Thursday, November 2, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 3 November

Public Art Walk

First Friday of every month from 4:30pm

This city art walk 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. | Free entry for all ages.

Artspace Mackay

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

FILM NIGHT | ‘Driving Madeleine’

Starts at 7:30pm

DRIVING MADELEINE is a heart-warming French drama film, released in 2022 and directed by Christian Carion. The story rediscovers the power of the kindness of strangers, following taxi driver Charles (Dany Boon) who reluctantly takes on an early-morning booking and begins to regret his decision when a cantankerous old woman, Madeleine (Line Renaud) is waiting begrudgingly at the pickup point. Despite his own personal grievances, Charles begins to realise that his problems are nowhere near as hard-pressing as his client’s. | Tickets online at

Film and Arts Mackay

Shannan Fitzgerald (Live)

From 6:30pm

Kickstart your weekend, a night filled with awesome music and non-stop dancing. | Free entry.

Seabreeze Hotel

Saturday 4 November

Mackay Showground Markets

Every Saturday from 6am – 10am

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

Weekly event, held every Saturday. | Free entry.

Mackay Showgrounds

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.

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

Karaoke Under The Stars

First Saturday of every month from 8pm – midnight

Start tuning up your vocals & getting your song lists ready so you can Karaoke the night out. | Free entry.

Northern Beaches Bowls Club

Sunday 5 November

Sunday Bingo

Every Sunday from 7pm

Come along and you could win! | Free entry.

South Leagues Club

Monday 6 November

Trivia Night

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

Trivia Night

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 7 November

Fire & Fate Unplugged (Live)

From 4pm

Following the Melbourne Cup, come on down to the Seabreeze to see Fire & Fate – Unplugged! | Free entry.

Seabreeze Hotel

Morning Melodies

First Tuesday of every month from 11am-1pm

Enjoy a morning of fun, food and entertainment with Morning Melodies featuring Anette Worthington performing live once a month. | Free entry.

Souths Leagues Club

Wednesday 8 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. $8 for members and $10 for non-members after that. For further enquiries call 0408 983 911.

58 Macalister St, Mackay

Thursday 9 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

The Dreggs – Take a Little Time Tour

From 7:30pm

Fresh from their latest hit singles and sold-out shows across the UK and Europe, The Dreggs are back to rock Australia once again. Don’t miss the chance to experience their high-energy performance right here on home turf. | Tickets at

Seabreeze Hotel

Mackay Farmers Market

Karaoke Under The Stars

Shannan Fitzgerald (Live)

FILM NIGHT | ‘Driving Madeleine’

Family Karaoke Pizza Party

The Dreggs – Take a Little Time Tour

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