Huge month of events

Au­gust brings a jam-packed month of com­mu­nity fes­ti­val fun and fri­vol­ity

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.air­lier­ace­ and www.whit­sun­dayre­effes­ti­

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