Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 14 April

Reece Mastin and Jonte at The Metropolitan

Friday, 7:30pm

Celebrating his 10-year anniversary X-Factor winner, Reece Mastin, is in Mackay, performing at The Metropolitan. Mackay local artist, Jonte, will be supporting Reece, with a 45-minute opening. Reece will hit the stage, performing all his best hits from 9pm, making this a night not to miss. Tickets $39.90. Doors open at 7:30pm.

The Metropolitan Hotel Mackay

Saturday 15 April

Sarina 4B Rodeo

Saturday, 3:00pm

The annual Sarina Rodeo is back for 2023 and has fun for the whole family, including Open Bull Ride, Open Saddle Bronc, Open Bareback, and Pee Wee Barrel Race. Gates open at 3pm.

Sarina Showgrounds

Learn2Run 5k

Saturday, 5:45am

Want to learn to run 5 kilometres in 13 weeks? This program will run through core running skills to avoid injury and let you enjoy running with a group. The first Saturday of the month will start at Mantra Mackay Carpark and every other Saturday will start from Laffos Caneland. Start time is strictly 5:45am every Saturday. Tuesday and Thursday are from City Fitness at 5:30am sharp.

Mantra Mackay Carpark

Elvis Presley Tribute Show

Saturday, 7:15pm

All Elvis Presley fans, heads up! Elvis will be performing at the Souths Leagues Club Mackay this Saturday, performing all his best hits. General admission $35, with doors opening from 7:15pm.

South Leagues Club Mackay

Tuesday 18 April

BMA Kidspace

Tuesday, 10:00am to 12:12pm

Join local artists and performers for creative art activities for toddlers and their parents. Activities include creative play, live musical entertainment and so much more.

Artspace Mackay

Imagine Kids Wellbeing Program

Tuesday, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Imagine Kids is a wellbeing program for children, aged 5 to 9, that builds confidence, healthy self-esteem, and emotional resilience in creative, fun, and engaging classes. The Term 2 program includes mindfulness, managing big emotions, and music and dress up. $180 per child per term, and with limited spaces, contact Kylee on

The Neighbourhood Hub, South Mackay

Wednesday 19 April

Night Nav MapRun

Wednesday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Get involved with this evening running event. For all ages and fitness levels, meet at John Breen Park and walk, jog, or run through local parks and streets in the cool of the evening. BYO: MapRunn6 app, water bottle, footwear, and a torch or head lamp. $5 per person or $12 per family. To register, email with your name, contact number and number of participates in your team.

John Breen Park, Mackay

Thursday 20 April

Gin Appreciation

Thursday, 6:30pm

If gin is your drink of choice this is one event you don't want to miss. The evening will feature 5 gin tastings with a 3-course menu designed by The Dispensary head chef, Alex.

The Dispensary Mackay

Cocktails and Karaoke

Every Thursday, 8:00pm to 11:45pm

Come on down for cocktails and karaoke, with the best amateur singers of Mackay showing their stuff. This night is always a hit with locals!

Empire Alternacade and Events Mackay

Reece Mastin


BMA Kidspace

Sarina Rodeo

Gin Appreciation

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