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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Clermont Historical Centre - 100 Objects

Clermont, Isaac Area
From AU$3 - 15
Weekly from 7 March – 22 December 2018
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 which reopens Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Australia's Changing Islands

St Bees Island, Mackay Area
From AU$3095 - 3095
Quarterly from 14 – 22 July 2018
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland's tropical islands. Help researchers understand how a changing climate is impacting the wildlife that inhabit them.

Rouge The Show - Mackay Madza Festival of Arts

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$55.00 - 720.00
20 – 28 July 2018
Immerse yourself in ultimate decadence with Rouge, an intoxicating blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue-in-cheek burlesque. Set in a 1930s Parisian bar, this show is a non-stop celebration of the astonishing and the surprising (adult themes, this is an 18 plus event).

Mackay Chamber Music Festival

Mackay, Mackay Area
20 – 21 July 2018
The inaugural Mackay Chamber Music Festival will bring to the Mackay Region high quality chamber music performances and workshops. The festival features artists who are members of, or regularly appear with ensembles such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Lyrebird Trio, as well as all of the major Australian symphony orchestras.

Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts 2018

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
20 – 29 July 2018
This year’s Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts is a triumph of local arts, food and entertainment, complete with some exciting guest acts. Hailed as one of the most diverse line-ups to date, the Festival Program boasts everything from the world premiere of a new ballet to an adults-only, tongue-in-cheek acrobatic burlesque show.

Caneland Central Lunchbox Concerts

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
24 – 25 July 2018
A much-loved favourite of the Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts program, the Caneland Central Lunchbox Concerts are a three-day series of performances that showcase the many talents we have here in the Mackay region.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - Mackay

Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$15 - 55
24 July 2018
“and – pop! out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.” One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.

Caneland Central Lunchbox Concerts

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
24 – 26 July 2018
A much-loved favourite of the Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts program, the Caneland Central Lunchbox Concerts are a three-day series of performances that showcase the many talents we have here in the Mackay region.

Greater Whitsunday Farmers Markets

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 25 July 2018
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.

DBCT Illuminate

West Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
25 – 27 July 2018
Parking and entry to DBCT Illuminate is via Alexandra Street. There is strictly no entry to the event from Lagoon Street. After the huge response to the inaugural event in 2017, DBCT Illuminate is returning to the Festival to once again delight audiences and engage the community in this wonderful arts-project-turned-family-night-out!
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