STAR PLAYERS: The Brisbane Lions will be at Orion Springfield Central to meet fans.
STAR PLAYERS: The Brisbane Lions will be at Orion Springfield Central to meet fans. Claudia Baxter

10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

1 Meet the Brisbane Lions

  • Orion Springfield Central Town Square
  • Today, 1-3pm

THE Brisbane Lions are coming to Orion Springfield Central during their annual Community Camp.

Various AFL stars from the team will be on site in the Town Square to sign autographs and give out plenty of cool prizes and fun giveaways.

Among those to appear at the free event will be Jonathan Brown, Jed Adcock and Daniel Merrett.

The event will take place in the Town Square at Orion Springfield. For more information, phone 3470 3200 or visit


2 Fernvale Markets

  • Fernvale State School Oval, Brisbane Valley Hwy
  • Tomorrow, 6am-noon

THIS country-style market features homemade baked goods, fresh produce, arts and crafts and plants, second-hand goods and much more. Food and drinks are available on site and entry is free.

For more information, phone 5464 3863.

3 Springfield Organic Market

  • Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield
  • Today, 7am-1pm

THIS great community event held each Saturday is a great destination for foodies, as there are a range of stalls selling fresh organic and conventional produce.

The markets also play host to various local artists and designers, selling a wide range of unique handmade products.

In addition, the location is also pleasing, as children can enjoy the shaded playground and water park and parents can relax at the nearby Robelle Cafe.

Entry is free and parking available on site. For more details, visit

4 Cool Down At Swim Centres

  • Centres located across Ipswich
  • All weekend, opening hours vary

BEAT the summer heat with a trip to one of Ipswich's popular swim centres.

The four centres include Goodna Aquatic Centre, Rosewood Swim Centre, Georgie Conway Leichhardt Community Swim Centre and Bundamba Swim Centre.

For more information phone 3381 8240 (Goodna);5464 1246 (Rosewood); 3281 8743 (Leichhardt); or 3282 2801 (Bundamba).

5 Live public broadcast

  • River 94.9 FM station, Pine Mountain Rd
  • Today, 7-9am

RADIO station River 94.9 will deliver a live broadcast with Ranger Nick on Danny Hoyland's morning show, with the public invited to attend.

Ranger Nick will be signing his book 'Boy from the Bush - You should be walking by myself', and sharing poems, stories and cooking recipes.

The first people to arrive at the station will claim a free copy of the book.

The free event will offer two hours of free entertainment, information and giveaways.

6 Australiana Exhibition

  • Toogoolawah History Museum
  • Today, opens 8am

HEAD to the Toogoolawah History Museum - formerly the Toogoolawah Railway Station - to celebrate the anniversary of 110 years of rail history in the town.

Take a look at some of the quirky and unusual heritage items, unique publications and items for sale, combined with delightful historical stories and photographic images.

Entry is free and from 8am market stalls will be open with a sausage sizzle, cold drinks and a variety of entertainers on site.

For more details, phone Jocelyn on 5423 1135.

7 Greyhound Racing

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd
  • Tonight, first race 7.51pm

HEAD to the showgrounds for some great Greyhound Racing action. The venue will host the Vince Curry Memorial Races - Australia's richest Maiden Series.

The event will feature nine racing heats.

The restaurant, TAB and bar will be open from 6.15pm.

Admission costs $5.50 for adults, $3.30 for concessions, and children under 18 are free. For more information, phone 3202 2977.

8 Ipswich Cinemas

  • Cinemas located across Ipswich
  • All weekend, opening times vary

WITH the new release of action blockbuster Robocop, why not visit one of Ipswich's cinemas.

Set in the year 2028, the film tells the story of a Detroit cop who is critically injured in the line of duty and is reconstructed to become a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Reading Cinemas is located in Redbank Plaza Shopping Centre, Limelight Cinemas is located in Riverlink Shopping Centre, and Event Cinemas is located at Ipswich Mall.

For more information, phone 3818 8044 (Reading); 1300 792 579 (Limelight); or 3281 8887 (Event).

9 Springfield Park Run

  • Catherine Morgan Park, Augustine Heights
  • Today 7am

SPRINGFIELD Park Run will take place, with all walkers, runners and families invited to take part in the free, timed 5km event.

The runs take place each week in pleasant parkland surroundings and are suitable for people of all ages and fitness abilities.

To register, visit

10 Showplace Markets

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd
  • Tomorrow, 6-11.30am

COME along to the Ipswich Showplace markets held every Sunday. There is a lot to see and browse, with an array of stalls offering tools, toys, clothing, home-wares, arts and crafts and more.

You can even come and have some breakfast and grab yourself a coffee, before you start to wander.

For more information, phone 3281 1577.

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