Thursday, May 2, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 3rd May

Mackay Dance Festival
From 8.30am
Mackay Dance Festival is a fun & friendly Dance Competition that brings together dancers from all over Queensland! Our audience is open to the general public, so join us in celebrating our young performers! Tickets available at the door $7.50 per session. Sessions from 8.30 – running throughout the day.
21 Boundary Road, Ooralea

Art Party Afternoon
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! This is a FREE event.

May Industry Briefing Breakfast
Join us for a delightful morning bite and conversation at the May Industry Briefing Breakfast. This event is designed to offer a welcoming atmosphere for professionals in our region to connect, share insights, and cultivate meaningful relationships in an engaging environment. A plated hot breakfast including tea and coffee will be served.
Tickets: Members $60 | Non-members $85
Harrup Park

Late November
After a short time away, Indie-rock icons Late November are back with another demonstration presented by Suitable. After a lap of sold out shows across the east coast alongside playlunch and the release of 'In Your Memory' the octuplet have returned to the North, bringing with them a high-octane live show, gargantuan gang chants and a night to remember. Joined by Giant Palms, Ribbon Stone & Noise.
Hibiki, 22 Gregory Street

Saturday 4th May

FREE Pilates in the park
FREE Pilates in the Park with Pilates by Katrina. Join us for Mat work Pilates focusing on the fundamentals of Pilates including abdominal strengthening and spinal mobility at Eimeo Esplanade. No Pilates experience necessary - beginners welcome. Please bring: a mat, towel and water bottle. For more information, please email / phone: / Katrina - 0437180370
Eimeo Esplanade

RSL Water Colour Workshop
RSL Queensland has selected Active Lifestyles events throughout Queensland to provide opportunities for veterans, current serving Defence members, partners, and children. In this workshop you will be shown demonstrations of basic watercolour techniques before experimenting with watercolours to create your own beautiful artwork.
This workshop requires no previous experience and is a great opportunity to try a new hobby with other like-minded people. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. A light morning tea will be provided.
Shop 1/3 Ungerer St, North Mackay

Mingle Mini Tours
Mingle Events Co. is proud to be a part of the 'Northern Beaches Community Week' schedule, bringing you this special Northern Beaches Mingle Minis Tour.
As a proud Northern Beaches resident, Bec from Mingle is excited to take you on an adventure to explore the beauty, extraordinary local businesses and offerings found right here on our sandy doorstep.
Bucasia Beachfront Bar

Mojos May The 4th Be With You
Get ready to journey to a galaxy far, far away as we celebrate Star Wars Day in style! Join us at MOJO on Saturday, May 4th for an epic night filled with intergalactic fun and excitement! Dress up as your favourite Jedi, Sith, droid, or Wookiee and immerse yourself in the ultimate Star Wars experience. FREE entry

Sunday 5th May

Kids For Christ Conference
Calling all CFC Kids for Christ to RISE UP and bring a Generation of Family Healers to the world! We are excited to share this year’s theme inspired by Mark 2: 10-11. Let’s celebrate 30 years of God’s faithfulness in Australia! This year we will be bringing FAMCON to QUEENSLAND! May 5, 2024 at Ocean International Hotel, Mackay!
See you there!
Ocean International

Monday 6th May

Sunset Pilates
Pilates should improve strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.
My Pilates sessions incorporate controlled and aligned movements, breathing techniques, and mindful focus to sculpt and tone your body while enhancing your mind-body connection. Bring a Pilates / Yoga mat, a towel, water and we suggest mozzie repellent.
Slade Point - the grass park area at top of Albatross Street

Tuesday 7th May

Northern Beaches Community Play Group
We are excited to be joined by Miss Kim from Active Squirtz so get ready to move, shake, jump and show off those broccoli muscles. Did you know that children are more likely to join in on an activity if their parent role models and participates in the activity too? Please bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen your own morning tea and approximately a $5 donation per family
5 Eimeo Esplanade

Wednesday 8th 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

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

FREE No Lights No Lycra
Join No Lights No Lycra for a casual dance session in low-light conditions to give the feeling of dancing like no-one is watching. No skills, fitness or dance experience necessary - its just you moving your body in any way that feels good for you and enjoying some banging tunes whilst we're at it! Please bring: water bottle, comfortable clothes and an open mind. The PAC is the large, dark coloured building at the main entrance of the school and it has PAC clearly illuminated on the building. Enter through the glass doors.
Northern Beaches SHS, PAC.

Thursday 9th 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

P&C Mother’s Day Stall  
Mother's Day Stall! The stall will be held over 2 days this year. Please visit online to sign up for volunteering. If you are available on more than 1-time slot please select both.  P.S - Fathers are really encouraged to participate at the Mother's Day Stall, it would be fantastic to see some dads there helping the kids to pick out their perfect gifts.
Pioneer Street, Mount Pleasant

Join us at THE DISPENSARY for our second MADSCOTS event of the year!
Enjoy this special night with an arrangement of unique whiskies from all over the world accompanied by a three-course meal designed by our head chef Alex. 
The MADSCOTS welcome all new and returning guests!
The Dispensary Mackay

Mackay Farmers’ Market
Missy Higgins Live  
RSL Watercolour Painting
Art Party Afternoon
Kids for Christ Conference

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