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Events in and around Ipswich

Welcome to Ipswich, a charming city located in Queensland, Australia. Nestled just an hour's drive from Brisbane, Ipswich is renowned for its rich history, stunning natural beauty, delicious food, and exciting calendar of events. If you're looking for fun and exciting things to do in Ipswich, you've come to the right place.

Here are some of the most popular seasonal events and activities in and around Ipswich:


Spring is a great time to visit Ipswich and take in the blooming flowers, trees and plants. The city hosts many amazing events to showcase the spring season. Here are some events that you can take a part in during the springtime:

1. Ipswich Festival - This vibrant festival is held every year in April/May. Join in the festivities and enjoy a colorful parade, music and dance performances by local and internationally acclaimed artists, and food and craft markets.

2. Flavours of Ipswich - Discover Ipswich’s culinary delights during this event held every September. Enjoy tastings of local food and wine while learning about the region’s history and culture.

3. Ipswich Show - Held every May, the Ipswich Show is a traditional agricultural show with animal shows, rides, stalls, and entertainment for the whole family.


In the summer, Ipswich turns up the heat with many fun outdoor activities and events. You'll find plenty of fun things to do in Ipswich during this time.

1. Riverfestival - Celebrate the arrival of summer with a festive atmosphere along the Bremer River. Riverfestival features markets, live entertainment, fireworks, and local food and drinks.

2. Ipswich Park2Park - Get your running shoes on and participate in this charity fundraiser every July. The event has a race distance for everyone with 21km, 10km and 5km options.

3. Ipswich Cup - Every year in June, the city organizes the Ipswich Cup. The event is a must-see for race lovers who enjoy incredible food, drinks and fashion.


Fall is the season of harvest, and Ipswich celebrates the season by organizing many farm-based activities and events.

1. Ironbark Farm Festival - Held every March, Ironbark Farm Festival features locally grown produce, wine tastings, market stalls, live music, and fun activities for the whole family.

2. Autumn Harvest Festival - Held every April, the Autumn Harvest Festival brings together Ipswich's most excellent food and wine retailers, showcasing the community's best seasonal produce.

3. Ipswich Art Awards - Every May, budding artists from across Australia showcase their work at the Ipswich Art Awards. The event provides an incredible opportunity to discover emerging artists and buy artwork.


While winters in Ipswich may be mild, the city still offers an array of exciting events and activities to enjoy.

1. Ipswich Winter Light Festival - Celebrate winter by experiencing the Ipswich Winter Light Festival. The event illuminates the city streets with beautiful, vibrant street art installations and sculptures.

2. Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival - Held every July in the nearby Scenic Rim region, the Winter Harvest Festival celebrates the region's remarkable local produce by running conferences, engaging market stalls and enjoying fantastic local music.

3. Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine - Every August, the Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine delights visitors with demonstrations and tastings from some of Australia's most talented chefs, plus an assortment of locally produced wine and craft beer.


Ipswich, Queensland, offers visitors a wide range of seasonal activities and events. Whether you're into art, history, culture, or simply having fun with the family, you'll find something exciting to do in Ipswich all year round. Make sure to keep this guide handy and plan your visit accordingly. Hit up your travel agent or the details below for more information.

Contact Details:

Ipswich Visitor Information Centre
14 Queen Victoria Parade, Ipswich, Queensland 4305
Phone: +61 7 3281 0555
Email: touristinformation@ipswich.qld.gov.au

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