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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Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
20 September 2017
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 Mackay's vibrant city heart on the beautiful Bluewater Quay, join families and restaurateurs in buying local produce that does not come any fresher.

Eungella Birdweek and Birdwatching Festival

Eungella, Mackay Area
From AU$120 - 195
25 September – 1 October 2017
Join them for a magical week in the spectacular Queensland rainforest! Eungella National Park lies in the hinterland of Central Queensland, just outside Mackay. Its majestic landscape supports almost 900 species of plants and a stunning array of wildlife.

Diary of a Wombat

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$15 - 55
26 September 2017
Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage.

Queensland Kart Championship (Mackay)

Palmyra,
Free Entry
29 September 2017
Queensland's top karters will visit Mackay in search of glory and an elusive state title. The legendary Kev Davies is jetting in to commentate for the weekend, canteen and bar will be running during the event.

River To Reef Charity Ride

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$85 - 85
30 September 2017
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.

Mackay Swap Meet

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$5.00 - 25
1 October 2017
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.

Old Station Tea House Dinners

Ball Bay, Mackay Area
From AU$79 - 79
6 October 2017
Gather some friends together for a fun night out to be remembered. Leave the car at home and sit back and relax as we whisk you away to this magical destination for an enjoyable evening. Set under the night sky, on the gorgeous deck overlooking the lush gardens, the Old Station Tea House is hidden amongst a beautiful forest setting.

Mushroom Valley Festival

Yalboroo, Mackay Area
From AU$80 - 150
6 – 8 October 2017
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.

Mackay Local Food Trail

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$129 - 129
14 October 2017
Jump on board and uncover some of Mackay’s hidden local producers. Learn first hand from the farmers and taste your way through the day sampling their many delights. Freckle Farm is their first stop where you are educated on the principles of a pasture based free range egg, pork and beef farm.

Glen Miller Orchestra

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$79.90 - 89.90
19 October 2017
The long-awaited return of the greatest big band of the 1940’s. Direct from the USA… The Glenn Miller Orchestra. A concert spectacular… 24 musicians, singers and dancers on stage! The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform all their great classic hits including Chattanooga Choo Choo, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade and songs from the repertoire from the Andrew Sisters.
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