From the edi­tor's desk

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

INSIDE this week’s Whit­sun­day Times you will find our spe­cial an­nual pub­li­ca­tion Air­lie Comes Alive in Au­gust.

This is your guide to the month of fes­ti­vals and events that kicks off next week.

Yes, that’s right folks, Au­gust is upon us and as usual, a fab­u­lous line-up of en­ter­tain­ment awaits.

Start­ing next week­end it’s the Whit­sun­day Reef Festival, which will once again be spread over 10 fun-filled days.

All your favourite events are back in­clud­ing the Ro­tary Street Pa­rade, fire­works on the fore­shore and much, much more.

There are also new fea­tures to this year’s event such as the festival mar­quee, which is sure to be a hit.

Also, next week­end and fea­tured on page 42 of this edi­tion is Art Whit­sun­days’ an­nual exhibition – no small feat to have or­gan­ised mere months af­ter los­ing their gallery in the Whit­sun­day Shopping Cen­tre fire.

Next up is Air­lie Beach Race Week, with or­gan­is­ers again go­ing all out to de­liver an on­shore en­ter­tain­ment pro­gram cater­ing to non-sailors as well.

Af­ter this there’s the old tra­di­tion of the Great Whit­sun­day Fun Race to look for­ward to and of course you can head across the passage to Hamil­ton Is­land Race Week too.

This week we’ve re­ported record en­tries for that par­tic­ualr event.

And don’t for­get the SICYC Ren­dezvous in the last week­end of the month.

If you have fam­ily or friends liv­ing in­ter­state, now is the per­fect time to in­vite them to the Whit­sun­days.

With so much to do and see and such a vi­brant at­mos­phere in Air­lie Beach, they’re sure to leave with a great im­pres­sion of the par­adise we call home. Sharon Small­wood Edi­tor

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