Thursday, July 4, 2024


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Event Guide 5th July

Friday 5th July

Art Party Afternoons
Bring your own project!
Do you have an existing arts project that you are looking to finish? Are you looking to meet up socially with other artists in an accessible environment? Art Party Afternoons recognises all of our unfinished projects (crochet, painting, craft, zine, artist book, comic, scribbles…whatever you are working on!). The monthly art hangs will connect our like- minded community to get creative inspo and provide you a place to make. Ages 15+
Crossroad Arts, 55 Wood Street, Mackay

Embark: FREE Official Launch Party
Come together for a free, all-ages launch party with live music from singer-songwriter Will Blume. This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with your fellow Reef Trail-Goers before we set sail on The Reef Trail. Enjoy delicious pizza, wine, spirits, cocktails and of course, Mackay’s finest brews, and raise your glass to the amazing experiences that lie ahead on The Reef Trail.
Red Dog Brewery

‘Art In The Streets’ Mural Tour
Free Event - Booking your spot is required. 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. Whether you’re an artist, art lover, local or visitor to our lovely riverside city, you’ll find this late afternoon public art walk a thoroughly enjoyable experience
Artspace Mackay

Merrick Watts: An Idiots Guide To Wine  
Merrick Watts is a qualified wine specialist and comedian. Join him on a journey through the wonderful world of wine where he is the idiot but also strangely the expert. Join Mez as he takes you on a wine flight, showing six great wines, each with a story, and tasting notes to boot. Comedy meets wine, laughter meets learning, and you get to drink! Whether you are a connoisseur or an enthusiast, there is something for everyone. Doors Open: 5:00pm, Event Start: 5:45pm

LIVE Music
Come along to Seabreeze Hotel and witness Shaun Diva LIVE from 6.30pm.
Seabreeze Hotel

Saturday 6th July

Pilates With Katrina At The Mantra
Pilates for LRC Runners after your Saturday morning run/walk. Please bring your mat and $5 to pay for your session.
Mantra Mackay

Family Fun Day
12pm – 4pm
Get ready for an electrifying performance by the acclaimed Hillbilly Goats, named Australian Folk Band of the Year in 2022! Engage with adorable animals at the petting zoo, unleash your inner artist at the face painting station, and revel in outdoor fun with classic lawn games suitable for all ages (from 2-4pm). Admission: FREE. Gather your loved ones for a day brimming with live music, entertainment, and wholesome joy!
Seabreeze Hotel

Youth Music All-ages Event
Catchy indie anthems and dynamic synth-packed tunes are on the menu as Great Gable and Kitschen Boy headline this All-Ages event at Arcadia Bar. Youth music organisation The Push is bringing this massive All-Ages event to Mackay as part of the Queensland Music Festival Reef Trail. In addition to all the great music, the first 100 people through the door at this event will receive $10 of free arcade game tokens! Tickets available via:
Arcadia Bar, Mackay

Christmas In July Evening Market
Come along to the first ever Christmas in July evening market! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to have your stall here and be a part of this massive community event! 
Mcdonalds Mackay Basketball Stadium

Between The Tides
Between the Tides is set along the picturesque coastline on Country in Cape Hillsborough, a mere 40 minutes north of Mackay. This world-first concert series spans two enchanting evenings, promising an intimate performance by Christine Anu on Saturday evening, followed by Josh Pyke on Sunday evening, with each artist supported by Tia Gostelow. Tickets available via:
Cape Hillsborough National Park

Sunday 7th July

Gymability Session      
Gymability is an all-inclusive class that is more specific to suit all levels of physical and mental abilities. These classes are taken by our qualified coaches who are trained to adapt movements to suit everyone’s needs while delivering a gymnastics experience that is safe, enjoyable and enables every participant to reach their potential. Phone: 4942 0032, email or contact via FB for more info.
5 Snow Wright CRT, Beaconsfield 

When I Grow Up: Vet Workshop
Make your pets a bling dog/cat collar! In a world full of possibilities, children’s minds are like blank canvases, ready to be filled with dreams. “When I Grow Up” will spark curiosity and ambition in young hearts. Kids will explore different career paths and think about their futures.
Caneland Central

Boundless Book Club
in this digital age, nothing can take you away quite like a book. join us for a cup of tea to meet your local book lovers! Bring your favourite book that you would like to share with us, and $10 towards our the meantime, save the date and register your participation.
Kitten Vintage Mackay

LIVE Music
Come along to Seabreeze Hotel and witness Elementary LIVE from 2pm.
Seabreeze Hotel

Between The Tides
Missed Saturday? Come along on Sunday! Between the Tides is set along the picturesque coastline on Country in Cape Hillsborough, a mere 40 minutes north of Mackay. This world-first concert series spans two enchanting evenings, promising an intimate performance by Christine Anu on Saturday evening, followed by Josh Pyke on Sunday evening, with each artist supported by Tia Gostelow. Tickets available via:
Cape Hillsborough National Park

Tuesday 9th July  

Dare To Lead  
Experience the powerful Dare to Lead™ program to unlock your courage and build the crucial leadership skills to achieve your goals. The Dare to Lead™ program, based on over 20 years of research by Dr Brené Brown, focuses on humanising the workplace by exploring who we are and how we lead. Tickets available via
Rydges Mackay

FREE Community Lunch
Have you had a rough week/month/year and need to lift your spirits? Are you looking to meet new people or feel more connected within the community? We can help!
Come down to the QCWA hall in North Eton on Tuesday July 9th for a chat over a cuppa and a light lunch. Cost: FREE. Please message if you have special dietary needs (0457961126)
7 Mill Street, North Eton

Book Of The Month
Artspace Mackay will present its popular 'Book of the Month' program at the Dudley Denny City Library again this month. 'Book of the Month' is a free event and opportunity for you—with the help of Artspace Volunteers—to explore the featured artist’s book of the month up-close and page-by-page. Register your seat via
Dudley Denny City Library

Wednesday 10th July

Mackay Farmers’ Market
6:30 – 10:30am
Shop local at the Mackay Farmers' Market and enjoy a morning on the Pioneer River.
Grab your reusable coffee cups, drink tumblers, water kefir bottles, produce and carry bags and stop in at the Mackay Farmers' Market every Wednesday.
Bluewater Quay

Mackay Mental Health Hub Official Opening
Join in as the community celebrates the official opening of the new Mackay Mental Health Hub! Meet the team, enjoy a light lunch and find out about selectability and the services we offer across the Mackay region. Register online
Charlies Café, Porters Mackay on Gordan Street

QLD AI Hub Mackay
Are you ready to dive into the cutting-edge world of Voice AI and related technologies?
What to Expect: Discover how Voice AI is transforming industries, from Real estate and finance to the mining sectors and beyond. Get an inside look at the fascinating technology of voice cloning and its potential applications. Cost: $15
Split Spaces

Thursday 11th July

Riverside Markets
From 3pm
Come along and browse J2Fs collections of unique and colourful creations… Funky jewellery and fun kids clothing 
Bluewater Quay Mackay

Whitsunday Wealth Festival Hub
5.30pm - Late
Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of diverse sounds at the Whitsunday Wealth Festival Hub. Located at Bluewater Quay, this lively entertainment hub will be filled with music, food and fun! Each night, a new band and genre will take centre stage, providing an unforgettable experience. Step outside your comfort zone and embrace some new sounds. Tickets required via the MECC.
Bluewater Quay

Mackay Farmers’ Market
Movie Night Under The Stars
All-ages Youth Music Event
Seabreeze Family Fun Day
Between the Tides

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