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Magnetic Informer Visitors Guide : Magnetic Island Informer Visitors Guide 2010
10 Island Events Magnetic Island Race Week -- September Australia's richest Sailing Regatta is held annually off Magnetic Island and attracts some of the country's leading mariners and yachts to the magnificent sailing waters of Cleveland Bay. With a great range of divisions, races, functions and entertainment, MIRW is a fabulous event for competitors and spectators alike. www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au Markets There are two sets of markets that take place on Magnetic Island. On Friday nights the Arcadian RSL hosts the fabulous night markets where you can enjoy a delicious meal, purchase locally grown produce, and browse stalls of local original art, clothing and jewellery. The Horseshoe Bay markets are held under the trees on the bay's beautiful beachfront -- second and last Sunday of the month. Always a popular event, these delightful markets showcase the arts, crafts and small businesses of the Island. Enjoy local live music while you browse. The lively local community on Magnetic Island hosts a great range of regular events giving visitors the chance to soak up the Island's relaxed and friendly atmosphere all year round. Island Community Captain Cook first discovered this beautiful piece of paradise in 1770. He believed the Island possessed a magnetic force that caused interference with his compass. Though Captain Cook was later found to be wrong, the name Magnetic Island remains and its mystical appeal still resonates with travellers and residents alike. So great is the allure of Magnetic Island, close to 3000 people have chosen to fully immerse themselves in the unique tropical lifestyle. Because of this significant residential presence there are an impressive variety of shops available in all four residential bays to make your tropical getaway as luxurious and stress free as possible. These range from boutiques, hair salons, coffee and craft shops, video stores and galleries, right through to supermarkets, a chemist, newsagent, bakery, hardware stores, real estate agents and so much more. Encounter the beauty of original and local artwork, jewellery and fashion, and embrace the opportunity to take home mementos of your island getaway while meeting some friendly locals.
Magnetic Island Informer Visitors Guide 2011