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Whitsunday Events 2015

Australia Day - January 26
The annual Australia Day event held by the Whitsunday Regional Council will include the annual Australia Day awards.

Chocolate Week - 11 April 2015 to 17 April 2015
Getting children into the kitchen, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort' brings Chocolate week. Everything throughout the week revolves around this sweet theme!

Hamilton Island Endurance Series
Stamford Financial Hamilton Hilly Half Marathon – 3 May 2015 

Open to both juniors and senior competitors, This event is both challenging and rewarding as it is held on the beautiful Hamilton Island.

Whitsunday SUP Challenge – 7-13 May 2015
Open to both professional and amateur athletes, why not follow the new sports craze of stand up paddleboards in one of the most amazing venues!

Hamilton Island Endurance Series
Clash of the Paddles – 11-14 June 015

This part of the Hamilton Island Endurance Series events is very exciting as it features outrigger, canoe as well as paddling categories.

Bowen Offshore Superboats – 14 July 2015
During this qualifying section of the Superboat Championships, Bowen comes alive with activity with plenty happeing onshore as as well as the high speed racing on the water.

Whitsunday Reef Festival – 31 July – 9 August 2015
From the street parade, frocktails and comedy gala, the Whitsunday Reef Festival has something for everyone. And there is never a dull moment in Airlie Beach during this week-long festival.

Airlie Beach Race Week - 7-14 August 2015
Whitsunday Sailing Club is the proud host and venue of this annual sailing event. Featuring 7 exciting days of sailing on the water, Airlie Beach Race Week is also known for its exhilarating onshore activities with great food, entertainment and music evening evening after the races! 

Hamilton Island Race Week - 15-22 August 2015
Incorporating the IRC Championships, the 2015 Hamilton Island Race Week is set to attract a record number of competitors for 7 days of racing and 7 nights of festivities.
Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club Rendezvous - 27-30 August 2015
Solely a fundraising event, this annual rendezvous attracts thousands of people to Cape Gloucester, just off Shag Iset in the Whitsundays. The weekend includes great entertainment, parties and fundraising events which all raise money fo the Australian Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music- 5-8 November 2015
This huge events incorporates a number of bands playing over 3 massive days in Airlie Beach. Throughout the festival the bands will play at an array of venues and bars in the region with the major artists performing at the main stage at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.

Hamilton Island Endurance Series:
Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon - 21 November, 2015

Possibly one of the most challenging events of the Hamilton Island Endurance Series is the Triathlon. This highly-contested trio of events includes a 750 metre swim in Catseye Bay, a 20 kilometre ride a 5 kilometre run.

Hamilton Island Endurance Series:
Fujifilm Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim - Sunday 22 November 2015

This popular part of the Hamilton Islan Endurance Series will have competitors taking to one the world's famous beaches - Whitehaven Beach.

Schoolies Week - 21-28 2015
School leavers have the chance to celebrate the end of their schooling years with a week of organised events in the region. Thousands of school leavers from around Australia head to the schoolies hotspot in Airlie Beach.

New Years Eve – 31 December 2015
Bring in the  new year with plenty of fun and festivities in Airlie Beach There are plenty of parties and entertainment to choose from and as night falls, celebrate the new year with the annual new years fireworks.

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