The 2017 Port Douglas carnivale is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse events that celebrates the uniqueness and beauty of tropical living, showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland from local food & wines to talented musicians, artists and entertainers.
This year’s Carnivale will include the Wonderland Spiegeltent (back for a second season), the theatrical phenomenon La Soirée to thrill audiences with its award-winning variety sensation made of up the world’s greatest performers of cabaret, burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary vaudeville.
The glamorous icon of Australian cabaret entertainment and living legend, Carlotta, will be making a special appearance at the spiegeltent for a one-off late night show. An original member of the internationally renowned Les Girls in Sydney’s Kings Cross, and later resident at the iconic Beat nightclub in Brisbane, Carlotta is currently touring Australia with her Carlotta – Queen of the Cross show.
The Macrossan Street Parade has long been the opening highlight of Port Douglas Carnivale and regularly draws eager crowds of thousands of fans promising sights and sounds of live music and extraordinary street performers.
Fresh goodies will be on offer at the market food stalls, and be enchanted by an array of amusements and rides for the whole family including the debut of the Carnivale Ferris Wheel before the street fun continues into the night as Port Douglas restaurants and bars come alive.
Port On A Fork offers a variety of Port Douglas-inspired dishes that that capture the essence of local living, plus popular food trucks and gourmet artisans to tempt everyone’s tastebuds. It will be one big electric party with live music sets by DJ Peiro, funk, synth and groove quintet Vaudeville Smash, Cairns’ blues & roots princess Leanne Tennant plus Australia’s ARIA Award winner Ben Lee takes the stage as the Festival headliner.
Port Douglas Carnivale website.