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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!

Youth Week Expo | Wednesday 10 April | Ferrari Park, Laidley
For some fun activities this school holidays, head over to the Lockyer Valley! Grab your friends and have a go at laser tag, VR experiences, get creative, and more. Recommended ages: 8 – 17.

Antique and Collectable Fair | 13 & 14 April | Gatton Shire Hall
Find your next piece of treasure, special gift, or eye-catching centrepiece at this massive antique and collectable fair. With sellers from around Australia and a variety of stalls to browse, you’ll be sure to find something here. Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday: 9:00am – 2:00pm. $8 entry.

Rare Military Vehicles Exhibit | Open daily | Queensland Transport Museum, 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.

Awassi Cheesery | Open Wed – Sun, 11:00am – 4:30pm
Whether you want to stop in and have an Awassi cheese tasting or whether you want to sample our unique lunches, you can spend as much time as you would like on the farm. They have even expanded to include ice-cream manufacturing and have created a premium Lockyer Valley ice cream.

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.

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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.

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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.

FRIDAY 12 APRIL

Porters Plainland Hotel | Tate Cole | from 7:30pm

SUNDAY 14 APRIL

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

Live Music

Markets

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.

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

Ma Ma Creek Markets, Ma Ma Creek Community Centre. 8:00am - 12:00pm
Twilight Markets, Ferrari Park, Laidley. 4:00pm – 8:00pm

SUNDAY

Gatton Markets, Gatton Showgrounds (via Woodlands Rd). 7:00am - 12:00pm

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