From the editor's desk
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