This year the Hervey Bay Whale Festival runs the full month of August, with great activities for visitors and families every weekend during the month. Every Friday there will be free family-friendly outdoor movies in Scarness Park, with whale themed films on the agenda for August! (6:15pm every Friday)
This Saturday (4th August) the blessing of the fleet with lots of bands and entertainment will run from 3:30pm – 7:30pm at the marina and is an annual favourite and highlighted with a parade of the Hervey Bay Whale Watching fleet.
Saturday 18th (4pm – 9pm) features the popular illuminated street parade, with lots of colourful floats and music.
Don’t miss the Whale Aid Concert on Saturday 25th, 4pm – 9pm with some awesome bands booked for this year’s event! Sunday 26th is a great family opportunity from 9am – 1pm in the Botanic Gardens for the Teddy Bear’s Picnic – lots of activities for the kids – bring a picnic blanket and your teddy bears
Finally to wrap up the month, throw away your zimmer frame and head on down to the pier between 6:30pm and 9:30pm for some old fashioned swing music and dancing!
So when planning your Hervey Bay Whale Watching adventure, don’t forget there are a lot of other things going on during Whale Festival August!
by Rob Lennon Emeraldene Inn & Eco-Lodge, Hervey Bay