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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Event Guide

Friday 9 June

Resources Industry Network June Industry Brief Lunch

Friday, Registrations open at 11:45am for 12:00pm start

Resource Industry Network is hosting its June Industry Briefing Lunch this Friday in the Lancaster Room at Harrup Park Country Club. Guest speaker Andrew Barger, Policy Director at The Queensland Resources Council (QRC), will be discussing the outlook for Queensland’s resources sector and much more.

Harrup Park

Friday 5K

Every Friday Evening From 5:30pm

Join Emmie-Lee Fitness, Rise & Mind Mackay and Mackay Surf Lifesaving Clubbies on a social fun run, jog or walk along the Breakwater and Marina paths. Meet at the beachside of the Surf Club ready to go every Friday arvo @ 5:30pm.

The Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club

Friday SUN.sets

Every Friday Evening From 6pm

Knock off drinks, lakeside dinner, good friends, and LIVE MUSIC.

Wake House Australia

Leyon Milner Live

Friday, 6:30pm

Cap off your work week at the Seabreeze Hotel. Dance the night away from 6.30pm.

Seabreeze Hotel

Annette Worthington Live

Friday, 6:30pm

Join Anette Worthington for a night of live music from 6:30pm-10:30pm. Come along for a great night.

Souths Suburban Bowls Club

Saturday 10 June

Queensland Day With Scouts

Sunday, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join in for this free family event for all ages hosted by Hibiscus Coast District Scouts, 21Degrees South Multisport Association and Crime Stoppers Volunteer Committee. Enjoy free activities including archery attack, crate stacking and MapRun, and support the organisations with a sausage sizzle.

Queens Park

Share The Rainbow @Sydney Street Markets

Saturday, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Celebrate Pride Month at Sydney Street Markets this June! Sydney Street Markets will transform into a vibrant rainbow wonderland, with live cooking demonstrations and sampling every Saturday from 11am - 1pm!

Sydney Street Markets

Hostplus Cup Round 13 - Mackay Cutters V Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Saturday, 3:00pm

Get around game day and cheer on the Cutters as they take on Wynnum Manly Seagulls! 3:00pm | gates open. 3:45pm | U21's Hastings Deering Colts. 6:00pm | Hostplus Cup.

BB Print Stadium

Eungella Highland Ceilidh

Saturday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Come up to Eungella for the night or stay the weekend and enjoy a real Scottish Country Dance. Featuring the Mackay & District Pipe Band, Piping MaD, Mackay Ceilidh Dance School, Iain McKenzie and Margaret Silke. Lots of music and dancing all night long. Soup and bread is included in the price of $25.00 per head. Primary age children and under are free. Adult and children’s tickets are available at

13 North Street, Eungella

NBL1 North Round 11

Saturday, 6:00pm

Mackay Basketball welcomes the Ipswich Force to the Crater for Round 11 of the NBL1 North season. Mackay Meteorettes v Ipswich Force from 6:00pm. Mackay Meteors v Ipswich Force from 8:00pm.

Mackay Basketball Stadium

Sunday 11 June

Sounds at the Seabreeze

Sunday, 12:00pm

Join the Seabreeze on Sunday for an extraordinary musical experience at Sounds at the Seabreeze. Prepare to be captivated by an afternoon filled with incredible live performances by the exceptionally talented bands, The Wild Sky and The Feels. Starting from 12pm, immerse yourself in the soul-stirring melodies and infectious rhythms that will take your breath away.

Seabreeze Hotel

Picnic in the Park - Youth Event

Sunday, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Coming out of Mackay Regional Council’s YOL1000 project, the Youth and Arts Development Team organised and held a series of Youth Focused, Youth Led Event Workshops. A group of young people from the workshop decided to run their very own event, and Picnic in the Park was created. Live music, youth run market stalls, food vans, giant games and more! This event is organised by young people, for young people. Please bring your own picnic rugs and some cash for the youth market stalls. Parents welcome to attend. There will be adult volunteers and council staff from the youth development team on the ground for the day.

Jubilee Park

Wednesday 14 June

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

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

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 15 June

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

Beddy Rays Tour De Frothy

Thursday, 7:30pm

Beddy Rays, one of Australia’s most beloved bunch of fun-loving larrikins are gearing up to return to home soil and ride a lap around the country as part of their ‘Tour De Frothy’. After spending 2 months on the road throughout the UK and Europe, they are ready to kick off their tour in Mackay with special guests Betty Taylor.

Seabreeze Hotel

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