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Street parade brings ‘sea of colour’

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ROTARY and Ray White come together to sponsor the 2023 Street Parade, which will be held on Saturday, August 5, at the later time of 5pm.

With fun for all the family, showcasing the creativity of the region’s best businesses, schools, community groups and dancers.

Watch Airlie Beach Main Street transform into a sea of colour and life with vibrant music, entertainment and imaginative floats.

Come and line the streets, cheer for your favourite float, soak up the atmosphere and celebrate the Great Barrier Reef Festival.

Organisations are encouraged to get involved and showcase their business, community group or school to the town, by entering the parade. 

“It’s a great opportunity for some friendly competition and team building, while you work on your float ideas with colleagues or club members,” a spokesperson said.

The Street Parade is always reef-themed.

This year’s theme focuses on the ocean’s majestic giants, the ‘Whales of the Whitsundays’, however, dolphin or dugong floats are also encouraged, in order to showcase all the majestic creatures in the Whitsundays.

Entries can be a ‘walking’ entry or vehicle ‘float’ or a combination of both.

There will be great cash prizes for best business, best not-for-profit and most creative and wacky.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, August 2.

Residents and tourists can watch the fun of the parade from the many bars and cafes that line the Airlie Beach main street.

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