Long weekend list: 11 Things to Do September 29 to October 2

1. Killing Heidi

Heidi hasn’t been killed – Ella and Jesse Hooper have her back on the road after a 10-year break. This is an 18+ event and you’ll need photo ID for entry.

WHEN: Friday 29 September, doors at 8pm
WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval
COST: $44.90 per person

2. Lights on the Hill convoy

All roads lead to the Gatton Show Grounds for this annual memorial convoy weekend. The event includes truck displays, market stalls, live music, children’s rides and the AFL and NRL grand finals on the big screen.

WHEN: Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October
WHERE: Departing Citiswich, Ashburn Road, Bundamba at 10am on Saturday
COST: Saturday entry is $25 for adults and $15 for pensioners and children 6-15, Sunday entry is gold coin donation

3. Ipswich CBD Food Fair

Food trucks, free entertainment (and plenty of free parking) return for this monthly celebration of culinary creations.

WHEN: Saturday 30 September, 4pm to 9pm
WHERE: Ipswich Mall, Brisbane Street, Ipswich
COST: Free entry

4. Disney Pixar Cars Pit Stop

Mack the Transporter and Lightning McQueen lead this Cars activity zone full of challenges, tracks and craft.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 1 October, 10am to 2pm
WHERE: Opposite Orion Lagoon, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central
COST: Free

5. Grandchester Express

Get on board this two and a half hour return steam train journey to historic Grandchester Station.

WHEN: Saturday 30 September, 10am
WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich
COST: Adults $45, Concessions $40, Children 3-15 $35

6. Loose Ends

This is your last chance to catch Jens Altheimer’s colourful and creative take on the wonderful world of puppets. Book and pay for tickets here.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 1 October, 10.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm
WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: $7 per person, under 2s free

7. Aveo Movies in the Park

Pack your favourite treats, grab a chair or blanket and bring family and friends to a free screening of Trolls.

WHEN: Friday 29 September, 6.30pm
WHERE: Robelle Domain, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central
COST: Free

8. British India

Shredding guitars across the country in honour of their sixth studio album, Forgetting The Future, British India invade Ipswich for an 18+ gig.

WHEN: Saturday 30 September, doors at 8pm
WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval
COST: $29.60 per person

9. A Night In Vienna

This Viennese ball features live music and dancing in an Austrian palace. Your New Year’s Eve themed celebration begins with sparkling wine and canapés on arrival.

WHEN: Saturday 30 September, 7pm
WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas Street, Ipswich
COST: $80 per person

10. Queen's Birthday Extravaganza

Enjoy a buffet dinner and celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a live performance by The Casa Mia Drag Queens. Bookings on 3202 4766.

WHEN: Sunday 1 October, 6pm to 9.30pm
WHERE: Casa Mia, 43 Brisbane Road, Newtown
COST: $45 per person

11. Enviroplan Photo Competition Exhibition

Check out some of the most electrifying entries from the annual Ipswich Enviroplan Photo Competition.

WHEN: Now until Monday 2 October
WHERE: Queens Park Environmental Education Centre, Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich
COST: Free

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