Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 3 March

Free Public Art Walk

Friday, 4:30pm

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. Along the way, participants will learn about Mackay’s iconic public art installations, and the local, and internationally-acclaimed artists who created them. 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. Bring friends, family members, or come by yourself - wear a hat, comfortable shoes, bring a bottle of water, and arrive promptly to Artspace Mackay as the group will depart on time.

Artspace Mackay

Mackay Airport Twilight City Run

Friday, arrive from 5:15pm, run at 6:00pm

Join the Mackay Airport Twilight City Run 5km FUN run. Walk, stroll, push a pram, jog, run. A Fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation

Blue Water Quay

Friday SUN.sets

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

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

Wake House Australia

Latin Street Party

Friday, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Viva La Vida! Join Mackay's Latin Street Party. There will be dancing, music and fun for all. Book at table at Coco Cubano Mackay and enjoy their full range of Classic Cuban Cocktails!

Coco Cubano Mackay

Robertson Brothers 60's Variety TV Show

Friday, 7:30pm

Following their sold-out national tour in 2022, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2023 with a brand-new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show!



Friday, 7:30pm

Celebrating its 32nd year, Flickerfest, Australia’s only Academy® Award and BAFTA qualifying short film festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screens the best of shorts from Australia and the world, selected from 3,200 entries; ensuring the presentation of A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world.

Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

Saturday 4 March

Drag Bingo

Sunday, 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Hold onto your hats Mackay: Miss Lady Saint Diva returns this March, bringing her wild drag show to you, with all the calls you can't say at other shows. Along for the ride is Brisbane Queen, Gayleen Tuckwood. Get ready for a night you will never forget. Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm. Ticket includes entry, drag performances, comedy and free bingo. Tickets are limited.

The Metropolitan Hotel Mackay

Sunday 5 March

Mackay Cars & Culture

Sunday, 8:00am to 11:00am

Welcome back to another edition of Cars & Culture Mackay at PCYC Mackay. The day will be fun-filled and packed with excitement. Diverse line up of cars and bikes (Super Cars, Custom Cars, JDM's, Classics, 4x4's), all are welcome, Wrap Wise - Wrap Reveal, food and coffee vendors, merch and promotional giveaways. As always, this is a family friendly event and everyone is welcome, including the cute and furry pet friends.

PCYC Mackay

Sunday Live Music – Blues By The Beach

Sunday, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Music every Sunday from 2pm - 5pm. Enjoy an afternoon of relaxed vibes and good bluesy tunes by the beach with The Wild Sky Band and Eales Road.

Seabreeze Hotel

All Fired Up! An 80s Mixed Tape Musical

Sunday, 7:30pm

Meet Tammy Tooth who’s on the brink of a most epic existential midlife crisis. An unexpected quirk of fate sends her back in time to come face to face with her 15 year old self in her teenage bedroom. This gives her the chance to ask the big questions, remind her what made her tick and reclaim her passion for life. Join Tammy in the front seat of the Delorean, crank up the radio and take on a few life lessons from your favourite radio presenter, DJ Neon. Dig out your Choose Life shirt, your double cassette player and press record on the banging live band rocking the soundtrack of our youth. Solve the problems of your world; one 80's song at a time.


Wednesday 8 March

Better Together Housing Get Together

Wednesday, 10:00am to 11:30am

Whether you are renting, or you own your own home, Better Together Housing is about exploring shared housing in a safe way, at your own pace and without expectations. Not sure sharing is for you? That's ok. Better Together Housing is just as much about connecting women as it is about housing options. Get together over a cuppa for a chat and to connect with other women. Please contact Lauren before heading along so that you can hear more about the project. 0419 179 495 or Visit the website here:

Dudley Denny Library

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 March

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

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