Events and Festivals in Port Douglas

  • Port Douglas Carnivale (May): This annual event takes place over 10 days at the end of May. The festival comprises a host of fun activities from street performances, food, live music and comedy. It showcases the all the good things of life in this tropical locale.
  • Taste Port Douglas (August): An annual food, beverage and restaurant themed event that takes place over a weekend in August. There is plenty to be enjoyed here for a foodie from cooking demonstrations, live food stalls and much more. The event showcases local culinary greats and fresh local produce.
  • Porttoberfest (October): This festival is Port Douglas’ version of Munich’s Oktoberfest. It is one of the most exciting events in the region. With Australian and German beers flowing, great food, live music and a host of fun activities, the festival attracts visitors from far and wide.
  • Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival (November): Started in 2011, the marathon has several races and is held annually. During this time Port Douglas comes alive as an Athletes Village. The Pasta Power-up Party and the Ultra Celebration Dinner are major highlights of the festival celebrations. 

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