April 21: Jazz, wine and blues

Jazz, Wine & Blues

Grab a chair, pack the blanket and sit back and enjoy an incredible line-up of local and nationally acclaimed jazz, swing and blues artists including headline act Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows.

WHEN: Saturday 21 April, 1pm to 9pm

WHERE: Queens Park, Goleby Avenue, Ipswich

COST: Free

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

Festival Gala: Musicals Of The Greatest Era

Ipswich City Symphony presents Musicals the Greatest Era with Silvie Paladino David Hibbard and Tim McCallum. Enjoy highlights from some of the world’s best musicals from 1940 to the 1980s. Patrick Burns takes brief leave from Australia Ballet to take up the baton as chief resident conductor with Ipswich City Symphony.

WHEN: 7.30pm

WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre, corner Limestone and Nicholas Streets, Ipswich

COST: Adults $55, concessions $49, book here


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

It's All Gone Mad - Dress Up Saturday!

Join the madness as Tivoli Drive-In Theatre is transformed into Wonderland with oversized games, tea cup rides and a free inflatable maze. Meet the Mad Hatter, play croquet on the Red Queen’s croquet court, go bonkers looking for the Cheshire Cat and settle in to watch Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland followed by Alice Through The looking Glass.

WHEN: Saturday 21 April, gates at 3pm with movies from 6.30pm

WHERE: Tivoli Drive-In Theatre, 50 Coal Road, Chuwar

COST: $10 a car

Ipswich Festival Criterium

Ipswich’s world-class facility will host the return of the Ipswich Festival Criterium. The enhanced multi-event program features juniors, women and men with the region’s best racing cyclists contesting the main race. Bring a picnic blanket to enjoy live music and catering on-site, and watch the action unfold.

WHEN: Saturday 21 April, 7am to 3pm

WHERE: Ipswich Cycle Park, Briggs Road, Raceview

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

Tastes Of Asia Cooking Workshop

Cook Jamie Oliver’s flavour-packed laksa, his take on an Asian classic. This will be paired with a delicious side dish using fragrant spices. The workshop is completely hands-on so you get to see, smell, feel and taste everything you cook.

WHEN: Saturday 21 April, 10.30am

WHERE: Jamie’s Ministry of Food, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Brisbane Street, Ipswich

COST: $110 per person

Mud World

Revel in five realms of mud – Muddy Monsterland, Village of Mud, Mud Mania, Land Slide and Great Muddy Mountain Range. Still not enough? Continue at the Muddy Wonderland Dance Party on Saturday with DJ entertainment and more muddy activities.

WHEN: Saturday 21 April and Sunday 22 April, 8.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 4.30pm

WHERE: Limestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich

COST: $25 per child, $30 for the dance party

United Welsh Church Open Day

View the interior of this heritage-listed church, explore historical displays and memorabilia and enjoy Devonshire Tea in the shade of the old Camphor Laurel tree.

WHEN: Saturday 21 April, 9am to 1pm

WHERE: United Welsh Church, 6 Thomas Street, Blackstone

COST: Free entry

The Handmade Expo Market

Featuring an array of talented makers, bakers, creators and growers. Children’s activities, steam train rides and free parking make for a relaxing family day out.

WHEN: Saturday 21 April, 9am to 1pm

WHERE: Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Road, Bundamba

COST: Free entry

Australian Eagles Show

For one night only, enjoy the Australian Eagles Show at Racehorse Hotel. It delivers possibly the country’s most authentic reproduction of the recorded works of the legendary multi-platinum selling US group, The Eagles. It is the perfect show for both the casual fan and the diehard fanatic.

WHEN: 8pm-11pm

WHERE: 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: Free


parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. All ages and abilities can go along and run the 5km course. Please register before your first run. Bring a printed copy of your barcode so you can get your time. You are also welcome to grab a coffee in a local cafe with the parkrunners afterwards.

Check out other ways to stay fit at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 7am

WHERE: Catherine Morgan Park, Renehan Place, Augustine Heights

Bill Paterson Oval, Limestone Park, Cnr Lion Street and Salisbury Road

White Rock Conservation Park, School Road, Redbank Plains

COST: Free

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

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

West End Juniors Car Wash Fundraiser

The West End Juniors are raising funds with a Car Wash. Get your car washed by a player or committee member.

WHEN: 9am – 2pm

WHERE: Caltex Servo, Hunter Street, Brassall

COST: $10

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

Ipswich Artists: works from the Collection

See the diversity and skill of local Ipswich artists in this display featuring works that have been acquired for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.

Artists featured are Gary Abkin, Tim Acutt, Chenaya Bancroft-Davis, Annie Clarke, Donna Davis, Charmaine Davis, Mieke den Otter, Colleen Gardener, Angela Geertsma, Sally Harrison, Lizzett Kim, Wayne McDonnell, Sharon McKenzie, Deb Mostert, Kate Roberts, Andrew Spark and Helen Vere. Many of the pieces displayed have been acquired through the Ipswich Art Awards over the past 15 years and are shown in conjunction with this year’s Ipswich Festival.
WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place‚  Ipswich

COST: Free

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