Mackay Festival of Arts

Festivals and Celebrations

16 Jul 2021 to 25 Jul 2021 Annual Event

Their iconic Mackay Festival of Arts is going into its 34th year and with a tremendous program ready to excite all the senses, from exciting new performances to unique tantalising dining experiences, you won’t want to miss a moment!

The Festival is a triumph of local arts, food and entertainment, complete with some exciting guest acts.

Hailed as one of the most diverse line-up of events on the #MackayInJuly calendar, the Festival Program boasts everything from dance and cabaret, music and comedy, visual arts, theatre, community engagement and workshops.

For the families, the return of G&S Engineering Wine & Food Day, DBCT Illuminate and the Jack Sturgeon Stage are always a highlight on the July agenda.

For music lovers, both stages of the ever-popular G&S Engineering Wine and Food Day will come alive with a variety of exciting local musicians and interstate acts. For those after more soothing sounds, the Friends of the MECC Jazz Brunch is sure to be a sell-out.

This year’s Festival also includes an extensive Fringe Events Program that showcases exciting events right across the region.


Bar Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Public Toilet

Event Dates

Annual Event

16 Jul 2021 to 25 Jul 2021

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