Skip to main content

The 2023 dates for the biggest party in paradise have been announced.

Douglas Shire Council is encouraging Port Douglas Carnivale revellers to put the weekend of May 19 to 21 in their calendars and start planning their holiday.

More than 17,000 people participated in or attended one of the events in the Port Douglas Carnivale program this year.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said most attendees (66%) were from interstate

“This year we had popular new events such as the FNQ Gin Festival as well as family favourites like the Family Beach Day which drew record crowds,” he said.

“The whole event generated about $5.3M worth of economic activity in Douglas Shire, contributing to more than 20,000 visitor nights across 10 days.”

“Now is the perfect time to save the date and get your travel plans locked in for 2023.”

Port Douglas will also welcome back the Wonderland Spiegeltent for another round of unique and exhilarating performances.

Local community groups and businesses will again be invited in coming months to help make the event even better next year.

Sponsorship packages including naming rights for Carnivale events are available to businesses who wish to be part of this growing event and enticing visitors to the region.

For a Carnivale 2023 sponsorship information please contact:
DSC Event Officer Paul Smyth (


Close Menu