Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 17 March

Mackay Connected Beginnings Super Playgroup

Friday, 9:00am to 11:00am

Talk to organisations and services about building your family strong. Enrol to kindergarten, daycares and prep, register your child’s birth, plus so much more! For more information please contact Fiona Mann Bobongie 0488 550 270 or Latoya Latimer 0421 443 349.

Glenella State School

Friday SUN.sets

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

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

Wake House Australia

Saturday 18 March

Mackay Cutters Round 2

Saturday, 10:00am

Get around game day and cheer on the Cutters as they take on Northern Pride & Tweed Seagulls! 10:00am | GATES OPEN. 10:50am | Cyril Connell Cup. 12:10pm | Mel Meninga Cup. 1:40pm | Harvey Norman U19s. 3:00pm | Hostplus Cup. 5:00pm | BMD Premiership.

BB Print Stadium

Party in The Park

Saturday, 1:00pm

An exclusive opportunity for the Mackay community to view the brand new Great Barrier Reef Arena development at Harrup Park. The event will feature local cricket grand final on the GBRA with fireworks, live music, mini eat street and family fun throughout the day. Kids amusement rides available from 2pm-7pm ($25 unlimited rides) with free balloon twisting & face painting at the event. Gold coin donation on entry.

Harrup Park

Black Hole Film Screening

Saturday, 6:00pm

Join for a special free screening of "Black Hole", a powerful and thought-provoking documentary that sheds light on the destructive impact of Whitehaven Coal on our environment and communities.

Mackay Environment Centre

BME Presents: Queen Bohemian Rhapsody: Greatest Hits Tour

Saturday, 6:30pm

Following a hugely successful sell-out tour, Queen Bohemian Rhapsody are returning with a brand-new show in 2023 performing all of Queen's greatest hits and a few of the most popular songs on their albums 50 years on.


Alt Takeover

Saturday, 8:30pm

Catch Ancient Remains, Systematic Machine, Arcade Stories and Yellowslip at Alternative Takeover. Tickets are $15 or $20 at the Door.

Empire Alternacade and Events

Sunday 19 March

NQ Babies & Kids Market

Sunday, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Over 50 local businesses on display with all things babies & kids, as well as mum's to be & new mum products. There are lucky door prizes to be won throughout the market, Jumping Castles, Face Painting, Free Bounty Bags. Don't forget you can get your coffee fresh & hot at the event, to have while you're shopping. Come & join the amazing market morning to see all the amazing local small businesses all under the one roof!

Mackay Showgrounds

Sunday Live Music – Viva Acoustic Live

Sunday, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Music every Sunday from 2pm - 5pm. Head down to the Seabreeze Hotel this Sunday for some fresh tunes, delicious food, and ice-cold brews.

Seabreeze Hotel

Perfect Wedding Auditions

Sunday, 3:00pm

The one-act play season has come to an end and now it’s time for Kucom Theatre to get their next show on the road. Kucom Theatre will be holding auditions for “Perfect Wedding”, a comedy by Robin Hawdon, directed by Kathryn Evans. “Perfect Wedding” is a Mackay Festival of Arts Fringe event. Season dates: 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15 July 2023. Whether you would like to audition, or would prefer to be part of the production team in an offstage role, they’d love to hear from you!

Kucom Theatre

Monday 20 March

LIVINWell Community Mental Health Program

Monday, 10:00am

In partnership with Teen Shed Mackay Inc, LIVIN presents LIVINWell, a mental health education workshop for the community. LIVINWell is a 45-minute mental health educational program building on LIVIN’s mantra that “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”. The program aims to break the stigma of mental health, enhance self-efficacy (both helping yourself and helping others) and encourage help-seeking. This is open to all community members over 14+.

BCC Cinemas Mackay

Tuesday 21 March

BMA Kidspace

Tuesday, 10:00am

Join local artists and performers for creative art activities designed for toddlers and their adults. One Tuesday a month. Drop-in anytime between 10am and 2pm (live children's music from 11.30am to 12.15pm). BMA Kidspace, Artspace Mackay’s free and ever popular toddler’s program, gives children under five a chance to explore and have fun with art in a climate of co-operative learning. The program includes free artist-run craft activities in two sessions, Session 1: Anytime from 10 to 11:30am; Session 2: Anytime from 12:15 to 2pm with live musical entertainment 11:30am to 12:15pm. Bring your children along for a fun day of art-making, singing and dancing.

Artspace Mackay

Wednesday 22 March

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

Cirque Mother Africa

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Celebrating 15 years and direct from a sell-out Broadway season, Cirque Mother Africa is returning to Australia in 2023 with an all-new show featuring the amazing hand to hand balancing act as seen on Australia’s Got Talent performed by the Ramadhani Brothers.


Thursday 23 March

Chair Yoga in North Mackay

Every Thursday, 2:30pm

Using a chair for support (either sitting or standing) Chair Yoga is a practice of gentle movement, combined with mindful breathing and meditation. It's an excellent choice for anyone who wants to focus on a gentle, nurturing practice. Chair Yoga can improve your balance, flexibility, concentration and strength, while boosting your mood and reducing stress and joint strain. Bookings are essential. Call or text your full name to 0434 940 300 or message the Wellness With Deb Facebook page.

Palmview Village Community Centre, via Oasis Drive / Bradford St

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

Mackay Cutters

Bohemian Rhapsody

Arcade Stories

LIVINWell Community Mental Health Program

BMA Kidspace

Cirque Mother Africa

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