Friday, May 6, 2022


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 6 May

Free Guided Walk - Flower Trail

Friday, 10:00am to 11:30am

Bring your Mum to a special walk where we discover some of the delightful flowers in our special Botanic Gardens. Many are small and white, others are boldly coloured but all have a story to tell. Maya will be your guide for this walk. To book your spot, phone the Botanic Gardens on 4952 7300.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Sunset Sessions

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

Knock off drinks, lakeside dinner, good friends, and LIVE MUSIC.

Wake House Australia

Saturday 7 May

Kids Art Club: Saturday art classes Term 2

Saturday, 10:00am

If you’re 8 to 12 years old and love making art, Kids Art Club, Artspace Mackay’s ongoing term-based Saturday art program is just for you! Local artist Traci Lietzke will deliver Kids Art Club Term 2, a rich six-week program of creative art for kids. Each week our young participants explore and respond to the exhibitions on show at Artspace Mackay through fun-filled art activities. They learn new techniques and make art with all kinds of exciting creative art materials.

Artspace Mackay

Roosters vs Titans | NRL Round 9

Saturday, 5:30pm

NRL action returns to BB Print Stadium when the Sydney Roosters take on the Gold Coast Titans at BB Print Stadium on Saturday 7 May. Secure your tickets now to see some of the biggest names in rugby league go head-to-head in the only NRL Telstra Premiership match to be played in Mackay in 2022.

BB Print Stadium

Speakeasy Cocktail Party with Out Of Abingdon

Saturday, 6:30pm

Join the Sugar City Art Deco & Modernism Society to celebrate Mackay’s rich history of Art Deco and Modernism influence with a Speakeasy Cocktail Party. Come dressed in your best 1920s-1930s speakeasy attire.

Kitten Vintage Mackay

Katanak - 'Weigh Down' Regional Tour

Saturday, 7:00pm

Katanak is bringing his ‘Weigh Down’ Regional Queensland Tour to Hotel Mackay, Mackay’s iconic live music venue, and is being joined by local heavyweights Systematic Machine and Red Viridian for an originals music night.

Hotel Mackay

Camerata – Classical Reimagined

Saturday and Sunday, 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra presents a program of beloved and joyous classical music alongside a new Australian work in a performance that the whole family will enjoy. Classical Reimagined will feature timeless classical masterpieces by Mozart and Tchaikovsky in stunning new interpretations, along with a brand-new composition by Camerata’s Emerging Composer-in-Residence, Alexander Voltz, and special guests from the Mackay Choral Society.

Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

Karaoke Under The Stars @ Northern Beaches Bowls Club

Saturday, 8:00pm

Karaoke Under The Stars - first Saturday of every month at Northern Beaches Bowls Club to supply some entertainment for you, so start tuning up your vocals & getting your song lists ready so you can Karaoke the night out.

Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club

50 Years On – Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday, from 7.30pm

Fresh off the heels of the successful Bohemian Rhapsody movie comes the world’s premier Queen tribute experience from internationally renowned Freddie Mercury tribute artist, Thomas Crane with his all-star band. Known for their stage presence, flamboyance, theatrics and energy, these traits will be brought to the stage in a rendition of a Queen live experience. Don’t miss out! Book online at

MECC Auditorium

Sunday 8 May

Mother’s Day Events

Mother's Day at the Seabreeze Hotel

Sunday, 8:00am to 8:00pm

Seabreeze Hotel

Mother's Day

Sunday, 8:00am to 1:00pm

The Surf Club Mackay

Mother's Day

Sunday, 8:00am

The Austral Hotel

Mother's Day Breakfast

Sunday, 8:30am to 10:30am

Magpies Sporting Club Mackay

Mother's Day Breakfast 2022

Sunday, 9:00am to 10:30am

Shamrock Hotel Mackay

Mother's Day at Souths

Sunday, 9:00am to 8:00pm

Souths Leagues Club Mackay

WAS P&F Mother’s Day High Tea

Sunday, 11:00am

Ocean International

Mother's Day at the Burb

Sunday, 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Souths Suburban Bowls Club

Mother’s Day Buffet Breakfast

Sunday, 8am to 11am

Treat mum to a delicious full buffet breakfast at the Botanic Gardens Café overlooking the lagoon, including eggs/salmon benedict and fresh baked croissants and pastries.

Botanic Gardens Cafe

Mackay Photography Group Beginners and Composition

Sunday, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Mackay Photography Group will go through basic yet essential camera settings to have control of the results you'd like to achieve from your images. Why? If we have a camera, we should attempt to make better images than what our phones can give us.

Bucasia Beach Mackay

Tuesday 10 May

Mackay Monthly Ecstatic Dance with Christopher David

Tuesday, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Ecstatic Dance is about learning to let go, to be you, to not fight the feelings. Ecstatic dance is a powerful technique for self-healing that takes you out of your head and into your heart.

Imagine a combination of a transcendental meditation and an empowering workout. Effortlessly release stress, trauma, and negativity just by listening to the rhythm of your body, your emotions, and your spirit. (Prepare to be blown away by some world music).

Glenella Hall

Wednesday 11 May

Mackay Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday, 6:30am to 10:30am

The market is a showcase of our region’s amazing produce direct from the farmer.

Bluewater Quay

Thursday 12 May

Speed Date The Collection

Thursday, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a very special edition of Speed Date The Collection where we bring you in for a closer look at winning works of the 2022 Libris Awards! Our informal Speed date the Collection night is an opportunity for the community to ‘meet’ artists’ books from the collection in an enjoyable way. Participants have one-on-one interactions with the help of a trained presenter, then move on to the next artists’ book. Free to attend but bookings are essential.

Artspace Mackay


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