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Australian Beach Games Festival 2018

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The Australian Beach Games Festival is an exciting new multisport festival that will bring sports which are played both on and around the beach together. There will also be entertainment and lifestyle over one huge weekend and in six states across Australia!

The beach is an important feature of many Australians' lives and culture and many Australians have grown up going to the beach for holidays and playing in the sand and surf. This is a very typical "Australian scene" and most people relate Australia to its fine beaches with clean yellow sand.

ABG in 2018
There will be 15 sporting events to choose from across this action-packed weekend and a Health and Lifestyle village, including food truck carnival, combined with a unique beach festival of sport, music and wellbeing.

It is anticipated that there will be over 8,000 participants and 60,000 spectators over all the State locations, and it is open to:

Teams
Individuals
Clubs
Families
Schools

So there will be national and international players competing at the game, as well as live concerts from some of Australia's leading performers and DJ's.

This event will include the following Australian venues during 2018:

FRANKSTON - VICTORIA
The Frankston event will be the first one held this year, and it will be on from 26th to 28th January, 2018, and here is a preview of this event:


The Frankston gig guide can be seen here.



BUNBURY - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The Bunbury event will be held from 9th to 11th February.

BEACH PARTY - Make sure you take in everything the Australian Beach Games' Beach Party has to offer!

There will be food trucks, live music, amusements and more, and make sure you go down to the Waterfront, even if you're not competing in a sport! The athletes will love to have their friends and family in between the games and events they are competing in.



There will be FREE ENTRY for both competitors and spectators and some of the things included at the Bunbury Australian Beach Games BEACH PARTY, and indeed at all the States' beach parties, will include:

A Food Truck Carnivale, with over 20 trucks taking part
Live music around the courts and the food trucks
Beach and Sports Themed Pop-Up Bars to enjoy a nice cold drink with friends and play darts, pool and more
Family activities including jumping castles and games
A shopping expo with the latest sports and technical equipment​​
And much more

fun,for,children
Plenty for children to do at all events


The Australian Beach Games is really more about the social aspect then it is about the sports. The weekend will also have a variety of social events, providing a festival atmosphere for both competitors and visitors.



There will be Live Music at the Beach Bar and on Friday 9th February and this will consist of:

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Shale
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - iPhunk

On Saturday 10th February 2018, there will be:

12:00 pm till 2:00 pm - Bernardine
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm - Sophie Jane
4:00 pm till 6:00 pm - Scott Gordon
6:00 pm till 9:00 pm - Off the Wall

On Sunday 11th February 2018, there will be:

12:00 pm till 2:00 pm - Alex Turner
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm - Mitchell Martin

LAKES ENTRANCE - VICTORIA
The event will be held in Lakes Entrance from 23rd to 25th February, and will be at the Main Beach and is the SCHOOLS CUP.

ABG School Sports Cup is about giving the local schools in the region an opportunity to participate in the Australian Beach Games.

This could be via competitive competition with a Schools v Schools competition, or just a "round robin non-competitive fun event" which was a great success at a previous function.

The Sports will be AFL 9, Dodgeball and Volleyball, and ages will be for primary and secondary schools.

Check out this link to see which sports will be on here.

Here is a video of the Lakes Entrance event in 2017:


NEWCASTLE - NSW
Newcastle will hold their event from 27th to 29th April, and details are to be released nearer the date.

GOLD COAST - QUEENSLAND
Gold Coast will hold their event from 9th to 11th June, and details are to be released nearer the date.

PORT ADELAIDE - ADELAIDE
Port Adelaide will hold their event from 17th to 19th November, and details are to be released nearer the date.

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For more information on any of these individual events, please go to this site.
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Why? For beach games, and free entertainment in six States
When: Between February, and June, 2018
Where: 6 states of Australia
Cost: free
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