Hervey Bay, Queensland offers the world's closest, most engaging encounters with Humpback Whales. To celebrate - join in a month of colourful events in honour of our annual visitors.   


Our program includes live music, workshops, an illumination parade, lectures, aquatic events, arts, sculpture, carnival rides and fireworks.
It's 40 tonnes of fun! 

 2013 Event Programme


Thursday 1 Aug        Paint-A-Whale-Tail 
Cultural Centre, Old Maryborough Road, Pialba - 10.00am to 4.00pm

Friday 2 Aug             Creating Waves Lecture Series                                
University of Southern Queensland, Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Saturday 3 Aug              Blessing of the Fleet                               
                                         Urangan Harbour, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan  - Time 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Sunday 4 Aug            Sunday in the Park, Pier St, Pier Park, Urangan - 10.00am – 3.00pm

Monday 5 Aug           Pilotage Course, Volunteer Marine Rescue, Buccaneer Drv, Urangan - From 10.00am

Friday 9 Aug to         Combined Christian Churches Floral Art Display, Salvation Army Citadel, 
Sunday 11 Aug          Robertson St, Urangan - 9.00am - 5.00pm daily / Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm.

Saturday 10 Aug        Ocean of Fun, Ernie Organ Park,Charlton Esplanade, Torquay - 12.00noon to 4.00pm

Saturday 17 Aug        Illumination, incorporating the annual Illumination Parade,
                                Scarness Park, Charlton Esplanade, Scarness  - 4.00pm to 8.00pm

Monday 20 Aug          Pilotage Course, Volunteer Marine Rescue, Buccaneer Drv, Urangan - From 10.00am

Saturday 24 Aug        Whale Aid Concert, Seafront Oval, Charlton Esplanade, Pialba - 4.00pm to 8.00pm

Sunday 25 Aug           Harvey’s Birthday at the Teddy Bears Picnic                               
                                Botanic Gardens, Elizabeth St, Urangan, 9.00am to 1.00pm

Saturday 31 Aug        Migaloo Starlight Swing, Pier Park, Pier Street, Urangan - 6.00pm to 9.00pm

* Please note all events are subject to change.