Ipswich is preparing to say goodbye to 2020 by planning over 220 events in music, sports, food and entertainment for 2021. As the second stage of the Nicholas Street Precinct redevelopment is underway, the Ipswich City Council has unveiled exciting major events that locals and visitors can look forward to in the coming year.
Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding highlighted some of these council-supported events:
|February||Earth Frequency Festival||Ivory’s Rock|
|March||Ipswich 100||Ipswich and surrounds|
|May||Planes, Trains and Automobiles||The Workshops Rail Museum|
|May||The Gathering||Ipswich Turf Club|
|May||White Rock Trail Festival||White Rock|
|June||Festival of Horsepower||Ipswich Turf Club and Motorsport Precinct|
|July||SPARK Ipswich (the reimagined Ipswich Festival)||citywide|
|August||Story Arts Festival||citywide|
|August/September||Galvanized – A Festival of Heritage||citywide|
|September||99 Bikes Cycle and Trail Run Epic||Hiddenvale Adventure Park|
|October||Goodna Jacaranda Festival||Goodna|
|December||Christmas in Ipswich||citywide|
Check the Ipswich Festivals official site for more information and updates on next year’s festivities.
It comes as the anticipated annual CMC Rocks won’t return until 2022. Ms Harding said that the Council’s liaising team was working with the promoters for several weeks to examine how CMC Rocks could proceed.
However, the event promoters decided to skip staging a 2021 event despite its economic, social and cultural benefits to the region.
“We have had to endure some tough times this year and everyone has had to make some tough decisions. But I think our community understands and will look forward to the next CMC Rocks with even greater enthusiasm,” the mayor said.