Global Grooves

Global Grooves

23 October 2021 | 3pm - 8pm | Queens Park Mackay

Held in October each year, Mackay’s largest multicultural event lets locals travel the world in a single day.

Running from 3pm to 8pm back at the revitalised Queens Park, the festival features an amazing array of performers, bands and dance groups.

On show will be an amazing range of music and traditional dances and costumes from local and international performers.

Full stage line-up

3pm Annette Worthington
3.30pm Welcome to Country, Mayor Welcome
4.00pm Whitsunday Thai Community
4.10pm Mackay and District Pipe Band
4.30pm Mackay Chinese Association Tai Chi Sword
4.40pm Claddagh School of Irish Dance
5.00pm Thai Aussie Community Mackay
5.30pm Ji Aaya Nu
5.40pm Viva Acoustic
6.10pm Nepalese Australian Association of Mackay
6.25pm QLD Multicultural Lions Club
7.00pm Mackay Filipino Australian Community Inc.
7.15pm Mackay Chinese Association Tibetan Dance
7.30pm VaMa Music

Food vendors

There will also be a range of food vendors with delicacies from across the world and market stalls to check out, including;

  • Just India
  • Dumpling Hut Mackay
  • Cannoli Siciliani
  • Cream and Bean
  • Spicy N Saucy
  • Amanda’s Dumpling
  • Apulia Woodfire
  • Masala Indian Cuisine
  • Crave Coffee Co.
  • Queensland Multicultural Lions Club
  • Mackay and District Italian Association
  • La Latina's Cantina - The Tastes of Chile
  • Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
  • Fiji Association Mackay Region
  • Authentic Sri Lankan Food
  • Island Flavas
  • Mackay Filipino Australian Community Inc.
  • The Neighbourhood Hub
  • Feros Care
  • Falun Dafa
  • Mackay Community Garden
  • Mackay Regional Council Libraries
  • MRC Community Engagement
  • United Women’s Cultural Group
  • Potless Plants
  • Tarbun Creations

Add to that a workshop teepee with activities to enthral children and adults alike, including:

  • Drumming workshop
  • Face painting
  • Coconut Husking Workshops
  • Salsa and Latin dance lessons
  • Embellish Bellydance Mackay
  • Sugar City Rock n Rollers Mackay


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Global Grooves is an initiative of Mackay Regional Council and the MECC, and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government Multicultural Arts Queensland, and ABC Tropical North.

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