Five things to do in Ipswich this weekend
A QT guide to the best events across the Ipswich region on Friday and Saturday.
Centenary Rocks! Festival
- Rocks Riverside Park,Seventeen Mile Rocks
- Saturday and Sunday, from 10am
AFTER having a year's break the much-loved Centenary Rocks! Festival is back again with heaps of action to keep the family entertained all weekend. The two-day event will feature performances by the band Mental As Anything as well as a number of other music and dance showcases, amusement rides, helicopter joy rides, market stalls and more. The festival; will be held from 10am-6.30pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.
For more information, log onto centenaryrocks.com
- Ipswich Civic Centre, Limestone St
- Saturday, 8pm-10pm
PREPARE to laugh your socks off when some of Australia's funniest comedians take to the Civic Centre stage for the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase. Recommended for audiences 15 years and over. See seven of the country's best stand-up comics perform live. All tickets cost $30.
For tickets phone 38106100.
Sacred Heart School Fete
- 25 Cothill Rd,Booval
- Sunday, 10.30am-3.30pm
THIS annual fete is the main fundraiser for Sacred Heart Primary School and offers a day full of fun for the whole family. There will be rides, market stalls, homemade treats, entertainment, a cent auction, a car show, showbags and plenty of food on offer. Armbands available on the day.
Entry is free. Phone 0413401882 for more.
Lowood Bunyip Twilight Markets
- Clock Park, Lowood
- Friday, 2pm-6pm
CELEBRATE Christmas in July at these popular community markets - Santa will even make an appearance. Browse through the beautiful handmade crafts and local fresh produce.
Phone 0407279412 for further information.
Railway Running Day
- Cabanda Station, Tallegalla
- Sunday, 10am-2pm
RIDE in the wooden carriages of Rosewood Railway's historic 93-year-old restored steam locomotive Ken Biggs, meet the train crew, station staff and visit the cab. Return fares cost $12 for adults, $6 for children, $32 for families and children under four are free. First train departs Cabanda station at 10am. Trains run every hour until the last departs at 2pm. Event is cash only, no eftpos facilities available. Refreshments are available to buy.
Phone 32521739 for details.