The not to be missed events for SPARK Ipswich’s final week

Little by name but big on fun, Little Day Out, presented in partnership with Ripley Town Centre, is Ipswich’s signature children’s music and arts festival and it returns this year on 16 July.

Mayor Teresa Harding said the beloved event was bursting with music, hands-on art experiences, food and roving entertainment.

Bunny Racket is headlining this year’s festival and they create a sound that brings all generations together in rock ‘n’ roll harmony,” Mayor Harding said.

“The group’s line-up features members of The Vines, Goons Of Doom and Wolfmother, so they strike a chord for the young and young at heart.

“With a median age of 34, our residents are younger than both the state and national population averages which means this event is always a big hit.”

Other activities at Little Day Out include cubby building, nature craft, a tiny tots zone and a silent disco, all held at the Ripley Town Centre.

This Ipswich team will represent the city at the Common People Dance Eisteddfod on Sunday, 16 July at the Ipswich Civic Centre. 

Economic and Industry Development Committee Chairperson Councillor Nicole Jonic said there were other fantastic events in week two of SPARK Ipswich, including the Common People Dance Project on 16 July.

“This new event features our local performers rocking out to some of the greatest hits of the ’80s and ’90s and they go on to battle teams from across Brisbane,” Cr Jonic said.

“There’s also Eddie Ray’s Silence of the Jams on 15 July, which is a part movie, part live music performance featuring a film about a dystopian future. It is funny, engaging and not to be missed.

“Some programming will continue across the full festival period like SPARK After Dark. There’s even the last two days of Immerse in Tulmur Place on 15 and 16 July where you can make, create and play in visual art workshops, with demonstrations for young and old.”

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