Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 24 March

Friday Jazz @ The Con featuring Dan Barnett

Friday, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

CQCM Music Staff present Friday Jazz @ the Con featuring Dr David Reaston (guitar), Dr Peter McKenzie (saxophone), Jason Smyth-Tomkins (drums).

Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

Blake O'Connor // Finding Light Tour

Friday, 8:00pm

Guitar Slinger Blake O’Connor is often described as incorporating the outlaw country of Chris Stapleton, Soul of the blues of Tedeschi Trucks Band with the melodic soft rock of John Mayer. Catch him at the Met this Friday.

The Metropolitan Hotel Mackay

Saturday 25 March

Free Community Boot Camp

Saturday, 6:00am to 7:00am

Join Muscle Garden for their Free Community Boot Camp at the Mackay Gym. It’s absolutely free! Bring a friend or family member and have some fun. Please arrive 5 minutes early. All non-members welcomed. Bring a towel, water bottle and a smile.

Muscle Garden Health & Fitness Centre

Pocket Sessions - Autumn 2023

Saturday, 3:00pm

Join in for a day and night of live music in the rainforest. Featuring Late November, Will Blume, Stone Faced Heathens, The Wild Sky and Josh Vine and a performance by the amazing Tattyfaze Ablaze.

1195 Calen Mount Charlton Rd, Mount Charlton

Mackay Cutters Round 3

Saturday, 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Get around game day and cheer on the Cutters as they take on Townsville Blackhawks. 10:45am | GATES OPEN. 11:30am | Cyril Connell Challenge. 1:00pm | Mal Meninga Cup. 2:30pm | Harvey Norman U19s. 4:00pm | Hastings Deering Colts (TRIAL). 6:15pm | Hostplus Cup.

BB Print Stadium

Mackay Twilight Market

Saturday, 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Market stalls, mini eat street, local musician, jumping castles and face painting. Come and browse the many local small business market stalls, then have a seat and listen to local musicians all while enjoying the yummy food Mackay food trucks have to offer. ATM on site for customers convenience. Come and enjoy a night out with your family. It's not just another market, it’s a great family night out!

Mackay Showgrounds

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show

Saturday, 7:30pm

Relive the moments that captured the life of a legend! A life story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written. Folsom Prison Blues, Jackson, Walk the Line, Boy Name Sue, Ring of Fire, San Quinten, The Man in Black, Big River, Hurt, Get Rhythm, Sunday Morning coming down and much more. A heart-warming and inspiring night of music!


Sunday 26 March

Lifeline 60th Anniversary

Sunday, 9:15am

Songs, prayers and presentations by the Rev. Dr Julia Pitman and Edie Weiss, long-time volunteer telephone counsellor and suicide prevention trainer. Morning tea to follow – no need to RSVP, please just turn up.

St Paul’s Uniting Church, Macalister Street, Mackay

Sunday Live Music – Mango Junction

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

Tuesday 28 March

Kucom Theatre Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 7:00pm

The Kucom Annual General Meeting, including election of the 2023 Committee, is scheduled for Tuesday 28 March 2023. This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome to attend.

1 Snow Wright Court, Andergrove

Wednesday 29 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

Thursday 30 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

Community Easter Activation

Thursday, 4:00pm

Join for an afternoon of Easter excitement. Teen Shed Teenagers will be setting up an Easter Activity station that will lead you along the new waterfront. Starting point is near Paxton Markets where you will be given a FIND IT card to stamp off on your Easter Hunt journey. Activities will involve Easter Cookie decorating (made by Jo Jo's Bakehouse), Tattoos, Get active activity, Photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, Bunny mask and Bunny ear decorating. Once you get to final destination, you will be gifted with Easter Eggs. You can then hang around and have dinner at the markets. This fun family friendly activity, is for anyone to join. We ask a gold coin donation which will go back to Teen Shed to help its growth.

Bluewater Quay

Practice Your Performance

Thursday, 6:00pm

PERFORMERS: Bring your music, instrument, monologue, family and friends to the "Practice Your Performance" night at the con. This is a free opportunity for anyone in the community to prepare a performance and deliver it on the beautifully lit stage. If you require an accompanist, Sarah Rozekrans will be there to help you out! Completely informal and relaxed, these evenings are a great opportunity for you or your music students. All are welcome to participate or to just watch.

Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music

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