The starting line at last year's Airlie beach running beach.
The starting line at last year's Airlie beach running beach. tropix

Five things to do this weekend

WITH another massive weekend planned in the Whitsundays, we've brought you five things to do this weekend.

1. Airlie Beach Running Festival

The 4th annual Running Festival returns to Airlie Beach this weekend with two full days of events. With a variety of races, there is something for everyone this year. Registrations are still open tomorrow but there will be no late registrations on Sunday. Events include on Saturday include the 5km Parkrun and 2km Kids Fun Run. Then on Sunday a big day events will include the Half Marathon, 10km Challenge, 5km Fun Run and 5km Team Challenge. For more information visit www.runairlie.com.au.

2. Airlie Fight Night 5

It's back again. The 5th edition of Airlie Fight Night is sure to be another cracker with a host of local fighters set to appear in a variety of boxing, MMA and Muay Thai fights. There will be 12 fights on the stacked card with a night of entertainment guaranteed. Tickets for the event, held at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, are still available and can be purchased at the door.

CHAMPION: Anton 'The Professor' Zafir (right) produced a clinical performance in his muay Thai win over Jamie Kearines at Airlie Fight Night IV. Photo Keagan Ryan / Whitsunday Times
CHAMPION: Anton 'The Professor' Zafir (right) produced a clinical performance in his muay Thai win over Jamie Kearines at Airlie Fight Night IV. Photo Keagan Ryan / Whitsunday Times Keagan Ryan

3. Romeo and Juliet by the Melbourne City Ballet

Shakespeare's classic tale of love and death will hit Proserpine Entertainment Centre on Saturday night. The ballet  will feature Melbourne City Ballet's finest artists in a performance sure to pull at your heartstrings. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 4945 2312.

Melbourne City Ballet brings their ballet production of Romeo and Juliet to Byron Bay.
Melbourne City Ballet bring their production of Romeo and Juliet to Proserpine Entertainment Centre this weekend. Contributed

4. Palm and Tarot Card reading

Want to find out what your palms say about you? Then head to the Proserpine Entertainment Centre today and tomorrow. It's all part of the ESA's 20th Annual Arts and Craft Fair. Palm and tarot card readings will be available for $10 each. Bookings must be made at the door and all proceeds will be donated in full to ESA.

FUTURISTIC: Linda Virgo has been reading palms since she was 17 and will be at the Arts and Craft Festival at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre on Friday and Saturday.
FUTURISTIC: Linda Virgo has been reading palms since she was 17 and will be at the Arts and Craft Festival at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre on Friday and Saturday.

5. Night out on the town

The name might be deceiving but Some Blonde will be hitting the decks at Magnums Hotel tonight. The young DJ is one of the rising stars of Melbourne's nightclub scene and she will be sure to bring her best beats to Airlie. Check her out from 8pm tonight.

SHOW STOPPER: You can catch Some Blonde at Magnums Hotel from 8pm this Friday.
SHOW STOPPER: You can catch Some Blonde at Magnums Hotel from 8pm this Friday.