Spring has sprung: 11 Things to Do this weekend

1. Pasifika Spring Festival

A showcase of multicultural performances, food stalls, children’s activities, rides and sports clinics.

WHEN: Saturday 2 September, 1pm to 6pm

WHERE: Evan Marginson Park, Woogaroo Street, Goodna

COST: Free

2. First Friday Fun

This monthly program fuels the creativity and curiosity of primary school aged children. The September theme is Robots and LEGO.

WHEN: Friday 1 September, 3.30pm to 4.45pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

3. Rosewood Festival

Family Fun Day features a trolley dash, dog jumping, haybale scramble, markets, music and food stalls. Night makes way for Return to Happy Days, a trip back in time to the 50s, with food, rock and a licensed bar.

WHEN: Saturday 2 September, 8am til late

WHERE: Rosewood Showgrounds, 1 Railway Street, Rosewood

COST: Return to Happy Days is $20 for adults and $5 for children

4. Fentons at The Ipswich Club

A familiar name has returned to the Ipswich food scene. Fenton Keogh is dishing up Friday tapas and drinks at The Ipswich Club.

WHEN: Friday 1 September, bar from 4pm, food from 5.30pm

WHERE: The Ipswich Club, 14 Gray Street, Ipswich

COST: Tapas start at $6

5. Western Pride v Moreton Bay United

The National Premier Leagues title will be on the line in Ipswich when the Western Pride look to complete a fairytale season.

WHEN: Saturday 2 September, 7pm

WHERE: Briggs Road Sporting Complex, 121 Briggs Road, Flinders View

COST: $5 for adults, under 12s free

6. Salisbury in Spring

Support the Dingley Dell Restoration Fund at this handmade market. Food and drinks will be available and there will be workshops throughout the day.

WHEN: Saturday 2 September, 9am to 1pm

WHERE: 33 Salisbury Road, Ipswich

COST: Entry by gold coin donation

7. Springfield Markets

Foodies, artists and entertainers are at the heart of these family-friendly markets. Make the most of the first day of Spring and pack your picnic blanket.

WHEN: Friday 1 September, 3pm to 8pm

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

COST: Free entry

8. A Life of Crime

Dip your toes into the bloody bath of crime fiction and explore the back streets of Asian society with author Shamini Flint.

WHEN: Sunday 3 September, 11am to 12pm

WHERE: Ipswich Central Library Barry Jones Auditorium, South Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

9. Willowbank Raceway Street Series

This 24th annual competition puts street legal cars and bikes to the test at Australia’s leading drag strip.

WHEN: Saturday 2 September, gates at 4pm, time trials from 4.30pm and racing from 7pm

WHERE: Willowbank Raceway, Champions Way, Willowbank

COST: $50 for competitors, $20 for adults, $18 for students and under 14s free

10. Ipswich Parkrun

Step out for this timed 5km run and get in shape for Spring. Remember to wear comfy shoes, a hat and bring plenty of water.

WHEN: Saturday 2 September, 7am

WHERE: Bill Paterson Oval, corner of Salisbury Road and Lion Street, Ipswich

COST: Free

11. StoryArts Festival

This biennial festival includes theatre performances, art exhibitions, workshops and presentations. All children’s sessions are free.

WHEN: September 2 to 10

WHERE: d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich

COST: Various

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