JANUARY 13 - 29
THE WHITSUNDAY CLIPPER CARNIVAL
The Whitsundays will come alive with festivities and fun when the Worlds Most Wondrous Sailing event arrives, in January 2018 for the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival.
Airlie Beach will host the twelve identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts, their skippers and their international crew and supporters as the final stop of the Australian leg of the race. Following the iconic Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in January, and incorporating a stop-over for the internationally renowned and spectacular Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the carnival will be a 2 weeklong celebration of vibrant regional events and activities showcasing the beauty of the Whitsundays.
Set in the idyllic location of the Whitsunday Islands within the heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival will feature signature events such as a long lunch on the iconic Whitehaven Beach, a rodeo on the coastal beaches of Bowen and a large scale community welcome event. This will be Queensland’s pre-eminent National and Global sailing festival highlighting the stunning natural landscapes of the Whitsundays.
JANUARY 25 - 28
AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND
WHERE: Grand View Hotel
TIME: See below
ABOUT: A weekend jam packed full of fun and events that also co-inside's with the Tourism Whitsundays Clipper Carnival. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday... GVH has you covered!
2018 Summer 10's Carnival
WHERE: Denison Park
TIME: Gates open from 9am
ABOUT: 10 footy teams stretching from Proserpine to Townsville competing for the 2018 Bowen Summer 10's title! This annual event sets the town alight with the entire Whitsunday region attending to support their teams.
Family fun, food, bar, prizes, after party and much much more on the day!
INCLUDES: Fundraising for local charities and the Leukaemia Foundation.
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These local lads, Craig Snell and Ben Burgess, will be shaving their luscious locks to help find a cure for leukaemia. Get behind these blokes and get behind this great community event!