May 19: Ipswich Show

Ipswich Show

Ipswich Show is one of the biggest events of the Ipswich calendar. Head on down to the show grounds this weekend and be entertained.


WHEN: 9am – 9pm

WHERE: Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Road, Ipswich

COST: $20 Adults, $10 Primary school students, Free Under Prep.

Watoto Children's Choir at family fun day

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of orphans from Uganda, will continue their six-month Australian tour featuring a brand new concert, Signs and Wonders. The free concert will feature worship songs that share the stores of the children. The performance is part of the Greater Springfield Family Fun Day. which will include performances by local dance studios and school students, rides, market stalls and fireworks.

WHEN: 3pm-7pm

WHERE: Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central

COST: Free


Explore the wonderful world of needle felting while creating your own gnome. All materials supplied including a clover pen style needle felting tool, foam pad and fibre. Bookings essential. Book here.

WHEN: 10am-1pm

WHERE: The Art and Craft Cottage, Shop 2, West St, Ipswich

COST: $55

Warmachine Hordes Tournament

Get your miniatures ready. This is a 75 point SR2017 event. Two list optional. No divide and conquer. Three rounds. No painting requirements, but a painting prize will be given out. Every player will be going home with at least one thing from the store’s Warmachine/Horde range.

WHEN: 8.30am rego, 9am start

WHERE: Good Games Ipswich, 1/44 East Street, Ipswich

COST: $10

Tivoli Drive-In: Peter Rabbit & Paul, Apostle of Christ

Come along and check out one of this season’s hottest movies – Peter Rabbit. It will be followed by Paul Apostle of Christ. There will be market stalls from 4pm and the cafe will be open.

WHEN: Gates open 4pm, Peter Rabbit starts 6.30pm

WHERE: 50 Coal Road, Chuwar

COST: $10 per car

Two Smooth at Brothers

Featuring the astonishing vocals of Christie Dawkins, Two Smooth plays all the hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s.

WHEN: 7pm

WHERE: Wildey Street, Raceview

COST: Free

Venus Envy at Brothers

Unique, powerful and brilliant. That is the best way to describe Venus Envy. Renowned as one of the finest cover acts in Queensland, everywhere this band goes they set a new benchmark – a must see.


WHEN: 9.30pm

WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey Street, Raceview

COST: Free

Learn 3D design and print

This three-week course will teach you the basics in 3D design using an online tool, Tinkercad. Start to create your own unique design, explore similar designs online and mix them into your own. Prepare your 3D designed object for printing and have a chance to design in virtual reality using Google Blocks. Basic computer skills are required. Email address is required for these sessions. Week 3 talks about importing and mixing 3D designs, preparing 3D design for printing, exploring other 3D design applications, and using virtual reality to create 3D designs.

WHEN: 10am-12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library training room

COST: Free, but bookings are required


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

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

Peak Organics Market

Peak Organics is a small organic farm situated in rural Queensland. Currently they sell direct to the public from their farm gate.

WHEN: 9am – 2pm

WHERE: Ivory’s Rock Conferences and Event, 310 Mount Flinders Road, Peak Crossing.

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

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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