Thursday, April 18, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 19th April

CQ Rescue Charity Golf Day
Taya Rush presents the 2nd annual charity golf day. $100 per player, teams of 4, 18-hole Ambrose. Novelty holes with prizes. Have a game of golf while supporting the RACQ CQ Rescue team!
Mackay Golf Club, Bucasia

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 in Residence' room. Book your free ticket now at
Dudley Denny City Library

Keep The Speed Off The Street
Keep the Speed off the Streets - test & tune
Race your mates in a safe & controlled environment! All Cars & Bikes welcome, more info on what is required check out the information on our website. Tickets for racers: Gates open 3.00pm. Scrutineering open at 4.00pm till 6.00pm. Racing from 5.00pm - 9.00PM
Palmyra Racing Club

Leyon Milner LIVE
Get ready for a night to remember! Join us this week at the Burb for an unforgettable live performance by the incredible Leyon Milner! Feel the vibe, enjoy the music, and make memories from 6:30pm-10:30pm. See you in the bar for a fantastic evening of entertainment!
Souths Suburban Bowls Club

Saturday 20th April

Pilates with Katrina
Pilates with Katrina for LRC Runners after your Saturday morning run / walk. Please bring mat and $5.
Undercover area opposite Laffos Bar & Pizzeria, Caneland

Mother’s Day Platter Set
Come & Get Creative! Spoil mum this Mothers’ Day, buy her a workshop so she can create this platter set. Or come and make one for her! Lots of designs & colour inspirations to choose from. Ages 15+ This 2.5hour class will give you an insight of how you can create, cut & assemble your glass. No experience necessary. Bookings, session times ...
321 Anzac Ave, Marian 

Candle Making Workshop
Talented local Mackay candle maker Jess, with her handmade business A&J Crystal Creation is heading into The Creative Art Studio for this beautiful new workshop.
All supplies, learn how to create a beautiful 400g candle made with plant-based wax & fragrances. Personalise with crystals, dried flowers and glitters. All materials are provided, live demonstrations by Jess showing the process. Refreshments and nibbles provided. Seats are limited and bookings are essential.
Shop 1/3 Ungerer St, North Mackay

River of Life Festival
This will be a free community fun day, featuring 28 local talent music acts across three stages along the banks of our newly developed Bluewater riverfront. A community stage showcasing local dance clubs, ukulele groups, Irish dancing, also loads of food stalls, market stalls and heaps of free activities from petting zoos, art workshops, fitness games, face painting and much more.
Bluewater Quay

Sunday 21st April

Second Hand Clothing Market
After the very successful launch of the Sweet Repeats Second Hand Clothing Market in September last year, organisers are super excited to announce that it is happening again! From 8am - 12pm
CQ University City Campus

Superhero Kid’s Mindfulness Session
Are you looking for a different Activity for your kids to do? To Gain confidence in themselves and to make new friendships? To Learn to hold more attention and gain focus through activating their imagination. To become more aware of their emotions and how to control them? To Have fun, with movement, music, art, and learn mindfulness and relaxation? Ideal for children aged 6-9. Let your kids discover their own inner superhero’s. Bookings essential - Via email
Boogie Bounce Mackay, 167 Shakespeare Street

Colossal Board Games
Join Mackay Boardgaming Guild at the library for a beginners board game session. 
Be introduced to the exciting world of board games where there is so much more than Monopoly! This event is for ages 12 years and older.
The Dome, 134 Victoria St, Mackay

Monday 22nd April

Adult Tap Class
Adult tap class - beginners welcome! $15 per person. 5:45 - 6:30 @ Monique’s Classical Coaching studio
Palmer St, North Mackay

Yoga Information Night (part 2)
This information night is your chance to ask questions, meet the instructor, and get a feel for what the 4-Week Intimate Mini Yoga Course has to offer. Let's come together, share the excitement, and prepare to embark on this enriching yoga journey. Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and let's explore the world of yoga together!
43 Gordan Street, Mackay

Tuesday 23rd April

Walk and Talk
Meet us at the carpark near the playground on Lagoon Street for a casual walk through the gardens. Bring a pram, carrier or wheels for your little ones and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. We can stop at the cafe halfway through or at the end depending what suits and can stay for a play at the playground afterwards
Botanical Gardens Mackay

Tradie Toolbox Mackay
Calling all Tradies and construction professionals in Rockhampton!
We are hitting the road to bring our Tradie Toolbox events to you! The event will focus on ‘Building your financial success’. Hosted by the QBCC and featuring guest speakers from partner agencies, this event is designed to provide you with essential knowledge and strategies to level up your financial game.
Rydges Mackay Suites

Wednesday 24th April

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

Pilates With Steph Lively  
Join us for body weight (ankle weights optional), Pilates style exercises. Suitable for most fitness levels. You need be able to independently get up and down off the ground and pace yourself. $5 on entry. WHERE: The large grassed area in front of the Council Chambers. BRING: Pilates / Yoga mat & water. Maybe mozzie spray too. PARKING: Free parking along Gordon & Macalister Street. We will cancel if the weather is no good. Check Facebook page for updated info.
73 Gordon Street, Mackay

Coterie at the SBH
Join us on April 24th as Coterie takes the stage, following its postponement due to weather conditions. If you missed out on tickets before, fret not! We still have limited tickets available, but they're selling fast! Get ready for an unforgettable evening as Coterie presents their epic Lush Leopard AU & NZ Tour. 
Seabreeze Hotel, Slade Point

Thursday 25th April

ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Assemble at Farleigh store at 5.10am for parade and walk to cenotaph.
BBQ Gunfire breakfast at Farview Tavern after service - Gold Coin Donations. All are welcome.
Farleigh Mill

ANZAC Mid-Day Service
From 10am
Parade assembles at southern end of Bucasia Esplanade at 10.10am and walks to cenotaph. Sausage sizzle after service.
Bucasia Beach

ANZAC Day at Seabreeze
Let's honour and celebrate together at the Seabreeze Hotel. Join us for a day of remembrance and gratitude as we celebrate Anzac Day on Thursday 25th April from 12pm. Delight your taste buds with our specially curated Anzac Day menu and enjoy the soulful melodies of Moko (Duo), as they perform a harmonious mix of Aussie and Kiwi songs. Lest We forget.
Seabreeze Hotel, Slade Point

Mackay Farmers’ Market
Tradie Toolbox Mackay
Charity Golf Day
Conversations with Art
Mother’s Day platter set
ANZAC Day Darn Service

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