Find out below – What’s on in Airlie Beach from 3rd to 5th May!

Airlie Beach Car Parade

Expect cars! And heaps of them. Our Show & Shine entrants will be parading their modern, restored and vintage vehicles through the Airlie Beach Esplanade for spectators to enjoy  

Where:  Airlie Beach Esplanade 

When: Friday May 312 – 4pm

Official Festival Opening  

The Official Festival Opening will include the Rally Whitsundays ceremonial start, live music, market stalls, food vendors (Cream & Bean, Woodfired Delights, Fish D’vine, Rotary Airlie Beach, Cannoli Sicilian & Bakemyday) and a jumping castle for the kids. It is guaranteed to be a great start to the long weekend! 

Rally lovers will enjoy seeing rally cars where they will conduct their ceremonial start by revving their engines and driving along the Lure Foreshore. The cars will remain on site for spectators to be able check out up close and personal. Make sure you come along with the family, friends and loved ones to make the most of a great afternoon! 

Where:Abell Point Marina 

When:Friday May 3, From 4pm to 9pm.

Key Times 

  • 4pm – Festival Opening Event starts with Dylan Hammond
  • 5.45pm – Live music – Dylan Hammond 
  • 6.30pm – Rally Whitsundays Ceremonial Start along Lure foreshore drive 
  • 7:30pm – winners of show & shine announced
  • 8pm – Live music – Dylan Hammond
  • 9pm – Festival closing 

Official Rally Whitsundays Presentation night

This is a ticketed event that will officially recognize the Rally Whitsunday winners. The evening will be full of good food and drink, music and great company! The event will boast two exclusive areas; the presentation area that will become the hub for prize distribution and accolades for our rally winners and the function area where we welcome you to come let your hair down, enjoy the live music and party with fellow rally comrades.

Where:Mantra Club Croc

When: Saturday May 4, 7pm to 11pm.

Plus for those want to kick on afterwards, Whitsunday Transit will be providing free bus transport on the 10.28pm bus, pick up in the Mantra Club Croc lobby to head into Airlie Beach.

Pit Stop Party

The Mantra Club Croc carpark will transform into a community festival and celebration for all ages!!! Come enjoy the festival feel on the Sunday long weekend – you don’t have work tomorrow! 

  • Show & Shine Cars on display
  • Live Music
  • Food stalls by the chefs of the Mantra Club Croc

Enjoy to area by grabbing a drink, browsing by the cars, enjoy the music

Where:Airlie Beach Mantra Club Croc 

When:Sunday May 5, 1pm – 7pm