NEW ART: Brightsiders work on mural at Granite Belt Brewery. (front)Geoff Davenport and Jordan Bruce. (Back) Bastian Allfrey and Jordache Castillejos.
NEW ART: Brightsiders work on mural at Granite Belt Brewery. (front)Geoff Davenport and Jordan Bruce. (Back) Bastian Allfrey and Jordache Castillejos. Liana Walker

10 fun things to do around Warwick this weekend

A MUSIC festival, farmers market, art and more will keep the whole family entertained this weekend.

Here's where you should get out and about to have a great time.

1. Johnny Cash

GET ready to celebrate an iconic musician when the second Johnny Cash Country Festival rolls into Stanthorpe.

The celebration will begin with a movie night at Arcadia Cinema tonight before Stanthorpe Piazza is taken over by Cash fever tomorrow.

There will be live performances and an interpretation competition until 1pm.

Gates to the Stanthorpe Showgrounds will then open at 3pm for an evening of live music and interpretation competitions.

For more information visit

When: Today and tomorrow.

Where: Head to Arcadia Cinema for the movie night tonight, then Stanthorpe Piazza and Stanthorpe Showgrounds tomorrow.

Cost: $25 for the movie night and $40 for entry to the showgrounds.

Festivities at Stanthorpe Piazza are free.

2. Budding artists

IT'S the last chance to check out the In Sight exhibition at Warwick Art Gallery, as it will be closing tomorrow.

The exhibition comprises work from Warwick State High School students.

It features a range of techniques, including drawing, sculpture, painting and photography.

When: Today and tomorrow, 10am-4pm.

Where: Warwick Art Gallery, 49 Albion St.

Cost: Free.

3. New mural

A BRIGHT new piece of art has been created on the Southern Downs.

Brightsiders and AllfreyArts recently completed the work at the Granite Belt Brewery, which is a Willy Wonka-inspired magical beer masterpiece.

About 45 minutes' drive from Warwick, the brewery is a great place to visit for a quick tipple, especially on a hot weekend.

When: All weekend, 10am-8.30pm.

Where: 146 Glenlyon Dve, Stanthorpe.

Cost: Free to look, but drinks and food at bar prices.

4. Farmers' market

STOCK up on fresh fruit and vegetables at the bi-weekly farmers' market.

There's everything you could possibly need, from greens to baby capsicums and even a few mangoes.

The market is open every Wednesday and Saturday and is a great way to support local businesses and ensure a happy belly.

When: Tomorrow, from early until noon.

Where: Lyons St.

Cost: Free to enter plus cost of produce.

5. Jump in the pool

IT'S going to be a hot one in Warwick this weekend, so cool off with a dip in the pool at WIRAC.

Take the children along to the leisure pool and let them splash about for hours.

It's an affordable way to fill in some time and keep out of the heat.

When: Today 5.30am-8pm, Tomorrow 7am-6pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

Where: 29 Palmerin St.

Cost: Casual pool entry is $5.80 for adults and $4.60 for concessions.

6. Lunch for a cause

IT'S World Sandwich Day today and to celebrate Subway is hosting a buy one, get one free offer.

For any sub, salad or wrap purchased, you'll get one free and Subway will also donate the cost of a meal to Foodbank.

It's a great way to score a free lunch, but also help support people in need in the community.

When: Today 7am-9pm on Albion St and 8am-9pm at Rose City Shoppingworld.

Where: Subway in the food court of Rose City Shoppingworld and 42/40 Albion St.

Cost: Cost of a sub, but you'll get another free.

7. Go on a safari

HOME to two beautiful giraffes, macaws, crocodiles, monkeys, llamas, marmosets, snakes, baboons, lions and many more animals, the Darling Downs Zoo is the perfect family day out.

Visit the website or phone 46964107 for more details.

When: 9am-4pm. Last admissions 3pm

Where: Find the zoo at the corner of Gatton-Clifton Rd and Baines Rd, Pilton.

Cost: Adult $35, children 3-15yrs $21

8. Do the river walk

TAKE the dogs for a walk or jump on a bike with some friends or family and enjoy the Condamine River circuit.

There are plenty of places to stop and play along the way.

Head down to Queens Park and get started.

When: Queens Park, find a carpark off Park Rd.

Where: Any time.

Cost: Free.

9. See a smash hit

INCREDIBLE movies are showing at Warwick Twin Cinema right now.

See Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the highly-anticipated flick A Star is Born.

If you're a Queen fan, you can't go past Bohemian Rhapsody.

First Man is also showing, a look at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to walk on the moon.

When: See for session times.

Where: 81 Grafton St.

Cost: $8.50 for children, $9.50 for concession and $11.50 for adults.

10. Run in the park

THE weekly 5km parkrun is on again at Queens Park tomorrow morning, so why not get your blood pumping?

Participants can run, walk, push a pram and even bring their dog.

When: Tomorrow from 7am, assemble 10 minutes early.

Where: Queens Park.

Cost: Free. Print off barcode from parkrun website.

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