What's on in Ipswich this weekend

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


Ipswich Cup

  • Ipswich Turf Club,Bundamba
  • Saturday, 10am - 7.30pm

IT'S the must-do event on Ipswich's social calendar. This year's cup will be filled with colourful live racing, fashions on the field, entertainment, a world-record attempt and a range of food and beverages. Pre-purchased general admission tickets cost $10 and include a free beer or wine upon arrival. Remaining tickets for the in-field marquee cost $150 per person, including entry, a six-hour beverage package, hot finger food and access to the after party.

To pre-book tickets, visit ipswichturfclub.com.au or phone 3282 1500.

Leichhardt Community Day

  • Community Centre,1 Denman St, Leichhardt
  • Saturday, 3pm-7pm

BRING the family to this free community day packed with live music, children's rides and activities, market stalls, stalls, displays and a fireworks display at 7pm. Alabaster Box will perform from 5pm. Food and drinks available on site.

Visit the Leichhardt One Mile Community Centre Facebook page for more.

International Café

  • Masonic Hall, Roderick St
  • Saturday, from 6.45pm

EXPERIENCE authentic Czech cuisine at the upcoming IMP International Café. Enjoy a three-course meal and entertainment for just $25. Popular duo Gypsy Serandade will perform live. Come in your best gypsy dress.

Buy tickets at Urban Pantry in Brisbane St or by phoning 0414 703 842.

Roller Derby Sign Up

  • Ipswich Showgrounds
  • Sunday, from 11am - 1pm

TRY the unique sport of roller derby this weekend at the Ipswich Showgrounds for just $12. The new member sign-up day will give people a taste of what roller derby is like. Gear hire costs $5. BYO roller skates.

For details phone 0434 022 092.

Kindergarten Open Day

  • Harold Summervilles Rd, Karalee
  • Saturday, 9am - 11am

THE Karalee Community Kindergarten will open its doors to the public this month, following extensive renovations. Kids and parents who attend the open day will be able to check out the recently completed refurbishments, which include a larger deck, wheelchair access, new office, larger classroom space and new kitchen.

For more, phone 3294 6699 or email kckindy@bigpond.net.au.

Fundraising Markets

  • 81 Downs St,North Ipswich
  • Saturday, 9am - 2pm

HELP Ipswich Oxfam Trailwalkers the Sole Sisters raise much-needed funds at the Health, Harmony and Happiness markets this weekend. The Gift Tree will have a range of market and information stalls offering psychic readings, yoga, sewing, jewellery and more.

For more information visit facebook.com/The.Gift.Tree

Ipswich Bottle Appraisal

  • Ipswich City Mall
  • Saturday, 9.30am-2pm

IN THE style of Antiques Roadshow, bottle owners can have their vintage treasures appraised at this event. Rare and significant bottles will be selected to be immortalised in Animating Spaces Ipswich - Bottle Alley Mural (BAM). Appraisal costs a gold coin donation per person.

For details contact 0408 158 356 or at projectarts@optusnet.com.au

Heritage Home Tour

  • Ipswich GirlsGrammar School
  • Sunday, 8.45am-3pm

BEGINNING at Ipswich Girls Grammar School, this Zonta bus tour will take participants through four of Ipswich's most beautiful heritage homes. Tickets cost $75 per person including morning tea, the bus tour, lunch and wine.

For more information phone 0411 706 541.

Risque glamour on menu as burlesque comes to Ipswich

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Burlesque performers to move into Ipswich social scene

Trekker turns off his camera after months of mapping Ipswich

premium_icon Trekker turns off his camera after months of mapping Ipswich

The boffins from Google returned to collect their camera

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

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