Things to do
Must-visit markets of Ipswich
If a laid back weekend is what you’re after and you’re keen to discover new local makers, amazing food and fresh produce, then you must visit some of the unique markets the Ipswich region has to offer; we’re really spoilt for choice.
Urbane Markets Ipswich
A relatively new Ipswich market, Urbane Markets at Swifts Bowls Club Booval, is a foodie heaven. The perfect place to wind down on a Saturday night, grab a beer or wine, decide which tasty food you’re going to eat (the hard part), sit down and enjoy live entertainment while the kids run around – there’s plenty of space and children’s activities too! Since opening in March 2018, Urbane Markets grow better and better each week. Not only is the array of food a huge draw card to these Eat Street style markets, but there are also plenty of stalls selling general wares.
5 pm to 9 pm every Saturday
Swifts Bowls Club
95a Brisbane Road, Booval
Peak Organics at Ivorys Rock
Your mouth will water when you see the amazing fresh organic produce at Peak Organics. Follow their Facebook page for weekly updates on the produce they have on offer; you won’t get the same variety in a supermarket, nor anything as fresh and tasty! Take Rosellas for example. If you’ve been searching high and low for the fruit of this Queensland jam plant to make your Grandma’s famous rosella jam, Peak Organics is where you’ll find them, in season around April. Herbal teas and a few grocery lines are also on offer.
9 am to 2 pm every Saturday
310 Mount Flinders Road, Peak Crossing.
Ipswich Showplace Markets
You never know what you’ll find at the Ipswich Showplace Markets. An array of second hand goods, handmade stalls, plants and fresh produce make Ipswich Showcase Markets a market goer’s treasure trove. If you’re keen to do a bit of a clean out at home, this is the perfect place to have your own stall.
6 am to 11.30 am every Sunday
81 Warwick Road, Ipswich
Springfield Markets at Robelle Domain
Held on the first Friday of each month, the Springfield Markets at Robelle Domain is the perfect way to wind down with the family after a busy week. Located next to the Lagoon, Robelle Domain is transformed into a lively spot, bustling with food stalls, arts and craft stalls, live entertainment and loads of space to wander and enjoy.
3 pm to 9 pm on the 1st Friday of the month
155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central
New market!!: From August, 2018 the operators of Springfield Markets have launched a new monthly market at Ripley. Ripley Markets are held on the second Saturday of every month.
Markets on Main Street
Run by the same good folk as the Springfield Markets at Robelle Domain, the Markets on Main Street are on the third Sunday of every month. Enjoy an abundance of food, stalls and entertainment as you stroll down Main Street at Orion Springfield Central.
9 am to 4 pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month
1 Main Street, Springfield
The Handmade Expo Market
There’s something extra special about buying something that is handmade – perhaps it’s the uniqueness, or the love and care put into the item or perhaps, the fact that you are supporting a small business and passionate maker.
Creativity and uniqueness abound at the The Handmade Expo markets, Ipswich. If you have gifts to buy, why not avoid the shopping centres and see what you can find here. Follow The Handmade Expo Facebook page to stay up to date with expo dates.
8 am to 1 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month (4th Saturday in May & June 2018)
The Ipswich Turf Club
Brisbane Road, Bundamba.
Museum Twilight Markets
The Workshops Railway Museum has the perfect vibe for a night market and to stick with the museum feel; there are even tours by torchlight at these twilight markets. Food trucks, craft workshops, handmade market stalls showcasing local artisans, live entertainment for adults and kids as well as a licensed bar, all create a unique night market feel. The Museum Twilight Markets are the perfect way to not only appreciate our city’s historical treasure by starlight but time with family and friends enjoying the best of our city’s culture.
Friday May 11th 5 pm to 9 pm
Friday Dec 14th 5 pm to 9 pm
The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich
Tivoli Drive-in Theatre and Markets
There is seriously no better night out for the family than a visit to one of the few remaining drive-in theatres in Queensland – the Tivoli Drive-In. Every Saturday night the fun starts at 4pm with market stalls and community. Afterwards, for only $10 per car, you can see two movies on the big screen, all in the comfort of your car and in your pyjamas if you really want to! There is a café on site with all purchases supporting the trainees and workers gain café work experience.
Every Saturday from 4pm, first movie screens at 7 pm.
50 Coal Road, Chuwar
It’s time the Rosewood Markets & Car Boot Sale got on everyone’s radar; a must visit for market goers keen to search for a special item and enjoy the gorgeous country feel while strolling the stalls. These markets are definitely worth the drive if you love variety and believe in someone else’s trash being your treasure!
7:30 am to 12 pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month
St Luke’s Anglican Church
John Street, Rosewood.
Ipswich Antique & Collectibles Fair
Nothing is more exciting for an antique collector or even an admirer of unique pieces than an antique and collectables fair. Whether you’re looking to add to your collection or you’re keen to find a special piece for your home, follow the Antiques & Collectibles Facebook page to keep up to date with upcoming fairs in Ipswich.
August 18th 2018 8 am to 2 pm – $8 Adults, Children Under 14 free
Exhibit Pavillion (Behind Indoor Sports Centre)
81 Warwick Road, Ipswich