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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 26 May

Marion Family Carnival

Friday, 5.30pm to Sunday 9pm

Get together and experience the fun at the annual Marion Family Carnival this May! With free entry, tonnes of fun rides and alley games, everyone will be entertained. Don’t forget all the food, including ice cream, fairy floss, and dagwood dogs. For $40, you can get an unlimited ride armband!

Marion Church Grounds

Saturday 27 May

Metal Fest Relaunch

Saturday, from 8.30pm

This Mackay favourite is back for 2023, with two new headliners. Don’t miss Gutterfire, Forest, and Systematic Machine, plus so much more! Tickets at only $17.19, available from Eventbrite, or $20 at the door.

Empire Alternacade and Events

Mayfair 2023

Saturday, 4pm – 8pm

Mackay West State School’s Mayfair is on with a great variety of activities, food stalls, games, live entertainment, including musical performances and the chance to dunk teachers! This afternoon will be fun for the entire family.

Mackay West State School

The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert

Saturday, from 7.30pm

The iconic band is back and ready to recreate their most infamous concert ever! Brought to Mackay by intimate tribute band, The Honey Sliders, this concert is setting up to be one of the best and most respectful and tasteful tribute acts of The Beatles! Tickets are available from

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

Sunday 28 May

Emergency Services Day

Sunday, from 10am

In this family fun day, learn from the local emergency services, with workshops, demonstrations, and activities. Chat with firefighters, paramedics and police officers, and get your photo taken in all the vehicles that will be on show.

Harrup Park

Million Paws Walk

Sunday, 8am – 12pm

Raise funds for RSPCA while walking and socialising your fur baby this weekend! The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is a great opportunity to meet other dog owners, get your exercise in and help a great cause. There will be food vans, live family entertainment, market stalls and raffles afterwards, so it is set to be a great family day.

Queens Park

Mackay Churches Together Pentecost Service – Walk of Witness

Sunday, from 4pm

Join the Mackay Churches Pentecost service, walking through the streets of Mackay with prayers and accompanied with the Mackay and District Pipe Band. The walk will include three city churches and finish at St Paul’s Uniting Church with a rest, pray and listen to Mavis Braithwaite on the organ. Wear red, orange, and yellow for Pentecost, and bring supper, water, hat and sunscreen. For more information, contact Dr Rosemary Dunn, Anglican Church, 0431 562 680.

St Paul’s Uniting Church, Macalister Street

Tuesday 30 May

Yoga Teacher Training Night

Tuesday, from 6.30pm

Learn the craft of being a yoga instructor through Susan Deakin’s, of Unity Yoga, dedicated classes. This intensive program allows students to become teachers in four weekends. Come along to this introductory night to learn more about the program and how to enrol.

17 Hunter Street, West Mackay

Wednesday 31 May

PainWISE Chronic Pain Movement Class

Wednesday, 10am – 11.30am

This weekly class with welcoming energy helps alleviate pains with gentle exercises given by calm and kind instructors. Aid your pain and enjoy a cup of tea afterwards with other attendees. Your first visit is free, and only $5 after that.

Split Spaces

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

State of Origin Game 1 @ Souths Leagues Club

Wednesday from 8pm

Watch the State of Origin Game 1 on the big screens at the Souths Leagues Sports Club this Wednesday. This is not a game to miss, especially with the club looking after you!

Souths Leagues Club Mackay

Thursday 1 June

Spacey Jane

Thursday, from 6pm

Massive headliner and Triple J band, Spacey Jane, are coming to Mackay for the first time ever! These tickets are selling out fast for this one day only show. Tickets are $79.90, and are available from

Harrup Park

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

State of Origin @ Souths Leagues Club

Spacey Jane Live At Harrup Park

The Beatles’ Return at The MECC

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Learn the Art of Yoga with Susan Deakin

2023 Emergency Services Day

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