From go to whoa! in four years, the Mission Beach Aquatic Festival’s fabulous
entrance in 1984, into the busy festival season of October in the Johnstone/Cardwell
area, to its almost closure in 1987 when 2,000 drug and alcohol rioters terrorized the
sleepy village, makes a fascinating introduction to the twenty-one years of one of the most successful festivals of this region.
It almost didn’t make it past its fourth year.
2005 the Festival celebrated its 21st year with the Mad
Hatter's Tea Party Aquatic Festival with fishy creatures substituting for Alice-in-Waterland's tea party guests.
It was another success!
is the first four years history but if you would like the full 21 years then make enquiries here.