Thursday, October 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 27 October

Guided Walks in the Gardens

10am – 11:15am

A guided walk in the Gardens. These walks last about an hour and are conducted at a leisurely pace.

While bookings are preferred, individuals can phone the gardens at 07 4952 7300 or email to reserve their spot.

Every Friday until the end of October. | Free entry.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Come and Try Lawn Bowls

10am – 11:30am

Enjoy a fun session learning to play. Bowls provided or bring your own. Wear comfortable clothing, flat soled footwear, socks or barefoot. Families, workplaces and individuals welcome. | Free entry.

Mackay City Bowls Club

Endeavour Foundation Employment Showcase

2pm – 3:30pm

The different jobs that might just be right for you

What it’s like to work for Endeavour Foundation

How you can be a part of #TeamPossible!

This event is for you if you are:

- A person with disability looking for a job

- Looking to support people with disability as an employment coach

- A support coordinator

- Curious about the services we provide to support people with disability in the community.

Endeavour Foundation Business Solutions

Friday Night Live Music

Every Friday from 5pm

Join us on Friday’s from 5pm for live music from our local favourites, good food and great company. | Free entry.

Boomerang Hotel

Nathan Kennedy (Live)

6:30pm – 10:30pm

Come along for a great night of live music at The Burb. | Free entry.

Souths Suburban Bowls Club

Fire & Fate Unplugged (Live)

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Come on down to the Seabreeze Hotel to see Fire & Fate – Unplugged, LIVE!

Don’t miss out on an evening filled with awesome music and non-stop dancing. | Free entry.

Seabreeze Hotel

Saturday 28 October

Mackay Showground Markets

6am – 10am

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

Weekly event, held every Saturday. | Free entry.

Mackay Showgrounds

Obstacle Hell 2023


Over 40 obstacles, mud pits, music mayhem & more. An obstacle challenge for fun & for all fitness levels. | Tickets available at

Rowallan Park Scout Camping Ground

Falun Gong Classes

Every Saturday from 10am

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

You’re invited to come along and experience a session in the beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Gardens.

Día de los Muertos

12pm – 9pm

Join this colourful and cultural extravaganza celebrating the Day of the Dead this Halloween!

Mexican meal specials all day, as well as activities from 6-9pm including Sugar Skull Face Painting, Live Music, Piñatas and a Costume Contest.

Family-friendly event. | Free entry.

Seabreeze Hotel

Live Music Saturdays

Every Saturday from 2pm – 5pm

Enjoy good tunes and great vibes every Saturday from 2pm. | Free entry.

The Kooyong Hotel

VaMa (Live)

6pm – 10pm

Experience the dynamic live performance by VaMa at the Garden Bar.

Join in for an unforgettable night of music and entertainment! | Free entry.

Harrup Park

Sunday 29 October

Tyla Rodrigues (Live)

3pm – 6pm

Soulful country sensation Tyla Rodrigues to light up Seabreeze Hotel with free live show!

Tyla has quickly risen to prominence, captivating audiences with her performances at renowned festivals, events, and venues.

Drawing inspiration from musical legends such as Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Lauren Hill, as well as modern country icons like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, and Chris Stapleton, Tyla has crafted a unique country-soul style. | Free entry.

Seabreeze Hotel

Sunday Bingo

Every Sunday from 7pm

Come along and you could win! | Free entry.

Souths Leagues Club

Monday 30 October

Come and Try Lawn Bowls

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Enjoy a fun session learning to play. Bowls provided or bring your own. Wear comfortable clothing, flat soled footwear, socks or barefoot. Families, workplaces and individuals welcome. | Free entry.

Mackay City Bowls Club

Tuesday 31 October

Mackay Work Well Regional Information Session

8am – 10am

Join the Work Well Information Sessions to learn, connect and share ideas with other industry professionals. The event will include presentations on:

• Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work Code of Practice 2022

• Managing respirable crystalline silica dust exposure in construction and manufacturing of construction elements Code of Practice 2022

• Powerline safety: Look up and live. | Reserve your free ticket at

Rydges Mackay Suites

Halloween Carnevil Trick or Treat

3:30pm – 6pm

Dress up, grab your stamp card & trick or treat with a twist through the Centre.

Head in after school for the trick or treat, letting your costumed little monsters explore the Centre in search of participating stores who will reward them with a trick or treat stamp. Once all are collected come back to the stage and get a bag of goodies! Limited numbers available.

Trick or treat, spooky craft and free face painting.

Registration required for participating children.

Mount Pleasant Centre

Wednesday 1 November

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 2 November

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

Menopause the Musical

Thursday & Friday – 7:30pm

The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® is coming to Mackay this November!

Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change”. | Tickets available online

Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre

Mackay Farmers Market

Día de los Muertos

Sunday Night Bingo

Tyla Rodrigues

Menopause the Musical

Obstacle Hell 2023

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