Whitsunday Events

Whitsunday SUP Challenge

Whitsunday SUP Challenge

20th – 27th May 2018

Take on the ultimate Stand Up Paddle board challenge in the Whitsundays. Compete for the title with a week of challenging events over both short and long courses supported by Naish Australia.

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Whitsunday Running Festival

21st – 22nd July 2018

The fourth Annual Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival will include the ever popular Half Marathon distance (21.1 kilometres) plus 10 kilometres and 5 kilometre Fun Runs, plus a 5 kilometre Corporate Team Challenge and the popular event – the Bendigo Bank 2 kilometre Kidz Fun Run, including the Primary School Challenge.

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Reef Festival fireworks

Whitsunday Reef Festival

2nd August – 5th August 2018

The region’s favourite festival is a delicious combination of family fun, all-night celebrations, local food and fashion and some of the biggest street parties in the north.

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Airlie Beach Race Week

9th – 16th August 2018

Airlie Beach is known as one of the world’s premier sailing destinations and home to one of the largest yacht racing regattas staged off the Australian coast – Airlie Beach Race Week and its onshore Festival of Sailing. Now in its 27th year, Airlie Beach Race Week is a seven day event that attracts entrants from all over Australia and overseas.

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Airlie Beach Running Festival Competitors

Run the Great Whitsunday Trail

19th August 2018

This iconic event is a challenging 28km run through some of the best Whitsunday rainforest in North Queensland, traversing through the Conway National Park via the Conway Circuit, ending up at the Airlie Beach Lagoon.

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Airlie Beach Music Festival

9th – 11th November 2018

Back for the fourth year in a row, the Airlie Beach Music Festival is set to rock the Whitsundays with 74 bands in 18 venues over 3 days.

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Airlie Beach Markets on every Saturday morning

Airlie Beach Markets

Every Saturday 7am – 1pm

The Airlie Beach Markets are on every week, on Saturday mornings. Opening early in time for breakfast, and closing just after lunch at around 1pm.

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