After much deliberation the Reef Festival Committee have decided to push ahead with the Festival for 2018 !!
The closure of the Airlie Beach foreshore this winter for required rejuvenation works (courtesy of Cyclone Debbie) put a question mark on whether the Whitsunday Reef Festival could go ahead without a suitable alternative location to hold the events, however, Whitsunday Regional Council have just given the go-ahead to the Committee for the Whitsunday Reef Festival to use this area.
Preparations had been underway for a smaller version of the festival and this can now be ramped up with the usual Friday night fireworks and Night Markets to proceed with Carnival.
More information will come shortly as planning jumps into action. The old favourites will also be back with the Comedy Gala at the Reef Gateway Hotel on Thursday 2nd headlining some great Melbourne comedians and the Rotary Street Parade and Revvin the Reef’ Car Show in the Main Street on Saturday 4th August. The Telstra Family Fun Day will also delight the younger family members.
Watch this space as the details continue to unfold……and don’t forget to ‘save the dates’ – 2nd to 5th August !!!