22 September 2009
Whitsundays reef festival
1. Adventure Whitsunday Park Fun 2. Shute Harbour 3. Adventure Whitsunday Playground 4. Adventure Whitsunday Pool 5. Gloucester Island from Hydeaway Bay 6. Bicentennial Walkway 7. Hydeaway Bay 8. Airlie Beach Markets
Now in its 8th year, the Reef Festival is a vibrant and colourful celebration of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays. The festival aims to highlight the unique Whitsunday lifestyle, and is a celebration of the local community.
The Whitsunday Reef Festival was started in 2001 as a celebration of the region's wonderful natural assets. It is a four day festival consisting of a fireworks extravaganza, live music on the beach, Comedy Gala, Fashion parade, Sand Sculpting competition, Street Parade, family fun day, starlight movies at the Airlie Beach Lagoon and much more. The event is organised by a dedicated committee of local volunteers representing small businesses and organisations in the Whitsundays, and runs on the generosity of local business sponsorship. A must do on the Whitsundays' social calendar.
The festival will be held from 15th - 18th October 2009, for full details of the festival program visit www.whitsundayreeffestival.com.au