Friday 16 April 2010

Port Douglas Carnivale launched

The annual party Port Douglas Carnivale has been launched, for the 10-day part that will start on May 20th.
Check out this year's programme, that has branding 'A Taste of Paradise: Taste. Watch. Dance. Play."
Of debate is the theme of this year's street parade. Hollywood in Paradise?
"I think the more bizarre the better, but then it should be something totally different," says Jo-el Collinson. "There is only so many times you can put bails of hay and Australia stuff on the back of a truck. It should be colourful glitzy, what happened to the days of masquerade theme, and things like that? No more hay, blue ocean and nemo's and cows and light houses!" Jo-el Collinson says.
You can also register for Miss Carnivale; Macrossan Street Parade Float, or a market or food stall. They're also on the hunt for buskers. Maybe Councillor Blake could put a small group together?
You can follow Carnivale on Facebook and Twitter.
NB: SHAMELESS PHOTO OP: Cairns Regional Councillor Julia Leu with Mayor Val Schier.

1 comment:

Martine said...

Hi Mike,
Thanks for your support via the

A correction: the theme for the street parade this year is VINTAGE Port, not Hollywood in Paradise. Hollywood was a suggestion from Jo-el, a community member, a few months back via our facebook page.


Martine Cotton
2010 Carnivale Street Parade / Beach Day / Carnivale Web & Social Media Manager.