1. Thu 01 Aug 2019 4 Aug 2019

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Major Event

    Great Barrier Reef Festival

    The Reef Festival, one of the Whitsundays’ iconic events has in its 19th year taken on a new lease of life and re-branded to the ‘Great Barrier Reef Festival’ in a move that strengthens its ties to its world famous namesake.

    Mainly located in the vibrant coastal town of Airlie Beach, the festival is a celebration of the Whitsundays’ lifestyle and its affiliation to the Great Barrier Reef. It runs over four days in the first weekend of August annually and is a combination of family fun, community events, food, fireworks and one of the biggest parties in the north!

    Varies by Event (most are FREE)

  2. Thu 01 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Fisherman's Night

    by Mantra Club Croc

    Every Thursday from 5pm to 9pm, enjoy a Queensland fisherman's basket for $45!

    Bookings recommended

    $45

  3. Thu 01 Aug 2019
    6:00pm 10:00pm

    Location: Any Location

    Event Type: Social

    Bingo Thursdays at the Reef

    by Reef Gateway Hotel

    Join us every Thursday for FREE bingo!

    We have launched an exclusive $17 Bingo menu available to all players. PLUS there will be large jackpots to be won!

    Eyes down at 6.30pm

    Call us on 07 4946 2600 to book your spot now or head to our website for more info

    FREE

  4. Fri 02 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Fortnight Fridays at Reef Gateway

    by The Reef Gateway Hotel

    Kick back in our Sports Bar every second Friday with your mates!

    There will be live music, sports on the screens & epic food specials.

    Every fortnight | 5 pm – 9pm

    *Terms & conditions apply. We promote the responsible service of alcohol – Drink Responsibly

    FREE

  5. Fri 02 Aug 2019
    6:00pm 11:00pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Gigs & Entertainment

    Beats on the Beach: Friday

    Head on down to the Airlie Beach foreshore on friday evening for some great action and live music kicking off with HIT Mackay and the Whitsunday’s Morning Show hosts/DJ’s Sam and Rach creating a fun and party atmosphere.

    The newly upgraded Foreshore will be the location for the Beach Music Stage and Mama Africa ‘pop up’ bar, with the ‘Eat Street’ food stalls (sponsored by Whitsunday Food Service) and night markets lining the beach from 5 pm until 9 pm there will be plenty to keep all the family entertained.

    Featuring: Thandi Phoenix

    Singer and songwriter Thandi Phoenix from Sydney will be headlining the stage, lending her soulful emotive and powerful voice to songs which blend pop with electronica.

    Currently on high rotation with Triple J, Thandi’s latest single ‘My Way’, is a drum & bass-flavoured track produced by none other than Rudimental, who heard and fell in love with Thandi’s music on their Australian tour.

    Featuring: Timomatic

    Joining Thandi six years after his last Reef Festival performance is the legendary Timomatic. From his meteoric rise in the hit TV shows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, to performances with the likes of David Guetta and Salt N Peppa, Timomatic has become a staple of the Australian entertainment industry.

    Featuring hits ‘If Looks Could Kill’ and ‘Can You Feel It’ at the State of Origin led to international performances such as Miss Universe broadcasted to millions globally andMexico’s biggest radio concert El Evento 40 to an audience of over 100,000 people.

    Great Barrier Reef Festival Official ‘After party”

    The Friday night after party will be kicking on at Mama Africa Bar and Niteclub.

    FREE

  6. Sat 03 Aug 2019
    10:00am 3:00pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Community

    Revvin the Reef Car Show 2019

    Fraser Ford presents ‘Revvin the Reef’ Car Show

    Hot Rods, Muscle and Classic Cars will be hitting the main street of Airlie Beach once again on this Saturday to take you back in time but the cars don’t have to be old to enter the Show, if you have a shiny new car you want to show off, bring it down! Join the owners and check out these spectacular cars in their finest. Motor Bikes and Trucks are also part of the Show so to all the car enthusiasts out there…….the main street is the place to be on Saturday.

    The day wouldn’t be the same without the girls dressed to impress too – so pull out your best 50’s and 60’s gear for the Miss Pin-up competition which will be happening about 12 pm prior to the judging of the Car Show.

  7. Sat 03 Aug 2019
    4:00pm 5:00pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Community

    Rotary Street Parade

    by Rotary Club of Airlie Beach

    The ROTARY CLUB of Airlie Beach is partnering with the newly re-branded Great Barrier Reef Festival to bring you the ‘2019 ROTARY STREET PARADE’ with fun and entertainment for all the family.

    2019 brings a new theme for the Parade – The Living Reef – a world down under’ giving endless opportunities to get creative. We would love to see all the colours from our new logo heading down the street, with lots of music creating a great atmosphere, as young and old, locals and tourists, line the streets to watch the parade and soak up the entertainment.

    FREE

  8. Sat 03 Aug 2019
    6:00pm 11:00pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Gigs & Entertainment

    Beats on the Beach: Saturday

    We have a great line-up of music for the evening including regional acts which are yet to be announced so keep checking back on our event page for more info.

    Returning to Airlie Beach to headline the 2019 Great Barrier Reef Festival show will be the much loved ‘Electrik Lemonade’ - a merry band of funklords who play a repertoire of funk, hip, hop, blues, soul and dance music that could only be fathered by the likes of Captain Planet. Each member brings their own slice of Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Lovin’ in the live show culminating in a whirlwind of explosive energy that comes with a tidal warning. This band will have you dancing til you cant stop !!

    Supporting Electrik Lemonade will be one of Airlie’s favourites – 8 Ball Aitken, creating one great night of live entertainment. 8 Ball’s funky, foot stomping energy and infectious blend of swampy blues-rock have brought the party vibe to venues around the world and he has garnered numerous accolades, awards and rave reviews.

    Great Barrier Reef Festival Official ‘After party”

    Magnums will be hosting the Festival’s after party on Saturday night featuring a live band ‘Inversion’

    FREE

  9. Sat 03 Aug 2019
    6:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Community

    Fireworks on the Foreshore

    Whitsunday Coast Airport presents: Fireworks on the Foreshore

    Friday night will see the Airlie Beach Foreshore come alive once more with live entertainment on the Beach music stage situated on the newly updated foreshore and Fairy Park, brought to you in partnership with Whitsunday Coast Airport.

    A great location to watch the sunset and the free fireworks lighting up the sky, as families line the lagoon and beach to enjoy the spectacular firework extravaganza, accompanied by great vibes during the evening.

    Music will include some great acts which will be brought to you shortly. DJ’s from Hit Mackay will MC the evening creating a fun and party atmosphere. More information on entertainment will be featured on our Beats on the Beach event page

    There will be heaps to entertain all ages from the Carnival in the Lagoon Car Park, the Night Markets with stall holders from wide and far, our Whitsunday Food Service ‘Eat Street’ food stalls and of course the live entertainment and festival ‘pop-up bar.

    FREE

  10. Sun 04 Aug 2019
    10:00am 2:00pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Community

    Family Fun Day

    Whitsunday Transit presents: Family Fun Day

    A day packed with exciting demonstrations, rides, games, competitions and entertainment galore right on our beautiful foreshore with activities and fantastic prizes – a day filled with more crazy, free fun than ever before.

    The extremely popular donut eating competition will be happening as will the texting competition.

    Other activities will include super crazy races, circus workshops, a treasure hunt and reef appreciation tents where the kids can learn about the reef system in a fun environment and even win a prize at the end. There will be face painting, PCYC play equipment and the awesome Eco Barge sculpture tent.

    With a DJ pumping the music courtesy of LA Entertainment, and plenty of food and drinks on offer we will also have a relaxation area where the parents can take a break while the kids wear themselves out – its sure gonna be a fun filled day – great for the whole family!

    Transport for the festival will be provided via a park and ride scheme courtesy of Whitsunday Transit.

    After this event finishes the Beach Music stage will crank up and the bar will be open for the Sunday ‘Chill in the Park” with more live music from Elecktric Lemonade and Swoon.

    FREE

  11. Sun 04 Aug 2019
    1:00pm 4:00pm

    Location:

    Event Type:

    Recyclable Regatta

    Reef Gateway Hotel presents: Recyclable Regatta

    Join in the fun – make a raft out of recyclables and battle it out with the pirates on the high seas ! Great prizes and fun to be had for all ages. Arrr……. The Recyclable Regatta challenge is on!

    The Raft Course: Airlie Beach foreshore ...
    The race will start from the Airlie Beach foreshore beach (at high tide at 1 pm), proceed around the markers and back, where all crew will be required to run to the finish line. The race is not complete until all crew members are over the line.

    The Raft Materials ...
    Build a raft from recycled materials: bottles, plastic pipes and other materials that would otherwise be dumped or recycled. Previous years have seen some great entries. Each raft is crewed by up to three people, paddling their hearts out with any kind of oar or paddle they can lay their hands on.

    See the official website for more details on how to enter, and the rules of the challenge!

  12. Sun 04 Aug 2019
    2:00pm 6:00pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Community

    Chill in the Park

    The Family Fun Day wraps up but don’t go anywhere as there will be more live entertainment in store on the beach music stage, of course its called ‘Chill in the Park’ and there will be some mellow tunes to while away the relaxing afternoon but first – we will be whipping up the crowd with the energetic visual music show from Elecktrik Lemonade with their amazing blend of funk, hip hop, blues, soul and dance music….because one show is never enough!

    Following hot on their heels, a Contemporary Soul Folk duo from Mackay, Swoon – who play Joyous, high energy music that caresses, entices, delights and seduces the senses! Elements of Blues, Rock, Folk and Soul blend to create a sound that is original, honest and feels oh so good.

    Talented multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and performers Josh and Angie from Swoon have got the goods and say they make music that "takes your heart, dances with it then puts in back beating stronger than ever".

    FREE

  13. Mon 05 Aug 2019
    5:30pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Sporting

    Weekly Social Run or Walk

    by Airlie Beach Hash House Harriers

    Airlie Beach Hash House Harriers are a mixed group that run or walk every Monday night anywhere between Airlie Beach & Prosperine.

    A "hash run" involves running or walking a trail that is not disclosed ahead of time, but rather is marked by some means by a member of the group known as the 'Hare'.

    Contact Donna for more information

    $3.00

  14. Tue 06 Aug 2019
    9:00am

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Children & Parents

    KinderGym @ Whitsunday PCYC

    $15.00

  15. Tue 06 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Tuesday Steak Night

    by Mantra Club Croc

    Steak and Salad with your choice of chips or mash for only $25!

    $25

  16. Thu 08 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Fisherman's Night

    by Mantra Club Croc

    Every Thursday from 5pm to 9pm, enjoy a Queensland fisherman's basket for $45!

    Bookings recommended

    $45

  17. Thu 08 Aug 2019
    6:00pm 10:00pm

    Location: Any Location

    Event Type: Social

    Bingo Thursdays at the Reef

    by Reef Gateway Hotel

    Join us every Thursday for FREE bingo!

    We have launched an exclusive $17 Bingo menu available to all players. PLUS there will be large jackpots to be won!

    Eyes down at 6.30pm

    Call us on 07 4946 2600 to book your spot now or head to our website for more info

    FREE

  18. Mon 12 Aug 2019
    5:30pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Sporting

    Weekly Social Run or Walk

    by Airlie Beach Hash House Harriers

    Airlie Beach Hash House Harriers are a mixed group that run or walk every Monday night anywhere between Airlie Beach & Prosperine.

    A "hash run" involves running or walking a trail that is not disclosed ahead of time, but rather is marked by some means by a member of the group known as the 'Hare'.

    Contact Donna for more information

    $3.00

  19. Tue 13 Aug 2019
    9:00am

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Children & Parents

    KinderGym @ Whitsunday PCYC

    $15.00

  20. Tue 13 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Tuesday Steak Night

    by Mantra Club Croc

    Steak and Salad with your choice of chips or mash for only $25!

    $25

  21. Thu 15 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Fisherman's Night

    by Mantra Club Croc

    Every Thursday from 5pm to 9pm, enjoy a Queensland fisherman's basket for $45!

    Bookings recommended

    $45

  22. Thu 15 Aug 2019
    6:00pm 10:00pm

    Location: Any Location

    Event Type: Social

    Bingo Thursdays at the Reef

    by Reef Gateway Hotel

    Join us every Thursday for FREE bingo!

    We have launched an exclusive $17 Bingo menu available to all players. PLUS there will be large jackpots to be won!

    Eyes down at 6.30pm

    Call us on 07 4946 2600 to book your spot now or head to our website for more info

    FREE

  23. Fri 16 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Fortnight Fridays at Reef Gateway

    by The Reef Gateway Hotel

    Kick back in our Sports Bar every second Friday with your mates!

    There will be live music, sports on the screens & epic food specials.

    Every fortnight | 5 pm – 9pm

    *Terms & conditions apply. We promote the responsible service of alcohol – Drink Responsibly

    FREE

  24. Mon 19 Aug 2019
    5:30pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Sporting

    Weekly Social Run or Walk

    by Airlie Beach Hash House Harriers

    Airlie Beach Hash House Harriers are a mixed group that run or walk every Monday night anywhere between Airlie Beach & Prosperine.

    A "hash run" involves running or walking a trail that is not disclosed ahead of time, but rather is marked by some means by a member of the group known as the 'Hare'.

    Contact Donna for more information

    $3.00

  25. Tue 20 Aug 2019
    9:00am

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Children & Parents

    KinderGym @ Whitsunday PCYC

    $15.00

  26. Tue 20 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Tuesday Steak Night

    by Mantra Club Croc

    Steak and Salad with your choice of chips or mash for only $25!

    $25

  27. Thu 22 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Fisherman's Night

    by Mantra Club Croc

    Every Thursday from 5pm to 9pm, enjoy a Queensland fisherman's basket for $45!

    Bookings recommended

    $45

  28. Thu 22 Aug 2019
    6:00pm 10:00pm

    Location: Any Location

    Event Type: Social

    Bingo Thursdays at the Reef

    by Reef Gateway Hotel

    Join us every Thursday for FREE bingo!

    We have launched an exclusive $17 Bingo menu available to all players. PLUS there will be large jackpots to be won!

    Eyes down at 6.30pm

    Call us on 07 4946 2600 to book your spot now or head to our website for more info

    FREE

  29. Mon 26 Aug 2019
    5:30pm

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Sporting

    Weekly Social Run or Walk

    by Airlie Beach Hash House Harriers

    Airlie Beach Hash House Harriers are a mixed group that run or walk every Monday night anywhere between Airlie Beach & Prosperine.

    A "hash run" involves running or walking a trail that is not disclosed ahead of time, but rather is marked by some means by a member of the group known as the 'Hare'.

    Contact Donna for more information

    $3.00

  30. Tue 27 Aug 2019
    9:00am

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Children & Parents

    KinderGym @ Whitsunday PCYC

    $15.00

  31. Tue 27 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Tuesday Steak Night

    by Mantra Club Croc

    Steak and Salad with your choice of chips or mash for only $25!

    $25

  32. Thu 29 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Fisherman's Night

    by Mantra Club Croc

    Every Thursday from 5pm to 9pm, enjoy a Queensland fisherman's basket for $45!

    Bookings recommended

    $45

  33. Thu 29 Aug 2019
    6:00pm 10:00pm

    Location: Any Location

    Event Type: Social

    Bingo Thursdays at the Reef

    by Reef Gateway Hotel

    Join us every Thursday for FREE bingo!

    We have launched an exclusive $17 Bingo menu available to all players. PLUS there will be large jackpots to be won!

    Eyes down at 6.30pm

    Call us on 07 4946 2600 to book your spot now or head to our website for more info

    FREE

  34. Fri 30 Aug 2019
    5:00pm 9:00pm

    Location: Airle Beach

    Event Type: Social

    Fortnight Fridays at Reef Gateway

    by The Reef Gateway Hotel

    Kick back in our Sports Bar every second Friday with your mates!

    There will be live music, sports on the screens & epic food specials.

    Every fortnight | 5 pm – 9pm

    *Terms & conditions apply. We promote the responsible service of alcohol – Drink Responsibly

    FREE