Mackay Community Events
- City Centre Farmers Market: This event takes place every Wednesday from 8am to 1pm at Bluewater Quay. Local farmers sell fresh produce and homemade products.
- Art Walk: On the third Friday of each month, the arts community in Mackay comes together to showcase their talents. Art exhibits, live music and entertainment can be enjoyed by all.
- Mackay Festival of Arts: This event runs for 10 days in July and includes a diverse range of art forms from theatre, to music, to dance and more. International and local artists are featured.
- Mackay Marina Run: In September, the Mackay Marina Run takes place with distances ranging from 5km to a half marathon. Runners and walkers of all ages can participate.
- Mackay Show: Held annually in June, the Mackay Show features carnival rides, entertainment, livestock shows, and competitions for various crafts and hobbies.
- Flame of Remembrance Ceremony: This ceremony takes place on ANZAC Day (April 25) at the Jubilee Park Cenotaph as a tribute to all soldiers who served in wars.