The World-Famous Carnival of Joy is Back!
The Giant Kookaburra, the Giant Cockatoo, and a very special new friend are on the road again – from Brisbane to Townsville, and a few stops in between.
The Carnival of Joy has a new addition this year – a Giant Platypus! This magnificent creature measures at 8 meters long and sits 3 meters high. You will see the Giant Platypus leading the carnival on top of the Ute that hauls the Giant Cockatoo and if you’re lucky you may even get a wave from the mechanical bill!
Over the last few years, we have endured a global pandemic and the many challenges and hardships that it continues to bring. We have sustained floods and other economic, social, and natural disasters as well as escalating international war and conflict. The fear and panic that has gripped many of us during such devastating times, has tested our resolve and made many of us re-evaluate what matters most.
The Carnival of Joy is back again to help us ignite our local spirit of fellowship and perseverance, of happiness and joy! By celebrating our iconic and unique Australian animals, we hope to bring smiles to the faces of thousands of spectators along the east coast of Queensland. We hope to cheer up the hearts of many and bring a reason to laugh and smile and a moment to embrace the simple pleasures in life.
Here is our road map!
If you are lucky enough to snap us along the way, share the joy on social media with the hashtag - #carnivalofjoy22. If you are from a community group, business or organisation and would like a drive-by, a photo opportunity, or a radio or TV interview at one of these locations, please contact Dr. Farvardin Daliri or if you did not get through (reception can be tricky) you can call 0432 020 797 and we will see what we can do!
The Carnival of Joy is a moving spectacle, designed to make you laugh and cheer, this means her journey and stops may vary along the way. If you do happen to find us at one of our stationary stops, we encourage you to come on up for a photo and to meet the artist Dr. Farvardin Daliri and his majestic creatures. Many have asked Dr. Daliri why he has created these mighty, mobile, giant birds and creatures. His answer is always… WHY NOT?!