Thursday, June 6, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide 7 June

Friday 7th June

Ladies Long Lunch
Ladies! It's that time of year again...Grab your girlfriends and pop the champagne for the 2024 Ladies Long Lunch! This year will feature the talented Matty-Sax on the decks while he plays the saxophone to show you ladies something a little different! Come along and enjoy a canape lunch accompanied by wines, bubbles and beers! This won't be one to miss, see you there!
The Dispensary Mackay

FREE 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? Held at Crossroad Arts come and make art and have conversations with other artists from our community. Art Party Afternoons is a self-led event - bring your own project and share a cup of tea and a chat!
Crossroad Arts, 55 Wood Street, Mackay

A Taste Of Tassie
COST: $199 per person - An exclusive menu featuring wines and ingredients sourced entirely from Tasmania. Our chefs have meticulously crafted five exquisite dishes, each paired with a beautiful Tasmanian wine, offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in culinary excellence.
Rare Bar &Grill, 65 Victoria Street, Mackay

Crashing – Creative Lounge & Market
forget everything you knew about art and craft markets. no more standing in the heat for hours, no more noisy crowded rooms. we are going to be crashing on the couches at Studio 104/2...come along and check out the works of your local artists and authors! our very first, truly independent market features books, film photography, paintings, digital art, handmade witchy stuff and other things. keep an eye on this page to learn more about the featured artists, and come check out our stalls!
Bottletops & Brushes, 104/2 Victoria street, Mackay

Saturday 8th June

SafeTALK Suicide Prevention
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 Library

Monthly Breast Cancer Support Group
Join a monthly support group meeting, for breast cancer patients or survivors at any stage of their journey. What to BRING: a small share plate (eg bikkies, slice, cake), optional-wear something PINK (earrings, scarf, necklace, shirt). This is a free event / nil fee. It’s about sharing and supporting one another - a confidential space to discuss the journey of Breast Cancer over morning tea. Coffee, tea, water provided.
Meeting Room at Botanical Gardens, Mackay

Men’s Mental Health Round
"Bakers Creek Tigers proudly unite with Real Mates Talk to champion Men's Mental Health awareness. We invite you to a day with activities and raffles. Following the Senior Men's game, indulge in a delightful BBQ dinner and enlightening guest talk courtesy of Real Mates Talk. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference and stand together for a vital cause." Main Game will be at 3:20pm.
Etwell Park, 39 Pattinsons Lane, Bakers Creek

Sunday 9th June

The Ninja Hub Obstacle Fun Run

From 8am
Come try our two-kilometre obstacle course with ten different obstacles. It starts at The Ninja Hub and then heads out around the Mackay Show grounds. The course will be designed to suit all fitness and age levels. Once started you can complete as many laps as you desire to challenge yourself and friends. This event is a fundraiser to help our Ninjas travelling to Anaheim, California for the world series.
Mackay Show Grounds

Afternoon Tea and Concert with Karen Jacobsen
Enjoy an intimate and uplifting afternoon with Mackay’s own Karen Jacobsen as she performs songs from her new album. Relax and recharge with a cuppa in the homely atmosphere of Kitten Vintage while you listen to this accomplished singer songwriter and help yourself to delicious treats from Sweet Cravings Bakery. It’s an afternoon of song and celebration you won’t forget! Tickets $55 pp. Please text Deb on 0431930515 to book. Or pop into Kitten Vintage Mackay 10-4 Tuesday to Sunday
78 Harbour Road, Mackay

Choccie Milk Run + Ocean Swim
Our Classic Choccie Milk (Brick) - RunSwim is this Sunday! Kicking off at 7.00am for a one hour run and an ocean swim at 8.05am. If you don't want to run, that's okay, you can arrive at 8.00am for the ocean swim. Alternatively, if you have a longer run, start earlier and finish with us! The options are endless! Book through the Glofox App. This session is FREE if you are Tri-ActiV8 Tri Club Member through Triathlon Australia, or hold any of our coaching memberships! We also enjoy a coffee/choccie milk at the Surf Club afterwards.
The Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club

June Photo Walkabout – Exploring Regional Forests
June Photo Walkabout - 'Exploring Regional Forests'. Explore all aspects of the Regional Forests, from the canopy to the forest floor. Meet Pamela at the South Sea Islander carpark (off Ram Chandra Place, southern entrance to the gardens). It is recommended to bring mosquito repellent as the mozzies can be friendly.
Botanical Gardens

Monday 10th June

DBCT Kids Theatre Season: The Peasant Prince
Monkey Baa is thrilled to announce the return of its award-winning production The Peasant Prince in 2024. The children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince is the remarkable true story of a 10-year-old peasant boy’s journey from impoverished rural China to the international dance scene. This is a story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope. Age Recommendation: 7 - 12 years

Tuesday 11th June

Northern Beaches Community Play Group
Come along for play and connection at Eimeo Esplanade, joined by Caitlyn from House of She who will help parents and children to mindfully move their body. What to bring: Hat, water bottle, sunscreen your own morning tea and approximately a $5 donation per family (cash or card accepted or online bookings). 
Eimeo Esplanade

Book Of The 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. This program is an enjoyable, inspirational and informal way for people of all ages and abilities to see selected artists’ books from the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Come and take a closer look at this artist’s book.
Dudley Denny Library, Victoria Street, Mackay

Wednesday 12th June

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

Explore A Gym
Bring your child along for a morning of FUN! Explore-A-Gym is a 2 hour play session that is designed to give your child the opportunity to learn and explore in a non-structured environment. Suitable for ages 18 months to 5 years. Cost is $12/child
5 Snow Wright Ct, Andergrove

Thursday 13th June

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

Mackay Farmers’ Market
Mens Mental Health
Breast Cancer Morning Tea
SafeTalk Suicide Prevention
Mackay Marina Run
Family Fun Day

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