May 11: Thirsty Merc are coming to Ipswich

Thirsty Merc at Racehorse Hotel

Thirsty Merc is coming to Ipswich by popular demand. Fifteen years ago, Thirsty Merc bounded onto the music scene with their Summertime sounds, making their mark on radio and TV over the ensuing years, and to celebrate the milestone the band is heading back out on the road on its Take Me Back Tour.

WHEN: 8pm

WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: $29,60, book here

Marburg Show

Head out to Marburg and enjoy a country show.

WHEN: 8am – 8pm

WHERE: Marburg Showgrounds

COST: Adults $15 Pensioners $6. Children under 11 Free.

Rail museum twilight markets

Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift at The Workshops Rail Museum Twilight Markets. The markets will include some of south-east Queensland’s best handmade markets, food trucks, live music, free craft workshops, museum torchlight tours and an onsite bar.

WHEN: 5pm-9pm

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

COST: $2, children under 15 free but must be accompanied by an adult

First 5 Forever - Story Time Riverlink

Share in the fun of stories, rhymes and songs to build important language and reading readiness skills!Regular fortnightly Storytelling session – aimed at children under 6 years of age. This is a free event. No bookings are required.

WHEN: 9.30am – 10pm

WHERE: Riverlink Shopping Centre, Downs Street, North Ipswich

COST: Free

Groove and Grape: The Sam Hewerdine Trio

Hailing from Brisbane to Bosnia, The Sam Hewerdine Trio brings three passionate minds into unity, as they push each other to their musical limits. With a taste for standards that lie outside the norm, each member brings their international experience, energy and enthusiasm, as they use the trio as a platform for their music.

The Trio is:
Sam Hewerdine – piano
Goran Gajic – bass
Mark Davies – drums.

WHEN: 8pm-10pm

WHERE: Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St, Ipswich

COST: $25, $72 (table of 4)

Springfield Markets

It’s market day at Springfield. Hop on down to Robelle Domain Parklands for an afternoon treat, browse through local talented artists and crafters, shop for homewares and enjoy dinner with family and friends from food trucks and multicultural stalls.

WHEN: 3pm-8pm

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central

COST: Free entry

Mums, Dads and Bubs

The Springfield Mums, Dads and Bubs runners group aim to get parents out of the house and meeting with other parents.

See more activites for Mums and Bubs at Active and Healthy Ipswich – click here

WHEN: 9.30am every Friday

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

COST: Free


The Goodna Youth Service exists to empower young people in their communities, to maximize their potential in the face of the barriers or challenges to positive living.

WHEN: Friday afternoons 3.30pm – 4.30pm

WHERE: GYS Office, 11 William Street, Goodna

COST: Free

Eighty8 Hip Hop

End the working week with a bang with hip ho classes for beginners. Fun, easy and cheap. Open to all levels of dance and to those with no experience at all. Taught by one of New Zealand’s finest dancers so you will definitely be promised a great session week after week.

WHEN: 6.30pm

WHERE: Lifestyle Health Clubs, 344 Redbank Plains Road

COST: $12

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

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

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