What’s on in November

Here's a bumper list of things not to miss this November in Ipswich!
31 Oct 2019
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Nitro Funny Cars

Nitro Sheriff

The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars will return to Willowbank Raceway on November 9.

It’s coined as the most spectacular show in drag racing.

Featuring the Nitro Express, Terminator, Avenger, Stormtrooper and many more in an extravaganza of 12 nitro cars.

These 4000hp beasts will take to the iconic Willowbank quarter mile.

Also featuring the flame-throwing, wheelstanding funny car – Nitro Sheriff racing the full track on it’s back wheels!

Join us for the Official PIT PARTY from 3pm to 4pm, meet the drivers, see the cars up close, and have fun in our Kids Zone.  Plus see the Nitro Sheriff Wheelstander flame shows during the hour.

Featuring Queensland’s best Sportsman racers, the action keeps rolling all day with the Final round of the Qld Drag Racing Championship.

A night with the Queens


Casa Mia Presents Palace a Night with the Queens on Saturday November 9.

Dina Tunnel hosts a line up of Diva Drag Queens. 

Show starts at 7.30pm, meals from 6.30pm with all you can eat buffet option.  Raffles and lucky door prizes.

Christmas markets at the Boulevard

Markets at the Boulevarde

Markets at The Boulevarde invites you to come along and enjoy a morning of food, fun and fabulous finds on November 9.

With an array of fresh produce, home made jams and relishes, new and exciting artisan stalls and much more, there is something for everyone!

Introduce yourself to the shops already located at The Boulevarde and grab a coffee or breakfast at Seed Coffee or a unique gift in the treasure trove that is Country House.

Book in an appointment with M Hair, Beauty on Belle, or Tone Town Music. There’s so much to see and do!

Ripley Markets

Ipswich Markets

The Ripley Markets are being held on November 9 from 3pm to 8pm. 

​Over 60 stalls featuring live music, delicious food stalls from all around the world, handmade home wares, fantastic fashion and farm animals, a jumping castle and even a circus school.

Located right near the Providence Splash’N’Play.

Pooch, pram and wheelchair friendly.

Songs that won the war

World War II planes

Songs That Won the War will showcase the best-loved songs and music of the Second World War in a special show on November 10.

Book now for this one-day event held at the historical Old Courthouse reliving precious memories, hearing wonderful old songs and enjoying Devonshire tea on the veranda at interval.

Costs $20 including Devonshire tea.

99 Bikes Dingo

Over the weekend of November 9 and 10, the 99 Bikes Dingo will take place at Hidden Vale Adventure Park.

There will be mountain biking and trail runs as well as kids events.

On the Sunday the Dingo Enduro will take place, a four hour – three stage ride.

Nearby accommodation is available at Spicers Hidden Vale.

Songs de Paris – Francesca de Valence

Eiffel Tower

The story is magic. Much-loved Australian artist Francesca de Valence set off on a solo voyage of discovery in 2017: a month in Paris, the city of light, the city of love. She took an empty notebook and an open heart and found her muse in both, connecting with her patriarchal French heritage and writing her show ‘Songs de Paris’.

After sell-out concerts in Australia in early 2018, she returned again for Paris in the springtime. Another season, another colour, another light, another musical commentary on the city that has stolen her heart. Dancing between Australia and Paris, ‘Songs de Paris’ continues to evolve.

See her perform at Studio 188 on November 10.

Finding Santa

Orion Lagoon

Santa and his helpers are hiding in Ipswich! Can you find them all?

Catch a glimpse of Rudolph waiting for a bus, watch as Dasher and his mates graze and – if you’ve been good this year – you might even see Santa getting your present ready!

Finding Santa is an interactive augmented reality trail that will be available across 40 locations within the city.

Watch your step and look out for the festive pavement stickers as you make your way around Ipswich this Christmas. Using your digital device, you will be able to discover animated Christmas characters, step into the live photo and upload to social media!

The Finding Santa augmented reality trail and app will be live from Friday November 15  to Tuesday December 31, 2019.

Lawrence Mooney

Lawrence Mooney - Part of the Problem

The Moonman is back and he is completely unleashed in Part of The Problem which hits the Ipswich Civic Centre on November 15.

After spending 18 months as former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Moonman is back sailing close to the wind at his brutally honest, hilarious best.

Often regarded by peers and audiences as one of the most intelligent and dangerous minds in comedy, this three time Barry Award nominee is a must see this year.

Handmade Expo

A market filled with handmade creations from talented artists, creators, makers and bakers

The monthly Handmade Expo Market will be held at the Ipswich Turf Club on November 16.

Everything is exclusively handmade/baked/grown along with a few quality crafting supplies for you to create your own handmade experience. This is an outdoor market with up to 100 amazing stalls of products and food.

It is free entry and loads of access to free parking. Come along and join them for a handmade adventure at the market.

Alex Shooter Williamson – Live comedy show

Alex Williamson

On November 29 see comedian, satirist, social media megastar and world-conquering content creator Alex Williamson live in Ipswich.

Alex has sold out theatres all over Australia, New Zealand and the UK again this year, adding shows left right and centre to meet extreme demand!

With over 2.5 million social media followers, this comedy juggernaut is steaming through shows like a deranged Thomas The Tank Engine.

Don’t miss Alex Williamson LIVE on stage. Best book early!

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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