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We have your weekend plans sorted with our jam-packed weekly calendar of events. There’s something there for the whole family – from the region’s premier events, to all things cool, quirky and entertaining. Get your plans sorted now!

Valley Fest 2024 | Sunday 2 June | Gatton Showgrounds (via Woodlands Rd)
Experience a variety of fun and inclusive activities to celebrate Queensland Day! Tap your toes to the live music, have a go at the pineapple toss or watermelon eating competitions, and wander through the local markets. 10:00am – 3:00pm. Tickets online. $5 per person.


The Queensland Day Great Billy Cart Challenge | Sunday 2 June | Lake Apex Drive, Gatton
Enjoy a relaxed day out in the beautiful Lockyer Valley region. Gather your family and friends for some billy cart races, classic Aussie treats, local entertainment, and more. Free shuttle bus to the Showgrounds for more exciting activities. 10:00am – 3:00pm. Free to watch, $15 to enter the race.

An Evening with the Owls Dinner | Saturday 1 June | Awassi Cheesery, Grantham
This event is guaranteed to be a ‘hoot’! Indulge in delicious local, fresh produce as the lights go down. Get a unique opportunity to learn more about owls with an immersive show and demonstration. Limited spots. Tickets online. 5:00pm – late.


Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum | Open daily, 9:00am – 3:00pm
With a vast collection of old machinery, restored vehicles, and authentic displays, you're guaranteed to learn something new about the Lockyer Valley at this impressive museum. Bring your family and friends to discover the rich history and culture of Laidley.

Gatton and District Historical Village | Open daily, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Looking for some more local history? Visit the Gatton Historical Village! Housing an expansive collection of memories and run by passionate locals, there is lots to explore and discover.

Queensland Transport Museum | Open daily | 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton
Vehicle enthusiasts will love this museum! Filled to the brim with transport vehicles of all ages, makes, models, and sizes. The exhibits change regularly, so there’s always something new to see and explore. Tours welcome. 9:00am – 4:00pm. Adult $8. Concession $6. Child $3.

Gatton Parkrun | Every Saturday | Lake Apex, Gatton
Get your blood flowing! Join the Lockyer Valley community on their weekly 5km run. This is the perfect way to meet new people and stay active. From 7:00am every Saturday. Make sure to register if it’s your first time attending.



Live Music

Are you ready to pump up the jam with awesome live music and cheers to the weekend? We’ve gathered some of the best local venues, delivering a packed calendar of live music in the Lockyer Valley for you to check out this week.


Porters Plainland Hotel | Adam Kilpatrick | from 7:30pm


Porters Plainland Hotel | Hazel Mei | from 12:00pm

Live Music


If there was ever a time to shop local, it’s now, and our region has plenty of markets that feature local creators, producers, makers and bakers. These stall holders have everything to fill your home, fridge, pantry and belly with the freshest local produce you can buy.


Laidley Friday Markets, Patrick St & Laidley Mall, Laidley. 7:00am - 1:00pm


Mulgowie Farmer’s Markets, 7 Mulgowie School Road, Mulgowie. 8:00am – 11:00am


Gatton Markets, Gatton Showgrounds (via Woodlands Rd). 7:00am - 1:00pm


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Acknowledgement of Country

Southern Queensland Country Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways that run through these regions. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.