Thursday, September 14, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Lagoons Gallery Exhibition – Sticks & Stones and Other Inspirations by Linda Danvers
Wednesday – Friday 9am-2pm | Weekends 8am-3pm
'Most people walk through the Gardens looking up at the trees, birds, sky…Botanic Gardens I, II and III are inspired by the beauty I have found looking down'. - Linda Danvers
This exhibition is on display within the Botanic Gardens Café. | Free entry.
Botanic Gardens, 9 Lagoon Street, Mackay
Friday - Sunday, Gates open Friday 10am
Huge motorsport weekend at Palmyra Dragway with over $26,000 in prize money up for grabs. A weekend full of burnouts, drag racing, roll racing, show-and-shine, power skids and more. Ticketed event | Available at localtix.com.au
Palmyra Drag Racing Club - Bells Road, Mackay
Gentle Chair Yoga & Mindfulness
Discover the benefits of seated Yoga combined with mindful breathing and meditation practice. Chair Yoga can improve coordination, flexibility & concentration while delivering an overall sense of peace & wellbeing to the participant. This event is FREE to attend, however a current Library membership must be held. Max. 8 spaces, so bookings are essential. Contact Sarina Library on 4961 9387.
Sarina Library / Youth Centre
Mushroom Valley Festival
Friday 15 - Sunday 17 September
Mushroom Valley Festival is an amazing psychedelic wonderland.
Festival goers can expect to see a variety of music genres, a vast range of creative activities, dance, theatre discussion, conscious sound healing and an amazing healing space to provide a place for growth and personal wellbeing. Visit www.mushroomvalley.com.au for tickets and further information.
Mushroom Valley Eco Camp, Yalbaroo
Saturday 6pm – 10pm
Experience the dynamic live performance by VaMa at the Garden Bar, join us for an unforgettable night of music and entertainment! Free entry.
Harrup Park, Mackay
Sugardrop Festival 2023
Saturday 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Lovely Records presents Sugardrop 2023, back for its second year!
Acts including Tia Gostelow, Peach Fur, Jem Cassar-Daley, Mt Nadir, Inside Lane and DJ sets Clovr and Pacey.
More info and tickets available at sugardropfestival.com
The Metropolitan Hotel – 17 Gordon Street, Mackay
Sunday Live Music
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.
Creatures of the Garden
'Creatures of the Gardens' self-guided fun facts trail.
Discover some of the creatures that make their home in the Botanic Gardens and surrounding areas along our fun facts trail.
Family friendly activity, available weekdays during the school holidays. Free entry.
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens - 9 Lagoon Street, Mackay
Reef Guardians: Virtual Exploration and Craft
Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am
For ages 5-12. Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and investigate how a hands-on, community-based approach can make a real difference to the health and resilience of the Reef. Virtual sessions, including Reef inspired hands-on craft activity.
Free ticketed event for library card holders, grab yours at eventbrite.com.au
Dudley Denny City Library, 134 Victoria Street, Mackay
BMD Rumble Championships 2023
Tuesday 9am – Saturday 10am
FMS Group presents ‘Rumble on the Reef’ - Get ready to watch the best skateboarders from the season battle it out during championship week. The biggest skateboarding event of the year. Watch the best skateboarders from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji live and free in Mackay. More information found here: https://www.therumble.com.au/events/Fmsrumbleonthereef
Sugar Bowl Skatepark, Scriha Street, North Mackay
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. 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.
National Boys Choir of Australia
The National Boys Choir of Australia is delighted to perform in St Paul’s Church in Mackay for its 2023 North Queensland Tour. The NBCA is delighted to be joined in this concert by the Mackay Choral Society, directed by Nicole Thomson.
St Paul’s Uniting Church, 21 MacAlister Street, Mackay
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.For further enquiries call 0408 983 911.
58 Macalister St, Mackay
Juniors Oztag Tryouts
Starts Wednesday at 4pm
Bring the kids down and try out oztag at Souths Junior Rugby League Grounds.
Under 3 – 10 plays from 4:00pm to 4:30pm & Under 11 – 15 plays from 4:30pm to 5:00pm. Registration information will also be available on the day. Free event.
Casey Avenue & Bridge Road, Mackay
Mackay Family Carnival
Thursday - Sunday, 5:30pm – 9pm daily
Mackay Family Carnival is back for the September School Holidays - A family friendly carnival with plenty of rides, food, Side Show Alley games & show bags for ALL ages.
️Free entry into event, ride tickets & armbands available on the night purchased from ticket box. More info: https://www.facebook.com/billsamuesments/