Celebrate Whitsunday Reef Festival!
Whether you want to bring the whole family or escape with your significant other, there’s never a more exciting time to visit the Whitsundays than during the Whitsunday Reef Festival. This year’s theme is heart of the reef, and aims to celebrate the cultural significance of being situated on the edge of the Coral Sea and in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. From live music and street parties to parades and fireworks, there really is something for everyone at this week-long, community-run festival.
Must-see events during the festival
With so many great events, it’s impossible to see them all! Luckily for you, we’ve got an event guide so you don’t miss the best of the best.
Fireworks on the Foreshore – Friday 31st July
Celebrate the opening night of the Whitsunday Reef Festival with a night of food stalls, fire twirling and live music, all culminating with a spectacular fireworks display over the Coral Sea.
Main Street Party – Saturday 1st August
With Airlie Beach’s main strip closed for this big street party, enjoy a range of live music on the big stage including headline act Dave Flower Band.
Telstra Family Fun Day – Sunday 2nd August
Looking for something more family friendly? With face painting, jumping castles, sack races, beach cricket, interactive marine life stalls and more, the kids won’t want to leave!
Comedy Gala – Thursday 6th August
Starting at 6pm, prepare for night of laughter on the Airlie Beach Foreshore, as a range of local comedians do what they do best.
Frocktails – Saturday 8th August
With a ‘spellbound’ theme featuring elegant and magical fashion pieces, head down to Waterson Way for a fashion show to remember. Tickets start at $55, so get in early if you want to see what the Whitsunday fashionistas have to offer.
Recyclable Regatta – Sunday 9th August
Arguably the most anticipated event of the week, get a crew together, create a raft from recyclable materials and then race it down the beach. It’s bound to be fun, whether your creation floats or not!
Click here for more information on the Whitsunday Reef Festival’s events.
WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
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