Thursday, May 16, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide 17 May

Friday 17th May

Conversations With Art

Held on the 3rd Friday of each month, 'Conversations with Art' is a free and enjoyable discussion led by Artspace staff as we look at art works and images from gallery and museum collections.
POP-UP VENUE*: 'Artspace in Residence' room, Dudley Denny City Library, Victoria St, Mackay

Sunset Pilates
Wanting to learn the fundamentals? This is a beginner experience and has been designed to show you the ropes and give you a taste of Pilates and how it should feel. PLEASE BRING: A Pilates / Yoga mat, a towel, water and mozzie repellent is suggested.
Slade Point - the grass park area at top of Albatross Street.

Roaring Lion / Bob Marley Tribute
Get ready to jam to the iconic sounds of Bob Marley!  Join us for a sensational 10-piece band tribute night that'll transport you straight to the heart of reggae vibes. 
Grab your tickets now!
SeaBreeze Hotel, Slade Point

Saturday 18th May

Dried Flower Artwork
Come along for a beautiful morning creating, in a relaxed setting and enjoy the steps to create a dried flower artwork made by yourself. We use create our stunning designs using real dried flowers, in a 4x6 size frame. Minimum age 12+ years. Seats are limited and bookings are essential.
Shop 1/3 Ungerer St, North Mackay

The official launch of the BEE MINDFUL MURAL.
Great photo opportunity with our artists and opening-act performers from BEE CREATIVEZZZ. Laneway themed for the opening event and feel-good moment from our placemaking doers to our community.
7 Wood St, Mackay

Mackay Twilight Market
Join us in the big shed at the Mackay Showgrounds, from 4pm until 8:30pm.
Come along and browse the many market stalls, enjoy the live music, performed by local musicians, and taste the delicious food from the Mackay Food Trucks on Eat Street. 
$2 Adult Entry Fee - Kids 17 & under get in for free.  
Mackay Showgrounds

Sunday 19th May

Colour Frenzy Fun Walk or Run
Colour Frenzy is Coming Back! A Exciting and Colourful day for Everyone! 2.5km or 5km. Sunday 19th of May 2024, we will be holding the Fun Run / Walk. Fun run starting at 9:30am we have a fun Colour, Obstacles and Foam walk or run at John Breen Park. Tickets from
John Breen Park, Centennary Place, Malcomson St, North Mackay

2024 RACQ CQ Rescue Emergency Services Day
Join us at the 2024 Emergency Services Day, proudly presented by BMA! A fun-filled community day featuring police motorbikes, fire trucks, rescue helicopters and much more! Bring the family for education exhibits, hands-on demos, kids entertainment and more! Entry is by gold coin donation towards our rescue helicopter!
Harrup Park

Colossal Boardgames at the Library
Join Mackay Board gaming Guild at the library for a beginner’s board game session. 
Be introduced to the exciting world of board games where there is SO much more than Monopoly! This event is for ages12 years and older.
The Dome, 134 Victoria St, Mackay

Monday 20th May

Men’s Hair Masterclass
Join us for the Men’s Hair Masterclass at Renegade Barber on Monday, 20 May 2024.
Led by award-nominated barber Damien van der Merwe, this exclusive full-day workshop will equip you with advanced techniques in men's hairstyling through in-depth presentations, live demonstrations, and hands-on practice. Limited to only 8 participants, this masterclass offers a unique opportunity to refine your skills and elevate your craft
Renegade Barber

‘Unearthing’ of the 75th Anniversary Time Capsule
All parents and past students are most welcome to attend this unearthing. We will display the contents of this time capsule at our community open day on Sunday 11th August! for any inquiries please email
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, 42 Juliet Street

Tuesday 21st May

Northern Beaches Community Play Group
Join us for play and connection at Eimeo Esplanade on Tues 21st May. We are excited to be joined by Miss Kim from Active Squirtz so get ready to move, shake, jump and show off those broccoli muscles. What to bring: Hat, water bottle, sunscreen your own morning tea and approximately a $5 donation per family
Eimeo Esplanade

Pop-Up Play Spaces: Indoor Play
Drop in and explore our interactive play spaces for young children from birth to five years.These activities and experiences help support children’s physical, mental, social and emotional development.
Gordan White Library

Wednesday 22nd May

Mackay Farmers’ Market

6:30 – 10:30am
Shop local at the Mackay Farmers' Market and enjoy a morning on the Pioneer River.
Grab your reusable coffee cups, drink tumblers, water kefir bottles, produce and carry bags and stop in at the Mackay Farmers' Market every Wednesday.
Bluewater Quay

Explore A Gym
Bring your child along for a morning of FUN! Explore-A-Gym is a 2 hour play session that is designed to give your child the opportunity to learn and explore in a non-structured environment. Suitable for ages 18 months to 5 years. Cost is $12/child
5 Snow Wright Ct, Andergrove

Thursday 23rd May

Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit    
Greater Whitsunday Alliance and the Resources Centre of Excellence are hosting the region’s first ever decarbonisation summit in May, to help local businesses understand their role in carbon reduction. The Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit is focused on unlocking thinking around decarbonisation and to provide a platform for actionable change across our region’s businesses, industries, and economy. Tickets available through

Riverside Markets
From 3pm
Come along and browse J2Fs collections of unique and colourful creations… Funky jewellery and fun kids clothing 
Bluewater Quay Mackay

Mackay Farmers’ Market

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