Welcome to the artist’s playground

Carnivàle of Curiosity is a festival of belly dance, circus, art and music held in the lush tropics of Townsville, Queensland. This May 19–20 incredible performers from the USA, Sydney and Brisbane, will join our local talents for a weekend of daring entertainment.  Hosted by Jordan Galliott from For The Curious, this fusion arts festival is sure to tantalize your senses and ignite your curiosity. Venture to the crown event, A Night of Mischief where an exciting trove of world-class performers will come out to play. Behold these curious treasures at The Old Court House Theatre from 7:00pm on Saturday the 19th May, for 18+.

The Vagabond Parade is an open stage for performance artists of all disciplines, professional and emerging. Stroll through the sunshine in the scenic Perfume Gardens surrounded by dazzling art creations and set designs. Peruse the market stalls and food trucks, while enjoying an afternoon of entertainment and a Sunday coffee, face painting and henna are also on offer. Commencing at 1pm, The Vagabond Parade is a free event, suitable for the whole family, held on May 20th.


Exciting workshops designed exclusively for the festival will be held on both days over the weekend. These workshops highlight the beauty of modern fusion styles of dance, bellydance and conditioning, taught by master teachers from the USA and across Australia. Most workshops are open level and beginner friendly, full descriptions are available on our website.

On Friday 18th May, join the cast and crew at the Heritage Exchange to welcome Carnivàle of Curiosity to Townsville. This pre-festival launch will be a cosy evening of dinner and drinks from 7:30pm.

The official after party will be held poolside at Rambutan’s rooftop bar. Help us farewell the festival with live music from our house band and our contest-winning closing dance performance. From 6:00pm Sunday, May 20th. Alcohol and food are available, children must be accompanied by an adult.

The beauty of dance and performance art will be framed by installations, interactive artworks and myriad of experiential sideshows throughout the festival. Carnivàle of Curiosity is an inclusive, environmentally conscious event, bringing art and play to the community.

For the Curious cordially invites you to join us this May 19–20 2018 for a wild adventure bound to indulge your curiosity.


It’s a party after all…


Tickets now available online. 

Download your Festival Schedule-2 here.