Top weekend events you’ll want to add to the calendar

Add these top weekend events to your calendar now
02 Apr 2019
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Fancy a foodie adventure or would you prefer some art?  There’s plenty to see and do over the next couple of weekends in Ipswich, check out some of these top weekend events.

Watercress Creek Olive and Lime Festival

Bernie and Loraine Mahon run Watercress Olives and Limes

TAKE a gorgeous drive through some beautiful scenery out to Watercress Olives and Limes this weekend and you won’t be disappointed. 

The working farm is hosting their annual Olive Festival on April 7 from 9am-3pm which is becoming a foodie mecca.

Once there in the rural setting you’ll find stalls selling wine, cheese, local honey, baked goods and artists.

There is also live music throughout the day as well as olive picking and baking demonstrations.

Here’s a guide to enjoying a great day out at Watercress Creek Olive Festival.

Click here for more information on Watercress Olives and Limes.


Summerland Camels Art Festival

Jeff Flood with some camel art

GET up close with some friendly camels and enjoy camel food and art at Summerland Camels’ first Arts Festival.

Local regional and global artisans will display their camel inspired art from textiles to film, jewellery and traditional mediums.

Be one of the first in Australia to see the short film The Judas Collar, which won a host international awards.

Event is being held April 6 from 9am-4pm.

Click here for more information.


Queensland Auto Spectacular

2016 Queensland Autospectacular

Don’t miss the Queensland Autospectacular at Willowbank Raceway, the largest combined Auto Show and Swap Meet in Queensland.  

The event kicks off on Sunday April 7 and all motoring enthusiasts are invited to display their pride and job, no matter what age, type, make or model.  It also doesn’t matter what condition your car is in, just get it down there.

Apart from the judged show cars and bikes there will be a huge display, swap meet area with free parts pick up service, timed quarter mile test n tune drags and an Australian Rocker Cover Racing Championship.

Test your skills in the wheel changing competition.  Gates open at 6am for entrants, 7am for the public.  Trophies are presented at 2pm.  

Ipswich Festival

Parade of Light

A REVIVED Ipswich Festival will be held over April 11-14.

The festival will now run over four fun-filled days and nights.

The event kicks off with a spectacular display of fireworks called Fire on the River on April 11.

The focus then turns to Timothy Moloney Park where the Festival Village will be held from 10.30am-9.30pm Friday and Saturday and until 5.30pm on Sunday.

Highlights include:

  • The Parade of Light on Saturday April 13 from 6pm until 6.45pm through the main streets of Ipswich. It will feature large lantern effigies, musical and dance performances, street theatre and community group participation.
  • Jazz and Blues on Sunday April 14 from 11am to 6pm in Festival Village.
  • Honk! in Ellenborough St is a display of vintage, veteran and classic cars on Saturday April 13. It all links up with the restaurants in the Top of Town precinct where rockabilly bands and dancing will provide the flavour of the day.
  • Children’s workshops and interactive activities will be presented within a magical area of the Festival Village from April 12-14.

Click here to see all the events.


Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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