Top 10 Things To Do this weekend
May 26th & 27th
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Grab your hats, dust off your boots and roll up your swag......It's Rodeo time! Mackay Toyota Nebo Rodeo is on again! Plenty of cowboy action! The Mackay Toyota Nebo Rodeo is on again this Saturday. Enjoy a great day of local events including full open, rookie & junior events.
Oz rock icon, Jimmy Barnes, brings his second bestselling memoir to life. This spellbinding and searingly honest theatrical production sees Jimmy using his yarns and his music to reveal the truth behind Australia’s greatest rock’n’roll story. The show begins where the last story ended - as he leaves Adelaide in the back of a truck with Cold Chisel in 1974
SPEEDWAY SPEEDWAY SPEEDWAY! Get your backside trackside SAT 26 MAY as Macs roars back into action! Round 1 of the Bowen Engine Centre Modified sedans series kicks off, plus Round 1 of the Macs Outlaw sprint sedans series as well. Plus there’ll be plenty more action with Formula 500s, Junior sedans & Wingless sprints. Thanks to our major sponsor Crane Logistics. Gates open at 4pm, Racing from 6pm.
Quality, Local, Unique. Come to a great family day out as we continue to celebrate Greenmount Homestead! Enjoy a huge variety of displays and quality local and unique goods from many stalls. There will be local food vendors, working displays of machinery and crafts from yesteryear, items for sale by local craftspeople and artisans, a fashion parade, live music and more. Sunday, May 27, from 9am to 3pm.
Come along and help Mackay celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mackay Women's Services (Domestic Violence Resource Service, Mackay Women's Centre and Mackay Women's Sexual Assault Service) have partnered with Mackay Regional Council to provide this fabulous FREE event for families. Free sausage sizzle, jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting, balloons, lollies and heaps more entertainment! Not forgetting, our SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER! You will have to come along to see just who this will be! It’s on from 10am – 2pm.
Creature invites you to enter the magical world of the Australian bush to explore how our actions and choices affect the world around us. Come along to the show from 4.30pm to meet Hector and for some fun local wildlife encounters! Free Pre-Show Wildlife Fun in the North Foyer. Meet local fauna orphan’s ‘live’ in the foyer; thanks to Australian Wildlife Rescue Service. Any ticket purchased goes in the draw to win local wildlife experiences; thanks to Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park and Rainforest Scuba.
A wonderful day of live local thoroughbred racing. Enjoy Fashions on the Field, Local racing, A Variety of ticketed options now available through Mackay Tickets, The amazing Luke Geiger duo playing after the last race, After party at Mojo's. MJ's FREE Photobooth, Private Marquees available & DJ keeping you grooving in between live local races all day from midday.
The Mackay Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a sausage sizzle Saturday out the front of Nick’s IGA in West Mackay to raise money for research into dementia.
Embrace your inner artist and express yourself in a 7.5 x 7.5 cm square. Make your mark! For the month of May, you are invited to drop in and create a masterpiece on our Post-It Note Art Wall. Post-It notes and various art mediums will be available for use on location.
Maya Harrison and Kate Brunner have a fascination with the natural world. Insects, the most abundant and diverse groups of organisms with amazing abilities and existing in almost every environment on earth, are their latest focus. Opening hours are Wednesday to Friday 9am to 3pm and weekends 8am to 4pm.