The Whitsundays and Airlie Beach are busy all year ‘round with events, shows, markets, festivals and other fun activities. It’s an amazing place for not only tourists, but also for locals to explore and have fun! There is plenty to do, no matter what kind of things you like to do in your spare time.
The Whitsundays are a busy place where you can enjoy an array of activities, attractions and festivals all year long. Below are upcoming events for 2017.
A guide of what's on in Airlie Beach and surrounding areas in 2016.
As a sailing mecca, there is always something on the sailing calendar in the Whitsundays.
â€‹Known as Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 is shaping up to be another fantastic event on the sailing calendar.
Some vessels may need extra crew or have space for visitors to join them in the race, so head to the club and ask around.
Always the perfect time to holiday, Easter in the Whitsundays has to be one of the busiest times of the year, with this year's Easter period falling between 25 March to 28 March, 2016.
This year’s Chinese New Year festivities will begin on Monday, 9 February 2016.
A list of what is on in Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays in 2016.
Airlie Beach Race Week is now affectionately known as the festival of sailing in the Whitsundays.
With its lively ‘village-like’ atmosphere and strip of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, Airlie Beach is certainly one of the most popular towns to celebrate the New Year.
The Airlie Beach Festival of Music will be held once again from 5-8 November and the 2015 event is shaping up to be the biggest yet.
Whitsundays biggest annual fishing competition will be held in September 2015.
Why not enjoy a day trip around the Whitsundays during the 2015 Schoolies in Airlie Beach.
This colourful and competitive sailing regatta attracts hundreds of sailors from all around Australia who will take on 6 days of exciting sailing and 7 nights of tropical fun.
Running from 31 July to the 8 August 2015, the Whitsunday Reef Festival is set to attract great crowds with its exciting variety of activities.
The Airlie Beach Festival of Music is quickly grown, over 3 years, to become a leading music festival in Queensland, attracting thousands of punters to Airlie Beach for one exciting weekend in November.
2015 What's On Events Calendar
The one of a kind music festival. The Airlie Beach Music Festival dates have been confirmed and a bonus Jam Session night has been added for the three day festival ticket holders.
The Whitsunday Writers Festival is a weekend event featuring talks from authors.
Spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island in August for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Australia's largest annual offshore yachting regatta!
The full social calendar will be announced at a later date, but book your accommodation early and stay in Airlie Beach during this vibrant sailing event.
Airlie Race Week showcases the beautiful Whitsunday islands and mainland and is now known as a world-class regatta.
The Whitsunday Reef Festival is a festival full of family fun and largely free entertainment right in the heart of Airlie Beach.
An annual sailing event for spectators and crews, will see classic Maxi Yachts come to life for the ultimate 'Bucket List' experience.
If you are looking to escape the southerly winter for a race in warm weather, where you can extend your stay and enjoy the pleasures that the Whitsundays has to offer - this is the race for you.
Make this a holiday your kids are going to be still talking about when they have their kids!
Head to Bowen for some amazing offshore action!
Capped off with an exciting off-water entertainment program, the Gatorade Clash of the Paddles is an oarsome event for every type of paddler.
Hit the long-distance running trail and be cheered on by the crowds on the annual Stamford Financial Hilly Half Marathon.
It's time to switch off everyone's devices and switch on to good old fashion fun and games, during Grandparent's Week.
Airlie Beach plays host to a number of regular, local events!
There is a huge selection of live music DJ's playing around Airlie Beach during the week!
Upcoming Events in Airlie Beach
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