Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Off With A Bang! At The Friday Night Fireworks

This evening, thousands of people will gather on grassy banks, smooth rocks and sandy outcrops to watch the Friday Night Fireworks erupt into vibrant pops of colour over the bay on Airlie Beach Foreshore.

Celebrating the official beginning of the Great Barrier Reef Festival, the fireworks are a crowd-favourite and a symbol of exciting times ahead – with an action-packed event calendar ready to impress over the whole weekend.

Sponsored by the Whitsunday Regional Council, the fireworks are set-off from across the bay, blasting up into the night’s sky and visible from many local vantage points.

Join the party on a rooftop bar, gather the kids on a picnic blanket or walk to a grassy knoll at the edge of the lagoon – wherever you are, feel connected and liberated by the fireworks that are there for everyone and can be seen by everyone.

“Watching the fireworks is definitely one of my favourite parts of the whole event,” said Great Barrier Reef Festival President, Margie Murphy.

“It is the moment when all the plans and preparations are in place and everyone gathers together, excited for a fabulous weekend ahead!”

WHAT: Friday Night Fireworks

WHERE: Airlie Beach Foreshore

WHEN: Friday, August 4

TIME: 8pm

Maximise Your Friday Night!

• Come down early to watch the Lantern Parade from 6pm

• Make sure you check out the Immerse Art Installation

• The kids will love the fun fair rides and side show alley

• Bring your picnic blanket for the open-air movie – Finding Nemo

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