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.