10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

Family Fun Day

  • Booval Fair Shopping Centre
  • Today 10am - 2pm

FREE Ekka Family Fun day with rides, activites and showbags to get the whole family into the Ekka spirit. Free activities include face painting, Bumbles the Balloonatic, fairy floss and a Dora and Diego jumping castle. Spend $10 at Booval Fair between 9am and 2pm and go in the draw to win a PS4.

Entry is free to adults and children, showbags cost $4 each. For more information visit boovalfair.com.au.


2 Back to 63 Show 'n' Shine

  • North Ipswich Reserve, The Terrace
  • Tomorrow 8am - 3pm

JUST Rock Ipswich are holding their annual Back to 63 car show 'n' shine event. Classic cars, special interest vehicles and hot rods will be on display and there will be rock 'n' roll dancing to live band, Route 66.

Car entry costs $10 per vehicle, public entry free.


3 Rugby League Clinic

  • Fernbrooke Ridge Park, Cnr Heron Ct and Regents Dr
  • Today 2pm - 4.30pm

Former NRL stars Nathan Hindmarsh and Matthew King will lead a free rugby league coaching clinic for children aged 5-12 on Saturday afternoon. Participants receive a barbeque at the end of the clinic, autographs from the players as well as a Fernbrooke Ridge and Macquarie sports gift.

Registration starts at 2pm, clinic begins at 2.30pm. For more information visit fernbrookeridge.com.au


4 Buddy Holly tribute

  • Ipswich Civic Centre,Nicholas St
  • Today 8pm - 10pm

BUDDY Holly tribute concert to celebrate Scott "Buddy" Cameron's 10th anniversary performing as the rock 'n' roll star. Classics such as Peggy Sue, Rave On, Oh Boy and more will get audiences tapping their feet and singing along.

Tickets are $65 for adults, $59 for concession card holders and $59 for groups of eight or more. For tickets visit ipswichciviccentre.com.au.


5 Handmade Expo

  • Ipswich Turf Club, Bundamba
  • Today 8am-2pm

CELEBRATING six years of operation the Handmade Expo Market will host over 60 stalls offering a range of handmade products, gifts and crafts. The event has free entry and parking and new stallholders are always welcome.Food and coffee will also be available on site.

For more information visit thehandmadeexpo.com.au


6 Motorcycle Museum

  • 3 Butlers Rd, Haigslea
  • Open 7 days 9.30am - 4pm

SPECIAL interest, vintage, veteran and classic motorcycles from around the world on display. Owners, Allen and Lorraine Smith have travelled the world to compile this extraordinary collection.

For more information phone Allen and Lorraine on 5464 4938.


7 Ipswich Open Day

  • Workshops Rail Museum, North Ipswich
  • Tomorrow 9.30am - 4pm

FOR one day only entry to the Workshops Rail Museum will be free for past and present Queensland Rail employees and Ipswich residents. Discover the Ipswich Railway Workshops with a self-guided walking tour, let off some steam at the Nippers Railway indoor playground or try out a train driving simulator.

To find out more visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au/.


8 Tivoli Twilight Markets

  • Tivoli Drive-In, 50 Coal Road, Chuwar
  • Tonight 4pm - 8pm

ENJOY a family and dog-friendly market that boasts a variety of local and family-run stalls, face-painting, party planners, jewellery, handmade craft and novelties, and a regular fruit and veggie vendor. Come for the market and stay for the drive-in with the event followed by a double screening of films Rio 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

For more information visit facebook.com/TivoliTwilightMarket.


9 Oz Night Market

  • Booval Fair Shopping Centre
  • Tonight 5.30pm - 10pm

TASTE the world in one delicious event. About 30 food stalls with dishes from across the world will be on offer at this market.

Entry is $1 for adults and free for kids younger than 15 years and pensioners. For more information phone 31232800.


10 Heritage Day

  • RAAF Base Amberley
  • Tomorrow 9am - 3pm

VISIT the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage centre, open the third Sunday of every month. Purchase souvenirs at the gift shop and get an insight into how the Amberley base operates. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. For quick entry print out a Visit the Centre form found on the website.

Eftpos facilites not available, forms can be found at raafamberleyheritage.gov.au

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