Mackay Region

Boasting one of the most picturesque valleys in Australia, the Mackay region prides itself on its natural surrounds. From the Pioneer Valley and the historic home of famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, to Eungella National Park and its platypus population, there’s an experience for everyone in Mackay.

Show Events: JANUARY – DECEMBER

2017

January    February    March    April    May    June

July    August    September    October    November    December

January Events

Event Date Event Name
10 Mackay Races
22 Flight Centre Travel Expo – MECC
27 Moranbah Rodeo
31 Mackay Races

February Events

Event Date Event Name
4 Chinese New Year Celebrations – Mackay City Centre
5 Annual Bridal Fair – MECC
11 NRL Trial Match: Cowboys vs Roosters – Mackay
12 Mackay Sports Expo and Sign-on Day – MECC
18 Helloworld Travel Expo – MECC
21 Mackay Races
26 AFL JLT Community Series: G Cst vs Essendon -Mackay
26 Moranbah Clubs Fair
28 Suzi Quatro – MECC

March Events

Event Date Event Name
3-4 Flickerfest on Tour – Mackay
4 Moranbah Races
12 Mackay MS Swimathon
14 Mackay Races
26 Colour Dash 3000 – Mackay
28 Mackay Races

April Events

Event Date Event Name
1 Clermont Rodeo
13 Mackay Races
14-16 Songkran Thai New Year – Mackay
16 The Lanes Easter Carnival – Mackay City Centre
19-22 ACA 2016/17 National Finals Campdraft – Clermont
22 Gargett Rodeo
28-30 Blair Athol Bush Sports & Rodeo
28-May 1 Wintermoon Festival – Mount Charlton
29 Mackay Races
29-30 Circus Oz – MECC
29-30 Lamberts Beach Seafood & Wine Festival – Slade Point
29-May 1 Middlemount Campdraft

May Events

Event Date Event Name
4 Melbourne International Comedy Fest Roadshow – MECC
6, 7, 12 Anywhere Festival – Mackay
13 Nebo Rodeo
16 Mackay Races
19-21 Mackay Home Show/Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo
27 Mackay Amateurs Race Day
27 Middlemount Rodeo
27-28 Aust National Budgerigar Council C’ships – MECC
28 Greenmount Homestead Heritage Fair – Walkerston
30-31 Clermont Show & Rodeo

June Events

Event Date Event Name
3 Moranbah Rodeo
4 Mackay Marina Run
10-11 Clermont Pony Club Campdraft
15 Mackay Races
17 Moranbah Races
17-18 Clermont Gold Cup Campdraft
18 Pioneer Valley Show – Finch Hatton
20-22 Mackay Show
29-Jul 2 Nebo Slouch Hat Campdraft

July Events

Event Date Event Name
1 Mackay Cup Races
1-2 Mackay Offshore Super Boats
4 Cirque Africa – MECC
7-16 Mackay Regional Festival of Arts
8 Mackay Races
8 Mackay Food & Wine Day
13 Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase – MECC
15 Clermont Cup Races

August Events

Event Date Event Name
1 Mackay Races
5 Sugar City Con Pop Culture Expo – Mackay
5 Middlemount Cup Races
5-6 Sarina Show & Rodeo
6 Bridal Fair – Mackay
10-17 Airlie Beach Race Week/Festival of Sailing
12-13 Mechanos Wings & Wheels – Mackay
15 Mackay Races
18-20 Blue Mountain Campdraft
19 Mackay Airport Beach Horse Races
19 Sarina Beach Coconut Festival
20 Sarina Sugar Shed Barrels of Fun Festival
25-27 Moranbah Bronze Titles Campdraft
26 Twilight City – Mackay
29 Mackay Races
TBC Mackay Mountain Marathon

September Events

Event Date Event Name
3 Pioneer Valley Classic Car Club Dad’s Day Event – Mirani
8-10 Mackay ASH Campdraft at Nebo
9 Clermont Rodeo
9 Mackay Bluewater Fling Celtic Festival
16 Mackay Races
16 Little Tribe Festival – Slade Point
22-23 Twin Hills Cup Races – via Clermont
22-24 Twin Hills Quartpot Campdraft & Rodeo – via Clermont
22-24 Nebo ‘Tie Up The Black Dog’ Campdraft
23-24 Mackay Triathlon Festival
29-30 Donnybrook Rodeo – via Nebo
29-Oct 1 CQ Bikes, Bulls, Buggy’s & Bands – Eton
30-Oct 2 Qld State XCO Championships – Mackay
TBC Cape Hillsborough Blokart Regatta
TBC Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run – Mackay

October Events

Event Date Event Name
1 River 2 Reef Charity Ride – Mackay
7 Mackay Races
15 Run for MI Life Fun Run – Glenden/Moranbah/Walkerston
19 Mackay Races
21 Global Grooves Cultural Festival – Mackay
TBC Eungella Bird Week & Bushwalking Festival
TBC Bulls Masters Country Challenge – Mackay
TBC Fashion Week – Mackay
TBC The Travelling Film Festival – Mackay
TBC Moranbah Rotary Home & Leisure Show
TBC Pioneer Valley Country Music Festival – Walkerston

November Events

Event Date Event Name
4 Sarina Beach Triathlon
7 Mackay Races
11 Moranbah Races
14 Mackay Races
18 Clermont Races
30 Mackay Races

December Events

Event Date Event Name
14 Mackay Races
23 Mackay Races
31 Mackay New Year’s Eve River Party
TBC Bulls Masters Youth Cup – Mackay