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Upcoming Events in the Whitsundays 1:00pm, Mon 01 Jul 2019

Coral Sea Marina Resort 5-7 July, 2019

On July 1, two of Airlie Beach's iconic identities will join forces under a new brand,Abell Point Marina and Coral Sea Resort become Coral Sea Marina Resort.

Bowen Offshore Superboats 19-21 July, 2019

Bowen Superboat Festival July 19-21, Featuring helicopter joyrides, activites for the kids and of course a round of the Australian Offshore Superboat Championships, this is an event for thrill seekers with a need for speed!

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.

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing 8 - 15 August, 2019

The Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing is recognised Australia-wide as an exciting week of on and off-water action, mixing six days of spectacular sailing with seven nights of free entertainment on shore. Most of the off-water action takes place at the Whitsunday Sailing Club August 8-15, with the exception of a Family Fun Day at Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill on Tuesday, August 13.

Hamilton Island Race Week 16 - 25 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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