Thursday, August 31, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 1 September

M&P Services and Key Solutions Group 8th Annual Charity Golf Day

Friday, 11:00am

A charity fundraising event for corporate businesses to enjoy with work colleagues and friends to raise funds for local charities. The event is booked out every year with regular supporting sponsors.

Mackay Golf Club

Shirlz Russell Book Launch Party

Friday, 6:00pm

Join in to celebrate with Shirlz Russell, co-author of "The New Rules of Wellness" in the official hardcopy book launch held at Kitten Vintage, Mackay. The New Rules of Wellness holds 23 stories from health professionals challenging the status quo in their chosen industries, with one of these experts being Mackay local Shirlz Russell, property investment coach and founder of Build Your F’empire. Learn about her thoughts on "Embracing your inner worth; you don't need external validation to shine". Enjoy an evening of mingling with likeminded individuals, with complimentary drinks, a grazing charcuterie table, live entertainment, meet and greet, as well as a complimentary signed copy of "The New Rules of Wellness".

Kitten Vintage Mackay

Friday SUN.sets

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

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

Wake House Australia

Randy Feltface // Feltopia

Friday, 6:30pm

Randy Feltface has spent the past eighteen years carving out a unique niche on the international comedy circuit. He was nominated for best comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, played sold-out seasons in London and New York, and featured several times at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. Don’t miss Randy Feltface as he brings his Feltopia World Tour home to the Southern Hemisphere where he'll be stopping off at The Metropolitan Hotel, Mackay!

The Metropolitan Hotel Mackay

Film & Arts Mackay September Film Night: Cairo Conspiracy

Friday, 7:30pm

The gripping and critically acclaimed new thriller from Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident, The Contractor), follows Adam, a young man who is offered the ultimate privilege: to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Shortly after his arrival in the city, the university’s highest-ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, suddenly dies and Adam becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Egypt’s religious and political elite. As he struggles to balance a range of competing interests that favour different leaders, he soon finds that he must fight for his very survival as the succession intensifies.

Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

Mackay Musical Comedy Players presents Little Shop Of Horrors

Friday, 8:00pm and Saturday, 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Mackay Musical Comedy Players, Mackay's very own not-for-profit Musical Theatre group, have returned! A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. This popular tongue-in-cheek comedy tells the story of Seymour Krelborn who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" after his co-worker crush. This carnivorous plant promises unending fame and fortune to Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it!


Saturday 2 September

QCWA Calen Branch Springtime Festival

Saturday, 1:30pm

Come on down to St Helen’s Bowls Club for the QCWA Calen Branch Springtime Festival. Free horticultural competition, best colourful spring outfit, guest speakers, afternoon tea, lucky door and more. $10.00 entry. For more information call 0421923820 or 0408694706.

St Helen’s Bowls Club

Sunday 3 September

Father's Day Family Fun Day

Sunday, 8:00am

Celebrate this Father's Day with the Seabreeze Hotel for a day full of food, entertainment and epic activities for everyone. Grab the Father's Day Lunch Deal or go in the draw to win our Ultimate Dad Pack, including a BBQ, meat voucher and a carton of Byron Bay Beer. Buffet breakfast, kid’s activities, smoker on the lawn, craft beer bar, face painting, Mudpuddles ice cream van, petting zoo and live entertainment from

Mick Woodbridge and Significant Other plus the Slade Point School Raffle.

Seabreeze Hotel

Rock Paper Scissors Art & Design Market

Sunday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Artspace Mackay's ever-popular Art & Design Market returns in 2023 in the beautiful outdoor space of the Civic Precinct. Join for a free curated market featuring a fabulous selection of stalls highlighting the talented artists, designers, makers, and foodies of our region.

Artspace Mackay

Monday 4 September

Australia A vs New Zealand A

Monday to Thursday, 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Cricket Australia has selected the Great Barrier Reef Arena to host an exciting cricket series between Australia A and New Zealand A men's teams. The four day, day-night game will take place from September 4 to 7, followed by a thrilling One Day game on Sunday September 10, all with free entry.

Great Barrier Reef Arena

Tuesday 5 September

Bell Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Tuesday, 7:30pm

Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin Sebastian lost to the ocean. Washed up in a strange new land, determined to survive, Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and finds work with Duke Orsino, only to fall head over heels in love with him. But Orsino is in love with Olivia, who – grieving for her brother – refuses all offers of romance. Until, that is, she meets Cesario for the first time. A whirlwind of passion ensues, leaving no one unaffected, not even Olivia’s prudish housekeeper Malvolia, played by Jane Montgomery Griffiths (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Heather Fairbairn’s fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is a dark collision of hidden identities and unrequited love. Featuring all-new music by Sarah Blasko, Twelfth Night ultimately asks us to find light in the darkness.


Wednesday 6 September

Party in the Park

Wednesday, 9:00am to 11:30am

Party in the Park aims to celebrate and raise awareness of Child Protection Week. The morning will showcase the wonderful children’s services and organisations Mackay has to offer for children ages 0-6 years. There will be a petting zoo thanks to Mad Animal Addiction, face painting and glitter tattooing, and three jumping castles. The Rotary Club of Mackay will also be providing a free sausage sizzle. Dozens of service providers will be holding fun interactive activities and displays.

Queens Park

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 7 September

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

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