe

While successfully straddling the line between commercial success and managing to keep their Alternative Music roots secure, over their career, Eskimo Joe have racked up a long list of impressive stats. With 6 studio albums under their belts and sales in excess of 750,000, in Australia alone, the band has seen 3 of those albums debut at number 1 on the ARIA charts, with juggernaut ‘Black Fingernails, Red Wine’ shining for a monster 62 weeks in the Top 50 and “Foreign Land”, from their fourth album ‘Inshalla’, bringing home 2 APRA Awards, for Most Played Rock Song on Australian radio and Best Rock Song of 2010.

Eskimo Joe have enjoyed 35 ARIA nominations in their career thus far – a number only surpassed by Silverchair, Powderfinger, Kylie Minogue and John Farnham. They have brought home 3 International Song-writing Awards, 11 WAMi Awards and 8 ARIAs and 11 of their compositions have featured in Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, with ‘Black Fingernails, Red Wine’ landing 2nd place.

The stage however, is where Eskimo Joe shine and the band have performed at many significant events including: Sound Relief, Live Earth, Make Poverty History, the ARIA Awards, the APRA Awards, Big Day Out, Homebake, Laneway Festival, Falls Festival, Southbound, Splendour In The Grass, Triple J’s One Night Stand and Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA, on the same stage as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Along with a significant number of tours within Australia, the band have had their music released to great acclaim from fans and critics alike, in the United States, Canada, Europe and Korea with large festivals and sold out tours to boot.

Eskimo Joe continue to captivate their large and devout fan base, by pursuing new horizons and embarking on new challenges. The band celebrated their 21st birthday in 2018 by embarking on a national tour featuring, The Sydney, Tasmanian, Camarata and West Australian Symphony Orchestras along with beginning the re-release of their entire back catalogue.

As their storied career continues to evolve, Eskimo Joe have certainly come a long way from their humble beginnings, as much loved indie rock kids in Fremantle, WA.

Saturday 25th May.

 

  • 7 pm              Gate Opens
  • 7:30pm         Benny and the Clones
  • 9 pm        Eskimo Joe
May
26
Sun
Marine Wonderland at the Sugar Wharf
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marine Wonderland at the Sugar Wharf @ Sugar Wharf | Port Douglas | Queensland | Australia

Great Barrier Reef Legacy will be turning the famous sugar wharf into a marine biology wonderland for 3 days over Carnivale. Stop in and explore the incredible visual displays, go on a 360 Virtual Reality Tour of the rainforest and reef with the new immersive and interactive headsets, help create and build the most diverse reef scene, listen to world-renowned photographers, videographers and researchers about their amazing work, enjoy the open mic session for reef inspired musos and share your stories and experiences with everyone there. The Great Barrier Reef Legacy team is joining forces with the Reef Beat team from Cairns to make this a truly unforgettable and immersive experience. Bring the whole family!

The REEF to RAINFOREST

VR experience

Partners in Conservation

It’s almost time! Not long now until Port Douglas Carnivale kicks off! Here’s a rundown of how our weekend will look. We have a lot of exciting displays and presentations to show you – see you all there!

FRIDAY 24.05 1500 – 1630: VR Experience 1700: Street Parade festivities

SATURDAY 25.05 1000 – 1130: VR Experience 1130 – 1230: Masterclass with Juergen Freund – Conservation Photography for Impact! 1230 – 1330: Masterclass with Dr Dean Miller – Conservation Video Production for Impact! 1400 – 1430: Reef Beat presentation/film screening + Kids Colouring in Competition! 1430 – 1500: VR Experience 1500 – 1530: Dean Nulty – Rainforest Ranger Presentation 1530 – 1600: Marlee Meleisea – GBR Legacy Intern experience Presentation 1630 – 1700: Reef Beat Presentation 1700 – 1900: Open Mic – Markeri (Ukulele), Helen (Conservation poetry), Pablo (Legacy reef talk), Elliot (Trombone + Ukulele) 1930 – 2000: Pablo Cogollos – Master Reef Guide/GBR Legacy Presentation

SUNDAY 26.05 0900 – 1100: VR Experience 1100 – 1130: John Rumney – GBR Legacy Sea Tales Presentation 1130 – 1230: VR Experience 1230 – 1300: Emily Silverstone – Rainforest Rescue