LIVE SHOW: Athol Matcham will perform a tribute to Roy Orbison in Ipswich.
LIVE SHOW: Athol Matcham will perform a tribute to Roy Orbison in Ipswich. Contributed

What's on in the city this weekend

A QT guide to the best events across Ipswich this weekend.


World Wildlife Day

  • Ivory's Rock Conventions and Events
  • Saturday, 9am-1pm

CHILDREN can come face to face with some of Australia's amazing wildlife and develop a greater appreciation for them.

There will be loads of activities, including a water slide and two brilliant wildlife shows for children - Wildcall Wildlife Show and Snakes Are Us.

Visit for more information.

Family Fun Day

  • Woodchester Estate, Kurrajong Rd, Gatton 
  • Saturday, 10am-1pm

MEET footy legend Gordon Tallis at Woodchester Estate's free Family Fun Day.

There will be a petting zoo, slide and face painting for the children and a coffee van and barbecue for the parents. A range of businesses will be there on the day including real estate agents, GJ Gardener Homes,

Top of the Range Homes, finance experts and National Broadband Network experts.

For more information phone 0428 950 035.

Rosewood Mad Hatters Ball

  • Rosewood Show Hall
  • Saturday, 6.30pm

COME dressed for the races with your best fascinator, or for a day at the polo in top hat and tails, or even spruce up for a fancy dress ball at the Rosewood Equestrian Group's inaugural celebration of Rosewood becoming the centre of the world of equine in South East Queensland.

Visit to book

Roy Orbison Tribute

  • Ipswich Civic Centre
  • Saturday, 7.30pm

ATHOL Matcham's love of Roy Orbison started his musical career when he won a talent quest singing one of the great man's songs.

Relieve the long list of hits with his popular renditions.

Visit for further information

Country Comes to the City

  • D'Arcy Doyle Place
  • Saturday, 1pm-8pm

COME and celebrate the country with live music from the Smashing Bumpkins and a fair dinkum country bush dance.

There will be fun activities for the whole family to enjoy including food markets and a bucking bull ride.

Visit for more information

Coal City Music featuring Glenn Jones

  • Booval Swifts
  • Sunday, 12.30pm

FANS of traditional country music can catch Glenn Jones this weekend who will perform for Coal City Music. Jones is known for his lead role in the Gold Coast production Australian Outback Spectacular. He has 14 albums to his credit and a string of awards.

Tickets are $6 for members and $8 for guests.

Beekeepers Field Day

  • Peak Crossing State School
  • Sunday, 9am

FIND out more about the revolutionary beekeeping invention FlowHive from its creator Stuart Anderson.

Mr Anderson is special guest at the Ipswich and West Moreton Beekeepers Association annual Field Day.

There will be beekeeping suppliers selling all beekeeping equipment such as veils, bee brushes, hive tools, bee suits, frames and bee boxes and products made from honey and beeswax for sale such as hand cream, face creams and lip balms and craft stalls selling linen.

One of the club hives will be opened up for a demonstration.

Visit for more information

Clean Up Australia Day

  • Leslie Park, 24 Mill St, Goodna
  • Sunday, 8am

HELP keep Ipswich clean and beautiful by joining volunteers at council's clean up event. this is a great way to show your pride in our great City.

Visit or phone 1800 CUA DAY for more information

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