Ipswich Events and Entertainment Centre, 219 Brisbane Road Bundamba

The Gathering brings the wider community together in celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance.

In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Championships, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors.

Celtic music and dance lost arts, and a medieval re-enactment will also feature at this annual Highland gathering of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, Cornish Celtic cultures.

Visitors can also sample Haggis, learn how to play the bagpipes, and even participate in Highland games’ strong man style, featuring the caber toss, kilted dash, and tug-of-war.

Bring the whole clan along and discover the Celtic heritage and historic Ipswich at The Gathering at Ipswich Events and Entertainment Centre.

The Gathering is sponsored by our foundation partners the Ipswich City Council and the City of Ipswich Pipe Band, along with event partner the Department of Multicultural Affairs, media partner Bishopp, and other supporting partners.