Mackay | Events

From exhibitions and shows to festivals and celebrations, local markets through to performances and sport, the Mackay event calendar is jam-packed full of ideas when it comes to your next holiday. Mackay sets the scene with all of their festival offerings, including fishing festivals, theatre festivals, horse racing festivals and music festivals, this region has it covered when it comes to events.

Check out The Mackay Region calendar of events for more.

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Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates to Pinafore

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$15 - 28
16 February 2019
Promac Productions are proud to announce the national tour of a world first. All 14 Gilbert and Sullivan musicals in one sensationally fast paced, hilarious and beautifully sung production. Hit songs and scene highlights from such wonderful musicals as The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe and Patience to name but a few.

Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 February 2019
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 morning from 7am to 11am in Mackay's vibrant city heart on the beautiful Bluewater Quay.


Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$22 - 42
21 February 2019
Two by Jim Cartwright. Directed by Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry, Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy Two introduces 14 colourful characters, all skilfully played by Brian Meegan and Kate Raison.

The Just Saying Project Presents Real Body Runway

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$69 - 69
22 February 2019
Celebrate the beauty of every woman. This body positive event will feature style and stories from fabulous females while shining a light on self acceptance and body love. 'Role models' from the Mackay community will walk the Real Body Runway and share their inner fashionista and what fashion and beauty means to them.

An Evening with Billy Slater - Mackay

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$49 - 199
23 February 2019
Billy Slater is a once in a generation player, from humble beginnings Billy started his journey by riding track work for legendary trainer Gai Waterhouse on his way to trialing with the Melbourne Storm.

Nashville Live

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$74.90 - 79.90
24 February 2019
For the very first time in Australia, the hit musical production Nashville Live delivers the energy, glamour and magic of the city it’s named after. Nashville Live takes you through the history of country music from golden greats Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, through to the contemporary platinum selling sounds of Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks and more.

Heath Franklin’s Chopper – Bogan Jesus

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$39.15 - 43.25
1 March 2019
Australia's MOST WANTED comedian is back. He's rolled away the rock, dusted himself off and resurrecting his hit show of the 2018 comedy festivals, which saw him nab the coveted Comic's Choice award and sell over 25,000 tickets.

NRL Trial Match - Cowboys Versus Storm

South Mackay, Mackay Area
2 March 2019
Watch the NQ Cowboys go head to head with the Melbourne Storm in the final NRL trial match before the 2019 season begins. Gates will open at 2.30pm with games throughout the afternoon in the lead up to the main game at 7pm.

JLT Community Series: Gold Coast SUNS versus Western Bulldogs

South Mackay, Mackay Area
3 March 2019
Support your Gold Coast SUNS in Mackay for the JLT Community Series match against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday March 3 at Great Barrier Reef Arena. All the action kicks off from at 6.40pm local time - it'll be a great evening for the whole family ahead of the official AFL season launch.

Senior Moments – A Comedy Revue

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$65 - 69
5 March 2019
A comedy revue about ‘old’ people – and the young people they have to deal with. John Wood, Benita Collings and Max Gillies are having some Senior Moments, with Geoff Harvey on piano, in this senior theatrical sensation.
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