Thursday, June 23, 2022


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 24 June

Seniors Friendship Group

Every Friday, 9:00am to 11:30am

The Senior Friendship Group meets every Friday and does a range of activities from Bingo to Morning Tea to Lunch. If you would like to join this group or have any queries, please phone (07) 4957 2626

The Neighbourhood Hub, 4 George Street, Mackay

Multicultural Women’s Club

Every Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Multicultural Women’s Club is a free social group for culturally and linguistically diverse women of Mackay to connect, support each other, build confidence and learn new skills. The Club provides information sessions on a variety of topics from women’s health and skills for getting employment to art and craft workshops and social outings. The Club meets every Friday, 10am – 12pm at Mackay Women’s Centre, 418 Shakespeare Street. For more information please contact Valeriya – email: or phone 07 4957 2626.

Mackay Women’s Centre, 418 Shakespeare Street, Mackay

Morning Melodies 2022 – Paul Ettore Tabone sings Golden Days

Friday, 11:00am

Aussie West End Star, direct from Her Majesty's Theatre in London's glittering West End, Queensland singer, Tenor Paul Ettore Tabone returns home for a regional Queensland tour in Golden Days - Songs from the Movies & Musicals. Golden Days is a musical journey of the best songs from movies to musicals throughout the decades. You can expect a variety of songs from the ‘Golden Age’ of music, incorporating singers such as Mario Lanza and Perry Como and songs from Disney all the way to Enio Morricone. This show has it all and will certainly be a wonderful trip down memory lane.


Friday SUN.sets – Noah Cookson

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

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

Wake House Australia

Saturday 25 June

Clothes Swap

Saturday, 9:00am to 1:30pm

Drop five clean adult clothing items off between 11am and 5.30pm on Friday, June 24 and receive up to five swap tokens in return. Make a booking and bring your tokens Saturday, June 25, to browse the racks and leave with something new to spice up your closet. This event supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible consumption and Production.

Gordon White Library

Collage, Stamp and Draw

Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, July 10, Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm

A free school holiday activity is starting this weekend involving the art of mixed media. Inspired by the art and exhibition ‘Looking for Paradise’ by New South Wales artist, Nathalie Hartog-Gautier, this activity gives visitors of all ages and abilities an opportunity to combine collage, drawing and letter stamping techniques by adding to a wonderful collaborative paper wall in our Artspace workshop room. Parental supervision for children is essential. Stay for a few minutes or a few hours, no bookings necessary.

Workshop Room, Artspace Mackay

June Photo Walkabout - Photography in the afternoon light

Saturday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Friends of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens’ June Photography Walkabout will start with a discussion about what settings you will need on your cameras to adjust with afternoon light that will disappear as the sun sets and some help to set your camera up. The Botanic Gardens can have some spectacular sunsets. Phone 4952 7300 to book your spot.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens


Saturday, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Mackay Choral Society Inc. performs a selection of iconic songs from the Hollywood stage and screen. Get your tickets here: or call 0422 264 397.

Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

Steel/Sky presents Systematic Machine @ Hotel Mackay with Friends

Saturday, 7:30pm

Get down to Hotel Mackay on June 25th for yet another night of the best in local heavy, grungy, punk sounds. Featuring Systematic Machine, Vipersnatch, Subservia and Viper Syndicate. FREE entry at the door. Music starts at 8pm, doors close @ midnight.

Hotel Mackay

Sunday 26 June

Sunday Live Music – Michael Scriha

Sunday, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Music every Sunday from 2pm - 5pm. Head down to the Seabreeze Hotel this Sunday for some fresh tunes, delicious food, and ice-cold brews.

Seabreeze Hotel

Monday 27 June

Tibbles Hunt in the Tropical Shade Garden

Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1, Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8, 9:30am to 4:30pm daily

Come and find Tibbles and decode his latest message! This is a free self-guided activity, suitable for kids aged 3-12 years. Pick up an activity sheet from the activities table on the deck in the Tropical Shade Garden.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Tuesday 28 June

World Café

Tuesday, 3:00pm

World Café is a free culture-sharing group that meets every Tuesday (between February and November) from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Activities include cooking, art and craft, conversational games, small projects, workshops, information sessions and local excursions. For more information please phone (07) 4957 7222

The Neighbourhood Hub, 4 George Street, Mackay

Wednesday 29 June

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 30 June

Festival Hub

Thursday, June 30 to Sunday, July 2, Thursday, July 7 to Friday, July 8, 6:00pm to 9:00pm daily

Festival Hub, located on our picturesque Pioneer River, will feature live entertainment and family fun for all ages on select dates during the July school holidays. With live musicians, roving street performers, food options and a licensed bar, take a seat, relax, and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Park your car in Brisbane Street and enter the Bluewater Quay, grab a bite to eat, a drink and relax in front of the stage for a night of free entertainment.

Bluewater Quay

Gin Appreciation Evening

Thursday, 6:30pm

If gin is your drink of choice this is one event you don't want to miss! The evening will feature 5 gin tastings with a 3-course menu designed by The Dispensary head chef, Alex.

The Dispensary Mackay

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