Experience the vibrant events of Port Douglas!

Welcome to Port Douglas, where exciting events await! From cultural festivals to sporting extravaganzas, there’s always something happening to ignite your senses and leave you wanting more. Come and experience the vibrancy of this coastal gem for unforgettable adventures!

Explore Port Douglas’s exciting event calendar

Port Douglas Carnivale, May 23-26, 2024

Let the festivities begin with the Port Douglas Carnivale, an annual celebration showcasing the region’s food, music, and culture. Over ten days, the town comes alive with street parades, live music performances, culinary delights, and family friendly activities. From the iconic Longest Lunch to the famous Seafood Extravaganza. Carnivale offers a taste of the tropical lifestyle that makes Port Douglas unique.

Taste Port Douglas Food and Drink Festival, August 8–11, 2024

Experience the culinary wonders of Tropical North Queensland at the Taste Port Douglas Food and Drink Festival! This delectable event blends culinary excellence with coastal charm, inviting foodies and beverage enthusiasts to embark on a gastronomic journey through the vibrant flavours of the region. Indulge in fresh seafood, tropical fruits, artisanal cheeses, and locally crafted wines, all while overlooking the picturesque Coral Sea. With cooking demonstrations, tasting sessions, and live entertainment, Taste Port Douglas promises a fantastic feast for the senses. So come hungry, raise a glass, and immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Taste Port Douglas!🌴🍷

Port Shorts Film Festival, October 11–12, 2024

Lights, camera, action! At the Port Shorts Film Festival, film enthusiasts and budding filmmakers celebrate the art of storytelling against the breath taking backdrop of the Coral Sea. This event showcases diverse short films worldwide, including thought provoking documentaries and heart warming dramas. It’s a platform for emerging talent to shine and for audiences to immerse themselves in captivating narratives. Join us as we celebrate the power of storytelling at the Port Shorts Film Festival, where creativity knows no bounds!

Port Douglas Markets every Sunday

Port Douglas Markets

Experience the lively atmosphere of the Port Douglas Markets, where local artisans, farmers, and creatives showcase their best offerings. Discover handmade goods, artisanal foods, and fresh produce, creating a treasure trove of delights. Whether you’re seeking unique souvenirs, the perfect gift, or delicious treats, the markets are a must visit for an authentic taste of the region. Come and explore the vibrant heart of Port Douglas at the markets!

Join us and discover the vibrant heart of Port Douglas at the markets!

Port Douglas Race Week, May 13–18, 2024

Get ready to set sail for adventure at Port Douglas Race Week, an exciting sailing regatta that attracts competitors and spectators from across the globe! Against the stunning backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef, sailors navigate the pristine waters of the Coral Sea, competing in exhilarating races while soaking up the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a spectator looking for excitement, Port Douglas Race Week promises an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most breathtaking settings. Join us for a week of adrenaline-fueled action and maritime camaraderie at Port Douglas Race Week!

With social events, live entertainment, and stunning sunsets, Race Week is a highlight of the Port Douglas calendar.

Port Douglas Ironman

Lace up your running shoes, pump up your tyres, and prepare to test your limits at the Port Douglas Ironman. Athletes worldwide converge on Port Douglas to take on the ultimate challenge of swimming, cycling and running against the backdrop of the region’s breathtaking scenery. Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or a first-time participant, the Ironman promises an adrenaline-fueled experience that will push you to your limits and leave you feeling exhilarated.

Plan Your Visit for a Port Douglas Event

Ready to experience the excitement of Port Douglas for yourself? Start planning your adventure today and discover why this tropical paradise is a must-visit destination for travellers seeking unforgettable experiences. From world-class events to breathtaking natural beauty, Port Douglas offers a slice of heaven that will leave you enchanted and eager to return again and again. So pack your bags, book your tickets, and prepare to embark on the journey of a lifetime in Port Douglas!