Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 21 April

Company of Women

Friday, 11.30am – 3.00pm

Join the Kickass Women in their bimonthly lunch, encouraging, networking, and supporting the women of Mackay. This lunch’s theme is Women’s Safety and includes three guest speakers, a two-course meal, and a drink on arrival. Tickets are $89.95, and all are welcome.

Rare Bar and Grill, Mackay

West Texas Crude @ The Dispensary

Friday, 6.00pm to 10pm

Performing their eclectic mix of country, blues, funk, and rock, West Texas Crude are returning to Mackay this weekend! Fan favourites of the area, this will be a show to not miss!

The Dispensary, Mackay

Lazy Ghost – Summer is Here Tour

Friday, from 8.00pm

Lazy Ghost are in Mackay, touring their newest single, Summer is Here. Lazy Ghost is known for their good vibes, fantastic live shows, and songs envisioning summer heat and summer love, all things Mackay is known for. Grab your tickets now, while you can! Tickets available through Oztix.

The Metropolitan Hotel Mackay

Mackay Twilight MEGA Markets

Friday 21, from 5.00pm to 8.30pm and Saturday 22 April, from 4pm to 8.30pm

Support local makers with this two-day event, jampacked full of live music and entertainment, eat street, jumping castles, and face painting.

With $2 entry – children 17 years old and under entry free – this is an event not to miss.

Mackay Showgrounds

Saturday 22 April

Kingswood on Tour

Saturday, from 8.00pm

The next stop of their Hometowns tour will see Aussie band Kingswood in Mackay! Performing their best hits, Kingswood will also be showcasing their newest hits from recently released album, Home, featuring the best lyrical writing in recent years. Tickets are available through Oztix.

The Metropolitan Hotel Mackay

Olive Workshop with One Hungry Mumma

Saturday, 9.30am to 11.30am

Learn how to process and marinate your own olives in this comprehensive workshop, run by One Hungry Mumma. Using a family Italian recipe, you will learn from the best, and be able to make the best for all entertainment needs! Tickets are $145 per person and include one kilo of olives, olive pitter, basket for soaking, light refreshments, and a canape and drink on arrival.

1 Zahmel Street, Finch Hatton

Sunday 23 April

Red Dog Sip and Paint – Sunday Sesh

Sunday, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Test your inner artist with this guided sip and paint workshop! Local artist, Michelle, will lead the afternoon, showing artists through the workshop, leaving with a beautiful flamingo artwork. Tickets are $79 and include all art supplies, a drink on arrival (beer or wine) and shared pizza.

Red Dog Brewery

Monday 24 April

Up, Up and Away

Monday, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Locally trained artists, Emma Goding and Nicole Pillhofer, are setting their sights on Mackay, hosting this evening of Song and Dance. Featuring favourites from musical theatre, classical repertoire, and contemporary areas, this concert will be fun for the whole family. Tickets available through Trybooking.

Ken Martin Choral Centre

Wednesday 26 April

Soul Jam at The Kooyong Hotel

Friday, 6.00pm to 11.00pm

Grab your mates for a night of original music, musical experimentation, and to jam with others! Supplying the drummer and guitarist, with a bass available, all you need to bring is your songs and good vibes!

The Kooyong Hotel

No Lights No Lycra

Every Wednesday, 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Dancing in the dark, what a great way to shake the mid-week hump! From 12 to 100 years old, this event is for all, to get together, shake and dance.

St Pauls Uniting Church, Mackay

Thursday 27 April

Big Girl’s Pyjama Party

Thursday, 6.30pm to 10.00pm

Bring your girlfriends, wear your comfiest pjs and enjoy the film ‘Allelujah’ on the big screen, while supporting the Mackay Soroptimists, with proceeds to be donated to Better Together Housing. Tickets are $35 per person and include three raffle tickets.

Mt Pleasant Cinema, Mackay

MECC Presents: Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2023

Thursday, from 6.30pm

The Roadshow is back, with Mackay on the lineup. Get your mates together and enjoy a night of comedy that will leave you in stitches. Doors open at 6.30pm, with live music for local musician, Jonte Tupaea, in the North Foyer Bar.

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

Lazy Ghost coming to Mackay

Olives Olives Olives

Melbourne International Comedy Festival at the MECC

Kingswood take on Mackay

West Texas Crude

Sip and Paint with Local Artist

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