Thursday, April 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

New Festival Aims To Bring River To Life

Get ready to ride the waves of excitement at the upcoming River of Life Festival!
Scheduled for April 20th from 11 am to 11 pm, this free community event promises a day packed with fun and entertainment for all ages. With 28 fantastic acts lined up across three vibrant stages, the festival will showcase the incredible talents of local performers. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Mackay’s sparkling blue Pioneer River and utilising the newly developed Waterfront Precinct, attendees can look forward to a day filled with music, laughter, and unforgettable moments. It's an event not to be missed as the community comes together to celebrate the heartbeat of the town. 
This festival has come about from the collective contribution of our community volunteers. There's something for everyone, including a kid’s hub with an array of activities for children of all ages and family, there will be dancing, market stalls, food vans and local displays.
Festival coordinator, Jamesly Gourlay says, "Please come join our party and celebrate the richness of togetherness. 
“Let's celebrate who we are, bringing our community together with a showcase of Mackay's culture and talents."
With idyllic views of our iconic Pioneer River, watch local acts and discover new talent - there is something for every musical taste.  Experience a town coming alive to the sound of music and art with the music spread throughout the three stages along the banks of the river.
Mackay Regional Council has supported the River of Life Festival with the Make Your Place grant funding designed to inspire community-driven events and attractions in the region. Various local businesses have also provided generous support with sponsorship, equipment and facilities.

What to expect at the RIVER OF LIFE FESTIVAL
* Sensory circus tribe
* Petting zoo
* Kids mini train rides
* Drum workshop
* Glitter Tattoo
* Facepainting
* Bush Craft
* Food stalls
* Art Workshops
* Dancing
* Local displays
* Fitness games
* Market stalls
* Music Bands

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