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Bowen and the Whitsundays truly are the heart of events, playing host to everything from family-friendly festivals to sporting & music events throughout the year. Being surrounded by beautiful natural coastline and with an enjoyable climate year-round, Bowen's events showcase our pristine waters, connection with the sea and warm, welcoming community.

Australia's BIGGEST Family Fishing Classic brings keen anglers and their families to enjoy Bowen's great outdoors every September, and for unique experiences you can't go past The 'Walk to the Lighthouse' Event. Held when the lowest tides of the year offer an unique opportunity for visitors and locals to visit North Head Island Lighthouse and discover our cultural history and natural wonders, the event has fast become a must-do.

Winter sees numerous events making the most of the balmy weather as the whales come to play offshore - June plays host to both the Bowen Show and the Bowen River Rodeo & Campdraft. In 2020 the Bowen Offshore Superboats Festival is also slated to return - Stay posted as more events are announced!

Throughout the year weekly beachside markets are held on Sunday mornings at Hansen Park on Horseshoe Bay Road. Yoga, parkrun and stand-up paddle boarding is on offer year round, as well as frequent sporting competitions and concerts. Bowen's Turf Club features several race meets from April to October.

A favourite for day-trippers, holidayers and locals is a visit to the historic Bowen Summergarden Theatre showing current releases Thursday - Sunday.

The next reason to #visitbowen is just around the corner:

Bowen Speedway - 7th December

Bowen Christmas Street Fair - 13th December

Rodeo by the Reef - 18th January