Festivals & Events
The mark of a great city is its capacity to attract and stage major events, and Ipswich is simply brimming with these.
Events for families are a speciality in Ipswich ... the Ipswich Show is the largest agricultural show in the region and features three days of traditional show ring and pavilion competitions, events and displays, and all the old favourite sideshow attractions. Added to this, the award-winning Workshops Rail Museum organises school holiday and family programs and other events throughout the year, including the popular Witches & Wizards Steam Train ride from Brisbane to Ipswich.
For those looking for a shot of adrenalin in their festivaties look no further than Willowbank's Winternationals or the V8 Supercar Series at Queensland Raceway. And if it's the four-legged horsepower you're keen on then the Ipswich Cup is a must-do.
There's year-round entertainment at the Ipswich Civic Centre and the Ipswich Art Gallery holds special exhibitions which illustrate the city's influence on Queensland's social landscape.
If one thing's for certain, it's that Ipswich will entertain all interests.
Did you know… 35,000 people converge on Ipswich each June for the Winternationals, the largest drag-racing event outside of the USA, to see top fuel dragsters reach speeds of 520km/hour.