Find out about Ipswich’s best local events, activities, festivities, fairs and more.


2nd Saturday of every month from 3-8pm

There is nothing they love more than browsing the local market on the weekend, with over 60 stalls featuring live music, delicious food stalls from all around the world, handmade homewares, fantastic fashion and farm animals, jumping castle and even a circus school to boot.


1st Friday of every month from 3-8pm

Taste flavours from across the globe from the variety of food trucks, shop the market stalls, enjoy live music on the Tulmur stage and keep the kids entertained with a range of activities.


1 May 2022

The Queensland Auto Spectacular is on again bigger and better than ever on Sunday 2nd May 2021. Queensland’s largest Auto Show & Swap Meet. There’s something for the whole family with exhilarating racing, exhibitions and displays, a trade and food arena, music and street theatre and kids entertainment and amusement.


13 – 15 May 2022

One of the largest regional shows in Queensland and the largest community event in 2021 in the Ipswich and West Moreton Region.

The Ipswich Show has an exciting array of entertainment on offer, along with Side-Show Alley, a diverse range of delicious food, interesting displays, sensational fireworks display nightly and so much more.


9 – 12 June 2022

The largest championship drag racing event held outside of North America. From the amazing flame-throwing 500km/h Top Fuelers through to Junior Dragsters, there will be cars and motorcycles from all over the country expected to be on track over four big days of racing.

There is non-stop action each day both on and off the track, with a wide range of activities – all conducted in a festive atmosphere.


18 June 2022

Whether it’s the horses you follow, the fashions on the field, DJ festival or just catching up with old friends, the Ipswich Cup is the event not to be missed.


The Reimagined Ipswich Festival

7 – 17 July 2022

A city-wide event celebrating 11 days of music, comedy, arts, exhibitions, circus, projection, culture, cabaret, technology, collaboration and discussion. Including ‘Little Day Out’, a contemporary music, arts and sustainability festival just for kids.


23-25 September 2022

CMC Rocks QLD is Australia’s biggest international country music festival. It is a three day festival that is held annually at Willowbank, with on site camping. Past highlights have included, The Dixie Chicks, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Lee Kernaghan & Troy Cassar-Daley to name a few. Approximately 28 artists perform over 3 stages with 16 international and 12 Australian artists providing non-stop music throughout the festival.