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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Saturday 8 April

Shannan Fitzgerald Live at the Seabreeze Hotel

Saturday, 8:30pm to 11:30pm

Dance the night away with live music from 8.30pm - 11.30pm.

Seabreeze Hotel

Mega Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, sessions run every half hour from 10am (final session starts at 1pm)

Join Caneland Central’s egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt and hop into the fun with your family and friends! Head to the Easter Village located in Centre Court at the start of your session to collect your map and start the hunt! Follow the map and write down the number displayed on the store windows. Once you’ve completed the hunt return to the Easter Village to collect your goodie bag! Bookings required.

Easter Village in Centre Court, Caneland Central

Sunday 9 April

Family Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, 11:30am

Wake House Australia's annual Family Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt takes place around Lake Poco (aka the wake park lake) in Andergrove Lakes. You will need to check in first at the Lakeside Cafe @ Wake House between 11am - 11.30am. All ticket sales go directly to local charity All Abilities Inc - Summer House Mackay. The WakeHouse crew are super excited for this one. Lots of chocolate bunnies for all the participants. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Wake House Australia

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 12:00pm

Join in for an egg-citing Easter Sunday at Seabreeze Hotel! Bring your family and friends to enjoy a fun-filled day from 12pm onwards. They’ve got lots of activities lined up for the kids, including face painting and Easter goodies. And that's not all! Live music by Mick Woodbridge will have you dancing and singing along from 2pm onwards. The winners of the colouring in competition will be declared, so be sure to submit your entry to be in the running for some awesome prizes. Don't miss out on this egg-cellent opportunity to celebrate Easter with your loved ones.

Seabreeze Hotel

Sounds On Sunday Ft. The Feels

Sunday, 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Sounds On Sunday is back Easter Sunday featuring the Feels live on the deck from 4pm to 8pm. Waterslide, jumping castle and face painting plus outdoor bar, street food and courtesy bus available.

Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club

Monday 10 April

The Magic Two Live Shows

Monday, April 10 to Sunday, April 16, 10:30am and 1:00pm daily

You’re sure to have a magical time these school holidays. Head to Centre Court between the 10th to the 16th April to enjoy a free 45-minute magic show. Witness the magical dancing, funny guys as they wow you with their dazzling tricks and amazing dance moves. The shows are on twice daily at 10:30am and 1pm, so don’t miss out. No bookings Required.

Centre Court, Caneland Central

Tuesday 11 April

Superpowered on Tour - April School Holiday Program

Tuesday, April 11 to Sunday, April 16

Superpowered on Tour is coming to Artspace Mackay during the April school holidays bringing creative activities for children, families and people of all ages and abilities. Created by the Children’s Art Centre in collaboration with four Australian artists – Kaylene Whiskey (Yankunytjatjara people), Tony Albert (Girramay/Yidinyji/Kuku Yalanji peoples), Gordon Hookey (Waanyi people) and Vincent Namatjira (Western Aranda people) – who use their voices and their art to empower Aboriginal people and create inspirational imagery for all children. The free and fun activities will focus on strong empowering messages and humour.

Artspace Mackay

Wednesday 12 April

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

School Holiday Drop In Activity - Rock Painting

Wednesday, 9:30am to 11:00am

Join in on the Tropical Sun Lawn to create painted rocks of art and get some handy tips for rock hunting in the Botanic Gardens. This is a FREE drop in activity, suitable for ages 5 and up. Parental supervision is required at all times. Short waiting periods may be required during busy periods.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

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.

Dudley Denny Library, Victoria Street

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

Soul Jam Wednesdays at The Kooyong Hotel

Every Wednesday, 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Soul Jam is back at The Kooyong Hotel, hosting another friendly space to share your originals, jam with others and experiment with music. Supplied are a drummer and guitarist, bass also available. All artists welcome including slam poetry and comedians.

The Kooyong Hotel

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 13 April

Chair Yoga in North Mackay

Every Thursday, 2:00pm

Using a chair for support (either sitting or standing) Chair Yoga is a practice of gentle movement, combined with mindful breathing & 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 & 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

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