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Upcoming Events in the Whitsundays 2:28pm, Tue 31 Oct 2017

Whitsundays Festival Of Motoring 3 - 5 May, 2019

This family-friendly event is a treat for motoring enthusiasts! Round 5 of the Queensland Rally Championships will also include car parades with cool classics and custome hot rods on display. Featuring a range of fun activities for the young and old, make sure to fasten your seat belt as you gear up for a fun day out with family and friends.

Bowen River Rodeo 8 - 10 June, 2019

Set over a weekend next to the Bowen River Hotel, the rodeo started over 130 years ago and includes market stalls, entertainment, campdraft, junior bush sports and much much more.

Hamilton Island Endurance Series Great Whitehaven Beach Run 23 June, 2019

Every June, keen runners take to the pristine sands of famous Whitehaven Beach for the fun and challenging Great Whitehaven Beach Run. If you’re looking for a fitness challenge, the Great Whitehaven Beach Run is a unique and memorable experience that’s suitable for the whole family.

Brave Hamilton Island 22 - 25 June, 2019

Hamilton Island is challenging island guests to strengthen their bravery muscles with BRAVE - an exciting new weekend workshop, which has been announced as part of the iconic destinations annual events line-up

Pit Pony Festival 20 July, 2019

The Pit Pony Festival is celebrating Collinsville's heritage with the iconic Clydesdale. Fondly know in our town as "The Pit Pony". There will be markets, entertainment, kids amusements and fun and games for all. Don't miss the Pit Pony Parade and Fireworks as well as live entertainment with The Fox Band on Saturday and Luella and Shayne on Sunday. Join them at the Collinsville Showgrounds on the May Day Weekend.

Airlie Beach Running Festival 21 July, 2019

Get your heart rate up at one of the most popular running events in the Whitsundays. The unique four lap off raod marathon is sure to put you through your paces.

Whitsunday Reef Festival 1 - 4 August, 2019

The vibrant coastal town of Airlie Beach will come alive in August, as the Whitsunday Reef Festival hits town. The annual favourite festival, is a delicious combination of family fun, community events, all-night celebrations, food, fireworks and one of the biggest street parties in the north.The festival, now in its 18th year, is themed Heart of the Reef, and celebrates the lifestyle in the Whitsundays, on the edge of the Coral Sea, in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef.

Hamilton Island Race Week 17 - 24 August, 2019

Hamilton Island Race Week is one of the world’s most famous yachting events - and every year, brings spectators and yachties from all around the globe to the Whitsundays for an exciting line up of on and offshore events. Every August, spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island for Hamilton Island Race Week - Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta.

Airlie Beach Triathalon Festival 23 - 25 August, 2019

For the ultimate test of strength and endurance, the triathalon puts the fittest through their paces as they swim through the crystal clear waters of the Coral SEa, ride through the scenic mainland and hit the pavement while soaking up the tropical scenery.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music 8-10 November, 2018

Now in its 6th year and becoming one of the countries favourite music festivals, the Airlie Beach Music Festival is set to be the biggest yet. Over 3 days, 74 bands will play at various venues around Airlie Beach. From Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) to Leo Sayer, The Baby Animals and Sneaky Sound System there is sure to be some tunes to stomp your feet to no matter what your taste in music is. If you missed out on tickets at the 2018 festival, be sure to book your tickets for 2019!

Twilight Sailing - Every Wednesday

The Whitsunday Sailing Club holds twilight races on Wednesday afternoons throughout the year from 4:30pm onwards. It doesn't matter if you don't have a boat, make yourself known to any of the yachties at the club as they are always looking for 'crew' and is a great way to learn the basics or brush up on your skills before your bareboat charter with us.

Airlie Beach Markets - Every Saturday

Every Saturday morning between 6 am-1 pm, you'll find a colourful mix of arts, locally handmade clothes and jewellery, fresh produce and home-style food stalls at the Airlie Beach Markets. Situated between the Esplanade and Whitsunday Sailing Club along the foreshore, it is a great place to kick off your weekend with a nice takeaway coffee in your hand as you stroll through the market stalls listening to the local musicians play in the amphitheatre.

Make the most of your time in the Whitsundays and coincide your bareboat charter with an event. Contact us today!


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