Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

See You At Festival Village!

Every good event needs an after party and this happens every evening during Race Week when sun-kissed sailors make their pilgrimage to the Whitsunday Sailing Club lawns and the Festival Village.

Everyone in the community, whether they’ve been sailing or not, is invited to come down to the festivities where they can dine like kings from the selection of on-site food trucks, enjoy live music and a vibrant post-race atmosphere.

The main stage will be set up on the Lawn where presentations of the day’s winners will commence at 6.30pm, followed by live music from 7pm.

Mingle and mix with friends and strangers, soak up the ambience and celebrate our quintessential local sport.

For those that prefer a restaurant-style dining experience, head to 20 Degrees North at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, where you can dine inside or sit on the deck and watch the festivities below.

Evening festivities take place every night aside from Monday Lay Day and all are welcome to come and get involved.

The Airlie Beach Race Week social calendar culminates on Thursday, August 17 with the final night celebrations and a sensational firework display.

The community are welcome to watch the fireworks from anywhere along the Foreshore or come to the Festival Village.

WHAT: Festival Village

WHERE: Whitsunday Sailing Club

WHEN: 10-17 August (not 14)

COST: Free for everyone

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