Here are some of the ‘can’t be missed’ events for 2019. If it’s your first time living here in Ipswich, these events are a great opportunity to connect with the local community and see the best entertainment the region has to offer.
Global superstars, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Combs will headline CMC Rocks QLD in their 12th year! CMC Rocks, the biggest country and roots music festival, is back again in 2019 at Willowbank Raceway in March.
The lineup is set to rock, with many local and international artists on the bill including Kasey Chambers, Michael Ray, Frankie Ballard, Carly Pearce, Troy Cassar-Daley, Locash and more!
Thu 14 -Sun 17 March
Celebrating its 145th year, The Ipswich Show will again take place at the Ipswich Showgrounds. This year’s program is jam packed full of fun events and entertainment. From traditional displays like farm animals, wood chopping and the Young Talent and Miss Showgirl competitions, families will be entertained and thrilled every day of the Ipswich Show. All of the traditional show favourites are included: side-show alley, showbags, dagwood dogs, rides, performers, an international food court and fireworks!
Fri 17 – Sun 19 May
The Ipswich Winter Racing Carnival kicks off in May and finishes with the biggest day of the year on the Ipswich racing calendar – Ipswich Cup Day on 13th June. It’s a great day for social networking, with fashions on the field, bands, and of course the horses and racing. Set yourself up in one of the many hospitality marquees or take a couple of picnic rugs and pick a spot on the lawn overlooking the winning post.
Saturday 15 June
Winter Harvest Festival
The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce. Held in Aratula, the event is the highlight of the Eat Local Week.
Saturday 6 July
Supercars Ipswich Supersprint
The V8 Supercars Championship is set to heat up on the final weekend in July at Queensland Raceway. This is a great motorsport experience, with great trackside viewing, displays and merchandise, family zone, easy parking and the Dunlop Series.
Fri 26 – Sun 28 July
Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park
The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park fun run course is nestled in the most iconic parks in Ipswich, Queens Park and Limestone Park. Renowned for its challenging hill climbs, this scenic route is sure to bring you highs; not to mention the enthusiastic water stations manned by local high school students at every one kilometre.
Sunday 28 July