READY, AIM: The National Paintball Fields at Blacksoil will be the scene of this weekend’s 12hr Scenario Game.
READY, AIM: The National Paintball Fields at Blacksoil will be the scene of this weekend’s 12hr Scenario Game. Contributed

10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

1 12hr Scenario Games

  • National Paintball Fields, Blacksoil
  • Gates open at 7.30am. Games run from 9am-9pm.

THIS year's 12hr Scenario Game is enough to cure anyone's craving for great paintball action.

The popular event, now in its 15th year, will see participants divided into two teams to play across 9ha of villages, planes, bush and forts.

There will be hundreds of dollars of paintball prizes to be won and lunch will be available.

Entry is $45 for prepaid or $50 for walk-ons. Includes 12 hours of paintball, lunch, all your gear (goggles, semi-auto gun, camouflage overalls and gas). Visit or phone 3891 5366. Fields are located cnr Coach Ln and Brisbane Valley Hwy.


2 Superbike Championships

  • Queensland Raceway, Willowbank
  • All weekend, 9am-5pm

THE Australian Superbike Championship is Australia's premier motorcycling championship, with a season filled with seven rounds, bringing together Australia's best riders and leading world class manufacturers. This weekend is the season's third round.

For more information phone 5461 9100 or

3 Cameron Park Markets

  • Cnr Glebe Rd and Easton St, Booval
  • Today, 6am-noon

A GENERAL market with new and second-hand goods, homemade cakes, fresh produce as well as a variety of other stalls will take place today. A sausage sizzle, soft drinks and coffee will also be available. Public entry is free.

For more information phone John on 0428 280 338.

4 Kids' Workshop

  • Ipswich Art Gallery
  • Tomorrow, 10am-1pm

THE Ipswich Art Gallery is inviting youngsters to get crafty with its free, weekend workshop event. This next session will see children create vibrant necklaces, headbands and other items using or colourful pasta shapes. Ideal for children aged three to six. Bookings not essential.

For more information phone 3810 7222 or visit

5 The Ipswich Cup

  • Ipswich Turf Club
  • Today, gates open at 10am

GET ready for Ipswich Turf Club's biggest race of the year. The Ipswich Cup is much more than a race day now with various other forms of entertainment and enticements to attend the meeting.

For more information or for tickets phone

3282 1500 or visit

6 Kalbar Show

  • Show Grounds
  • All weekend

THE Kalbar Show Society hosts the annual Kalbar and District Agricultural and Pastoral Show this weekend. Held across two-days, the event features sideshows, sample bags, and fireworks. There will also be judging of horses, cattle, poultry, goats, pantry, photography, schoolwork, and much more.

For more information visit

Camping facilities are available.


7 NAIDOC celebrations

  • Clock Park, Lowood
  • Today, 9am-2pm

NAIDOC week celebrations will be held at Lowood today. Entertainment for the free event will include a jumping castle, face and nail painting, kite making, story-telling, bark painting, traditional dance and music as well as bush tucker, damper making and boomerang and didgeridoo craft.

Clock Park is located on the Cnr of Main and Peace St, Lowood. For more information phone 5424 4099.

8 RAAF Celebrations

  • Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Tomorrow, 9am-3pm

THE RAAF centre is celebrating its second anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the iconic F-111s at Amberley.

Showcased on the day will be a selection of F-111s as well as former and present-day pilots and navigators on site to answer questions, plus a Vietnam-era Canberra and Caribou, Korean War Sabre, World War 2 Boston bomber, memorabilia and much more. Admission is free.

The Aviation Heritage Centre is open tomorrow, and then on the second Sunday of each month. Simply turn off the Cunningham Highway to RAAF Amberley near Ipswich and follow the signs.

9 Animal Welfare League's Open Day

  • Ipswich Rehoming Centre
  • Tomorrow, 10am-2pm

A SPECIAL Open Day will be held at the Animal Welfare League Queensland's West Ipswich site, with guided shelter tours, freebies and a range of market and cake stalls, plus sausage sizzle.

For more information visit or phone 3202 4688. The centre is located on 6 Hooper St.

10 Community Recovery Day

  • The Workshops Rail Museum
  • Saturday, 9.30am- 5pm

IPSWICH residents will be given free entry into North St museum today as the community celebrates its recovery from the two recent floods. The day will include a trackless train, a jumping castle, face painting and roving entertainment.

Ipswich residents will get in for free if they bring with them proof of residency such as a driver's licence or rates notice. Ph 3810 6655.

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