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What's On in Bowen 2019

Ahh Bowen, beautiful beaches, fringing reef, offshore islands... the hidden gem of the Whitsundays coastline!

But there's more than just beaches on offer at the Top of the Whitsundays. It's the perfect venue to get out and play, attracting motor sport, water sport, family fun events and turning on the weather for the best outdoor venues to be found. Find your thrill and discover your chill in Bowen this year:

Whitsundays Festival of Motoring - May 2019


We're heading to the start line with all engines revving with the inaugural Whitsundays Festival of Motoring. The multi-day free family friendlly event held over theMay long weekend will show case the natural wonders of the Whitsunday region, with events in Airlie Beach, Bowen & Proserpine. From fascinating relics of the past to mesmerising classics, the Whitsundays Festival of Motoring will be a diverse family friendly event, with a range of activities to entertain all! 

Bowen will come alive with action on Saturday as the Rally Whitsunday Grand View Hotel Stage Circuit 1km roars agains the iconic setting of the Bowen foreshore. Other events for the day include Dirt Bike Beach sprints, Go Kart & Motorbike demos, Live entertainment, Kids activities, Food Vendors, Show & Shine and more. 

A range of accommodation close to the action is available, pack up the car and head to Bowen for an action packed weekend in paradise!

Bowen River Rodeo, Campdraft & Bush Sports - June 2019

Proving the Whitsundays is a diverse region, our backyard comes alive with the traditional sports of the outback in June. Head to the Bowen River Hotel from June 7th to the 9th for a true Queensland country experience. 

Along with the buzz of rodeo and horsesport thrill, the event features live entertainment, food & bar and kid's activities. Bring your swag, park the RV and camp under the stars or stay in Bowen and day trip to catch the action of this iconic outback event.

Bowen Offshore Superboats - July 2019


What's over 38ft long, can reach speeds in excess of 200km/hr and has no wheels? The mighty big boys of Offshore Superboat racing!

The Australian Offshore Superboat Championships return to Bowen for the 6th year in 2019, with round 2 being held on the clear blue bay of Port Denison. Free race viewing can be had from numerous foreshore vantage points, or join the crowds on Starboard Pde or the Bowen Jetty to get even closer to the roar of the motors.

This year there's even a chance for a little on water 'racing' action of your own - bring your own boat to take part in the maritime Poker Run! 

It's a great family event perfect for chilling with the whole crew; to make the most of your weekend look for accommodation in the main town area of Bowen to be within walking distance to the action and after party fun, or stake a spot at one of our beautiful beaches to enjoy the calm between races!

Bowen's Walk to the Lighthouse - August 2019


Imagine walking across the sea to an offshore island, discovering wonders of nature and a rich maritime history, then toasting the sunset and the beauty of another day in the Whitsundays to live music. That's what's on offer on the 31st of August, as the winter day time tides fall far enough to allow the annual migration that is the Walk to the Lighthouse.

In 2018, Bowen Tourism & Business hosted a celebration of community, history and nature in conjunction with the annual walk. As the sun dipped behind the distance hills of the Whitsunday hinterland glasses were raised against the pastel skies above the islands and live music added to the ambience.

The focus for 2019's event will be education, with a focus on engagement and shared experiences. Come and learn more about the reef, our marine environment, and our impact and responsibility... along with a good dash of fun and cheer!

Bowen Family Fishing Classic & Wet Weekend - September 2019


Of course you can't have a seaside town without some serious fishing fun, and Bowen does it bigger and better! Now in it's 28th year, the Bowen Family Fishing Classic is the biggest family fishing classic in the country. Run by community and supporting local and regional charities, the weekend is non-stop full of live entertainment, weigh-in watching, kid's rides, amusements, food stalls & bar, markets, family fun, prize winning and of course FISHING! Combine that with a beautiful outdoor venue on Bowen's foreshore, plenty of boat parking friendly accomodation, and you have every fishing families dream event. We'll see you on the water!

But wait there's more....

Think that's all that's on? Think again - the Whitsundays is a region alive with action year-round. Keep an eye on our events caledar to see what's on when you're in town.



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