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June 2017

Australia’s Changing Islands

June 1 - November 27
Unnamed Venue,
Mackay, Queensland Australia
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Australia's Changing Islands

Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islands. Help researchers understand how a changing climate is impacting the wildlife that inhabit them. On this expedition, you will hike with researchers across the rugged island to better understand how climate change is impacting the landscape. You will document the nature of these changes by undertaking surveys of plant species, observing koalas and wallabies, bird watching and recording small reptiles and…

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Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets

June 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018
Wood St Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets

The Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market is the showcase of local, fresh produce and value added products from within Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Region. Every Wednesday afternoon in Mackays vibrant city heart in Wood Street, join families and restaurateurs in buying local produce that does not come any fresher. All stall holders are guaranteed local to the region and are selling guaranteed local goods that either are grown and caught locally or are made with local ingredients.

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Grasstree Beach Motorbike Races

June 1 - September 10
2017 Grasstree Beach Motorbike Races,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Grasstree Beach Motorbike Races

The annual and only legal motorbike beach race in Australia – the King of the Beach Motorbike Races are making a return to Grasstree Beach! The iconic annual event sees competitors travel internationally to participate one of the few remaining races of its kind. The event consists of various qualifying heats with placeholders progressing through the rounds to the final. In conjunction with a great day of racing various activities will be held on site including a jumping castle for…

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Seaforth Car Show

June 1 @ 7:00 am - September 6 @ 4:00 pm
Seaforth Beach Foreshore,
Mackay, Queensland 4740
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Seaforth Car Show

***Due to recent catastrophic events in their area, their Car Show gas been postponed*** Date to be advised. Classic Seaforth Car Show is back in 2017. Seaforth will come alive with a variety of entertainment including their famous Car Show, Food and Beverage Stalls, over 120 market stalls, Rocket Cover Racing, Pin Up Girl competition and Photobooth, Live Entertainment and so much more! Saturday 8.30am Breakfast at The Old Station Tea House 10am Cruise around the District 1pm Late lunch…

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Sarina Tourist Art and Craft Markets

June 1 @ 9:00 am - November 7 @ 12:00 pm
Sarina Tourist Art and Craft Markets,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Sarina Tourist Art and Craft Markets

This is a community market – everyone welcome! Sausage sizzle available. Various stalls including local produce, plants and crafts. $10 site fee for store holders. There is a covered playground close by for children. See you there!

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Dracula by Bram Stoker created and adapted by shake & stir theatre co

June 2 - August 4
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Dracula by Bram Stoker created and adapted by shake & stir theatre co

Another bloody classic. The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir. When young Lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian mountains, he’s not expecting the strange hospitality he receives from his mysterious host. Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table – he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle…

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Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Young People’s Theatre Season Mr Stink

June 2 - November 2
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Young People’s Theatre Season Mr Stink

David Walliams’ award-winning book comes to life on stage for children 6-12 and their adults. This charming original Australian adaptation plays at Mackay on Friday 2 June as part of a national tour following its 2016 Sydney Opera House premiere. “Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…” It all starts when Chloe, just about the loneliest girl in the world, makes friends with Mr Stink, the…

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Free Guided Heritage Walk of Mackay

June 21, 2017 - June 14, 2018
Mackay City,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Free guided heritage walk of mackay

Join the Mackay Tourism Volunteer Ambassadors, John and John, on this guided walking tour of Mackay City Centre’s heritage and art deco buildings. Immerse yourself in the history of Mackay through Story telling and humour. This event takes place every Wednesday and starts at Paxton’s warehouse, corner of River and Carlyle Street. The walk takes approximately 90 minutes and finishes with complimentary tea and coffee.

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Australian Muscial Theatre Live

June 30
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Australian Muscial Theatre Live

See three of Australia’s leading ladies of musical theatre alongside Mackay’s best young talent live in concert for one night only! Australian Musical Theatre Live showcases the up and coming young stars of Mackay alongside Australian Leading Lady Marina Prior (Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, The Sound of Music), Aria Award Winning singer and actress Christine Anu (Hairspray, South Pacific, Moulin Rouge) and Australia’s Elphaba Jemma Rix (Wicked, Ghost). This exciting performance is the end product of a week-long musical…

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July 2017

Clermont Historical Centre Open Day

July 1
Clermont Historical Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Clermont Historical Centre Open Day

An iconic steam engine that moved a town out of a deadly flood zone is set to be the star attraction during a free event in Clermont. Experience this rich, diverse and dramatic history at the Clermont Historic Centre’s free community day from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, July 1. The historic Aveling and Porter steam engine, was one of two that moved Clermont after the 1916 Flood. This will be its first public steaming in more than two decades.…

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Cirque Africa

July 4
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Cirque Africa

100 per cent African. 100 per cent fun. Cirque Africa, is a one of a kind show that is sure to amaze and enthrall all who see it. A 100 per cent African cultural experience, Cirque Africa is a vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production which transports each audience to the positive side of Africa through modern stage a performance. Produced and directed by Papa Africa aka Winston Ruddle the director who brought you the hit Broadway show Cirque Mother…

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T20 Bulls Masters versus Baggy Blues 2017

July 6 - July 7
Harrup Park Country Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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T20 Bulls Masters versus Baggy Blues 2017

The Bulls Masters will take on the Baggy Blues in the inaugural clash between the two sides for the Healy-Waugh trophy on Friday, July 7 at Harrup with the T20 Allstars Gala dinner taking place on Thursday, July 6 at the MECC. All proceeds from the Dinner and the Match will be donated Bravehearts. T20 Allstars Gala Dinner: Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6.30pm for 7pm start Dress: Smart Casual. Includes two course meal and standard drinks package (beer, wine, juice…

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Gala At The Gardens

July 7
Meadowland Amphitheatre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Gala At The Gardens

Settle into the beautiful surrounds of the Meadowlands Amphitheatre for a night of live music under the stars to open the Thirtieth year of the Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts. Mark Seymour and The Undertow will light up the stage, delivering a powerful live performance of original songs and a winning collection of covers. Front-man for Hunters and Collectors, Mark Seymour has been a fixture on the Australian music scene for more than three decades. Joined by a host of…

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Mackay Festival of Arts

July 7 @ 10:00 am - July 16 @ 10:00 pm
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre (MECC),
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mackay Festival of Arts

The Mackay Festival of Arts 2017 will boast a 10 day program covering a wide variety of visual arts, music, theatre, family events, food and wine and much more. The 2017 Mackay Festival of Arts will be the 30th year of the Festival, and the program will be bigger and better than ever. Full details of the Festival program will be launched in March 2017, and will feature all the Festival favourites such as the the ever popular Wine and…

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Mackay Brick Event

July 8 - July 9
Mackay Showgrounds,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mackay Brick Event

The Mackay Brick Event is a fan event, showcasing over 30 LEGO displays and sets from LEGO history. Let your imagination run wild on the Build Tables, go vertical with the Build Wall and get your designs moving with the Build a Train play area. Need to take some LEGO ® home? LEGO ® merchandise will be available to buy.

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G&S Engineering Wine and Food Day

July 8
Queens Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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G&S Engineering Wine and Food Day

The signature event of the Festival will see Queens Park become an entertainment hub that attracts almost a quarter of the regions’ population. From live bands to an array of food and market stalls, there truly is something for everyone. Featuring not one, but two stages. The Main Stage area at Wine and Food Day is at the centre of everyone’s attention. The Main Stage will feature the biggest and best of local and interstate acts from 10.30am, and will…

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Port Of Mackay Marina Long Lunch

July 9
Port of Mackay Marina,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Port Of Mackay Marina Long Lunch

The newest addition to the program, the Port of Mackay Marina Long Lunch will perfectly round out the first weekend of the Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts. A real food-lovers feast, the restaurants of the Mackay Marina Village will host a six-course long table lunch in the beautiful surroundings of the Mackay Marina adjacent to North Queensland Bulk Ports’ Port of Mackay. Ticket holders will enjoy an expertly prepared luncheon, with each dish presented by one of the Marina’s resident…

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CSI Dig

July 10 @ 10:00 pm - July 14 @ 10:00 pm
Kronosaurus Korner,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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CSI Dig

Kronosaurus Korner is committed to educating and inspiring the minds of individuals who are enthusiastic about fossils. They invite you to join them in exploring the rich geo-heritage of northwest Queensland. Their expedition this year will focus on digging up two ancient marine reptiles (an ichthyosaur and elasmosaur)! Your experience begins at Kronosaurus Korner with a tour learning about the palaeogeography of Richmond and the amazing prehistoric life that existed in the local area. The tour features the most complete…

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Circa – Landscape with Monsters

July 11
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Circa - Landscape with Monsters

Part of the 2017 Mackay Festival of Arts. Landscape with Monsters is a breathtakingly original circus-theatre creation from internationally acclaimed company, Circa. There are no traditional circus acts, no trapezes and not a red nose in sight. Instead, from a world of simple wooden boxes, a hard floor and tall metal structures, the meeting between ourselves and our environment is thrillingly brought to life. Set to a soundtrack that mixes popular song and electronic music, Landscape with Monsters is bursting…

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Caneland Central’s Lunchbox Concerts

July 13 @ 10:00 pm
Caneland Central,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Caneland Central's Lunchbox Concerts

Part of the 2017 Mackay Festival of Arts. Caneland Central’s Lunchbox Concerts will be returning as a steadfast Festival event. The three day concert series will see over 600 local performers take to the stage. Incorporating local talent from a range of schools, dance studios and more – grab a bite to eat at Caneland Central and enjoy some homegrown music and dance. You would be wild not to check out the feast of entertainment being served up at this…

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G&S Engineering Festival Comedy Club

July 15
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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G&S Engineering Festival Comedy Club

Australia’s favourite home grown stand-up comedian, Dave Hughes, takes to the stage to revive a Festival favourite for the Thirtieth Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts. Natural and unmistakably Australian, Hughesy’s laconic style thinly disguises one of this country’s fastest comedic minds. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines has made Hughesy the biggest name in Australian comedy and his new show, Deluded, won’t disappoint. With live music from local six-piece jazz, blues and rock band, Stage Five, to round…

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The Clermont Cup

July 15
Pepperina Park (Clermont Race Club),
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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The Clermont Cup

Queensland Music Festival will celebrate the talent, diversity and resilience of Isaac by uniting hundreds of local community members to star in a world premiere musical spectacular on July 28 and 29 in Moranbah. The free outdoor show will star more than 250 from the Isaac Regional Council area. The Power Within tells the story of discovering an abundant supply of music under the ground, and a town being built to mine the natural resource.

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Theeb – Friday Film Night

July 15
Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Theeb - Friday Film Night

Come and enjoy the award winning and Oscar nominated film from Jordan, Theeb –Wolf. Set against the backdrop of WWI and the Arab Revolt, a British army officer and his guide stumble wayward into a Bedouin tribe’s camp in the Arabian dessert. Custom dictates that guests cannot be refused aid and Hussein is assigned to accompany the two strangers to their destination – with the uninvited Theeb, eager for adventure, following close behind. The ensuing journey, filled with danger and…

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Jazz Brunch – Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts

July 16
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Jazz Brunch - Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts

The 2017 Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts will finish up with an all-time festival favourite, the Friends of the MECC Jazz Brunch. They’re not sure if it’s the amazing buffet brunch menu, or the fantastic jazz musicians that make this event such a success, or possibly it’s the perfect combination of both! This year’s Jazz Brunch will feature the rhythms of Jazz Nouveau, who successfully merge modern classics with the vintage sounds of jazz. The band features a revolving door…

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Kevin Fraser Live

July 22
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Kevin Fraser Live

As the lightning strikes the stage in his ground breaking 2017 tour across 15 cities, five countries with multiple performances, Kevin Fraser is heading for the hills on his way up through Queensland, with an essential stop in Mackay! Kevin is set to turn up the bass with his action packed, overly sensitive, politically incorrect illustration of life as we know it! Brewing up all the gluten free drama you need to understand the top 10 reasons why you should…

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Dracula by Bram Stoker Created and Adapted by Shake and Stir Theatre Co

July 27
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Dracula by Bram Stoker Created and Adapted by Shake and Stir Theatre Co

Another bloody classic. The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir. When young Lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian mountains, he’s not expecting the strange hospitality he receives from his mysterious host. Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table – he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle…

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The Power Within | Queensland Music Festival

July 28 - July 29
Ted Rolfe Oval,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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The Power Within | Queensland Music Festival

Queensland Music Festival will celebrate the talent, diversity and resilience of Isaac by uniting hundreds of local community members to star in a world premiere musical spectacular on July 28 and 29 in Moranbah. The free outdoor show will star more than 250 from the Isaac Regional Council area. The Power Within tells the story of discovering an abundant supply of music under the ground, and a town being built to mine the natural resource.

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Healthpoint Chemist Group Morning Melodies Little Pattie’s Memories of Bandstand

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Little Pattie’s stellar career spans several decades during which time she has performed much loved songs from many genres. Her musical talents are credited with many industry awards including Best Female Singer, Most Popular Female Performer, TV Logie for Best Teenage Personality and a succession of Gold Records. From surf music to the Bandstand years, from the swing era to Contemporary Music, Pattie will take you on a musical journey with great music and wonderful stories!

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Mackay Big Boys Toys Expo

July 29 @ 10:00 pm - July 30 @ 10:00 pm
Mackay Showgrounds Precinct,
Mackay, Queensland 4740
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Mackay Big Boys Toys Expo

Mackay’s second Big Boys Toys Expo is set to be louder and faster and stronger! With a focus on 100 per cent local business, the expo showcases local products, services and every toy known to man. And boy do they have a lot in store for you! Tonnes of action and entertainment for the whole family. 10 Expos in 1, Mackay Big Boys Toys Expo is geared towards Boys young and old but it’s surprising how many girls come along…

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August 2017

SugarCity Con

August 5
Mackay Showgrounds,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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sugar city con

Bigger for 2017! Sugar City Con is the regions one and only Pop Culture Convention. Mackay is proud to have Sugar City Con grow to be the largest regional event of its kind in Australia. Sugar City Con will be held at the Mackay Show Grounds again, with a familiar area and plenty of space to cater for the larger crowds expected. Sugar City Convention is a must-go-to event for not only hard core pop culture fans, but locals and…

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Middlemount Race Day

August 5
Rosewood Park Race Course (Middlemount Race Club),
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Middlemount Race Day

The Middlemount Race Day is a major social highlight for Middlemount and surrounding areas. Each year the event brings fun, entertainment and some of Australia’s finest racing! With this year’s race set for August 5, dress in your best racing attire and come join them for this spectacular event.

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Wedding Showcase 2017

August 6
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Wedding Showcase 2017

Find out just how easy it is to organise a wedding in Mackay at the 2017 Mackay Wedding Showcase. There will be over 50 exhibitors from Mackay and the surrounding region, special offers, fashion parades and demonstrations. Brides-to-be, register for a chance to win great prizes. For more information visit their website.

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Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live!

August 11
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live!

By popular demand Anh returns with his smash hit show! Comedian Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show. Performed at Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre for one night only in August, this moving, inspirational and unforgettable theatre experience combines humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell Do’s amazing story. Anh Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an eight metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees. Sick with…

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Mechanos Mackay

August 12 - August 13
Mackay Airport,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mechanos Mackay

Mechanos is an aviation and mechanical innovation festival, showcasing historical craftsmanship and modern technology in transport and manufacturing, with dynamic aircraft displays and trade stalls.

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Sarina Beach Coconut Festival

August 19
Sarina Beach Coconut Festival,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Sarina Beach Coconut Festival

Sarina Beach Coconut Festival is an inaugural event showcasing the beautiful unspoiled Sarina Beach. This free event is has a spectacular array of festive activities including international kite flyers, camel rides, tropical market stalls and food vendors. Fantastic local entertainers, children’s activities, blow carts on the beach, train rides, coconut tree demonstrations, basket weaving and cultural dancers, there is something for everyone and all in a tropical, coastal setting over looking the Coral Sea. Come on down for an afternoon…

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September 2017

Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival

September 2
Harbour Beach,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival

The annual Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival is an iconic event on North Queensland’s sporting and social calendar. While the showpiece of this three-day Festival is the Mackay Airport Beach Race Day attended by more than 3000 locals and visitors to the region, the Festival also features a legendary Launch Party, Charity Golf Challenge, Calcutta Classic and Auction and more. Named as one of the Top 10 Social Events in Queensland by the Sunday Mail, the Festival has also…

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Grasstree Beach Motorcycle Race

September 3 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grasstree Beach,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Grasstree Beach Motorcycle Race

First ran in the Mackay Region back in 1927, this iconic event is one of the longest running, and the only legal beach motorcycle race in Australia. The race attracts around 350 riders, from all around Australia and draws about 5000 spectators to the event. Gum Valley Motorcycle will be organising the event with the assistance of the Grasstree Progress association. Gum Valley has a long history of well run high profile events including Australian Motocross titles and the Australian…

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Richmond Campdraft

September 3 @ 10:00 pm
Richmond Campdraft Grounds,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Richmond Campdraft

This three day event has something for everyone and brings competitors from near and far to compete. Witness the skills involved for these riders. Events from kids right through to the adults. Camping available. So why not roll up the swag from a full weekend of fun and entertainment and head out to Richmond?

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Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Young People’s Theatre Season 2017 – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

September 4 - September 5
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Young People’s Theatre Season 2017 - We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

From Australia’s leading producer of high quality entertainment for kids and families including Possum Magic, Wombat Stew, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, Stripey – The Emu Chick and the latest sensation There’s a Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Cake comes the International Touring Production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt now with an All Australian Cast. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is the wonderful story of a family out for walk and on the lookout for a growling…

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Australian Chamber Orchestra presents ACO Collective

September 12 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents a soulful concert of Mozart and Brahms. Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins “probably the most engaging maverick in classical music today” (The Times), Pekka Kuusisto, and ACO Collective as the soloist for Brahms’ passionate Clarinet Quintet. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of ACO Collective, an ensemble that combines musicians of the ACO with Australia’s most talented young professional musicians at the outset of their careers, creating an ensemble with a fresh, energetic performance style.…

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Mackay Region Tourism Awards

September 15
Magpies Sporting Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mackay Region Tourism Awards

Come along for the Mackay Region Tourism industry’s night of nights, encouraging and recognising excellence in the industry! See local businesses rewarded for their efforts, network with industry peers and enjoy a celebration of the local industry on at Magpies Sporting Club – Skys Function Venue.

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Healthpoint Chemist Group Morning Melodies – Belladiva

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Healthpoint Chemist Group Morning Melodies - Belladiva

The four stunning individual voices of Belladiva come together to perform intricate arrangements of best-loved classics from opera to pop. This unique combination of classical voice and playful musicianship makes the familiar new again with gorgeous modern interpretations of everything from the Flower Duet to Blackbird. Beautiful, soaring and ethereal one minute, intimate, tender and sweet the next. This quartet delivers with a delightful ease and sincerity, creating a truly enthralling and heart-warming experience.

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Little Tribe Festival

September 16
Ram Chandra Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Little Tribe Festival

Walk into another world at The Little Tribe Festival. Little Tribe is a music festival designed to immerse children in creative outlets in a breathtaking atmosphere. Beautiful music and art, plenty of delicious food and drinks in a gorgeous natural bohemian styled setting overlooking the ocean. Talented musicians, yoga teachers, enthralling actors, arts and crafts gurus and a myriad of entertainers will transport your child to a magical world where anything can happen. Families can also be entertained by tasting…

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Elton John and His Band ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Tour

September 22 @ 10:00 pm
BB Print Stadium,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Elton John and His Band 'Once In A Lifetime' Tour

Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, recently announced that music icon Sir Elton John and his band will return to Australian shores from 22 September for the Once In A Lifetime concerts, exclusive to Australia. Across two very special nights in Mackay at BB Print Stadium on Friday 22 September and Cairns at Cazaly’s Stadium on Saturday 30 September Elton will deliver a Greatest Hits set from a career spanning five decades – this truly is a once in a lifetime…

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Timberfest

September 23
Rowallan Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Timberfest

TimberFest will bring the community a local music, art and lifestyle experience in a family orientated environment. With headline artists such as Kim Churchill, Tay Oskee, Sun Salute and local Tia Gostelow as well as an amazing line-up of local talents including Brad Butcher, Will Anderson and Karrie Hayward….plus many many more in many more genres! This event is a celebration of local musicians and artists and engaging the wider community to experience and appreciate what the Mackay creative community…

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Eungella Birdweek and Birdwatching Festival

September 25 - October 1
Eungella Community, 65km west of Mackay, Central Queensland,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Eungella Birdweek and Birdwatching Festival

Expertly guided birdwatching and bushwalking festival for all ages and abilities! Eungella is located on the Clarke Range, approximately 65 kilometres west of Mackay in Central Queensland. The areas is important as it supports the only known population of Eungella honeyeater as well as many other rare and threatened birds such as the Squatter pigeon. A diversity of habitats from open woodlands to highland rainforest will astound you and present an birdwatching and bushwalking experience like no other. Led by…

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River To Reef Charity Ride

September 30
River St,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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rivier2ride

The Rio Tinto River 2 Reef Ride charity event is a mass participation ride, not a race, to raise funds for two local charities – RACQ CQ Rescue and Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association and to encourage more people to become active and involved in cycling. Last year this event attracted thousands of cyclists. Every year this stand out community event grows and grows to be an event the region can hang their hat on. There are four ride distances…

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October 2017

Mackay Swap Meet

October 1
Mackay Showgrounds,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Mackay Swap Meet

The Mackay Swap Meet, Mackay Region’s largest meet, is a celebration of fun, value and the entrepreneurial spirit. With some 2,800 visitors and 130 booths in its inaugural year, the Mackay Swap Meet is committed to growing into a centrepiece of the Central Queensland outdoor swapping experience. With something for everyone, you never know what treasures you’ll find. Proudly presented by the Mackay West Rotary Club and sponsored by local business, they use this as an opportunity to (pay it…

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Mushroom Valley Festival

October 6 - October 8
Mushroom Valley,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mushroom Valley Festival

Over the past six years, Mushroom Valley has evolved into something more than a music festival. It has become a community. Situated in a magical landscape between the Whitsundays and Mackay in Central Queensland, the sub-tropical setting is the perfect complement to the eclectic electronic music the festival has to offer. Without giving too many clues for what is to come, this years Mushroom Valley will include a deluxe choice of some old favourites and some special international guests playing…

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Global Grooves

October 21
Queens Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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global-grooves

Tour the globe at Global Grooves 2017 held at beautiful Queens Park, celebrating the cultural diversity of the Mackay region. This one-day open-air event is free to the public and they encourage all of the Mackay region to travel the globe in a day! Line Palm Avenue for the Opening Parade featuring traditional dress from many countries. Wander through the Global Village and experience the culture, traditions and food from the many different cultural groups of Mackay. With craft workshops…

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Zerek Barra Tour 2017

October 30 @ 12:00 am - November 6 @ 10:00 am
Kinchant Dam,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Zerek Barra Tour 2017

The Barra Tour is a series of four catch-and-release barramundi fishing events on some of the best barramundi lakes in Queensland. In 2017, the Barra Tour will be run on Lake Kinchant, Lake Teemburra and Lake Proserpine (Peter Faust Dam – two events). It’s a teams-format that’s open to anyone who likes catching barra. It’s artificial lure and fly only and catch-photograph-release. You can fish one event or you can fish them all. Cash and prizes for the top teams…

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November 2017

Healthpoint Chemist Group Morning Melodies – Sentimental Journey

November 17
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Healthpoint Chemist Group Morning Melodies - Sentimental Journey

Sentimental Journey – with violinist Vov Dylan and Vocalist Glenn Amer. A musical journey through over a hundred years of songs from ‘light classical delights’, the standards of ‘the American songbook’, through to the musical theatre hits of recent years. Vov Dylan Australia’s Andre Rieu and awarded 2014 World’s Fastest Violinist and Glenn Amer the voice of Mario Lanza and fingers of Libcerace, join forces to take audiences on a musical journey filled with great stories and of course great…

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