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July 2023

SPARK – Immerse

Ipswich’s ultimate arts and cultural festival, SPARK is back for a third year! The 11-day city-wide event celebrates music, comedy, arts, projection and much more.

Tulmur Place will become an immersive playground of FREE family friendly arts workshops and performance across two weekends, showcasing a range of hands on arts activities, interactive experiences and performances for all ages – on Friday 7, Sunday 9, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, 2023.

You can also enjoy delicious food, and drinks, from a range of food trucks and the restaurants at the Nicholas Street Precinct offering authentic Australian, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican food, plus sweet treats from Gelatissimo!

Below is a snapshot of the activities on Friday 7 July. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL SPARK FESTIVAL PROGRAM.



  • Action Art
  • Art Snack Cafe
  • Bugs and Creepy Crawlies
  • Circus Playspace
  • Mural Painting with Kylie Hill
  • Musical Bell Sticks
  • Spinning Drums
  • Wearable Art


  • 10.00 am Sounds of the Bush with Sam Conway
  • 10.00 am Fairy Ballet with NY Dance
  • 11.00 am Acro Dance with NY Dance
  • 11.30 am Happy Singing Kids
  • 12.00 pm Circus with NY Dance
  • 1.00 pm Sounds of the Bush with Sam Conway
  • 1.30 pm Hip Hop with NY Dance


  • 12.30 pm Happy Singing Kids
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tulmur Place, Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich

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