Thursday, May 9, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 10th May

BB Goes Blue For Dolly
Join us for a day of Blue as we have a day for Dolly. For only $25, enjoy a 30min Bounce with Ally at 10.30am followed by some light refreshments with all profits going to the worthy cause. Raffles as well kindly put together from some of our local friends in business for $2 a ticket or 3 for $5. Baked goods will also be available for purchase on the day. Your generosity will directly help fight to change the culture of bullying by addressing the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression & youth suicide, through education & direct support to young people & families.
Boogie Bounce Mackay

Keep The Speed Off The Street
Keep the Speed off the Streets - TEST & TUNE. All Cars & Bikes welcome, more info on what is required check out the information on our website: online shop will close MONDAY 6TH MAY 4.00pm Gates open 3.00pm. Scrutineering open at 4.00pm till 6.00pm. Racing from 5.00pm - 9.00PM
13 Bells Rd, Palmyra

Neon Jellyfish Sip and Paint
From 6pm
Workshop information and inclusions. During this fun after dark session, we turn out the lights and paint under UV to bring our neon Jellyfish artwork to life. Enjoy the company of others and listen to tunes while you have a paint brush in one hand and a drink in the other. All art supplies included. BYO Drinks ice and glass ware provided, a delicious, shared nibbles platter included. Participants under 17 years must be accompanied by participating adult
Shop 1/3 Ungerer St, North Mackay

Live Music With Ron & Deb
Get ready for a night to remember! Join us this week at the Burb for an unforgettable live performance by the incredible Ron & Deb Duo! 
Feel the vibe, enjoy the music, and make memories from 6:30pm-10:30pm. 
See you in the bar for a fantastic evening of entertainment!
Souths Suburban Bowls Club, West Mackay

Saturday 11th May

Amateurs Race Day
A huge day of racing is the Amateurs Race Day. The first of our premier race days of the year and a warm up for the fun of racing to come for the rest of the year. Amateurs Race Day is all about the thrill… the thrill of live local racing, Fashions on the Field, glamour, good food and entertainment. Beautiful weather at this time of the year in Mackay to head trackside. Enquiries & Private Marquee Bookings:
Mackay Turf Club

2024 Mayors Charity Ball
After a successful 2023 Ball that raised almost $100,000 for two local charities, the 2024 event is expected to be bigger than ever! Ball-goers will revel in a night to remember celebrating iconic Mackay, with live music by the world-class Elton John Experience. Funds raised at the event will be donated to two incredible local charities this year – the Australian Street Aid Project and Grapevine Group. The event will run from 6pm until late at the MECC. More details at

Live Music
Enjoy live music by local artists in the Garden Bar!
Saturday 11th May - The Rubens (Ticketed Event)
Harrup Park

Sunday 12th May

San Cisco – Under The Light Tour
Indie pop royalty San Cisco are hitting the road touring regional Australia in support of their fifth studio album, Under The Light. Throughout their illustrious ten-year career, the indie pop three-piece have become one of Australia’s most successful independent artists amassing multiple accolades, gold & platinum records, Top 5 ARIA Charting Positions and much more. 
Ocean International

Celebrate Mother’s Day At The Grove
Let us take care of breakfast for mum. Limited tickets available
Book now!
We are open for lunch & dinner as normal too. Lunch 11:30am - 2pm Dinner 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Grove, 64 Andegrove Rd, Andegrove

Mother’s Day at the Burb
Celebrate Mum at Souths Suburban Bowls Club this Mother's Day!
Spoil her with a delicious meal for lunch or dinner!
Lunch > 12pm-2pm with a special performance by Anette Worthington
Dinner > 6pm-8:30pm. Book now by calling us on 4957 3233
Souths Suburban Bowls Club

Monday 13th May

Matwork Pilates
COST: $5. A 45-minute Mat work Pilates Class. Body weight exercises designed to strengthen your whole body whilst hopefully leaving you feeling relaxed. Coffee at The Deli Nook afterwards. Arrive 10 minutes early to sign in. MEET: In the hall (I'll post a pic so you don't get lost). BRING: Water & yoga mat.
21 Macalister Street. The hall attached to St Paul's Uniting Church

Tuesday 14th May

Book of the month
Take a closer look at our featured Artist’s Book for May. While the gallery is closed for renovations, Artspace Mackay will present its popular Book of the Month program at the Dudley Denny City Library. 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.
Dudley Denny City Library, Victoria St

5K for Kays Charity Fun Run
oin me on Tuesday May 14 to celebrate my 15th year in Australia with a 5K charity fun run to help raise funds for the Mackay Hospital Foundation! This year the event will only cater for the 5K Distance. All those wishing to do the full 15K run can join me on Sunday May 19th at the same location. I look forward to seeing you at the Bluewater Quay on Tuesday May 14 to help support a very worthy cause in raising funds for the Mackay Hospital Foundation. 
Bluewater Quay

Wednesday 15th May

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

Cybersecurity Preparedness
Join us as we run through a scripted tabletop exercise, exploring possible solutions and the questions you need to be able to answer. This complimentary event will give you the opportunity to: Discover Myriad Services portfolio of security services, Join an interactive workshop with Leon Friend, Security Consultant at a leading industry company, Network with peers and local businesses & Take an afternoon off with our fully catered event.
Ocean International 1 Bridge Road, Mackay

Thursday 16th May

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

QLD AI Hub Mackay    
Whether you're a business owner, government official, academic, or agricultural enthusiast, this event offers a unique platform to connect, learn, and collaborate on the future of AI-driven business strategies in the MIW region. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of AI innovation in our community.
Split Spaces Mackay

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

Mackay Farmers’ Market
Kays Charity 5k Run
Race Day
Neon Sip & Paint
Mayors Charity Ball

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