THE COOLEST CAT EVENT EVER!
The Carrara Cat Carnival is one of Australia's most popular cat celebrations! Cat lovers from all over the country descend on the Gold Coast to get their dose of cat-infused happiness. The event is dedicated entirely to our feline friends with cats for adoption, a cat breed showcase, cat specialty products, cat themed entertainment and more cat-tastic fun! .
18th & 19th July 2020
9am to 3pm daily
Inside the Events Arena at Carrara Markets
Find the most cat-fabulous specialty products for both you and your cat!
An incredible line up of cat exhibitors including
Stay tuned for the 2020 list of exhibitors
Meet the world's most famous cat gang - CATMANTOO! With over 1.5 million social media followers, they're internationally known for their skateboarding skills, tricks and beach hangs on the Gold Coast.
This year owner Robert Dollwett brings Didga, Boomer and new kitty Bindi who is breaking hearts around the world!
Meet & Greet sessions to be advised!
AUSTRALIAN FIREFIGHTERS CAT CALENDAR
Since launching their first ever Cat Calendar in 2018 at the Cat Carnival, the Australian Firefighters have reported incredible record-breaking sales from the cat themed calendar. f
The Australian Firefighters are back again this year, to release their 2021 Cat Calendar ... literally hot off the press! It promises to be a winning combination of Hot & Cute!
Here's your chance to meet the hunky firefighter cat dudes and be the first in Australia to get your paws on the hottest calendar ever. Calendar sales help raise funds for worthy causes including Mates4Mates and the Children's Hospital Foundation.
Cats make wonderful companions and there are many cats & kittens looking for a loving home. Adopting a cat via a recognised cat rescue group is a fantastic way to find a feline friend thats perfectly matched to you. We're pleased to be working alongside:
Happy Tails Animal Rescue
Helping Paws Adoption
The cats available for adoption at the Cat Carnival have all undergone health and behaviour assessments. All cats are desexed, microchipped and vaccinated.
CAT BREED SHOWCASE
From Shorthairs to Siamese, Burmese to Bengals. Cats come in all shapes and sizes, characters and temperaments. Intrigued to find out more about cat breeds?
Come and browse our wonderful Cat Breed Showcase area where you'll be able to see a variety of beautiful cats, meet & chat with the proud owners direct.
CAT CUDDLE CORNER
Get your dose of cat-infused happiness at the Cat Cuddle Corner!
It's your chance to meet up close, a variety of adorable cats and kittens including well-known Instagram Cats, exotic cat breeds and playful rescue kitties.
A timetable of cats to meet, will be published soon!
CRAZY CAT FUN!
Bring a photo of your cat (on a phone is fine) and hand it to our talented Caricature Sketch Artist who will capture your unique kitty in you! It's like a Cat Mash-Up!
Visit the Cattoo Parlour for a temporary kitty tattoo. A completely safe and non toxic memento from your visit to the Cat Carnival. Post a pic of your #cattoo on social media to go in the draw to win a $100 Carrara Markets Shopping Voucher.
KITTY FACE PAINTING
Get meowified! Bring the kids for meow-zing kitty face painting. Cost $5!
We invite you to draw you own Kitty-Kat Face.
Name and personalise it for everyone to see your purr-sonality!
FREE CAT BALLOONS
What's a carnival without a balloon! Meow!
KITTY SELFIE BOOTHS
We're got three paw-some Kitty Selfie Booths for you to strike a pose. Make sure you share your pics on social media with these tags to go in the draw to win a $100 Carrara Markets Shopping Voucher.
Share it on Instagram @carrara.cat.carnival
Share it on Facebook @carraracatcarnival
DRESS IN CAT FURR-SHION!
Don't be a scaredy cat! Come along with your cat ears and best cat inspired furr-shion! We'll be talent scouting the crowd for the most cat-ified outfits. You might win a prize!
MEET MR MEOW!
He's one crazy cat! Have a selfie with the Cat Carnival's furrocious cat-man Mr Meow.
CAT CARNIVAL MERCHANDISE
If you're a devoted Cat Carnival fan then you can pick up an official Cat Carnival t-shirt. It's a wardrobe must-have!
MORE CAT-FABULOUS FUN TO BE ADVISED!
EVENTS ARENA AT CARRARA MARKETS
Located within the grounds of Carrara Markets.
Nearest parking is via Market Street
Here's a sneak peek at the cat-tastic fun at the Carrara Cat Carnival!