Ipswich City Council Braces for 220 Events for 2021

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: 

FebruaryEarth Frequency FestivalIvory’s Rock
MarchIpswich 100Ipswich and surrounds
MayPlanes, Trains and AutomobilesThe Workshops Rail Museum
May The GatheringIpswich Turf Club
May White Rock Trail FestivalWhite Rock
JuneFestival of HorsepowerIpswich Turf Club and Motorsport Precinct
JulySPARK Ipswich (the reimagined Ipswich Festival)citywide
AugustStory Arts Festivalcitywide
August/SeptemberGalvanized – A Festival of Heritagecitywide
September99 Bikes Cycle and Trail Run EpicHiddenvale Adventure Park
October Goodna Jacaranda Festival Goodna
DecemberChristmas in Ipswichcitywide

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.

Photo Credit: Ipswich City Council

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.