1. Thu 05 Aug 2021 8 Aug 2021

    Location: Airlie Beach

    Event Type: Major Event

    Great Barrier Reef Festival

    The Great Barrier Reef Festival is just getting bigger and better every year and this year will be no exception – with its 21st birthday in 2021 we have reason for a BIG celebration, don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE and join us !

    The heart of the festival is located in the vibrant coastal town of Airlie Beach, it is a celebration of the Whitsundays’ lifestyle and the communities at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The festival spreads over four days annually over the first weekend in August and is a combination of family fun, community events, live music, food, fireworks and is one of the biggest parties in the north.

    The festival is not only about fun but education around the environment and our beloved Great Barrier Reef. The Family Fun Day, which focuses on the younger kids is a great combination of both with circus performers, face painting, and games (with awesome prizes) while including this focus within the fun aspects.

  2. Thu 12 Aug 2021 19 Aug 2021


    Event Type: Major Event

    Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing

    by Whitsunday Sailing Club

    Now in its 33rd year, Airlie Beach Race Week is a seven day event hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club, which attracts entrants from all over Australia and overseas.

    Offshore the Regatta offers classes from IRC competitive racing through to cruising divisions attracting over 1,400 competitors, officials and volunteers.

    Onshore the Festival of Sailing, is the Whitsunday Coasts’ most significant public event, presenting seven days and nights of high profile, entertainment and social activities. In 2019 attendances peaked at over 11,000.

    While 2020's event was scaled back due to the challenges brought by COVID-19, 2021 will see the event return to bigger and better than ever. There are currently over 150 boats entered in the regatta, with more entries coming in every day!

  3. Sat 21 Aug 2021 28 Aug 2021

    Location: Whitsunday Islands

    Event Type: Major Event

    Hamilton Island Race Week

    Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends from around Australia come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event’s on-water and off-water carnival.

    Perfectly situated amongst Queensland's 74 Whitsunday Islands and on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.