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Friday 2 Sept - Sunday 2 Oct 2016

The Magnetic Island Bay Dayz Festival features over 50 events and activities over the month of September, with lots of fun for everyone! 2016 is our 10th Anniversary and we're celebrating by including the inaugural Great Barrier Reef Film Festival - from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 Sept!

Download the 2016 Magnetic Island Bay Dayz Festival and Great Barrier Reef Film Festival program here.

Please allow some time for this to download - this is a large file.

Visit our Facebook page to stay up to date with the latest annuoncements.


Previous Festival Feature Events:

The Ripple Effect Glow & Mulitmedia Show

Maggie Custom Bike & Motor Show youtube_logo_standard_white
Rotary Magnetic Island Beer Can Regatta
Talk Like A Pirate Day youtube_logo_standard_white
The Magnetic Island Scarecrow Competition youtube_logo_standard_white
Dreamstime Stories & The Fire Flyz
PARKing Day Installations
Kids Corroboree
Movies Under The Stars
Morleys Spring Equinox Earth Fest
MI Musos Youth Talent Quest
Townsville Airport Paper Plane Competition
Horseshoe Bay Mega Markets & Sand Sculpture Competition
Best Of Magnetic Ocean Swim Classic
Twin Peaks Challenge

'Tastes Of Magnetic' Restaurant Discounts
Sustainable Garden Day
Junior Fishing Competition

Kids Bay Dayz Disco

Walks, talks and workshops for all ages

Plus exhibitions, talks, walks, music, theatre and lots of workshops and fun for kids during the Queensland School Holidays - great for entertaining active kids!




Festival Programming - Join the island fun!
The programming for each Festival is from January to May each year. If you would like to organise an event or volunteer your time, simply contact the Festival committee.

We're always open to including new ideas for the Festival and any help you would like to offer to make the Festival the best it can be!

Sponsors and financial support - We need you to survive
Firstly we'd like to say a special thanks to all of our previous sponsors. Without you we couldn't survive. Unfortunately the cost of holding the Festival increases each year, even though we work on a shoestring.

If you would like to sponsor an event or add some dollars to the kitty, simply contact the Festival committee committee and we'll send you a copy of our full 2016 Sponsorship Proposal.


What is the MI Festival about?
Over the past eight years the Magnetic Island Community Development Association (MICDA) has built on the great partnerships with local community groups, artists, businesses and volunteers who are all contributing to a month of inspiring activities and fun events.

Events are created by the community for the community to encourage a cross-pollination of ideas and fun, plus giving everyone the chance to get together. With a small resident community we deliberately do not theme the festival, it is not an arts or a sports events, it is all encompassing and each year we add something quirky to catch attention.

How did the Magnetic Island Festival start and where is it now?
In 2006 the Bay Dayz Festival was just one weekend of music on Horseshoe Bay foreshore as a celebration for the 2,000+ permanent residents of this island community.

With five main residential bays and a total of 23 beaches and bays, it now celebrates the island's culture with four weeks and five weekends of stimulating events across the whole island!


Stay up to date with MIBDF events
Each Festival event is located in the What's On weekly calendar (usually from around early to mid August each year) on the top left hand side of this page.

You can also sign up for our FREE weekly eReminder to get an automatic update of Festival events, and other events happening on Magnetic Island throughout the year.

For any last minute changes or to add your feedback, upload your photos and videos, or to just spread the word about the Festival, you can find us on Facebook


Book your accommodation early!
The last two weeks of the Festival are in the peak season of the September school holidays. So book your Magnetic Island accommodation early.

Where is Magnetic Island?
Visit our How To Get There page for more information.

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