Thursday, September 28, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 29 September

Electric Dreams Karaoke Lounge

9pm – 1am

Where you are the star! You love to sing, McGuires has the songs.

Accepts functions and group bookings. | Free entry.

McGuires Hotel, Mackay

Full Moon Party

From 9pm

Neon lights and jelly shots, FREE glow gift on arrival, UV face painters, prizes and giveaways.

The Rabbit Hole, Mackay

Mr Q (Live) @ The Burb

6:30pm – 10:30pm

Join for a night of live music entertainment. | Free entry.

Souths Suburban Bowls Club, Mackay

Saturday 30 September

Mackay Showground Markets

6am – 10am

Local Produce, Natural products, Seafood, Plants and much more.

Weekly event, held every Saturday. | Free entry.

Mackay Showgrounds

Jumbo Sale

7am – 1pm

Lots of bargains, as well as stalls for plants, cakes and crafts. A sausage sizzle and morning tea will be available. All welcome, with proceeds going towards the Bowling Club. | Free entry.

Marian Bowls Club

Falun Gong Classes

Every Saturday from 10am

Falun Gong offers you relaxation, meditation, inner peace and health through movement.

The meeting place is under the Mango Tree on the Tropical Sun Lawn (near the café).  Please bring a yoga mat (or similar) and wear comfortable clothing.

For more information, please contact Catherine Campbell on 0417 193 309 | Free entry.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars

Gates open 8am | Racing from 12pm – 9pm

Make sure you are here to watch these awesome machines battle it out.

NITRO passes will be at 4.00pm, 6.00pm & 8.00pm.

Full fields of support classes with everything from Supercharged Outlaws to Junior Dragsters!

Pits are open to all spectators. | Tickets available from

Palmyra Dragway

Rhythm and the Reef 2023

1pm – 9pm

Your 2023 lineup includes Lime Cordiale, Example (UK), Go-Jo, Discovery, Clovr, Giant Palms, Late November and Cherry.

Licensed for All Ages | Get tickets at

Bluewater Quay, Mackay

Sunday 01 October

Mackay Swap Meet and Community Markets 2023

6am - 12pm

Over one hundred stalls, bursting with all sorts of fascinating odds and ends. You’ll discover car, truck and bike parts, cool memorabilia, and a range of tools for all trades.

Not only that, but there will be plants, clothing, woodwork and bric-a-brac stalls, too! No matter what you are searching for, you’re sure to find it there.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to support local charities. | $5 entry fee

Mackay Showgrounds

Monday 02 October

Neon Sip & Paint

2pm – 4:30pm

During this fun session, draw the curtains and turn out the lights to paint under UV lights and bring neon artwork to life. All art supplies provided, with easy to follow instructions.

Shared nibbles platter included. BYO Drinks, ice and glass ware provided.

Min age 16 years and must be accompanied by participating adult. | Find tickets online.

The Creative Art Studio, Shop 1, 3 Ungerer Street, Mackay

Tuesday 03 October

Morning Melodies

11am - 1pm

Enjoy a morning of fun, food and entertainment with Morning Melodies at the Leagues Club with Anette Worthington performing live once a month!

The cafe will be open from 10am & the bistro from 12pm.

Souths Leagues Club, Mackay

Sunrise Bootcamp


To kick start our return to group fitness classes, Double M Fitness have their Sunrise Bootcamp at Lamberts Beach.

Don't forget your towel! A post workout dip in the ocean is on the cards.

Buy tickets at

Lamberts Beach, Mackay

Wednesday 04 October

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 and learn from each other. 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

Shop fresh, shop local. The Farmers’ market is a showcase of our region’s amazing produce. Enjoy a morning beside the Pioneer River and buy 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. $5 for members and $8 for non-members after that.

For further enquiries call 0408 983 911.

58 Macalister St, Mackay

Thursday 05 October

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 dessert.

Bluewater Quay

The Butcher’s Ghost

9pm – 10pm

Come on a haunting journey into a ghost story that lies hidden in your home town!

The Butcher's Ghost is waiting for you on this unique self-guided ghost hunt adventure.

Are you ready to follow the clues, solve the puzzles and unlock the projections that will lead on your way - all with your mobile phone?! Take the lead in a unique paranormal investigation and discover the shocking twist in the tale!

You require a fully charged, internet enabled mobile phone or tablet, headphones or earbuds, and a car to participate.

Book tickets via

Mackay Swap Meet and Community Markets 2023

Rhythm and the Reef 2023

Electric Dreams Karaoke Lounge

Full Moon Party @ The Rabbit Hole

Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars

Morning Melodies

In other news