Thursday, October 5, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Friday 06 October
Public Art Walk Mackay – New Mural Unveiling
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hosted by Artspace Mackay Public Art Officer Jennifer Dalton-Smith, this free city art walk for all ages begins at Artspace Mackay and takes you through the city centre. Along the way, participants will learn about Mackay’s iconic public art installations and the local, and internationally-acclaimed artists who created them. Wear a hat, and comfortable shoes, bring a bottle of water, and arrive promptly at Artspace Mackay as the group will depart on time.
Free entry – Bookings essential
Film: The Perfect Dinner
Director: David Minnella / 2022 / Italy / 106 mins / M / Italian with English subtitles
A delicious comedy about a Neapolitan mafioso and a chef who cross paths in Rome.
Join FilmArt for an Italian themed supper after the film.
Find out more at filmartsmackay.weebly.com | Book tickets at trybooking.com
Conservatorium of Music Theatre, CQUniversity
Royale with Cheese Ultimate 90s Rock Show
Hailing from Sydney, Royale with Cheese is AUSTRALIA’S PREMIER 90s ROCK SHOW, playing all 90s rock and pop covers – from Seattle-sound to Grunge to Britpop and all the best Oz Rock from the 90s. From Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden to Radiohead, Blur and Oasis to Silverchair, You Am I and Screaming Jets to Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Green Day and Blink 182, Royale with Cheese magically weaves all these 90s sounds into a night that’ll have you feeling nostalgic for the last great decade of rock music!
Book tickets at oztix.com.au
The Metropolitan Hotel
Creedence The John Fogerty Show – Fortunate Son Tour
Creedence: The John Fogerty Show returns to South-East Qld, embarking on their Fortunate Son Tour.
World-class lead singer, Andre Lemberg, is the embodiment of brilliant songwriter, guitarist and singer, John Fogerty – legendary front-man of Creedence Clearwater Revival. He gives-his-all, delivering that powerful and emotive Fogerty voice we all love.
As a bonus, audiences enjoy some Texas boogie to open the show, with Oz ZZ TOP ripping through a fun set of greatest hits including Sharp Dressed Man + Tush + La Grange + Gimme All Your Lovin and more!
Get your tickets at oztix.com.au.
Saturday 07 October
Mackay Showground Markets
6am – 10am
Local Produce, Natural products, Seafood, Plants and much more.
Weekly event, held every Saturday. | Free entry.
BMA River 2 Reef Ride 2023
All day event
Now in its 12th year, the BMA River 2 Reef Ride Festival is a mass participation charity ride that raises funds for local charities – RACQ CQ Rescue and Mackay Sporting Wheelies & Disabled Association. The event is a much-loved cycling event in the Mackay region designed to bring the community together and encourage more people to become active and involved in cycling.
This year the BMA River 2 Reef Ride Festival will be held over 2 amazing days at Mackay Botanic Gardens. Participants can choose from the following events:
Saturday 7th October 2023
Golding Kids Colour Ride (Kids aged 5 to 12yrs)
Sunday 8th October 2023
30km Queensland Country Bank | Health Dash
60km City Fitness Epic
100km Corry Cycles Gran Fondo
Registrations required | Fees apply. Register at raceroster.com
Mackay Botanical Gardens Meadow Amphitheatre
Family Karaoke Pizza Party
6pm - 1st Saturday of the month
Come out for a fun-filled family-friendly night on the 1st Saturday of every month!
Enjoy FREE activities including karaoke, face painting, and balloon twisting.
Satisfy your hunger with delicious food at Ma’s Parkside Plaza and make lasting memories with loved ones.
Call (07) 4951 2139 to RSVP | Free entry.
Ma's Pizza Kitchen - Parkside Plaza
Sunday 08 October
Mackay Gem and Craft Show
9am - 3pm
Come and view the wonderful world of precious and semi-precious stones.
Gems, crystals, slabs and jewellery for sale. Lapidary supplies, sieving, stake a claim.
Raffles and demonstrations, refreshments and sausage sizzle.
Club member and commercial stalls available.
Admission $4 & Under 16 years – Free entry – CASH preferred.
For enquiries, phone Jim: 0418 563 477 or Sandy: 0428848996
3 Leisure Street, South Mackay
Troppo Markets | Mount Pleasant Gem and Craft Show
7:30am – 11:30am
2nd Sunday of the month
Mackay’s Troppo Treasure Markets will keep you coming back with a never-ending variety of items for sale and plenty of entertainment and amusements too.
It’s more than just shopping… it turns your Sunday into a fun day.
Come and be a part of this major community event!
Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre
Souths Sunday Bingo
7pm – 9pm
Come along to the Souths Leagues Club for a round of Sunday Bingo! Come along and you could win!
Souths Leagues Club
Monday 09 October
6:30pm – 9pm - Every Monday
Souths Monday Night Trivia just got a whole lot more serious!
Do you have what it takes to take home the jackpot?
Round up your friends and get your geek on!
Sports Bar, Souths Leagues Club
7pm – 9pm - Every Monday
There’s no excuse not to stretch the grey matter as it’s free to play so come along with your mates or we can put you in a team, each team can have 2-7 players.
Registrations from 6.30pm, starts 7pm.
Book your table to avoid disappointment, call (07) 4965 6100.
Centro Restaurant, Magpies Sporting Club
Tuesday 10 October
Mackay Seniors Expo
9am to 12pm
It is an ideal platform for service providers and businesses that have services, facilities or information to make a real difference in seniors’ quality of life and connection to the community.
The event forms part of the Queensland Government’s state-wide Seniors Month celebrations which aim to improve community attitudes towards older people, facilitate community participation and activity by older people, and enhance community connections and inter-generational relationships.
Free Bus Service (Bus Fox) from Sarina to Mackay Showgrounds and return.
Free Bus Service (Transnorth) from Mirani to Mackay Showgrounds and return.
The Big Shed, Mackay Showgrounds
Mackay Jobs Fair 2023
10am – 1pm
Employers are ready to employ. If you want a job, bring your resume, dress in your best and come along!
There will be 3 lucky winners who will score work clothing vouchers on the day - you have to be in it to win it.
Hope to see you there!
CQ University, Mackay
Women in Manufacturing
7am – 9:30am
Hear some inspiring stories from our panellists at this FREE seated breakfast event. Limited spaces available.
We invite you to join us for our sixth year of celebrating Women in Manufacturing. We will explore the importance of creating clear pathways and inclusive workplaces for women. Learn of the benefits this brings when we get it right, and how innovative employment strategies create a highly skilled workforce and improved staff retention.
Book your ticket at allevents.in
Rydges Mackay Suites, 9 Gregory Street, Mackay, Australia
Wednesday 11 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.
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
Boy & Bear - Regional Tour
Australian chart-topping and ARIA-award winning act Boy & Bear have a new self-titled fifth studio album and have announced tours across Australia. See them live on Wednesday night in Mackay!
Tickets at oztix.com.au
Seabreeze Hotel, Mackay
Thursday 12 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.