Carnivale Weekend Guide | Friday 20 May-Sunday 22 May 2022

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Douglas Shire is alive with vibrant Carnivale events and entertainment all weekend-be sure to click on the Carnivale Guide below to see the full range of events and activities being held, or click on the banner above to visit the Carnivale website.

National Walk Safely to School Day is tomorrow. Primary School children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment. Details

Go Troppo art exhibition is showing all weekend, featuring some of the finest artists in the region.

The contemporary art exhibition by 15 artists, runs from 19 – 22 May at the iconic Sugar Wharf in Port Douglas.

Fresh local prawns are available from the Public Jetty in Port Douglas this weekend with the crew from Santiego/ Diamond ‘Lil selling the latest catch, but if you miss them at the public jetty, their shiny new trailer Portside galley will be serving up buckets of prawns at Sunday’s seafood extrav!

Lastly, don’t forget to vote in the federal election on Saturday!

You can vote and snag a sausage sanga at the below locations between 8am – 6pm

  • Mossman State School | 30-34 Front St, Mossman
  • Miallo State School | Miallo Rd, Miallo
  • Port Douglas Community Centre | 13-29 Mowbray St, Port Douglas
  • Wonga Beach State School | 48-74 Snapper Island Dr, Wonga Beach
  • Daintree State School | 4-8 Dagmar St, Daintree
  • Alexandra Bay State School | 1630 Cape Tribulation Rd, Diwan

Friday 20 May 2022


MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Katie Richards with Jag the Joker refreshing on $850-tickets with your drink purchase from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community clubs. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home (book early!)

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live tunes by Sea Change from 8.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live tunes from 7.30pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ACTIVE8 FITNESS / Free Seniors Movement and Parkour at Mossman Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am


MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE / “SheShed” from 9am-1pm (also Tuesday and Wednesdays)

MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE / “Playgroup” each Friday for kids 0-5yrs from 9.30-11.30am

BOOMERANG BAGS COMUNITY SEWING GROUP / Mossman Community Centre 9.30-11.30am

Saturday 21 May 2022


SHAOLIN SEAFOOD SAIL / From 1.30pm, join Shaolin to experience a spectacular 1.5 hour Seafood Sail aboard this unique junk. Enjoy a complimentary drink upon arrival and a serving of crocodile and barra spring rolls, followed by a box of local wild prawns with accompaniments.

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Kaweyova Duo live from 7.30pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 6pm

HEMINGWAYS / Big Pups live from 3pm, Tess Fapani from 6pm

IRONBAR / Live music from 10.30pm

PKS JUNGLE VILLAGE CAPE TRIB / Koahlition Reggae Band, Skankin beats, driving bass, awesome lead guitar and sweet harmonies

Koahlition, live at PKs on Saturday night.


MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm


PORT DOUGLAS REEF RAIDERS RUGBY UNION / Raiders take on Penrhyn at 4pm at Port Douglas Sports Complex.  


YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

GUIDED TOUR OF WHYANBEEL ARBORETUM / 9.30AM-12.30PM. 419 Whyanbeel Rd, Miallo

The two and a half hour guided tour is $20 per adult and children under 12 are free.
The price is the same for members of the FNQ Branch Rare Fruit Australia Inc. Payment is to Whyanbeel Arboretum in cash on the day.

Please RSVP to fnqrarefruitaustralia@christina-uhlikgmail-com

GREAT NORTHERN BULLRIDING SERIES / Mareeba Rodeo grounds from 5pm

Sunday 22 May 2022


PLANTATION RESORT / Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes by Yahdoh from 4pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL SUNDAY SESSION / Live music from 12-3pm and from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live tunes from 7.30pm

HEMINGWAYS / Los Caracoles from 5pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm



WINDSWELL SUNDAY SESSION / Southern end of Four Mile Beach from 7am


PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB / Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm

MOUNT MOLLOY HOTEL / Sunday Roast Lamb Lunch 12-2pm

BARBADOS / Seafood Sunday Session 3-5pm

Did we miss anything? Let us know! Our calendar event listings are FREE!


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