What's on in Ipswich this weekend

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


Saturday Night Comedy

  • Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St
  • Saturday, 8pm-10pm

WITH cabaret-styled seating and your favourite beverage and choice of snacks, enjoy a great night out with friends and family while laughing along with some of the funniest and most talented comedians on the Australian circuit. This week's comedy features Lindsay Webb with Casey Talbot and Mel Buttle. Tickets $20 online, $22 at the door.

Phone 3810 6100 to book.

Welcome Ceremony

  • Queens Park, Ipswich
  • Saturday, 11am-2pm

IPSWICH mayor Paul Pisasale will welcome new refugee and migrant arrivals to the city. There will be activities for families to enjoy, as well as a free barbecue lunch.

Phone 3810 6666 for details.

Shadow Puppet Show

  • Ipswich Art Gallery, d'Arcy Doyle Place
  • Saturday, 1pm, and Sunday, 10.30am

STICKS, Stones, Broken Bones is a fun-filled hilarious, shadow-puppet show full of surprises, captivatingly performed by Jeff Achtem of Bunk Puppets. Watch as household junk is transformed into surreal shadow puppets in this 45-minute performance. Tickets $7 each. Recommended for ages seven and above.

Phone 3810 7222 to book.

East Ippy Markets

  • Ipswich Girls Grammar School
  • Saturday, 6am-1pm

THIS once a year market will be full of bargains and treasures for lucky shoppers to discover. Stalls will offer second hand items, books, cakes, jams, pickles, craft, hats, jewellry, plants and more. Plenty of hot food and drinks will also be available as well as a jumping castle, face painting and balloons for the kids.

Markets located at Cnr Chermside & Jacaranda Sts, East Ipswich

Sounds of the 70s

  • 10 South Station Rd, Booval
  • Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 2.30pm

GO BACK in time when the Cambrian Show Choir performs all the classic hits of the 70s. The groovy Saturday performance includes a wine and cheese evening and the funky Sunday show includes afternoon tea. Tickets are $15 per person.

Book by phoning 3351 6062.

Swap Meet

  • Ipswich Turf Club
  • Sunday, 7am-1pm

BRING the family to the Rotary Club of Booval Swap Meet for all your fishing, camping, boating and RV needs. Sites are still available for individual sellers or businesses. Traders stalls cost $10 per site. A sausage sizzle, drinks, tea and coffee will also be on offer at the event. Gold coin donation entry.

Phone Martyn on 0406 259 652 to book a site.

Country Markets

  • Springleigh Park, Boonah
  • Saturday, 7am-noon

EXPERIENCE Boonah's country charm at this popular weekend market. Grab a bargain and browse through a range of fresh produce, bric-a-brac, plants, craft and more. Profits donated to local charities.

Phone 0448 248 828 to book a site.

Lockyer Powerfest

  • Lake Dyer Caravan Park, Laidley
  • Saturday noon - Sunday noon

HEAD to the Power Boat Festival for live racing action all weekend. Dragon boat racing will be featured on Sunday. Dragon boats will be on display all weekend and offer a chance for people to come and try the unique sport, free of charge.

Phone 0421 417 164 for more.

Meet and Greet

  • Ipswich Jets Club,North Ipswich
  • Saturday, from 11am

LOST Ipswich will hold a meet and greet session sharing the history of motoring around Ipswich. The event will be held as part of the Lost Ipswich Facebook group which boasts 7900 members who thrive on the city's history.

For more phone Greg Lyons on 0413 700 298.

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