What’s on in Ipswich in August

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11th August:
After Dark: National Science Week (18+)
Cost: $15
North Street‚ North Ipswich (The Workshops Rail Museum)

Celebrate National Science Week with a night time adventure at the Museum. Join in for live music, food, drinks and an array of science innovations to inspire your inner-chic-geek. Explore the Museum to see what innovations science has to offer, including hands on activities, demonstrations and pop-up shows.

11th -13th August:
Effervescence Champagne Festival
Cost: $120pp
617 Grandchester Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester (Spicers Hidden Vale)

Effervescence is brighter and bubblier than ever. Come on Sunday for a day of Champagne, food and music or make a weekend of it by booking one of the special VIP packages with luxury accommodation and Champagne breakfasts, lunch, dinners and masterclasses.

19th August:
The Handmade Expo Market
Brisbane Road, Bundamba (The Ipswich Turf Club)
Cost: Free entry

The Handmade and Vintage Markets are back with treats galore for both you and the kids! Offering up delectable food, handmade goods and fun activities for the kids to enjoy, it’s bound to be a great day out.

25th August:
Museum Twilight Markets
North Street, North Ipswich (The Workshops Rail Museum)
Cost: $2 (Children under 15 years are free!)

Combining South East Queensland’s best handmade markets, food trucks, live music, free craft workshops, Museum Torchlight Tours ($10) and onsite bar, the Museum Twilight Markets is a great night out for the whole family.

Until 27 August: Light Play for Kids, Babies and Toddlers
Cost: Free entry
Darcy Doyle Pl, Ipswich (Ipswich Art Gallery)
Times: Mondays 9:30am to 11:00am (Babies and Toddlers only), Weekdays 2:00pm to 5:00pm (Kids 3-12 only), Weekends 10am to 5:00pm (Kids 3-12 only)

Enter the dazzling world of Light Play where children can explore their artistic potential in an interactive space created especially for them! Explore transparency, reflection and shadow as well as other properties of light.