Great Barrier Reef Festival

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area

1 – 4 August 2019 - 

Free Entry

The Great Barrier Reef Festival celebrates the Great Barrier Reef and what it means to live in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays - the Heart of the Reef. The region's favourite festival is a delicious combination of family fun, all-night celebrations, local food and fashion and some of the biggest parties in the north.

The four-day celebration of the reef will feature the spectacular Fireworks on the Foreshore complete with live music and DJs, carnival rides, food stalls and night markets lining the beautiful Airlie Beach foreshore. Airlie's Main Street is closed to traffic on the Saturday to host Revvin' the Reef vintage car show, the reef themed Rotary Street Parade and the Whitsunday Magic Mile Run.

The Beach Music stage will be pumping the region’s top live music and entertainment on the foreshore throughout the weekend. Other events include reef art installations and education, Comedy Gala, Family Fun Day, Wilmar Sugar Wearable Art Parade, helicopter joy rides and cocktails at the Pop-up Beach Bar making Reef Festival a perfect time to enjoy the gorgeous Whitsunday winter.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
1 – 4 August 2019

Event Venues

Airlie Beach foreshore and Main Street
Airlie Beach Foreshore
Airlie Beach
Queensland, Australia 4802


  • Bar
  • Restaurant - Licensed

Other Information


Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Airlie Beach Foreshore
Airlie Beach,

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