Frangipani Festival

Parade in Rabaul

Held in September, this festival celebrates the survival of Rabaul after the 1994 eruptions and is named after the glorious trees that still perfume the streets of Rabaul. There are floats (complete with belching volcanoes) that noisily ply the road between Kokopo and Rabaul, cultural dances, rock bands, fireworks (man-made unless Tavurvur joins in) and a canoe race.