Top Things To Do in Mackay – April 2018

Top Things To Do in Mackay – April 2018

For the full calendar of events in Mackay, collect your Pakmag April Edition from McDonald’s​, Coles, Major Shopping Centres, Child Care Centres and you local library before they disappear.

Mackay City Centre Easter Carnival

  • When: Sunday, 1 April, 9.00am to 12.00
  • Where: Caneland Park
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A live music stage, egg hunt, face painting, jumping castle, merry-go-round, plenty of food vendors and even a visit from the Easter Bunny – the Mackay Easter Carnival has it all.

This family-friendly festival is held in the City Centre and boasts some of our region’s best local music talent and a super relaxed atmosphere.  The emphasis is on keeping the kids entertained while the adults can kick back. Held the Easter weekend, this is a free carnival hosted by council and the City Centre Taskforce.

Mount Pleasant School Holiday Activities

Thai Dancing Performance

FREE Event

Thai Leaf Weaving Workshop

FREE Event

Friday River Street Twilight Market

  • When: Friday, 13 April, from 4.00pm to  8.00pm
  • Where: BlueWater Quay, River Street and Mackay City Centre
  • More Info: Facebook/Portescando

Porters Community Markets – Enjoy local handmade crafts, clothing, kids entertainment and more! Plus enjoy lunch at Charlies Cafe and browse at Porters!

For market posts and information, please check out their Facebook page.

BMA Kidspace

  • When: Tuesday, 17 April, 10.00am – 2.00pm

Hop along to this popular toddler’s program, created for children under five to give them a chance to explore and have fun with art in a climate of co-operative learning.

This amazing program includes free artist-run workshops, bring your children along for a fun day of art-making, singing and dancing.SAVE THE DATE:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Australia’s largest comedy festival is in Mackay!

Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It’s stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in one side-splitting show!

Tickets $42 | Ages 15+


The 78-Storey Treehouse

  • When: Thursday, 31 May 6.00pm
  • When: Friday, 1 June, 10.00am and 12.00pm
  • Where: MECC
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Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre.

Tickets $15