What's on in Ipswich this weekend
A QT guide to the best events across the Ipswich region on Saturday and Sunday.
Music in the Park
- Browns Park, North Ipswich
- Saturday, noon-4pm
COME along to Browns Park for a day full of vintage military vehicles, big band entertainment and fun for the whole family.
The Ipswich City Big Band and Bremer State High School will perform in the rotunda, the Gatton Light Horse will be in attendance - decked out in full kit - while Legacy Ipswich will be holding a drink stall to help raise important funds to support local war widows and orphans.
Entry is free.
For more phone 3810 6666.
Local Now at Ipswich Art Gallery
- Ipswich Art Gallery
- All weekend, 10am-5pm
SEE the stunning work of Ipswich's diverse art community at this new exhibition.
Local Now features the work of Gary Abkin, Merton Chambers, Mieke Den Otter, Sharon Harper-Greentree, Alinta Krauth, Kate Roberts, Christopher Trotter and LeAnne Vincent and offers works ranging from painting and sculpture to multimedia installation work.
The exhibition will be on display until November 27. Entry is free and bookings are not required.
For details, phone 3810 7222.
- Ipswich Showgrounds
- Sunday, 6am-11.30am
COME along to the Ipswich Showgrounds markets held every Sunday morning. Pick up some farm fresh fruit and veg, pre-packed fresh meat, plants, craft and much more. Plenty of on-site parking available.
For more, phone 3281 9992.
Model Railway Show
- Workshops Rail Museum, North Ipswich
- Saturday, 9.30am-4pm
SEE the intricate detail of many different model rail layouts, purchase supplies for your home project, watch skilled modellers demonstrations and talk shop with exhibitors, traders and demonstrators.
Entry to the Workshops Rail Museum costs $21 for adults, $18 for concession, $12 for children 3-15.
For details, visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or phone 3432 5100.
2015 Greater Springfield Run for Life
- Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield
- Saturday, 3-8pm
GRAB your running shoes and join the 2015 Greater Springfield Run for Life.
Featured events include the 1km family walk, 2km dog walk, 10km run and the 5km glow fun run. The event also includes Battle of the Bands, market stalls and fireworks.
Phone Phil on 0411 021 153 or visit run4life.org.au for more.
- Silkstone State School, Prospect St
- Saturday, 8am-2pm
SPRING into the Silkstone Spring Fair with loads of family fun including inflatable rides, face painting, balloon twisting, snow cones, SES displays, raffles and entertainment.
There will also be plenty of market stalls selling plants, furniture, candles, sweets and more. Food and coffee also available.
For details, phone 0434 007 521.
- Kholo Gardens, Riverside Dr, Muirlea
- Sunday, 6.45am-4pm
BE PART of one of Australia's most exciting sports when the Mountain Designs Adventure Race Australia hits Ipswich this weekend. Courses available to suit every fitness level and for families. Registrations open from 6.45am. Registration ranges from $10 to $130 per person.
For details, phone 0414 320 585 or visit adventureraceaustralia.com.au
- Stan McCrea Soccer Field, Brisbane Rd, Ebbw Vale
- Sunday, from 6am-noon
COME along to Ipswich Veteran and Vintage Vehicle Club Inc's annual fundraising swap meet. Browse through a range of stalls offering everything car-related. Entry costs $4 per person.
Stallholders are invited to set up at 5am on the day. Food and drinks available.
For details, phone Barry on 0408 723 800.
- 28 Cribb St, Sadliers Crossing
- Sunday, 9am-1pm
THIS local childcare centre has a sustainability focus and aims to showcase this at their upcoming market day.
The event will include a guest speaker, plants for sale, face painting, a sausage sizzle, stalls and seedlings for sale. Entry is free. Most activities cost a gold coin donation.
For more, phone 3281 9992.
- Peace Lutheran Primary School, 36 East St, Gatton
- Saturday, from 10am
HELP raise funds for the Gatton Kindergarten Association at their annual Bike-a-thon and Fete.
Enjoy stalls, pony rides, an animal farm and more. Armbands for unlimited rides, sausage sizzle, balloons, face painting, ice-blocks and sand art cost just $25.
For more, phone 0402 932 955.