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10 things to do around Ipswich

Laurina Hilder and Kamila Wasilewski at Kitsch in the Switch. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times
Laurina Hilder and Kamila Wasilewski at Kitsch in the Switch. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times Inga Williams

Your Best Life

  • SUNDAY 11AM - 2PM

LIVE your best life with CATS Inc, as they raise money to fund their programs, supporting disabled youth in Ipswich. Enjoy guest speaker Julie Cross, with all catering by Ipswich Girls Grammar School.


Heart and Soul Festival

  • SUNDAY 9AM - 3PM

THE festival will feature a range of activities and entertainment for all ages including free plants and complementary gardening and sustainability workshops facilitated by ABC TV's Gardening Australia host, conservationist and sustainability leader Jerry Coleby-Williams.

The festival will house over 70 stallholders including food markets to create a day of fun and learning, in addition to supporting the region's local talent by showcasing a host of live performances from local upcoming artists.


Kitsch in the Switch


HAWAIIAN Burlesque, Prom King and Queen, Pin-Up Pageant...yes, Kitsch in the Switch is back for 2016. Check out rock and roll and rockabilly bands, including West Texas Crude, as well as dancing, retro market stall and the Tiki Bar, open from 6pm.


Breakfast for Men

  • SATURDAY 7.30AM - 8.45AM

GUEST Speaker Arnold Rieck from Rosewood is a former school teacher in both primary and secondary schools but now retired. He has had 30-40 years experience in Native Plants Queensland, and is an expert on Rosewood Scrub plants. He is also the treasurer of the Rosewood Uniting Church. He will be talking about his study in native plants as well as his life story.


Cool Cruisers Car Show


WHETHER it is Rat Rods, restored, retro tech, best survivor, there will be something for everyone when Cool Cruisers host their annual car show on Saturday.

A smorgasbord of Australian and American metal on show, a mouthwatering display of best engine bays, head down and check it out. And to cap things off, see the cars rumble into life and 'do laps' - just like the old days.


Cent Auction


JOIN in the fun of the Cent Auction, plus lucky door prizes, raffles and much more.


Switch Bricks

  • SATURDAY 9-12NOON and 1-4PM

ENJOY a LEGO display, creative build tables, take part in the Build & Race Ramp, Duplo Dreaming for the younger children, Spongy Bricks, Bionicle building and the amazing FRIENDS LEGO.

Bookings are recommended, text 0403 770 688 for information.


19th and 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.

Visit the upper level to see exceptional works such as the mid-19th century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden for the Cribb family's historic Ipswich residence 'Gooloowan', Australian paintings such as Frosty morning by key Australian landscape painter Elioth Gruner, and the exquisite Australian wildflower tea service designed by renowned Australian botanical artist Ellis Rowan.


Doll and Bear Fair

  • SUNDAY 9AM - 2.30PM

ONE of the most popular doll and bear shows is happening right here in Ipswich on Sunday the 25th September. Ipswich now hosts the biggest doll fairs in south east Qld. Everything will be on sale to the public with traders coming from near and far to sell their wares. Free doll and bear valuations happen at 11 am. Lots of wonderful raffle prizes to be won on the day, supporting Ipswich Hospice Care.


Works From The Collection


Works from the Collection focusses on large scale works from the second half of the 20th century held within the city's art collection.

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