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Parade promises dazzling display

Some of the spectacular participants in a previous Ipswich Festival parade.
Some of the spectacular participants in a previous Ipswich Festival parade. Contributed

WITH just under three weeks to go, festival organisers and parade participants are getting ready for the popular Ipswich Festival parade on Saturday, May 5.

Dozens of colourful floats will parade down Brisbane St in the Ipswich CBD from 3.30pm to celebrate the annual Ipswich Festival.

Ipswich Events Corporation executive chairman Paul Casos said this year's parade theme, "Tales of Discarded Treasure", would challenge participants to get creative and build props and floats from recycled materials.

"We are expecting some dream beasts, mythical dragons, brightly coloured costumes, oversized masks and other wonders," Mr Casos hinted.

Festival organisers said Ipswich businesses, community groups and schools still had a chance to get involved, with registration open until Monday, April 30.

Last year's parade boasted 65 floats and attracted thousands of onlookers to the Ipswich CBD.

With a similar turnout expected this year, Mr Casos recommended arriving early to get the best vantage point.

Visit ips.events.org.au to find out more.

Topics:  community, ipswich festival parade, tourism


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