What's on in The Mackay Isaac Region

The secluded islands and sub-tropical rainforests of Mackay beckon adventurers keen to explore untouched nature. But did you know that watching kangaroos salute the morning sun on Cape Hillsborough, or platypus frolicking at Eungella National Park and going outback and exploring the rugged landscape of the Isaac Region is just scratching the surface of what’s on in Mackay Isaac Region?

Australia’s sugar capital boasts something even sweeter: a diverse events calendar.

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School Holidays Workshops

It’s the school holidays and it’s time to get creative. Come along for a one hour workshop and create a glass dish. Open to all ages, yes, adults can join in too! Lots of colours and inspiration are available. Children under seven must be supervised by a parent or older sibling, carer etc, at no c...

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Self Guided Heritage Walk of Mackay

Self guided walking tour of Mackay City Centre's heritage and art deco buildings. Immerse yourself in the history of Mackay. Starts at Paxton's warehouse, corner of River and Carlyle Street.

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Friday Sunset Sessions

Wake House Australia love Fridays and they love sunsets. Watch the wakeboarders, listen to live music and eat dinner lakeside at the Sunset Bar and Cafe. Different live musician every Friday evening.

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Morning Melodies - Boys from Oz

Join JD Smith as he takes you on a journey through the pop, rock and country classics that have been the soundtrack to your life. From the unofficial national anthems of John Farnham's You’re The Voice, Daryl Braithwaite’s The Horses and Peter Allen’s I Still Call Australia Home; Supergroup classic...

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DBCT Kids Theatre Season - The Beanies

Join MECC for this delightful picnic-style performance on comfortable pillows and mats in the North Foyer. The Beanies are sincerely silly. In fact, they’re full-time silliness professionals! But beneath the comedy lies a heartfelt mission to be every child’s BFF and champion their right to be glo...

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The Robertson Brothers 1960's TV Variety Show

Following their Sold Out National Tour in 2023, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2024 with a brand new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show! Geoff and Ben Robertson are back as your char...

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Hudsons Circus - Mackay

Hudsons Circus presents a two hour traditional style Circus with a modern twist featuring ‘Edge of your seat Daredevils, hilarious clowns, aerial acrobatics and beautiful animal acts’ in a fast paced show for the whole family!

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The Tap Pack

Following sold-out shows and rave reviews on London’s West End, at Sydney Opera House and around the world, Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to Mackay! Picking up where The Rat Pack left off, The Tap Pack conjures up a modern twist to the crooners and artists from the...

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The Mecc Presents Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Australia's biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 26th annual road trip around the country! Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we're delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep! Featuring a line-up of beloved comedy roya...

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The Wombat Festival

The Wombat Festival aims to use art and experiences to recognise the significance of Clermont, Queensland as the home of the critically endangered Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat. The festival centres around May 11 which is recognised as the official day of the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat which at one ...

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Missy Higgins - The Second Act Tour 2024 Celebrating "The Sound of White" 20th Anniversary

Missy Higgins is unveiling ‘an anniversary tour with a difference’ to celebrate 20 years since her trailblazing debut, The Sound Of White. The Second Act Tour will see Missy touring theatres nationally next autumn in a special two act show. The first set each evening will include some brand-new so...

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ZACH MACH Adventure Challenge

ZACH MACH is Mackay's best multisport adventure challenge. Held once a year, ZACH MACH celebrates the life of Zach Roberts, an outstanding young man who embraced adventure and challenge. This event is for the weekend warrior to the elite, aged 7 to 107+. There are two parts to this adventure wee...

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Nebo Hotel Street Party

The count down is on to the BIGGEST weekend in Nebo! ​The Nebo Hotel is once again kicking off the Nebo Rodeo weekend with a huge line up of country music. Grab your hats, dust off your boots and roll up your swag...It's rodeo time! ​ Start your Rodeo weekend off at 4pm on Friday, 3rd weekend in...

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Nebo Rodeo

Grab your hats, dust off your boots and roll up your swag, it's Rodeo time! in 2024 the Nebo Rodeo will be held on the 18th May and again will partner with Nebo Hotel to bring you a fantastic weekend of entertainment for the whole family. Starting on Friday night with the Nebo Hotel Street Party...

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Mosaic Classes in Mackay

Experience the Magic of Mosaic Lamp Making at Art Masterclass's Mackay Pop-up. Picture a day embarking on an enchanting artistic adventure, right here in Mackay. Art Masterclass Anatolian Art Classes are not just workshops; they are gateways to unlocking the inner artist and embracing the rich heri...

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RDE-Regional Disability Expo with Bonus Seniors Expo-Mackay

Join them at the RDE-Regional Disability with bonus Seniors Expo for a day filled with inspiration, information, and empowerment. This in-person event brings together a diverse community of individuals, families, and organizations dedicated to supporting people with disabilities and the aged care se...

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2024 Mackay Expo

Your lifestyle, your adventure at the 2024 Mackay Expo. Join them on 24th to 26th May at Mackay Showgrounds for the region’s largest and most exciting outdoor adventure, home and lifestyle event. Learn from the experts and discover new destinations, innovative living ideas, and outdoor products an...

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BMA Mackay Marina Run

The BMA Mackay Marina run is an unmissable event on the Australian running calendar. Widely regarded as Queensland’s most scenic running course, the run is set against spectacular sub-tropical scenery and one of the state’s only blue water rivers. The flat, fast course is extremely popular with ...

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The World of Musicals in Concert - Mackay

Following a sell out 2022 Australia tour - The World of Musicals in Concert Returns to Australia in 2024 featuring an all new show. The World of Musicals in Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented artists who exquisitely perform classic hits,...

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Rokitz Entertainment presents The World of Musicals in Concert

Following a sell out 2022 Australia tour - The World of Musicals in Concert comes to Mackay in 2024 featuring an all new show. The World of Musicals in Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented artists who exquisitely perform classic hits, fuse...

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The MECC Presents Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

This thrilling West End production is the genre-defining murder mystery from the bestselling novelist of all time... case closed! As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guest...

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DBCT Kids’ Theatre Season presents A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production The Peasant Prince

Based on the book by Li Cunxin, Illustrated by Anne Spudvilas. Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandie Eldridge and Tim McGarry. Monkey Baa is Thrilled to announce the return of its award-winning production The Peasant Prince in 2024. The children’s version of Li Cunxi’s iconic autobiography,...

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Morning Melodies - Some Enchanted Evening

They were known as America’s most successful musical theatre writing team and their partnership has been called the greatest of the 20th Century. Join a very special event paying tribute to the timeless music from the legendary Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring your favourite tun...

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The Umbilical Brothers - The Distraction

Winner TV - Best comedy at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Do you love staring at screens? Are you staring at a screen right now? You should get out more. Specifically to a show that has an enormous screen smack-bang in the middle of it. The Umbilicals take the energy of live performance and the spe...

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St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend

Queensland's premiere environmental, cultural and food event is back in 2024 to tantalize your tastebuds, animate your artistic bones and blow you away with some of the best entertainment and First Nations performers as one of nature’s finest wetlands burst into life. The 2024 event will be held at...

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The Beach Boys Experience

Pick up some Good Vibrations at this unforgettable celebration dedicated to the music of The Beach Boys For nearly 60 years, the Beach Boys have embodied summertime. Sun, surfing, the beach, pretty girls in bikinis, driving with the top down. Favourites like “Surfin Safari” “Surfin USA” “Surfer Gir...

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A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music and Dance Sensation

Hot off its sold out 2023 UK Tour ‘A Taste of Ireland―The Irish Music and Dance Sensation’ returns with a performance that is ‘Celtic―for this decade’. Laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands, as A Taste of Ireland returns to Mackay for the first time in 3 years....

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A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation - Mackay

Hot off its sold out 2023 UK Tour ‘A Taste of Ireland―The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ returns with a performance that is ‘Celtic―for this decade’. Laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands, as A Taste of Ireland returns to Mackay for the first time in 3 years. ...

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Motorcycle Beach Races

Speeding Motorcycles under open tropical skies, at Grasstree Beach, 35 minutes south of Mackay, Central Queensland, first ran in the region back in 1927. This iconic event is and the only competitive beach motorcycle race in Australia, one of only several in the world. The race attracts around 350...

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Running in the Shadows of Fleetwood Mac

They’ve sold more than one hundred million albums world-wide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Fleetwood Mac’s songs are part of international music history. Now, the Internationally acclaimed The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show "Running In The Shadows" is heading to the Mackay E...

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Kath & Kim Drag Bingo

Play to WIN $1000 CASH & proizes! Hoi Hornbags! Kath & Kim Drag Bingo is coming to Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre hosted by two foxy morons: Prada Clutch & Conchita Grande! Play to WIN $1,000 CASH & proizes Enjoy 5-games of bingo plus a live Kath & Kim show Dress as your favourite Kath &...

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Mackay Festival of Arts

With annual favourites like Wisely Wine and Food Day and Daly Bay Illuminate, a line-up of new theatre, dance, comedy, visual arts and cabaret, and a jam-packed fringe event program, the 2024 Mackay Festival of Arts is one not to miss!

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The MECC Presents From Campfire To Stage Light

From Campfire to Stage Light is an epic journey toward self-determination and Indigenous pride, as told through the life experience of David Bindi Hudson, well-known and loved cultural leader and global ambassador for Indigenous Australia. David is the ultimate storyteller, singer-songwriter, dance...

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Between The Tides | 2024

Between the Tides 2024 returns! The mix of headline and local talent will host performances on the beach/foreshore, inviting fans to an incredibly intimate, inclusive and connected experience. This unique, special event welcomes locals and travellers to the Mackay region to experience song, stories...

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Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's | Mackay QLD

The Fox Superflow is not your average enduro: it's your chance to ride the way you want! Say goodbye to tight schedules and hello to enduro racing with a laid-back vibe. Gear up for the ultimate gravity enduro experience and race the Fox Superflow - Australia’s most popular gravity enduro series, b...

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All-Ages: Great Gable & Kitschen Boy

Catchy indie anthems and dynamic synth-packed tunes are on the menu as Great Gable and Kitschen Boy headline this All-Ages event at Arcadia Bar. Youth music organisation The Push is bringing this massive All-Ages event to Mackay as part of the Queensland Music Festival Reef Trail. You can expect a ...

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DBCT Kids' Theatre Season: You Are A Doughnut

*This is a relaxed session. Relaxed sessions are for anyone who would benefit from a calmer environment. There is a relaxed attitude to noise, doors remain open and lights are dimmed. From the creators of “The Alphabet of Awesome Science” comes a brand-new multi-award winning family show… You are ...

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Graeme Connors - My Lyrical Life 50 Years On

Following two packed houses at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, legendary singer-songwriter Graeme Connors brings his special ‘My Lyrical Life’ show to his hometown of Mackay. Graeme continues celebrating 50 years in the music industry with a very special show at the Mackay Entertainment and Con...

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Road Trip Drag Challenge

This event is a family friendly social drag racing local QLD event, with an emphasis on having fun and bringing new people into the sport from around the country.

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The Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine Presents Forest Song and Don Quixote

By popular demand, The Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine will return to Australia in May, June and July 2024. They will present again their double bill of Forest Song and Don Quixote. The audience response to their performances in 2023 was literally amazing with standing ovations following every performa...

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The MECC and Shake & Stir Theatre Co Present Fourteen

The year is 1999 and Shannon has a secret. Shannon Molloy is a year 9 student at an all-boys-rugby-mad Catholic school in regional Queensland, with a secret that no one can ever find out. Shannon is gay. Based on the best-selling memoir by award-winning journalist Shannon Molloy, fourteen is the i...

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Leaving Jackson the Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

Experience the magic of Leaving Jackson. Join the MECC for an unforgettable night of all things Johnny Cash. All the hits and stories that captured the life of a Legend - From the famous "Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues" to the Legendary songs of the "Highway Men" Leaving Jackson will perf...

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Tina - The Ultimate Tribute to the Queen of Rock N’ Roll

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this glorious, energetic stage production, brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. The powerful raspy vocals, high-intensity dancing and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass s...

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The MECC & Hit Productions present Eskimo Joe and Dan Sultan

Prepare for an intimate rendezvous with Australian rock legends Eskimo Joe as they embark on a national acoustic tour, gracing the stages of Australia's most beautiful theatres. Joining them will be the formidable Dan Sultan, fresh from winning Best Adult Contemporary at the 2023 ARIA Awards. This...

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2024 Mackay Careers Expo

2024 2nd Annual Mackay Careers Expo. Admission is free! The 2nd annual Mackay Careers Expo presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities. With exhibitors including Universities, private edu...

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Ross Noble - Jibber Jabber Jamboree

Jibber Jabber Jamboree marks Ross Noble’s 21st solo stand-up tour. To celebrate this milestone, he invites you to join him for an evening of the sort of inspired nonsense that has cemented his place as the supreme master of stream of conscious freewheeling stand up. This is a chance to see Noble li...

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GSM Presents Best of The Bee Gees Greatest Hits Tour

The Best of the Bee Gees brings the Greatest Hits Tour to the Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre with special guests Colin “Smiley” Petersen and Roslyn Loxton. This brand-new show has a high energy set list with more favourites, more disco and more hits written by the brothers Gibb which were c...

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BMA River 2 Reef Ride Festival

Mackay and the Whitsundays’ River 2 Reef Ride Ride Festival is back again in 2023. The annual charity ride raises funds for charities: RACQ CQ Rescue and Disabled Sport & Rec Mackay. The event is a great opportunity for some family fun and for more people to become active and involved in cycling. ...

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Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling

A free outdoor community concert held at the Bluewater Quay Park, Mackay. Pipe bands, highland dancers, Piping MaD Rock band and much more. Massed bands march across the Forgan Bridge and the entertainment continues on the River Stage until dusk. Food vendors on site include haggis pies, scotch ...

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DBCT Kids’ Theatre Season and Tall Stories Production presents The Gruffalo

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood... After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by...

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