Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 11 August

CASA Monthly BBQ

Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Come down for a snag and a yarn.

CASA - Community Accommodation & Support Agency Inc.

Cinema Under the Stars

Friday, 5:30pm

Revisit the tradition of outdoor cinemas on the lawn at the Mackay Hospital Foundation’s 'Cinema Under the Stars'! This is the perfect event to gather your family and friends and roll out your picnic blanket. This Cinema Under the Stars will feature Oscar Nominated movie 'Mary Poppins Returns'! This will be a magical night not to be missed! Gates opening at 5:30pm. Tickets will be for sale at the gate for $5 each or $20 for a family. There will be amusement rides, raffles, food vendors and more! Something for the whole family.

Meadowlands Amphitheatre

Friday SUN.sets

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

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

Wake House Australia

Pierce Brothers 'In The Water' Single Tour

Friday, 7:00pm

Pierce Brothers are known for their high-energy performances and unique blend of folk, blues, and indie rock gaining fans all around the world. 2023 is set to be an unforgettable year for the boys, having released 'High & Unsteady' co-written by Tash Sultana in January, their follow up single 'In The Water' is set to be an absolute banger. With a setlist that includes both fan favorites and new material, this is a show that you won't want to miss. Whether you're a die-hard Pierce Brothers fan or simply looking for a great night out, this is the event for you. So grab your tickets now and get ready for an incredible night of music with the Pierce Brothers.

Seabreeze Hotel

Saturday 12 August

INXSIVE Live at Harrup Park

Saturday, 6:30pm

INXSIVE, the INXS Tribute Show appear live in concert at Harrup Park in South Mackay on Saturday the 12th of August as part of their Queensland tour, performing the greatest hits of Aussie Rock legends INXS in their high energy, audience engaging show. Book now and get set for an epic evening of INXS anthems performed live in concert by Melbourne band INXSIVE in a full production show. This is something that INXS fans and lovers of classic Australian Rock music will not want to miss!

Harrup Park

Forest. ‘Parts Work’ Tour w/ Exotic Potion Cookies and Systematic Machine

Saturday, 7:00pm

Celebrate the launch of the new Forest. album "Parts Work" with Forest and friends at Arcadia Bar. With a killer line up of alternative and progressive heavy acts including Exotic Potion Cookies and Systematic Machine, this show is one not to be missed.

Arcadia Bar Mackay

Sunday 13 August

Clean Up, The Mackay Region - Shoal Point

Sunday, 9:00am

Welcome to #SeaToSource, a project powered by Conservation Volunteers Australia and supported locally by BMA Hay Point Services, aimed at empowering individuals and communities to take action on one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter. In partnership with the Mackay Regional Council, you are invited to Clean Up, The Mackay Region! Come along to Hodges Road - Shoal Point on the 13th of August and do your part for litter pollution in Mackay. Bring sun safe clothing, a hat, and a water bottle. To register online visit: Make Booking (

Hodges Road, Shoal Point

Konvoy 4 Kids Mackay

Sunday, 10:30am to 3:00pm

Join in the family fun! Over the last 10 years the Variety teams 69, 50 & AW409 in Mackay have proudly raised over $214,000 for children in need. Their biggest event is the annual Konvoy 4 Kids, a convoy of trucks that travel from Sarina Showgrounds along the Bruce Highway to Mackay Showgrounds before celebrating with a family fair. See the trucks roll in and enjoy free rides for kids, market stalls, food vendors and prizes to be won on the day.

Mackay Showgrounds

Passport to Airlie Mackay

Sunday, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Bricklane Brewing and The Metropolitan Hotel as they search for Australia's best live and original emerging artists and find someone from the Mackay region to head to Airlie Beach Festival of Music in November.

The Metropolitan Hotel Mackay

Sunday Live Music – The Feels

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

Wednesday 16 August

Teen Shed Mackay Teen Circle

Every Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Teen Circle is a place for all teens in the community to come together. It's a safe space for them to connect, heal & learn from each other. They can be seen, heard & understood with no judgement. It's a space to honour the uniqueness of each individual, everyone is equal. They will be able to speak from their hearts about things that trouble, annoy, frustrate them. This gathering will be held every Wednesday, all teenagers are welcome to attend. It is a free event, but attendees are asked to register for numbers.

Kutta Mulla Gorinna Special Assistance School

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

Sugar City Rock and Roll Mackay Club Wednesday Night Lessons

Every Wednesday, 7:00pm

Why not come along and learn to rock ‘n’ roll in a friendly and fun atmosphere with the Sugar City Rock ‘n’ Rollers Mackay Club? Previous experience is not required. Everyone learns at their own pace and, even better, the first lesson is free on your way to learning the four step style of rock ‘n’ roll. $5 for members and $8 for non-members after that. The club caters for social activities for club members with regular dances with live bands in attendance and away trips. For further enquiries call 0408 983 911.

58 Macalister St, Mackay

Thursday 17 August

Mackay Riverside Market

Every Thursday, 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Come and meet your local growers, bakers and makers, chill on the lawn listening to some beautiful tunes and grab some delicious dinner and desert.

Bluewater Quay

Ash Grunwald

Thursday, 7:00pm

A journeyman, storyteller, and troubadour at heart, Australia’s foremost bluesman Ash Grunwald has announced a new National Tour to promote his forthcoming record – studio sessions featuring all your favourites – curated from a career spanning twenty-years.

The Metropolitan Hotel Mackay

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