For Singles The Harrup Park Country Club is putting on a night of 'Speed Dating' for 25-50-year-olds; will get you entry, a drink on arrival and canapes to nibble on.
Movidas will host an early Valentine's Day 'Traffic Light Party on February 11, giving singles one last chance to find a date before the big day.
Whatever your fancy: feathered fascinators or Akubras, the Birdsville Races (1-2 September 2017) transforms a dusty Queensland town of around 120 residents to 10,000 for the Melbourne Cup of the Outback.
The two-day racing carnival – which stakes its claim among Australia’s most iconic events – has become something of a bucket list experience, no doubt setting many hearts a flutter in the one-pub town.
That’s the skinny from a 2015 Eventbrite survey of more than 1,000 Australians, which reveals 49% met ‘a significant other’ at live events.
A further 5% of respondents got engaged and 4% exchanged vows at a live event.
Organisers have lost count of love matches, with this year’s 35th-anniversary souvenir program featuring a seemingly endless line-up of couples from across Queensland and Australia who have met, dropped to one knee or said “I do” at the festival.
Among them are Michelle Storey and Clinton Anderson from Woodford, who met at the Gympie Music Muster in 2006, married in front of the festival’s Crowbar seven years later and introduced their six-week-old daughter, Ariya, to the feel-good shindig in 2014.
Different coloured wristbands will be given at the door dependant on your relationship status.
Single ladies looking for something to do can round up their girlfriends and catch the late night session of '50 Shades Darker' for a delightful night with Christian Grey at Mt Pleasant cinemas.
To help you out, we've listed some of the options still available in Mackay: For Couples Lagoons Cafe and Gallery is offering couples Valentines Day meal specials, including king prawns, Pacific oysters, crab and a complimentary rosé or champagne on arrival.
The Clarion Hotel's, Latitude 21 restaurant at the Mackay Marina offers a three-course set menu for .
Love Advice: 97% of surveyed Aussies prefer kissing vs swiping on Tinder (no contest really), with 32% kissing someone they met a live event.