Thursday, January 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 27 January

Birdlife Mackay Monthly Surveys

Friday, 6:00am to 8:00am

Join Birdlife Mackay with their monthly bird count in the Botanic Gardens. If you are a keen bird watcher or just love birds and keen to find out more, come along! Meet at the Viewing Deck next to the Café, off Lagoon Street. Bring a hat, water bottle, camera and binoculars (if you have them). Bird counts are held on the last Friday of each month.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Friday SUN.sets

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

Knock off drinks, lakeside dinner, good friends, and LIVE MUSIC.

Wake House Australia

Significant Other Live at Souths

Friday, 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Join Souths on Friday for live music with Significant Other performing from 6:30pm-10:30pm. Come along for a great night.

Souths Suburban Bowls Club

Mango Junction @ Northern Beaches Bowls Club

Friday, 8:00pm

Shake off the working week with Mango Junction cranking out your favourite party tunes in the main bar 8pm.

Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club

Saturday 28 January

Broken Ballerina Inc. Fundraiser

Saturday, 9:00am

Catch Broken Ballerina Inc. at Mount Pleasant Centre for their first fundraiser of 2023. They will be at the top of the escalators selling cupcakes, Pete’s caramel slice and merchandise.

Mount Pleasant Centre

Saints Hottest 100 Countdown Party

Saturday, 9:00am

Everyone is invited to Saints for a big day of fun to count down the hottest 100. Club opens from 9am till late, the bar opening from number 100. There will be a waterslide from 9am to 1pm. BBQ lunch will be served. A big cricket game planned and more games throughout the day. Rock up in your best party shirt.

North Mackay Saints AFL Grounds

Triple J's Hottest 100 Party

Saturday, 11:00am

It's the hottest party of the year! Who is your number 1 pick? Harrup Park have Triple J's Hottest 100 countdown of 2022 live and loud in the Garden Bar from 11am. Live sport on the big screen, drink specials and live music after the countdown. Free Entry.

Harrup Park

Tiffany Grace at Red Dog Brewery

Saturday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Catch Tiffany Grace live at Red Dog from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Red Dog Brewery

VaMa Live at Souths

Friday, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

VaMa will be performing live in the Sports Bar on Saturday from 6pm-10pm. Come along for a great night.

Souths Suburban Bowls Club

Mango Junction @ Moss on Wood

Saturday, 9:00pm

Party time at Moss on Wood.

Moss on Wood

Sunday 29 January

Sunday Live Music – Viva Acoustics

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.

Seabreeze Hotel

Wednesday 1 February

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. It's a space to honour the uniqueness of each individual, everyone is equal. They will be able to speak from their hearts about things that trouble, annoy, frustrate them. 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.

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. Everyone learns at their own pace and, even better, the first lesson is free on your way to learning the four step style of rock ‘n’ roll. $5 for members and $8 for non-members after that. The club caters for social activities for club members with regular dances with live bands in attendance and away trips. For further enquiries call 0408 983 911.

58 Macalister St, Mackay

Thursday 2 February

Wave Tank Workshop

Thursday, 11:00am to 1:00pm

See a wave tank in action when environmental consultants Alluvium visit our region. The wave tank simulates the ocean’s movements to demonstrate how different combinations of coastal defences and wave and tide conditions can affect issues such as wave overtopping and flood risk. Alluvium will be hosting four community workshops in February as part of the Mackay Coast Our Future program, which will include coastal erosion and storm tide inundation displays and maps, and opportunities to discuss possible adaptation options for the region. No bookings are required.

Jubilee Community Centre

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 desert.

Bluewater Quay

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