Five things to do in Ipswich this weekend

A QT guide to the best events across the Ipswich region on Friday and Saturday.


Afternoon Concert

  • Ipswich City UnitingChurch, Ellenborough St
  • Sunday, from 2pm

HELP support Ipswich Hospice Care by coming along to 'A Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza' performed by Ipswich Orpheus Chorale and Young Orpheus Singers.

See their award-winning soloists present an afternoon of famous choruses and vocal solos from the world's most beloved operetta pairing. Proceeds go to Ipswich Hospice Care. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets cost $15 for adults and concession and $10 for children.


Band Night

  • Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St
  • Friday, 7pm-10pm

FRESH off of their Japan tour, Ipswich band Dollarosa are back and ready to rock their hometown.

The band's shows have been selling out as it has built a reputation as one of the most energetic, up and coming live acts in the country.

Drawcard and Common Deers will be supporting Dollarosa at the live gig. Tickets for this all ages event cost $10 online and $14 at the door.

To book visit

Yamanto Market

  • Swifts Sports Club, 38 Ipswich Boonah Rd
  • Saturday, 7am-11.30am

VISIT the new look Yamanto Saturday Market and help raise money for Swifts Sports Club. Wander through the stalls, grab a fresh coffee and something to eat, take a rest under the shady trees, shop at the many new and used stalls. You never know what you'll find.

Contact Dennis on 0413 893 793 for more.

Trivia Night

  • St Mary's Primary School Hall
  • Friday, from 7pm

HELP raise money for four local ladies who are participating in the Weekend to End Women's Cancer by testing your skills at the Rural Chicks Trivia Night.

Prizes, raffles and a silent auction will be on offer throughout the night as well as some brain teasing trivia. Beer, wine, softdrink and supper for sale.

Trivia costs $10 per ticket and teams can contain up to ten people.

To register phone 0412 709 143.

Handmade Expo

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

COME and visit a fabulous monthly market with more than 70 stalls, which offer boutique, quality handmade products from jewellery to furniture.

The pioneer steam train also runs in conjunction with every market.

The event has free entry and parking and new stallholders are always welcome. Food and coffee will also be available on site.

Phone 0488 791 379 for more.

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