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Airlie Beach Festival of Music

08 November 2019 to 10 November 2019
Set for November 8 to 10, 2019, and now in its seventh year, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music is fast becoming one of Queensland’s premier live music events. Only in Airlie Beach can you see 74 bands alongside 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. With jaw-dropping sea views from the main tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, it’s a party like no other in a tropical paradise. Watch big name acts and discover new talent - there is something for every musical taste. Experience a town coming alive to the sound of music. With live entertainment spread throughout 18 venues, the atmosphere is electric. Everything is easy to get to and fully equipped – there’s no need to bring camping chairs. Come for all three days or a single day; buy a standard ticket or a VIP pass. Tickets are available on the festival website. To stay up to date with all the latest announcements and news follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing

08 August 2019 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
The Whitsunday Sailing Club is located in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Central Region of Queensland‘s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is also the Gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and fast becoming known as one of the World’s premier sailing destinations. Airlie Beach is also home to one of the largest yacht racing regattas in Australia, Airlie Beach Race Week and its onshore Festival of Sailing. Hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club and now in its 31st year, Airlie Beach Race Week is a seven day event that attracts entrants from all over Australia and overseas. Offshore the Regatta offers classes from IRC competitive racing through to cruising divisions attracting around 1450 competitors, officials and volunteers. Onshore the Festival of Sailing, is the Whitsunday Coasts’ most significant public event, presenting seven days and nights of high profile, entertainment and social activities. In 2018 attendances peaked at close to 11000. In 2019 the onshore Social Program will include free live entertainment food stalls, a festival fun run, a long lunch and beer and wine tastings.

Ball Park Music – Good Good Mood Tour

21 June 2019 from 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Ball Park Music have announced their 'Good Good Mood Tour', taking their latest album 'Good Mood' and favourite hits to regional towns and cities all around Australia. Joining them on the road will be indie singer-songwriters Tia Gostelow and Butternut Sweetheart. 2018 was a tremendous year for Ball Park Music. Their fifth record 'Good Mood' debuted at #6 on the ARIA chart and received ARIA Award nominations for Best Cover Art, Best Producer and Best Engineer. triple j listeners voted it their #1 album of 2018 in triple j’s Album Poll. The euphoric single ‘Exactly How You Are’ landed at #18 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2017 and ’The Perfect Life Does Not Exist’ came in at #39 on Hottest 100 of 2018. Their national tour with San Cisco saw them play the biggest venues of their career, taking on hometown venue the Riverstage, Big Top in Sydney, Fremantle Arts Centre and selling out Festival Hall in Melbourne. Regional fans, don’t miss this unforgettable live show when it comes to town.

Run The Great Whitsunday Trail

15 September 2019 from 05:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Run The Great Whitsunday Trail takes you on a 28.7 kilometre adventure through the beautiful rainforest of the Conway National Park, starting at Brandy Creek and finishing at the Airlie Beach Lagoon. It is a demanding course with many steep uphill and downhill sections with uneven ground. Also included for the second time is the 57.4 kilometre Ultra which will really test the runners ability. Runners must have competed previous like events and also trained well for this event. Brand new event added in 2018 - "The Honeyeater Challenge" - 10.5 kilometres.

Whitsunday Reef Festival

01 August 2019 to 04 August 2019
The Whitsunday Reef Festival celebrates the Great Barrier Reef and what it means to live in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays - the "Heart of the Reef". The region's favourite festival is a delicious combination of family fun, all-night celebrations, local food and fashion and some of the biggest parties in the north. The four-day celebration of the reef will feature the spectacular Fireworks on the Foreshore on Friday August 2 complete with live music and DJs, carnival rides, food stalls and night markets lining the beautiful Airlie Beach foreshore. Airlie's Main Street is closed to traffic on the Saturday to host Revvin' the Reef vintage car show, the reef themed Rotary Street Parade and the Whitsunday Magic Mile Run. The Beach Music stage will be pumping the region’s top live music and entertainment on the foreshore throughout the weekend. Other events include reef art installations and education, Comedy Gala, Telstra Family Fun Day, Wilmar Sugar Wearable Art Parade, helicopter joy rides and cocktails at the "Pop-up" Beach Bar making Reef Festival a perfect time to enjoy the gorgeous Whitsunday winter.