Carrara Cat Carnival is Australia’s most famous feline celebration and it's happening right on Brisbane’s doorstep at Carrara Markets.
Held fully undercover, the carnival is a must visit for cat lovers, with all manner of fantastic exhibits and market stalls.
On the program is a bunch of of crazy cat fun including tempurrary tattoos at the Cattoo Parlour, Cat-icatures sketches that are a mash-up of you and your cat, kitty face painting and an interactive art Cat-spiration Wall.
Then there's Pat a Cat sessions, a whole range of cat-centric merchandise and cat specialty products, Cats for Adoption, Rescue Cats and a Cat Breed Showcase, along with Feline Grooming and health advice.
Celebrity cats, the internet famous Didga & Boomer (skate-boarding cats) and Mooka will be there, as well as an array of cat-loving Australian firefighters who will be launching their 2019 Australian Firefighters Kitten Calendar to help raise funds for Children's Hospital Burns Research.
With the weekend Carrara Markets also happening onsite, there's plenty of food and drinks available throughout.
Need to Know – It is recommended that cat owners do not bring their pets to the carnival, as the crowds, other cats and noise are not conducive to their well-being. Entry is free and there is free parking onsite.
Nice to know – The Cat Carnival was created by self-confessed cat lover Mia Lee. “The over whelming success of last year’s first ever Cat Carnival proved there’s a gap in pet orientated events. There’s never been a stand-alone cat event until the Cat Carnival and cat people are ecstatic!”