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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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Vietnamese cooking class with lunch

Learn to cook a selection of traditional Vietnamese style dishes in a home kitchen that your hosts encountered through their travels of Vietnam. Including a starter, mains and sides you will enjoy the fruits of your labour with new and old friends at a sit down shared style lunch. Includes class, ...

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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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DBCT Kids' Theatre Season - The Beanies!

Join them 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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Moranbah Australia Day Triathlon

It's time to register and it's time to start planning for your first triathlon in 2023. Moranbah Australia Day Triathlon is a great way to kick start your new year goals. Entry is free and there is prize money up for grabs

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Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0

Nurse Georgie is just what the doctor ordered. As seen on Britain’s Got Talent 2023, winner of ‘Best Comedy Show' at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and following a sell-out season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, don’t miss Nurse Georgie Carroll as she performs for one night only at the MECC! Georg...

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CraftAlive Mackay

Kits, supplies and equipment. Ample parking. Easy access. Buy your entry ticket online now. CraftAlive is a hands-on event. A chance to learn from world-class specialists with interactive classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please note, entry tickets are not day specific. Class bookings are...

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Showtime Australia presents ; The Michael Jackson HIStory Show

Showtime presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances evoking his early days as a member of the Jackson 5, his groundbreakin...

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Jessica Mauboy Yours Forever Tour 2024

Immerse yourself in the heart of Australia with Jessica Mauboy's 'Yours Forever' Tour. This homecoming tour from the 'Australian Idol' star turned 'The Voice' mentor is a celebration of her roots. Mauboy's new album 'Yours Forever' showcases her authentic powerhouse vocals and personal storytellin...

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Prada Clutch's All-Drag Revue

Let them take you on a journey from where it all began, Darlings! Flanked by gorgeous men, Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch & her 'girls' pay tribute to the history of Aussie drag – in concert. Revisit the good ol' days with Les Girls in the 60’s, sing along to classic disco h...

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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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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 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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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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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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Mackay Expo

For three days the Mackay Expo will showcase an extensive range of innovative products and services for lovers of adventure and the great outdoors including caravans, camper trailers, hybrids, 4x4s and accessories, fishing equipment, boats and holiday destinations. The Expo also features a large Ho...

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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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Rokitz Entertainment presents zThe 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 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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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 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 the St Lawrenc...

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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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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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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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Between The Tides | 2024

Between the Tides 2024 will be set at the picturesque locale of Seaforth on Yuwibara Country, a mere 40 minutes north of Mackay. 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 uniq...

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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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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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Echoes of Pink Floyd: Signs of Life Tour - Mackay

In 1988, Australia witnessed a rock concert event unprecedented in its scale, scope, and impact. English powerhouse rockers Pink Floyd, sparkling with fresh energy after enduring significant upheaval in the early 1980s, came to our shores in support of their smash hit A Momentary Lapse of Reason a...

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Echoes of Pink Floyd Signs Of Life Tour

In 1988, Australia witnessed a rock concert event unprecedented in its scale, scope and impact. Now, 35 years later as our country begins to re-embrace live music, Australia’s own Echoes of Pink Floyd bring you their painstakingly crafted homage to this amazing concert experience, Signs of Life. E...

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Ashes To Ashes: David Bowie Experience - Mackay

The spirit of the legendary, the iconic, the revolutionary, David Bowie lives on with ‘Ashes To Ashes: The David Bowie Experience’ who has earnt a reputation as Australia’s premier Bowie tribute. They perform faithful versions of the songs that span Bowie’s stellar 5-decade, 27 studio album career ...

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