The Ipswich Festival is the region's premier event, showcasing nationally acclaimed artists, emerging local talents from specialised community interest groups to diverse arts cultures.

The festival ignites a bold relationship between Ipswich's cultural heritage and talent with a rich program of innovative, artistic and traditional inspired events to encourage participation by all ages with interest acknowledged beyond the Ipswich boundaries.

The festival is a testament to leading community organisations and artists who shape their events to align with the ethos of the festival. The Ipswich Festival incorporates a range of free community based and special interest events, a street parade of lights, public celebration, fireworks, exhibitions, artistic presentations and public art, theatre and ticketed programs.

Thousands of people enjoy the annual Ipswich Festival each year - an attentive audience of community minded individuals who revel in a wide variety of events.

The Festival has been presenting its diverse program to the audiences of the Ipswich region for over twenty (20) years and during this period it has evolved with new and innovative events to maximise audience participation and extend its brand to activate its festival partners.

The 2018 Ipswich Festival will be presented over 10 days commencing on April 12th and running until the 22nd.

View the 2017 Ipswich Festival site.