Huge month of events
August brings a jam-packed month of community festival fun and frivolity
THE official launch of Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week tomorrow will spark the beginning of an event-filled month in August.
The activity begins with the Mackay Cutters game on Saturday, August 3 at the Whitsunday Sports Park.
Then, Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week starts on August 9, followed by the Whitsunday Reef Festival on August 15, ensuring 10 full days of fun.
With the Reef Festival hosting the official opening of the new Airlie Beach main street, the entire community is expected to join in the celebrations at the two day street party.
Mayor Jennifer Whitney said August’s line up of events was sure to attract thousands.
“The overall vibe in the community is fantastic and between the three events, there is something for everyone.” Airlie Beach Race Week’s event chairman Rob Davis said he hoped everyone would join in the fun, “or just come down to watch the festivities take place”.
Whitsunday Reef Festival chairperson Margie Murphy said they would be working on delivering an outstanding festival over the four day period, which includes a free performance from entertainer, Timomatic.
“The Whitsunday Reef Festival committee is excited to be bringing you arguably the biggest event ever to hit the streets of Airlie Beach. This year the festival incorporates a two-day street party to celebrate the unveiling of our newlook Airlie Beach Main Street,” she said.
“A state-of-the-art stage right in the middle of the street will host some of Australia’s top artists including Timomatic, who will follow on from the Porters Friday Night Fireworks – itself an iconic annual event on Airlie’s calendar.”
For more information about the events, visit www.airlieraceweek.com and www.whitsundayreeffestival.com.au.