April 15: Ipswich Gala Doll Fair

Ipswich Gala Doll Fair

One of the largest fairs held in Queensland, everything related to the doll and bear industry will be for sale, and free valuations will start at 11am.

WHEN: Sunday 15 April, 9am to 2.30pm

WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre, Nicholas Street, Ipswich

COST: Adults $10, concessions $9, children $2

Ipswich Art Awards

More than 200 works will be on display at this major regional art exhibition. Categories include photography, painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. All art will be available for purchase.

WHEN: Thursday 12 April to Sunday 22 April, 10am to 4pm

WHERE: St Paul’s Anglican Church, 124 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Free


Ipswich school students showcase their amazing artistic skills, painting 1.5m-high masks representing the theme ‘Waterways and the fate of the Sea’.

WHEN: Thursday 12 April to Sunday 22 April

WHERE: St Paul’s Anglican Church gardens, 124 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Free


This selection of new works by award winning local artist Margaret Klumpp uses splashes of vibrant colours and a simple mixture of styles, strokes and textures, leaving all imagination to the theatre of the mind.

WHEN: Until Monday 30 April, 9am to 1pm

WHERE: ARTtime Supplies, 203 Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Bike Ride

This fundraising ride is part of a week-long festival of cycling in Ipswich. Two rides will be held, 14km and 44km, and all profits will support Ipswich Hospital Foundation.

WHEN: Sunday 15 April, 8am and 8.30am

WHERE: Fernvale Futures Centre, 1483 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale

COST: 14km ride (adults $15, under 12s $5), 44km ride (adults $30, under 12s $10)

St Paul's Quilt and Craft Display

See magnificent quilts, lace making, tatting and other handcrafts on display in the beautiful setting of St Paul’s Anglican Church. Among the amazing creations you will find a sporting display to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, hand applique quilts and old Singer Sewing Machines.

WHEN: Wednesday 11 April to Saturday 14 April, 9am to 3pm, Sunday 15 April, noon to 3pm

WHERE: St Paul’s Anglican Church, Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: $5 each

Black & White Challenge

An exhibition by 40 locals who have created original art on timber boards using only black and white with no colour representation.

WHEN: Sunday 15 April, 10am to 2pm

WHERE: Arts Alive Creative Arts School, 5 Jacaranda Street, East Ipswich

COST: Free

Art Clique

Experience the emotive and spiritual impressions of landscape as expressed in the artworks and books of Tallegalla artist and author Lyne Marshall.

WHEN: Saturday 14 April and Sunday 15 April, 9am to 4.30pm

WHERE: Mounain Scrub Road, Tallegalla

COST: Free

LEGO® Brick Challenge Holiday Workshops

Get your hard hats on for a construction zone like no other. Create a masterpiece with LEGO® and other construction systems.

LEGO® Brick Challenge Holiday Workshops (additional cost, bookings essential)

The LEGO® Brick Challenge is an exciting new program that introduces students between the ages of 6 to 12 years, the basic principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the use of motorised LEGO® bricks.

These workshops are run by Young Engineers and bookings are essential.

WHEN: 9.30am and 1pm (duration 3 hours)

WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich

COST: $25 per child (includes Museum entry for one child and one parent or guardian) Book Here

Ipswich Showplace Markets

The Ipswich Showplace Markets are held every Sunday at the Ipswich Showgrounds. They are open to the public between 6am and 11:30am.

Stallholders currently sell a range of items, both new and second hand. They range from toys, clothes, books, plants, household items, DVDs and CDs, art, craft, tools, hardware, services, fruit and vegetables, ice-cream, hot food, coffee and more.

WHEN: 6am-11.30am

WHERE: Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Rd

COST: Coin donation

Climbing Web

Reach new heights and explore a hand crocheted climbing tunnel created by Evelyn Roth. Complete with music and spinning disco lights, kids can climb, tumble, dive and spin while safely suspended off the ground.

WHEN: 10am to 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’arcy Doyle Place‚ Ipswich

COST: Free

Afternoon tennis for over 35s

Ipswich Veterans Tennis Association hosts afternoon tennis for over 35s each Sunday. Contact the association on 0418 154 903.

WHEN: 1pm-4pm

WHERE: Ipswich District Junior Tennis Association courts, Chermside Road, Ipswich

COST: Membership $45 per year, $5 court fees on the day

All Abilities Morning Run

Rise and Shine, head out for a run. Find other ideas to stay fit at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 6am

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central

COST: Free

ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

ANZAC is the result of acclaimed New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart’s thirty year journey photographing World War One Memorials across New Zealand and Australia.

Focusing on the lone ‘digger’ memorials Aberhart’s photographs chart a seemingly simple pathway through the landscapes of these two nations, reflecting the scale the conflict had on these regions.

This exhibition is presented to coincide with the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War.

WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

19th & 20th Century Works

View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until October 14

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

COST: Free entry

English-Spanish Church

Fountain of Eternal Life Christian Church (Iglesia Fuente De Vida Externa) serves the Latin America community in Springfield Central and surrounding communities. Services are held weekly.

WHEN: 10.30am-12.30pm

WHERE: 4/145 Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield Central

COST: Free

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