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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 28 April

Wintermoon Music Festival

Friday 5pm to Monday, 4pm

The annual Wintermoon Music Festival is back, celebrating music and dance, with workshops and circus acts in the Mount Charlton rainforest.

Mount Charlton, Queensland

Hypnotise Me presented by Andy Vening

Friday from 6.30pm

Returning by popular demand, comedy hypnotist Andy Vening is ready to surprise the audience with his new comedy show. Prepare to be shocked by his amazing hypnotic skills, where volunteers test their unconscious minds in fantastic displays.

Metropolitan Hotel, Mackay

Saturday 29 April

Sarina Mud Trials May Day

Saturday 7am to Sunday 8pm

Join Sarina for the annual Sarina Mud Trials. Following the Grand Parade at 8am, the races begin, tearing through the course and making a mess. Classes include junior, standard, buggies, bombs and topgun. With a licensed bar and live music, this will be fun for the whole family.

Sarina Showgrounds

Flavourista Social Tasting

Saturday, 9am to 11am

Enjoy good food and others company with this great workshop. Starting with a nature walk, create meals together, using Flavourista blends, which are gluten and nut free, with the chance to win various prizes.

Wetland Walkabout

Sunday 30 April

The Wild Sky live at the Seabreeze Hotel

Sunday, from 2pm

Mackay local band, The Wild Sky, will cruise you into the public holiday, with their blues-inspired tunes.

Seabreeze Hotel

Resin Workshop by the Creative Art Studio

Sunday, 2pm to 5pm

Relax the weekend away with this calming resin workshop. Come home with a beautiful floral resin trinket dish. Led by artist Michelle, this workshop will teach you all you need to know about resin art and give you handy tips and tricks to make your own.

The Creative Art Studio, 3 Ungerer Street, Mackay

Monday 1 May

Boogie Bounce Mackay Walking Group

Monday, from 9.30am

Hosted by the Boogie Bounce Mackay Walking Group, come along to the new walking group, starting Monday. Meet at the Botanical Gardens and join the group for a casual walk around the gardens, following by a coffee at the café.

Botanical Gardens Mackay

Wednesday 3 May

Novice/Beginner Yoga

Every Wednesday, 3pm to 4pm

Led by Wellness with Deb, this new novice and beginner yoga class is perfect for everyone. Strengthening and stretching muscles is the game, learning how to use and engage muscles for the best results with your fitness.

Habana, Queensland

STEAM Club – Magformer Construction

Wednesday, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Hosted by the Mackay Regional Council Libraries, this STEAM Club will encourage creative minds, by building engineering projects with Magformer magnet shapes.

Gordon White Library

Thursday 4 May

Frenchy Judgement Day

Thursday, from 7.30pm

Viral Australian comedian Frenchy is visiting Mackay on his national tour. With nothing off limits, and warnings for sitting in the front row, this show will test the audience.

Metropolitan Hotel, Mackay

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