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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 3 February

Friday SUN.sets

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

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

Wake House Australia

Big Pups at Seabreeze Hotel

Friday, 7:00pm

Join Big Pups on his Deep South Tour as he travels through QLD, NSW, VIC, and TAS playing foot-stomping country blues music. Hail, rain or sunshine Big Pups is coming.

Seabreeze Hotel

Film Night: February Fundraiser Screening: BLUE BAYOU

Friday, 7:30pm

From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, BLUE BAYOU is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and stepdad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

Saturday 4 February

safeTALK suicide prevention training – Mackay

Saturday, 9:30am to 12:30am

Learn how to identify someone at risk of suicide, talk to those experiencing suicidal thoughts and help guide them to resources. safeTALK is presented by qualified LivingWorks trainers. LivingWorks is considered a world leader in suicide prevention training. Bookings are essential. To make your booking go to and book online.

Dudley Denny City Library

Six Ducks & a Yarn Community Family Fun Day

Saturday, 1:00pm

Six Ducks & a Yarn Community Cricket Day has been organised for the community of Nebo, Valkyrie, Coppabella, Glenden and Clarke Creek to help raise awareness for Mental Health in the region while enjoying a family day out and some cricket. Join in for a day of fun, entertainment, and cricket. The day will feature Super 8 style cricket matches, live music by Bek Andrews and Mango Junction, and a special appearance by cricket legend Michael Kasprowicz. There will also be prizes for the best dressed team and best team name, plus free kids entertainment including dodgem cars and water slide.

Nebo Showgrounds

Kiwi Pub Choir - Waitangi Celebrations Mackay

Saturday, 5:30pm

Join in the festivities with the local community to celebrate Waitangi Weekend! Sing along with some of the most iconic Kiwi hits ever!

Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club

Brittany Elise Album Launch

Saturday, 6:45pm

Brittany Elise is quickly making her mark in the country-pop scene with her electric performances, powerhouse vocals and thirst for creativity embedded in her catchy new releases. Don't miss Brittany and her band at her hometown show on their Feel the Fire Tour.

Magpies Sporting Club Mackay

Summertime and All That…

Saturday, 7:30pm and Sunday, 2:00pm

Tutti Vocal Ensemble presents “Summertime and All That…” a collection of well-loved songs in Tutti style. The ensemble will take you on a journey with a few surprises along the way!

Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

Sunday 5 February

Regional Insurance Brokers Charity Boot Camp

Sunday, 7:00am to 8:00am

Muscle Garden presents the Regional Insurance Brokers Boot Camp for Charity! The annual charity boot camp is back again this year to help raise funds for the Mackay Hospital Foundation. Lots of prizes to win on the day and plenty of fun to be had, so grab the family and friends and come on down for a morning fitness for a very worthy cause! Book via Eventbrite.

Harrup Park

Seaforth Mega Markets

Sunday, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Trading commences at 8:30am including food vendors, juice, home-made sweets, coffee, fruit and veg, homemade jams/relish, candles, jewellery, bric-a-brac and heaps more. Across from the markets is also Just Beachy and Scrapbooking.

Seaforth Beach

Sunday Live Music

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

Social Barefoot Bowls

Every Sunday in February, 3:00pm

Lots of fun in a casual atmosphere. $5 green fees. Phone 4957 3571 for further information and to register.

Mackay Bowling Club

Wednesday 8 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 9 February

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

Image 1: Big Pups


Image 3: Michael Kasprowicz at Six Ducks & a Yarn

Image 4: Brittany Elise

Image 5: Regional Insurance Brokers Charity Boot Camp

Image 6: Seaforth Mega Markets

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