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February 2016

GUY SEBASTIAN – YOU… ME… US REGIONAL TOUR – MACKAY

February 5, 2016
Mackay CBD, QLD,
Alfred St
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
guy sebastian

Having conquered charts and stages internationally, Guy Sebastian is now set to embark on his ‘You…Me…Us’ major national regional tour in early 2016. Fresh off the back from sell out Arena tours, the International Eurovision stage and an acclaimed European tour Guy Sebastian is set to bring his sound and style to regional Australia with this special stripped back tour. Whilst having received international acclaim, Guy Sebastian is a true blue Aussie. I’m really looking forward to this tour and…

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ROSS NOBLE – BRAIN DUMP

February 26, 2016
Mackay CBD, QLD,
Alfred St
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia

Everybody’s favourite randomist is back and as always he has a lot of stuff backing up in his head and It’s time to let it all out. Come and be part of this truly unique stand up experience. Join him as audience and performer come together for a massive Brain dump. With an on-stage presence like no other, his exuberance, spontaneity and cerebral style have established him as one of The World’s best-loved comedians. Freewheeling and off the cuff join…

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March 2016

AUSTRALIA DAY – MACKAY

March 2, 2016
Mackay CBD, QLD,
Alfred St
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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AUSTRALIA DAY - MACKAY

The country town of Coriole is getting ready for Australia Day – a time to crack open a frothy, stick a snag on the barbie and celebrate what it means to be a true blue Aussie. The Australia Day committee is gearing up to put on the town’s biggest party – but they have a few issues of their own to sort out first. With everyone from the Greens to the local mayor to the CWA wanting a piece of…

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STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES – BLUESFEST TOURING

March 22, 2016
Mackay CBD,
Alfred St
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Steve earle and the dukes

Incomparable Country/Blues/Folk-rocker and pioneer of the Outlaw Country music movement, Steve Earle is returning to Australia. Grammy award winning, prolific, and multi-skilled, Earle knocked the world on its head in 1986 with the ground-breaking Guitar Town, which shot to No. 1 on the Country charts and immediately established the term ‘New Country’. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark, Earle is a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash,…

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MLC ADVICE MACKAY EASTER CARNIVAL

March 27, 2016
Mackay CBD,
Mackay City Centre Core Victoria Street
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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baby-with-teddy

The MLC Advice Mackay Easter Carnival returns for it’s fifth year and will draw large crowds for loads of fun in the Mackay City Centre. Join in the free family fun at Carnival held in the newly opened and revitalised Mackay City Centre. There will be a Monster Easter Egg Hunt, kids activities, market stalls and amusement rides, with the addition of over 50 classic cars on display. There will truly be something for everyone this Easter so join in…

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April 2016

THE TEN TENORS – THE POWER OF TEN – MACKAY

April 13, 2016
Mackay CBD,
Alfred St
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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The ten tenors

Most people believe that opera and rock music are at opposite ends of the music spectrum. The Ten Tenors are not ‘most people’. The Power of Ten is a celebration of the exhilarating and unique sound for which The Ten Tenors are now world-renowned. In this spectacular new show, The Ten Tenors take on the most dynamic songs in the world, soaring through classical arias and giving rock anthems that special tenorial treatment. The Ten Tenors are undoubtedly one of…

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Wintermoon Festival

April 29, 2016 - May 2, 2016
Wintermoon Festival,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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wintermoon

The festival not only boasts some of the best world music performers from Australia, but also showcases some of their local talent on three stages strategically placed at various locations within the grounds. Colourful market stalls, food stalls, kiddies activities, craft and music workshops dot the landscape. The Festival is held on a beautiful property at Cameron’s Pocket, halfway between Mackay and Proserpine, set against the stunning backdrop of Eungella National Park. It is bordered by picturesque St Helens Creek,…

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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW

April 30, 2016
Mackay CBD,
Alfred St
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW

This travelling band of intrepid comedians is taking over Australia one town at a time, with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow! Join a line-up of the finest local and international comedy talents for an evening of entertainment like no other, hand-picked to bring the biggest and best belly laughs to audiences from Margaret River to Mackay, Devonport to Dubbo. It’s silly, it’s satirical, it’s side-splitting. It’s Australia’s ultimate comedy road trip!

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May 2016

The Nutcracker – Imperial Russian Ballet

May 20, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre,
Alfred Street Mackay, Queensland 4740
Mackay City, Queensland 4740 Australia
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russian ballet

The 2016 Mackay Home Show and Caravan, Camping Expo is the largest event of its kind in the Mackay Region. Well over 100 local and national businesses will be on display at the Mackay Showgrounds. This event showcases products and services for the home and outdoor living, solar, tanks, pools and spas, kitchens, air-conditioning, Blinds, Builders, Finance, builders and more. Plus the Caravan and Camping Expo will see the latest and greatest Vans, Camper Trailers, Motorhomes and camping gear on…

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Indoor Cricket Masters Championships

May 21, 2016 - May 28, 2016
Mackay Indoor Sports Arena,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Indoor cricket masters championships

The annual Indoor Cricket event – comprising of over 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 divisions – will be hosted in Mackay this year returning to a regional centre for the first time since 2009 when Cairns hosted the tournament. Teams will play a round-robin tournament with a minimum of eight games across the week, culminating in a Grand Final for each age group. Come join the action at Mackay’s Indoor Sports Arena.

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Jimeoin – Yeehaa

May 21, 2016
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre,
Alfred Street Mackay, Queensland 4740
Mackay City, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Jimeoin – Yeehaa

‘It gets no better than this… Hilarious!’ (Time Out). His ever-evolving live show and the most famous eyebrows in comedy. ‘If laughter is the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids… Brilliant wit and razor-sharp take on the absurdities of life… Series of hilarious, often surrealistic climaxes. This is the comedy of one who truly perceives human behaviour, breaks it up, puts it all together again in all its ridiculousness, to leave you with your eyes streaming’ (Evening News).…

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Graeme Connors – 60 Summers – Mackay

May 27, 2016
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Graeme connors

Graeme Connors returns to the road with a brand new show. The theme of his 2016 tour, 60 Summers, is also the title of his new album, bringing together the multi-award winning artists hits and favourites, and a selection of new songs, in a career-spanning collection released on Friday 29th April through ABC Music. The 60 Summers show and 2CD set coincide with two important milestones for Graeme in 2016. The first, his 60th birthday, and secondly, the 40th Anniversary…

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Bikes and Bulls Tour Unleashed

May 28, 2016
Mackay Cutters Stadium,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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bulls and bike

Live action sports show like no other. Bikes and Bulls has combined the two most dangerous sports in the world and turned it into one action packed, high adrenaline live show. Australia’s top cowboys battle some of the toughest bulls in the country, while some of the biggest names in Australian freestyle turn themselves upside down over the top of the bull ring. Meanwhile we have unearthed some awesome local talent and thrown a fist full of cash in their…

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – Mackay

May 31, 2016
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Emily Brontë

Created & adapted by shake & stir theatre co. Love is a dirty word. Brontë’s gothic masterpiece storms across the country in a new adaptation from the company behind the critically acclaimed productions of George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984. When Heathcliff, a mysterious boy is rescued from the street and brought to Wuthering Heights, he develops a passionate bond with Cathy Earnshaw and a repulsive distrust of her brother Hindley. As time passes, Heathcliff and Cathy’s relationship deepens to…

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June 2016

Helloworld Local Food Trail

June 4, 2016
Harrup Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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helloworld

If you’re a passionate foodie and want to see and taste the local produce the region has to offer then this Helloworld Mackay Local Food Trail Tour is for you! The tour includes farm visits to Freckle Farm and Leap Lychees plus cooking demonstrations from the lovely ladies at Healthy Stuff n Junk. Morning tea and lunch are included, all showcasing the wonderful local produce their region has to offer.

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Bravehearts Cricket Festival

June 17, 2016
Harrup Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Bravehearts cricket

Former and Current test match cricketers are on their way to Mackay for an all stars T20 match to be played at Harrup Park. This match will feature the Queensland Bulls Masters and the New South Wales Baggy Blues battling out for the inaugural Healy Waugh Trophy. This state of origin like event, will also see league addition Wendell Sailor play for Bulls Masters and a mystery guest will line up for the Baggy Blues. As well as entertainment the…

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Ladies Night

June 18, 2016
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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ladies night

The ultimate night out and not only for the girls! Written by Anthony McCarten and Stephen Sinclair. The story of four unemployed guys, motivated by ‘The Chippendales’ to form a male stripping act, in order to make some fast cash. They pitch the notion to a local club owner and take lessons from a slightly shop-worn, dance instructor with a heart-of-gold in all manner of things, including what women really want from a male stripper (and how to deliver it).…

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Celtic Illusion – Mackay

June 26, 2016
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Celtic illusion

The much-anticipated family event of 2016, Celtic Illusion is the dance and illusion sensation that has been taking Australian audiences by storm. Cleverly fusing electrifying modern Irish Dance with elements of contemporary, commercial jazz and acrobatic styles, the spectacular stage show has now returned to Australian stages for limited tour, bigger and better than ever. With incredible new choreography, magic and music, audiences will be blown away and left wanting more. Showcasing a stellar cast of champion and internationally-acclaimed dancers,…

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July 2016

Haven Pop Culture Expo

July 2, 2016
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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haven pop culture

Haven. North Queensland’s premiere showcase gaming and pop culture exposition. With live action stage shows, the latest console gaming, cosplay tutorials, tabletop card games, exclusive vendor products and the biggest names in the industry, all set to a party atmosphere hosted in beautiful tropical North Queensland this is the show that everyone is talking about. On the back of two sold out shows, the groundbreaking and unique expo that is Haven is returning to the MECC in 2016. Remember the…

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Haven Expo – Family Event The Great Hall

July 2, 2016
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Haven Expo

Haven 2016 sees the premiere of The Great Hall, their very own school of gamecraft and geekery! For three hours, they’re going to create an experience designed specifically for ages 5-15. With console gaming, learn to play sessions for Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh, cosplay crafting in the workshop, professional photos, a cosplay parade, special vendor deals and more, all hosted by a hand picked group of industry and cosplay stars, the Great Hall is all about helping their younger geeks find…

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Cape Hillsborough Blokart Regatta

July 10, 2016
Cape Hillsborough National Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Cape Hillsborough Blokart Regatta

Held on the stunning Cape Hillsborough National Park beach frontage that is famous for it’s wallabies at dawn and the cheeky kangaroos the annual Blokart Regatta is a site to behold! The eighth annual Regatta will see karts flying across the sand up to and over 100 kilometres per hour! Many visitors stop to watch, photograph and chat to the friendly Blokart sailors who are always more than happy to answer the questions that visitors tend to ask. There are…

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Richmond APRA Rodeo

July 23, 2016
Rodeo Grounds,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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apra rodeo

Richmond Rodeo Association present the APRA rodeo. This rodeo ensures top quality competitors in across all events such as the bull ride and saddle bronc as well as novelty events like the poddy ride. Roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing ensure a great night of action packed entertainment and family fun.

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Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience

July 25, 2016
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Spirit of anzac

Visitors will be able to walk through recreated First World War environments and view an extensive collection of genuine military Artefacts, donated by the Australian War Memorial. The experience begins in pre-war Australia, and then transports visitors to recreated scenes of Gallipoli, the Western Front, Sinai and Palestine. Towards the end of the tour is an area for remembrance where people are welcome to contribute their own virtual messages to sailors, soldiers, airmen and nurses who served and those who…

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Queensland Mining Expo

July 26, 2016 - July 28, 2016
Mackay Showgrounds,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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queensland mining expo

Held in Mackay, the industry hub that is the gateway to the Bowen and Galilea Basins QME is the premier Mining Industry Expo for those who have a domestic or global outlook. Hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest mining and engineering technical solutions and innovations. Engage, interact and experience innovative mining products and machinery. Meet with leading suppliers and discuss your business needs with hundreds of leading mining equipment and technology solution providers from around the world. Talk to technical…

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August 2016

Mackay Mountain Marathon

August 6, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Eungella National Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mackay Mountain Marathon

Whether you are looking for a fun family adventure or an extreme MTB challenge, this event, set in Eungella National Park, is sure to satisfy. Pedal your way through lush rainforest on a winding single track crossing platypus inhabited creeks and rivers. Then head out to tackle challenging fire roads in the back country before making your way back to finish above the clouds and on top of the world! Why not make a weekend of it? They have planned…

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The Barber of Seville Opera Queensland

August 13, 2016
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Seville Opera

Gioacchino Rossini The Barber of Seville Il barbiere di Siviglia A new production The Barber of Seville is a co-production of Opera Queensland, Seattle Opera and New Zealand Opera. 2016 is the 200th anniversary of the first performance of The Barber of Seville and this delicious dose of comedy and effervescent music, up close in the Playhouse, is the perfect way to say – Happy Birthday Figaro! Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the sassy young maiden Rosina.…

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Mechanos – Wings and Wheels Mackay

August 14, 2016
Mackay Aero Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mechanos - Wings and Wheels Mackay

The first Aerobatic Stunt Plane Display in over 15 years is coming to Mackay on 14 August. Mechanos Wings and Wheels Mackay will feature the infamous Paul Bennet Airshows as they wow the crowd with high velocity low level aerobatics and stunts only a limited number of people in Australia can achieve. Don’t miss this action packed family event with something for everyone; including, aerobatic stunt planes, custom cars and bikes, kids rides and activities, skydive displays, mechanical technologies, and…

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Twilight City Spooktacular presented by Melco Engineering

August 20, 2016
Mackay City Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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The street party is back and this year it’s bigger, better and it bites! So get ready for Mackay City Centre’s annual free family street party: Twilight City Spooktacular presented by Melco Engineering. Live entertainment · roaming performers · outdoor cinema · scary fun for the kids · delicious food and drinks · plus a few scary surprises More information about entertainment and a timetable of activities will be released nearer to the date. Proudly supported by City Centre Task…

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Cape Hillsborough Health & Lifestyle Expo

August 21, 2016
Old Station Teahouse,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Cape Hillsborough Health

This Health and Lifestyle Expo attracts stall holders from around the state that promote healthy, natural products that are good for ourselves and our environment. Many local artists of all types from musicians to fibre art to sculpture also gather to showcase their many talents There are also many stalls aimed at fostering community wellness and awareness in an effort to increase connectivity in their community. The Health and Lifestyle Expo has been and continues to be a free community…

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Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival

August 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - August 28, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mackay beach horse racing

The Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival is a unique combination of events surrounding the festival highlight, The Mackay Airport Beach Race Day. Over 7000 people are expected to converge on Mackay Harbour Beach on Saturday 27 August 2016 to witness the fifth annual running of this exciting spectacle. The lead up to the race day offers visitors a great opportunity to experience some famous and fabulous Mackay hospitality and weather. From Thursday, a cocktail party, a fun charity golf…

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September 2016

Sarina Beach Coconut Festival

September 3, 2016
Sarina Beach,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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sarina beach coconut

The event will feature a host of nutty games, including coconut relays, palm weaving, de-husking and de-nutting, along with a myriad of extraordinary food experiences incorporating local produce and – of course – coconuts. Other highlights will be free camel rides, kite surfing, kite flying and sand art. The inaugural Sarina Beach Coconut Festival is sure to be a “cracker event”.

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Pink Five Kilometre Charity Fun Run/Walk

September 3, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
FROM METRO CAFE,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Pink Five Kilometre Charity Fun Run

The annual Pink Breastscreen Awareness Five Kilometre Fun Run/Walk is being held on September 3, 2016 leaving from Metro Café, River Street, Mackay. Everyone is welcome and children under the age of 12 are free. Dress up in as much pink as you can. All money raised goes directly to the Mackay Breastscreen Unit through the Mackay Hospital Foundation. Please make this a successful fund raising event. Share this event with your friends, families and colleagues.

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Sarina Festival

September 10, 2016
Sarina Rugby League Grounds,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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sarina festival

Sarina Festival is Not for Profit group and operated by a volunteer committee consisting of local business people, organisation representatives and the local community. The 2015 Festival was located at the Sarina Rugby Leagues Ground where an estimated crowd of 3,000 attended the free admission afternoon event which celebrates the heart and soul of Sarina. From 3pm to 8pm you can wander through the grounds and enjoy the local art and craft markets, food stalls, car show and live entertainment…

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The Umbilical Brothers – Not Suitable for Children

September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740
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umbrella brothers

What are you waiting for? Hop on in and let’s ride. There’s plenty of room in here. Join me and together we’ll contemplate the social evolution of humanity. I’ll even mention fondue at some point, and that’s a promise. So take a load off your mind and get into mine already! Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture…

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Tutus on Tour Performed By The Queensland Ballet

September 20, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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The Queensland Ballet

From Charters Towers to Mount Isa to Goondiwindi, Queensland Ballet’s Tutus On Tour is a wonderful evening of ballet that brings together three outstanding dance works. Poignant and uplifting, Ershter Vals pays tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. Performed to music from the Jewish ghettos of World War II, it skillfully weaves classical technique with graceful folk dance influences. The award-winning Three Preludes is set to the rich music of Rachmaninoff. As two dancers fall in love, the…

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National Boys Choir of Australia in Concert

September 21, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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National Boys Choir of Australia in Concert

The National Boys Choir of Australia, one of Australia’s finest youth choirs, presents a program of superb choral music as part of its fiftieth anniversary celebrations. Repertoire will include Johann Michael Haydn’s Missa sub titulo Sancti Leopoldi with orchestra, the world premiere of Songs of Aristophanes by Daniel Riley and works by J.S.Bach and John Rutter. Presented by the National Boys Choir of Australia.

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Lah-Lah – Sing It Loud!

September 21, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Lah-Lah - Sing It Loud

Sing It Loud! Is the brand new live musical extravaganza from Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. The Stars of ABC Kids will be playing up a storm in 2016 as they travel all over Australia with their biggest musical show ever! Celebrating the Sony Music release of the album Sing It Loud! this brand new show features some new never before performed Lah-Lah tunes as well as some very stripy favorites. Meet Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom…

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CQ Bikes Bulls, Buggies and Bands

September 23, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Donnybrook Station,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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CQ Bikes Bulls, Buggies and Bands

CQ Bikes, Bulls, Buggies and Bands (CQBBBB) is Australia’s premium multi-discipline camping festival with a plethora of activities and action for the whole family. CQBBBB showcases some of the finest sporting activities from the Australian bush in an action packed weekend of non-stop excitement. Central Queensland’s Bikes, Bulls, Buggies and Bands presents three variations of Buggies; Mud Trials, Comp Trucks and Offroad Buggies, and four variations of Motorbikes; vintage flat track Motorcross (VMX), Enduro-cross, Two Day Enduro Ride and the…

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Queensland Country Health Fund Corporate Teams Triathlon Invite

September 24, 2016
Mackay Surf Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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The Mackay Triathlon Festival takes place at the beautiful Mackay Harbour (Mackay Surf Club) on the North Queensland Coast. It hosts the Queensland Country Health Fund Corporate Teams Triathlon which is a community event promoting teamwork, a healthy workforce, health and well-being and maintaining a work/life balance. The event is an opportunity for workmates or friends to participate in a social atmosphere outside of the workplace, while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. They encourage you to get a team together…

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Pioneer Valley Country Music Festival

September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Finch Hatton Showgrounds,
Mackay, Queensland 4740
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pioneer valley

The Pioneer Valley Country Music Festival is one of North Queensland’s most entertaining Country Music Events set amongst some of their most beautiful countryside. Come to watch or throw your heat in and have a go! Friday night kicks off at 6pm with the Talent Search Duo and Country Rock Sections. The Talent Search continues, starting from 8am Saturday. Saturday night everyone is encouraged to participate in their Open Mic Jam Session! Come and put your name down and enjoy…

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Otto and Astrid in Supermusician MECC Theatre Restaurant

September 30, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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otto and astrid

Join them for dinner and a show! Enjoy a delicious two course alternate drop meal and experience an award-winning post-punk musical cabaret comedy sensation! Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo” to your new favourite band! Utterly dysfunctional siblings Otto and Astrid are Berlin’s Prince and Princess of art rock and Eurpop. A lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving duo, Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) is a wild, rock ‘n’ roll ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award…

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October 2016

Richmond Fishing Classic

October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Lake Fred Tritton,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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richmond fishing classic

The Richmond Annual Fishing Classic event attracts a lot of people from all over Queensland for the weekend because it is a great weekend for families and people of all ages. Come along and try your luck at catching the elusive Barramundi. With lots of cash and prizes to be won The Annual Richmond Fishing Classic is not to be missed.

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The Royal Scots Dragoon Gaurds

October 15, 2016
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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the-royal-scots

Stars of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the World Famous Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are marching into the MECC. Notably, the highest profile of the British Military Concert Bands, this promises to be a spectacular concert, giving audiences a whole new experience in Scottish Traditional classic tunes, superbly blended with modern music arrangements. The bands performance will also feature some of their major hits. Amazing Grace Going Home Highland Cathedral and many more. A Scottish…

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Tequila Mockingbird

October 29, 2016
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Tequila mockingbird

The creative powerhouse behind the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed productions Animal Farm, 1984 and Wuthering Heights return with a new Australian play. Directed by Michael Futcher and featuring a cast of some of Queensland’s finest actors, Tequila Mockingbird visits themes of racial prejudice, the perversion of justice and the consequences of alcohol abuse, all in a uniquely Australian context. After a woman is attacked in a remote Australian town, the racist underbelly rears its head as the community targets a young Indian…

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November 2016

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

November 1, 2016
Magpies Sporting Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Join Dave Perkins from 4MK AM as he hosts Magpies annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon in the comfort of Sky’s Function Venue. Enjoy the famous Magpies King Prawn Buffet, and the race that stops the nation on the big screens. Plus fashions on the carpet, sweeps and lucky door prizes. Tickets available at Magpies Reception or call the phone number provided.

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Arj Barker – Get In My Head

November 4, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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arj barker

What are you waiting for? Hop on in and let’s ride. There’s plenty of room in here. Join me and together we’ll contemplate the social evolution of humanity. I’ll even mention fondue at some point, and that’s a promise. So take a load off your mind and get into mine already! Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture…

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Smokie – Mackay

November 5, 2016
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Smokie mackay

The internationally successful British rock ‘n’ roll band Smokie will be touring Australia again this November! Their landmark ballad of unrequited love, Living next door to Alice was released in 1976 and Australia quickly embraced the song, sending it soaring up the charts. With chart-topping hits like ‘Living Next Door to Alice’, ‘Lay Back in the Arms of Someone’ and ‘If You Think You Know How to Love Me’ and constant tours of the UK and Europe, Smokie is one…

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The 7 Sopranos – Mackay

November 13, 2016
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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the-7-sopranos

The 7 Sopranos are Australia’s most exciting operatic voices, who combine breathtaking music and high glamour to thrill audiences with classic songs and moving melodies. Experience an intimate acoustic performance filled with operatic highlights and popular favourites from around the world, celebrating love. Musical highlights include arias from La Traviata, Carmen, La Boheme, Phantom of the Opera, The King and I and of course The Toreador Song and Nessun Dorma – Soprano style. The 7 Sopranos have thrilled audiences internationally,…

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Boy and Bear

November 24, 2016
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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boy and bear

Boy and Bear have today announced the ‘Limit Of Love’ regional tour of Australia for November and December 2016, presented by triple J. The Aussie folk-pop faves will kick off the extensive string of shows in Ballarat, then moving through the 20-date schedule alongside national support act, four-part indie-folk group All Our Exes Live In Texas, covering regional areas of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, and ACT. Fresh from a stellar set at Splendour and the Grass, the…

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December 2016

A Tribute to Shirley Bassey Featuring Brunie Riley – Mackay

December 2, 2016
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Shirley bassey

You’ll be impressed by how well Brunie can recreate Bassey’s greatest hits, such as Goldfinger, Kiss Me Honey, This Is My Life and I Who Have Nothing. Brunie’s interpretation of Dame Shirley Bassey’s music is second only to the great lady herself. So if you love Bassey, you will love this show!

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra Handel’s Messiah

December 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Queensland Symphony Orchestra Handel's Messiah

Centuries on, it is no wonder that the power of this work still draws audiences. Sparkling arias, magnificent choruses and the heavenly Hallelujah! Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the greatest musical masterpieces of all time as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Voices and a local choir performs Handel’s Messiah.

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Magpies Christmas Lunch

December 25, 2016
Magpies Sporting Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Don’t worry about slaving over a hot stove or washing up, enjoy a Traditional Christmas Buffet with all the trimmings at Magpies popular annual Christmas Lunch. Bookings essential.

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BB Print New Year’s Eve River Party

December 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Bluewater Quay,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
BB Print New Year's Eve River Party

Celebrate the New Year in style at Mackay City Centre’s BB Print New Year’s Eve River Party at Bluewater Quay. Watch the spectacular fireworks over the Pioneer River and enjoy the huge variety of free entertainment all night. The family friendly fun starts at 6pm with live music, entertainment, face painting, market stalls, food vendors and much much more! The kids will be entertained with a live Curious George character show, amusement rides and a free mask making workshop. The…

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Rad 90s NYE Party

December 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Magpies Sporting Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Rad 90s NYE Party

Have fun at the Rad 90s NYE Party with gnarly 90s tunes by DJ Kooltone, Wicked Karaoke and Prizes for Best dressed in the 90s theme. From 7pm till late at Magpies Sporting Club with the convenience of the Sportsbar, Cafe, Restaurant and Gaming Room.

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February 2017

Mackay Regional Council NRL Trial North QLD Toyota Cowboys Vs Sydney Roosters

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BB Print Stadium Mackay,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Mackay Regional Council NRL Trial North QLD Toyota Cowboys Vs Sydney Roosters

Mackay will host the 2017 NRL pre-season trial match featuring the 2015 premiers North Qld Toyota Cowboys versus Sydney Roosters at BB Print Stadium. The last pre-season trial match played in Mackay was back in 2015 when the Cowboys played the Brisbane Broncos and later went on to win their maiden Premiership for the club. For fans of either team this would be a great opportunity to see their favourite players , with the teams only meeting once during the…

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Suzi Quatro – Leather Forever

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
BB Print Stadium Mackay,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Suzi Quatro - Leather Forever

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it’s “one more time for Suzi” as she returns in February 2017 for her 31st National Tour. “Well, what can I say, eh! Australia. You’re in my bones, you’re in my blood, I was born to entertain, I had to come back, I missed you too much.” Suzi will bring Andy Scott from The Sweet on guitar and vocals, and Don Powell from Slade on drums. They will perform as…

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March 2017

Flickerfest Short Film Festival Mackay

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mackay Conservatorium of Music,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Film and Arts Mackay are pleased to bring to their local audience the 2017 Flickerfest Tour. In their 26th year, Flickerfest have gone to great lengths to bring you the best of Australian and the world’s short film excellence, from ‘The Home Of Great Short Film’! Friday March 3 is Best of Australian Shorts, Saturday March 4 is Short Laughs Comedy. Catch some of the most innovative, provocative and wildly entertaining short films Australia and the world has to offer!…

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The World of Musicals

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
The World of Musicals

The New Musical Gala with an International cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to Australia.The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life. This incredible production brings the big company numbers from Les Miserable, Lion King, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Cabaret, Wicked as well as stunning solo and duet numbers from Phantom of the Opera, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Chicago, Once, Evita, Singing in the…

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KMEIA

March 4 @ 10:00 pm - March 20 @ 10:00 pm
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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KMEIA

KMEIA will celebrate 25 years of festival song on Monday March 20th. Over 400 children from 26 schools across the region will raise their voices in joyful song under the direction of Dr. Debra-Shearer-Dirie and Mr Anthony Young. This year we will celebrate the music of young Australian composers, William Brown and Tim Sherlock. KMEIA is a voluntary group of dedicated music educators who strive to teach music by using the voice as a child’s first instrument.

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Beer and Bites

March 11 @ 10:00 pm
Magpies Sporting Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Beer and Bites

Delicious bites paired with beer over six courses of culinary delight at Skys Function Venue. On arrival, a Kirin with a Sushi Selection, then Lime, Ginger and Soy Coffin Bay Oysters matched with Little Creatures Pale Ale. Kosciuszko Pale Ale paired with Salt and Pepper Prawns, Bean Sprouts and Chinese Cabbage. Malaysian Lamb Rendang and Summer Mango Beer then Rogers Amber Ale paired with Hoisin Baby Back Ribs. Finished with Dark Chocolate Gorgonzola Truffle and White Rabbit Dark Ale.

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MACKAY MS SWIMATHON

March 12
Pioneer Swim Centre,
Pioneer Swim Centre Malcomson Street
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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MS Swimathon

The Pioneer Swim Centre in Mackay will host the second MS Swimathon event of the year to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). It doesn’t matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support people living with MS – an incurable disease which affects a person’s central nervous system. Designed as a relay event, teams must have one swimmer in the water at all…

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Rumour Has It – Adele Her Life and Songs Starring Naomi Price as Adele

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Rumour Has It – Adele Her Life and Songs Starring Naomi Price as Adele

Following standing ovations across the country including acclaimed seasons at Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Australia’s smash hit stage spectacular Rumour Has It returns bigger and bolder than ever. Starring stage and television star Naomi Price (The Voice Australia) in her award-winning portrayal of international superstar Adele, Rumour Has It charts the incredible rise of the blockbuster soul sensation of the modern age live in story and song. Hear Adele’s deliciously frank life story come alive…

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Manpower Australia at Magpies Sporting Club

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Magpies Sporting Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Manpower Australia at Magpies Sporting Club

Australia’s thunder from down under… Manpower Australia is live at Magpies Skys Function Venue, direct from Las Vegas. The ultimate girls night outback. With dynamic dancing and state of the art lighting, this fully choreographed two-hour stage spectacular is a show has wooed more than 10 million women in 15 countries. Doors open 6:30pm, show starts 7:30pm.

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Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre (MECC),
Alfred St, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones

A tragicomedy, Stones in His Pockets is set in a small town in County Kerry, Ireland, which is being overrun by a Hollywood film crew filming the “Quiet Valley”. The story centres on Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, who, like much of the town, are thrilled to be employed as extras for the movie. Caroline is a famous, beautiful American movie star that fails to ever successfully conquer the Irish accent. Most of the locals are initially excited at the…

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April 2017

Mackay’s Got Talent

April 8 @ 10:00 pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mackay's Got Talent

Celebrating National Youth Week, Mackay’s Got Talent is in it’s 6th season. This event is a showcase of some their regions most amazing performing artists. It is the finale in a process of youth career and talent development that ends with a stage spectacle at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. This family friendly event always delivers and many of it’s contestants go on to work professionally in the entertainment industry.

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Finch Hatton Health and Harmony Day

April 9 @ 10:00 pm
Ulysses Garden Cafe,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Finch Hatton Health and Harmony Day

Come along and enjoy a day out in the beautiful surrounds of Ulysses Garden Cafe and Finch Hatton Gorge. The spiritual and the physical will be brought together with market stalls of organic, handcrafted and homemade products, along with healers, readers, massage and reiki practitioners. This is a free event. Speakers and demonstrations will feature during the day with topics such as permaculture, gut health, pilates, personal wellness and others. Be nourished with a lovingly crafted, totally gluten free menu,…

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Mackay City Centre Easter Carnival

April 16 @ 10:00 pm
Bluewater Quay,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mackay City Centre Easter Carnival

The Mackay City Centre Easter Carnival returns and will draw large crowds for loads of fun in the Mackay City Centre. Join in the free family fun at Bluewater Quay. There will be a Monster Easter Egg Hunt, kids activities, food stalls and amusement rides. There will truly be something for everyone this Easter so join in the fun and celebrate the Mackay region!

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Instameet at Cape Hillsborough National Park

April 19 @ 5:00 am - 7:45 am
Cape Hillsborough National Park,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Instameet at Cape Hillsborough National Park

Sunrise, cameras, action! You’re invited to enjoy one of The Mackay Region’s top ‘hero experiences’… sunrise on the beach with the wallabies and kangaroos. They’ll organise the bus, you just need to be at the Mackay Visitor Information Centre (with your camera or phone for photos) before the bus leaves at 5am sharp. Don’t forget to reserve your seat! Sit back and relax, get to know other local instagrammers and then capture the magic of Cape Hillsborough. The event is…

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Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Young People’s Theatre Season

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - April 30 @ 10:30 pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Young People’s Theatre Season: Circus Oz: Model Citizens

Circus Oz explodes back onto stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia with our latest high octane circus show Model Citizens, the first creation fuelled by the new artistic director Rob Tannion. Set in a beautiful yet chaotic model kit world, Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk, beauty and rawness of acrobatic circus with pumping live music, stunning lighting, breathtaking physical improbability and no shortage of absurdity. Breaking conventions of scale, oversized everyday objects become an intriguing world of…

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Lamberts Beach Seafood and Wine Festival

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Seabreeze Hotel Mackay,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Lamberts Beach Seafood and Wine Festival

The Seabreeze Hotel Mackay is presenting the Lamberts Beach Seafood and Wine Festival. This family friendly festival includes: – Local Seafood and Food Stalls – Kids Zone – Craft beer, Wine and Cider Stalls This event will feature all day live music featuring a performance by Busby Marou. Definitely not an event to be missed!

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May 2017

Colour Dash3000

May 7 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Meadowlands Ampitheatre, Botanical Gardens,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Colour Dash3000

The Brandish Australia Colour Dash3000 was born out of love for their town, its people and the desperate need for bright colour and fun in their community that, lets face it, has been doing it tough the last few years. They want people to come from out west, up north, down south and see their town and help celebrate the awesome people and vibrant atmosphere it has. Mackay has produced some of the most famous people in Australian sporting history,…

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Sweet Secrets Trail

May 11 - May 31
21 Mackay Region restaurants and cafes,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Sweet Secrets Trail

For the month of May, sweet seekers can follow their hearts to discover over 20 delicious #sweetsecrets to celebrate the Mackay region’s sugar cane heritage. Visit the web site to find out more or go to Mackay Regional Council’s Facebook page for a full list of desserts and restaurant details. So get on the trail – it’s the rush before the crush… and these secrets won’t last!

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Mothers Day Buffet Breakfast

May 14 @ 10:00 pm
Magpies Sporting Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mothers Day Buffet Breakfast

Treat Mum to an all you can eat buffet breakfast this Mothers Day at Magpies Centro Restaurant. Bacon, Sausages, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Grilled Tomato, Mushrooms, Baked Beans, Toast, Danish Pastries, Croissants, Cereals, Yoghurt, Fresh Fruit, Tea, Coffee and Orange Juice.

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Mothers Day Alice in Wonderland High Tea

May 14 @ 10:00 pm
Magpies Sporting Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mothers Day Alice in Wonderland High Tea

Don’t be late for a very important date with mum at Magpies Sporting Clubs Alice In Wonderland Mothers Day High Tea. Sparkling on arrival followed by Scrumptious Morsels, Boutique Teas, Live Music, Exhibitor Stalls, Best Hat Competition, Best Costume Competition and a Lucky Door Prize.

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Mackay Home Show and Caravan, Camping Expo

May 19 - May 21
Mackay Showgrounds,
Mackay, Queensland Australia
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Mackay Home Show and Caravan

The Mackay Home Show and Caravan, Camping Expo is the largest event of its kind in the Mackay Region. With over 140 local and national businesses ready to talk to you at the event, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for! This event showcases products and services for home and outdoor living, solar, tanks, pools and spas, kitchens, beds, air-conditioning, blinds, builders, finance and more. Plus the Caravan and Camping Expo will see the latest and greatest…

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Strassman’s iTedE

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Strassman's iTedE

It’s about Chucking time! Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare and the malicious Chuck Wood. Heralded as the artist who ‘made ventriloquism hip again’, Strasso’s characters are a renegade band of puppets you wouldn’t want to meet on a dark night. And these characters really come to life. Ted is cuter than ever, and Chuck just as evil; the spaced-out Kevin the Alien lets you know who’s…

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Healthpoint Chemist Group Morning Melodies A Fine Romance – The Magic of Fred Astaire

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Healthpoint Chemist Group Morning Melodies A Fine Romance – The Magic of Fred Astaire

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire is an all singing, all dancing tribute to the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all time. Bringing back the old world glamour and charm with plenty of toe-tapping tunes and legendary dance routines of the era, A Fine Romance takes the audience from Fred’s humble beginnings on Broadway, all the way to his Hollywood days and on screen romances.

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June 2017

RACQ CQ Rescue Model Search

June 1 - June 17
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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RACQ CQ Rescue Model Search

The RACQ CQ Rescue Model Search is a fundraising Model Search Competition held in Mackay, Queensland. The essential purpose of RACQ CQ Rescue (as a Queensland Rescue Helicopter Service) is to reduce loss of life, to reduce the likelihood of permanent neurological or physical impairment as an outcome of acute illness or severe trauma, and to reduce the number of days which emergency patients need to spend in hospital. RACQ CQ Rescue is a community helicopter rescue service with an…

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Happy Daze Festival

June 1 @ 10:00 pm - June 21 @ 10:00 pm
Mushroom Valley,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Happy Daze Festival

Happy Daze is a three day long Music and Arts Festival. It is located in the tropical forest paradise of Queensland’s world famous Whitsunday Coast. In it’s sixth year , Happy Daze has established itself in the Australian doof festival circuit, providing central Queensland a premier alternative lifestyle gathering, focused on music, art, family and the outdoors, whilst maintaining a strong community based approach. A fantastic combination of locals and travellers come together to celebrate! Engage with workshops and classes…

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Mackay Marina Run

June 4
Mackay Marina,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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marina run

Mackay is a booming Queensland Region and the BMA Mackay Marina Run is the signature running event for the exciting and expanding city of Mackay. The event showcases the spectacular features of the tropical coastal city and celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community. While attracting running enthusiasts from around the country it also has a key focus of attracting first time competitors through the provision of a half marathon, an eight kilometre run, a five…

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Wine Evening

June 9
Skys Function Venue at Magpies Sporting Club,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Wine Evening

Magpies Sporting Club presents a Pyrenees Cellar Door Wine Evening held at Magpies’ Skys Function Venue and hosted by Luigi Bazzani: Winemaker, Restaurateur and Order of Australia Medalist. Featuring five star Victorian Warrenmang Vineyard Wines paired to perfection with delicious fare over five courses. Limited tickets available.

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Richmond Field Days and Races

June 9 - June 10
Richmond Race Course,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Richmond Field Days and Races

Richmond Field Days is an annual event held at the Richmond race course. The event features over 100 exhibitors ranging from agricultural suppliers, bull breeders to fashion and lifestyle products and sideshow alley for the kids. On Friday night, the Beef Dinner and Dance is held, on Saturday, a race day takes place, followed by live entertainment at the bar late in to the night. Richmond Field Days is a great opportunity to make new friends, catch up with old…

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Lee Kernaghan – Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour

June 9
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Lee Kernaghan – Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour

Lee Kernaghan is one of the undisputable all-time greats of Australian country. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Lee’s amazing career and the release of his first chart-busting hit, Boys From The Bush. Lee Kernaghan’s Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour is guaranteed to be one of the most sought after tickets of 2017. The concert will cover 25 years of smash hits and will also feature songs from Lee’s new 25th Anniversary Album. Fans are…

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Questacon

June 10
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Questacon

The Shell Questacon Science Circus is a great opportunity for parents and children to share discover and explore science together. You can encourage a fascination and enjoyment of science by exploring hands-on exhibits. Come along and spin like an ice-skater, discover how fast you can throw a ball, freeze your shadow on a wall and test your reflexes. Spectacular science shows are presented regularly during opening hours. You may see giant smoke rings, bricks being smashed on someone’s stomach or…

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Origin Fan Day Luncheon

June 14
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Origin Fan Day Luncheon

Come along to the MECC to enjoy a lunch with the 2017 XXXX Queensland Maroons. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the team in person and hear firsthand from Coach Kevin Walters ahead of Origin 2. The lunch will be from 12pm to 2pm at the MECC Plenary Halls. Ticket price includes food and beverage. All funds raised on the day will support Mackay District Rugby League. Please note: Ticket sales cut off will be 4.30pm Friday 9 June 2017.…

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XXXX Maroon’s Fan Day Mackay

June 14
Street Parade,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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XXXX Maroon's Fan Day Mackay

Meet the Maroon’s Queensland State of Origin team! The Mackay Fan Day 2017, presented by Suncorp, will turn the city maroon, with a free street parade on Gordon Street kicking off at 10.30am, followed by a midday luncheon at the MECC (ticketed event), coaching clinics and autograph signings are also part of the festivities and will take place at BB Print Stadium, Mackay from 1.45pm. Tickets are now on sale for the Origin Fan Day Luncheon at the MECC on…

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Avenue Q

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
Avenue Q

Fresh out of college, Princeton is looking to take a bite out of the Big Apple. His Avenue Q apartment may be shabby, but his neighbours – including girl-next-door Kate, internet sexpert Trekkie, and best friends Nicky and Rod – will help him discover his purpose in life. This Tony Award-winning musical is a must for anyone who’s ever pondered life’s big decisions, or enjoyed a touch of schadenfreude. Winner of the Tony® “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score…

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Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

June 17 - June 18
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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b_ErthsPrehistoricMuseum

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium invites children to step into the action of the performance; each show performers will invite a small number of carefully selected young divers to join them on their quest to the bottom of the ocean, to ‘swim’ with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras. Antipasto Platters available for this event

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Mackay Show

June 20 - June 22
Mackay Showgrounds,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Mackay show

Mackay comes alive with agriculture, produce, local exhibitors and the famous side show alley for three exciting days in June. Its a celebration of all things Mackay and fun for all. Art on Show is a great display of Australia Wide Artists and Fashion on Show showcases many local designers and businesses over the three days. Why not try your hand at entering their competitions such as horticulture, craft and home economics. The pavilion also has many stall holders of…

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Eclipse – A Dance and Illusion Spectacular

June 25
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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Eclipse – A Dance and Illusion Spectacular

Are you ready to witness the impossible made possible? Master Illusionist, Anthony Street, will take you on a roller coaster of a ride as you witness spectacular grand illusions, from levitations, to baffling appearances and vanishes. Be captivated by the skill and grace of the daring aerial artist that soars through the air, to the cast of over 15 performers that fill the stage. Eclipse is said to be the most spectacular show for the whole family of 2017. Don’t…

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The Wiggles – Wiggle Around Australia

June 27
MECC,
Mackay, Queensland 4740 Australia
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The Wiggles - Wiggle Around Australia

The world’s favourite children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Wiggle Around Australia tour! This brand new show will see Emma, Simon, Anthony and Lachy performing in over 100 locations in every state and territory around our sunburnt country. The last 12 months have been an exciting time with highlights such as The Wiggles winning the Best Children’s Album ARIA award for Wiggle Town! The Wiggles TV show was snapped up by…

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