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April 2014

All ages having fun
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APRIL 18
Rainforest Scuba - Easter Diving at Bowen

Start Date: 18-Apr-2014 End Date: 21-Apr-2014
Location: Finch Hatton, QLD
Event Type: Classes, Lessons and Workshops

Rainforest Scuba has a social club designed for not only the diver but the whole family. The cost to become a member is AUD15 for life and dives are free on all local triips. They also have free...

Anzac Day Celebrations
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APRIL 25
Anzac Day Celebrations at Harrup Park

Start Date: 25-Apr-2014 End Date: 25-Apr-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Sporting Events

As the official sub branch for the Mackay RSL, Harrup Park is proud to host a fun filled Anzac Day on Friday 25 April. Enjoy a game of Two Up with the diggers. Cheer on the local City versus...

Sunday Cinemas - Strictly Ballroom
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APRIL 27
Sunday Cinemas - Strictly Ballroom

Start Date: 27-Apr-2014 End Date: 27-Apr-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Exhibitions and Shows

10:30am Sunday 27 April Orientation Gallery, Artspace Mackay  Scott Hastings is a champion caliber ballroom dancer with his own style & rhythm. Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly...

May 2014

Wintermoon Festival
MAY 02
Wintermoon Festival

Start Date: 02-May-2014 End Date: 05-May-2014
Location: Calen, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

On the 1st weekend of May each year, people from all over Australia make their way to the little-known Camerons Pocket for a family-friendly event celebrating some of Australia's talented...

The River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival
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MAY 03
River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival

Start Date: 03-May-2014 End Date: 16-May-2014
Location: Eungella, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

The Pioneer Valley, located west of Mackay, Queensland, consists of 11 small rural communities and incorporates the Eungella National Park. The River Rock to Mountain Top Community Festival...

Free Guided Heritage Walk
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MAY 07
Free Weekly Guided Heritage Walk

Start Date: 07-May-2014 End Date: 07-May-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Sporting Events

Whether you are visiting Mackay for the first time, a new resident or a local; the Heritage Walk is the perfect way to discover or rediscover Mackay. Mackay Tourism Volunteers 'The Two Johns'...

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
MAY 08
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Start Date: 08-May-2014 End Date: 08-May-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Performances

It’s that time of year again - the ultimate comedy roadtrip returns! With comedy superstars from around the world; be prepared to be laughing all might! Duration: Approximately 2.5hrs...

Harrup Park Mothers Day Jazz & Wine Picnic
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MAY 11
Harrup Park Mothers Day Jazz and Wine Picnic

Start Date: 11-May-2014 End Date: 11-May-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

Spoil mum this Mothers Day. Don't miss the Mothers Day Jazz and Wine Picnic and Family Fun day! Enjoy a cold buffet lunch, live music by hot,hot,hot, craft beer and wine tasting marquee,...

Troppo Treasure Market
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MAY 11
Troppo Treasure Market

Start Date: 11-May-2014 End Date: 11-May-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Markets

With a large range of stalls with interesting and ever-changing stalls & products for sale. Held every month on the second Sunday of the month from 7.30am at Mount Please Shopping Centre.

Mackay Home Show & Caravan, Camping Expo
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MAY 16
Mackay Home Show & Caravan, Camping Expo

Start Date: 16-May-2014 End Date: 18-May-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Exhibitions and Shows

FRIDAY 16TH TO SUNDAY 18TH MAY 2014 - MACKAY SHOWGROUNDS Friday 9am - 5pm. Saturday 9am - 5pm. Sunday 9am - 4pm. COST: Adults $10, Aged Senior Card $8, Children free with an Adult The 2014...

Community Bank® AG.Trade.Life
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MAY 23
Community Bank® AG.Trade.Life

Start Date: 23-May-2014 End Date: 24-May-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Exhibitions and Shows

Agriculture will step into the spotlight at the Mackay Showgrounds when Canegrowers Mackay hosts its second annual all inclusive agricultural exhibition, Community Bank® AG.Trade.Life. Primary...

Mackay Coastal Clean Up
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MAY 24
Mackay Coastal Clean Up

Start Date: 24-May-2014 End Date: 25-May-2014
Location: Hay Point, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

The next Mackay Coastal Clean Up to tackle marine debris will be held in May with a focus on cleaning up the southern beaches around Sarina. Eco Barge Clean Seas are asking for volunteers to...

Sunday Cinema @ Artspace Mackay – Soft Fruit (Movie)
MAY 25
Sunday Cinema – Soft Fruit (Movie)

Start Date: 25-May-2014 End Date: 25-May-2014
Location: Artspace Mackay, QLD
Event Type: Performances

Sunday, 25th May 2014 at 10am in the Artspace Mackay in the Cox Rayner Gallery For the first time in 15 years, all four siblings in a family show up to care for their dying mother, who is only...

June 2014

Mackay Marina Run
JUNE 01
Mackay Marina Run

Start Date: 01-Jun-2014 End Date: 01-Jun-2014
Location: Mackay Harbour, QLD
Event Type: Sporting Events

The Mackay Marina Run is the premier community running event for the Mackay region. It is also a major running event for regional Qld with over 2600 people registering in 2013.

Paxton's Night Markets
JUNE 06
Paxton's Night Markets

Start Date: 06-Jun-2014 End Date: 06-Jun-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Markets

This wonderful FREE market showcases Local, unique handmade, crafted, home grown, baked and vintage treasures! Live entertainment, Kids Activity Zone and delicious food available. Please...

Troppo Treasure Market
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JUNE 08
Troppo Treasure Market

Start Date: 08-Jun-2014 End Date: 08-Jun-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Markets

With a large range of stalls with interesting and ever-changing stalls & products for sale. Held every month on the second Sunday of the month from 7.30am at Mount Please Shopping Centre.

River Sessions Festival
JUNE 29
River Sessions Festival

Start Date: 29-Jun-2014 End Date: 29-Jun-2014
Location: Mackay Showgrounds, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

River Session line-up announcement Thursday March 20th!

July 2014

Troppo Treasure Market
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JULY 13
Troppo Treasure Market

Start Date: 13-Jul-2014 End Date: 13-Jul-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Markets

With a large range of stalls with interesting and ever-changing stalls & products for sale. Held every month on the second Sunday of the month from 7.30am at Mount Please Shopping Centre.

Queensland Mining and Engineering Expo
JULY 22
Queensland Mining and Engineering Expo

Start Date: 22-Jul-2014 End Date: 24-Jul-2014
Location: Mackay Showgrounds, QLD
Event Type: Exhibitions and Shows

Since the first edition in 1993, QME has grown to become the leading industrial exhibition in central Queensland. Ideally timed during a period of unprecedented growth in Queensland's mining...

Sunday Cinema @ Artspace Mackay – Bad Eggs
JULY 27
Sunday Cinema – Bad Eggs

Start Date: 27-Jul-2014 End Date: 27-Jul-2014
Location: Artspace Mackay, QLD
Event Type: Exhibitions and Shows

A pair of Melbourne detectives working in the Zero Tolerance Unit set out to uncover a web of corruption in the directorial debut of famed Australian comic Tony Martin. Though a highly publicized...

August 2014

Paxton's Night Markets
AUGUST 01
Paxton's Night Markets

Start Date: 01-Aug-2014 End Date: 01-Aug-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Markets

This wonderful FREE market showcases Local, unique handmade, crafted, home grown, baked and vintage treasures! Live entertainment, Kids Activity Zone and delicious food available. Please...

Sarina Show
AUGUST 02
Sarina Show

Start Date: 02-Aug-2014 End Date: 03-Aug-2014
Location: Sarina, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

Come and join the fun on August 2nd and 3rd at the Sarina Show! With entry prices starting $7 and children under 5 FREE there is plenty to do for the whole family! Markets, rides, animals,...

Mackay Harbour Beach Race Day
AUGUST 07
Mackay Harbour Beach Race Day

Start Date: 07-Aug-2014 End Date: 10-Aug-2014
Location: Mackay Harbour, QLD
Event Type: Sporting Events

The annual Mackay Harbour Horse Racing returns for another exhilarating weekend of horse races. Live entertainment and an array of eateries will once again make this event one not to miss.

Airlie Beach Race Week
AUGUST 08
Airlie Beach Race Week

Start Date: 08-Aug-2014 End Date: 16-Aug-2014
Location: Airlie Beach, QLD
Event Type: Sporting Events

Airlie Beach will be holding the 25th Airlie Beach Race Week. Contestants will be racing around the islands of the Whitsunday Passage, where it will surely be an exciting and thrilling week for...

The Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival
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AUGUST 09
The Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival

Start Date: 09-Aug-2014 End Date: 09-Aug-2014
Location: Mackay Harbour, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

The Mackay Beach Horse Racing Festival is a four day event based around the Beach Horse Races which are a series of 350 metre sprints along the sands of the scenic Mackay Harbour Beach. The...

AUGUST 15
Clermont Gold & Coal Festival

Start Date: 15-Aug-2014 End Date: 16-Aug-2014
Location: Clermont, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

Gold was first discovered in Clermont over 150 years ago. Every year the Gold and Coal festival is held for locals and visitors to participate in the lucrative Gold Detecting Competition, Gold...

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
AUGUST 16
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Start Date: 16-Aug-2014 End Date: 24-Aug-2014
Location: Hamilton Island, QLD
Event Type: Sporting Events

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s largest yachting event. A week filled with exciting events both on water and off water for competitors, family and friends to enjoy. A unique...

September 2014

Circle work at showgrounds
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SEPTEMBER 13
Sarina Festival Incorporated

Start Date: 13-Sep-2014 End Date: 13-Sep-2014
Location: Sarina, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

Sarina Festival is an annual event offering a full day of fun for the family. The first partis a morning event offering a Street Party that closes Central Street to traffic. Free entertainment...

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SEPTEMBER 20
Mackay PBR Touring Pro

Start Date: 20-Sep-2014 End Date: 20-Sep-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Sporting Events

You don't forget the first time you experience the brutal power of a bull up close. Nothing else compares to watching first hand "Man against powerful beast". You certainly won't forget the person...

October 2014

Paxton's Night Markets
OCTOBER 03
Paxton's Night Markets

Start Date: 03-Oct-2014 End Date: 03-Oct-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Markets

This wonderful FREE market showcases Local, unique handmade, crafted, home grown, baked and vintage treasures! Live entertainment, Kids Activity Zone and delicious food available. Please...

Pioneer Valley Country Music Festival 2013
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OCTOBER 03
Pioneer Valley Country Music Festival

Start Date: 03-Oct-2014 End Date: 05-Oct-2014
Location: Walkerston, QLD
Event Type: Festivals and Celebrations

The 24th Annual Pioneer Valley Country Music Festival is three days of non stop country music (just 15 minutes west of Mackay) at Wests Leagues Club, Walkerston. Artists for 2014 Festival to be...

December 2014

Paxton's Night Markets
DECEMBER 05
Paxton's Night Markets

Start Date: 05-Dec-2014 End Date: 05-Dec-2014
Location: Mackay CBD, QLD
Event Type: Markets

This wonderful FREE market showcases Local, unique handmade, crafted, home grown, baked and vintage treasures! Live entertainment, Kids Activity Zone and delicious food available. Please...

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