CMC Rocks – Thu 15 – Sun 18 March
Global superstars, Luke Bryan and Kelsea Ballerini will headline CMC Rocks 2018! It’s the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest country and roots music festival, back again in 2018 at the Willowbank Raceway site in south-east Queensland in March. The lineup is set to rock the festival with many local and international artists on the bill including Busby Marou, Dustin Lynch (USA), Dean Brody (CAN), Randy Houser (USA), Missy Lancaster, and more.
Ipswich Festival Thu 12 – Sun 22 Apr
The Ipswich Festival features a cultural and arts program as diverse and exciting as any on offer throughout the country. Combining local performers with the nation’s best, with entertainment ranging from the extremely popular Street Parade, to the exclusive black tie Mayor’s Festival Ball, with multicultural Global Fiesta and programs exclusively for children, the Festival includes Art Exhibitions, Theatre, Street Art, Craft Exhibitions, Orchestral Concerts and the acclaimed Jazz, Wine and Blues Day.
Ipswich Show Fri 18 – Sun 20 May
Celebrating its 144th year, The Ipswich Show will again take place at the Ipswich Showgrounds. This year’s program is impressive; jam packed full of fun events and entertainment to ensure that everyone has a great day out. 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. On top of the full calendar of events and entertainment, the Ipswich Show also includes all of the show favourites, including a side-show alley, showbags, dagwood dogs, rides, roving performers, an international food court and fireworks!
Ipswich Cup Saturday 16 June
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.
Supercars Supersprint Fri 20 – Sun 22 July
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.
Goodna Jacaranda Festival Fri 26 – Sun 28 Oct
The Goodna Jacaranda Festival is held at Evan Marginson Park Goodna, the final weekend in October. The park is surrounded by Jacaranda trees, some of which were planted as early as 1932 during the Great Depression. Each year as they burst into bloom the festival comes alive.