Party time at reef festival

THE Reef Festival street parade will be in full party mode this year with the theme announced this week as ‘party time'.

Street parade coordinator Danielle Seymour said that because the festival would be celebrating its 10th year, the committee wanted to create a real party atmosphere in the streets.

Ms Seymour urged people to start getting their entries in and planning their parade ideas as soon as possible.

“Time will fly with the parade less than eight weeks away,” she said.

“We are looking forward to the creative and wacky entries from a range of businesses, schools and community groups.”

Last year saw Brazilian dancers, marching groups, a digger covered in XXXX beer cartons, a truck turned into a pirate ship, vintage cars and a sea of colours as people walked through the streets.

Ms Seymour said the atmosphere on the day was one to be experienced.

“It is awesome,” she said.

“We close the roads off and the whole of the main street and the Esplanade is lined with people (including) families and backpackers,” she said.

There will be four categories to enter including best business, best theme, most unusual and wacky and best non-profit organisation.

Entry forms are available at www.whitsundayreeffestival.com.au or contact Danielle Seymour on 0414 313 769.

The parade will be held on The Esplanade and Airlie's main street on Saturday, October 23.


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