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.

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Clermont Historical Centre - 100 Objects

Clermont, Isaac Area
From AU$3 - 15
Weekly from 6 March – 25 December 2019
Clermont’s history is set to be unveiled in a revealing exhibition for the first time. The 100 Objects collection is the latest creation from Clermont Historical Centre. The vast assortment represents Clermont’s eclectic and colourful past.

Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 28 August 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.

Lee Kernaghan - Backroad Nation Tour

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$49.90 - 74.90
31 August 2019
Lee Kernaghan is one of the all-time greats of Australian music with 38 number one hits and a ute load of Golden Guitar awards. Following his sold out 25th Anniversary Tour Lee began turning his experiences on the road into songs and a new album “Backroad Nation”.

The Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
31 August 2019
Pipe bands from around Queensland join the Mackay and District Pipe Band's celebration of Scottish music, song and dance. The free outdoor event starts at 3pm on Saturday 31 August. Pipers and drummers from six pipe bands will march across the Forgan Bridge into the Bluewater Quay where the entertainment will continue until 6 pm.

Oceania Masters Athletics Championships 2019

Mackay, Mackay Area
31 August – 7 September 2019
These championships are held every two years and Athletics Masters Members from the Oceania Federation Countries are invited to participate. The track and field events at the 2019 host city of Mackay, Queensland, will be on a newly completed athletics facility opening February 2019.

Women's Adventure Film Tour 19/20 - Mackay City

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$15 - 25
2 September 2019
The Women's Adventure Film Tour presented by Paddy Pallin is back for its third season! This is Australia’s original women’s adventure film tour, created by Adventure Entertainment in partnership with She Went Wild.

Beach Motorcycle Races

Grasstree Beach, Mackay Area
From AU$5 - 10
8 September 2019
Speeding Motorcycles under open tropical skies, at Grasstree Beach, 35 minutes south of Mackay, Central Queensland, first ran in the region back in 1927. This iconic event is and the only competitive beach motorcycle race in Australia, one of only several in the world.

Roald Dahl’s The Twits - Mackay

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$15 - 55
13 September 2019
Mr and Mrs Twit, the most horrible people ever to live on the stage of the earth! How unpleasant is Mr Twit, a hairy-faced, grubby and messy old man! How mean-spirited Mrs Twit is, whose once pretty face, is now ugly and reflecting her consumption of nasty thoughts!

River Street Twilight Market

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 13 September 2019
The night market is a showcase of local food and business in Sustainable Living, Health and Wellbeing, Fair Food Movement and their Community services. Farmers' Market - Artisan Market Stalls - Community Stalls - Health and Wellbeing Stalls - Sustainable Stalls - Recycled Product Stalls - Home and Garden Stalls - Food Stalls - Music - Entertainment - River Street Eats area - River Beats Entertainment area.

River 2 Reef Ride

Mackay, Mackay Area
14 September 2019
The River 2 Reef Ride charity event is a mass participation ride. The event raises funds for two local charities - RACQ CQ Rescue and Mackay Sporting Wheelies with the focus on encouraging more people to become active and involved in their health through cycling.
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