A GROUP of young ladies will take the stage tonight and later will learn who is crowned in the festival Junior Queen Quests.
Because the wet prevented judging from going ahead on opening night, these 26 entrants have a second chance to win some great prizes and be crowned in one of the four categories including Junior Princess, Princess, Junior Queen and Teen Queen.
Meanwhile, invited guests will attend the QantasLink Cocktail Party, which was also put on hold after the weekend storms.
Open to young ladies aged between five and 16 years, the Junior Queen Quests offer all entrants the chance to build confidence, display their personalities and gain invaluable experience in a formal judging and presentation ceremony - not to mention have loads of fun, make new friends, and the possibility of winning some superb prizes.
The Junior Queen Quests will go ahead with the remainder of Wednesday night's activities including Australia Pacific LNG's Community Carnival with free stage entertainment including Latin music, fiesta-themed fire dancers, stilt walkers, crystal jugglers, hula hoops and samba dancing.
While the festival mardi gras starts at 6pm with fun rides, food and novelties at the Marina Plaza, the Queen Quest and other main stage entertainment will begin at 6.30pm.
The night will end as the sky lights up about 8.30pm with the APLNG fireworks display.