POPULAR EVENT: Shannons Show n Shine is sure to entertain car lovers at the Leyburn Sprints this weekend.
POPULAR EVENT: Shannons Show n Shine is sure to entertain car lovers at the Leyburn Sprints this weekend. Trapnell Creation

9 fun things to do around Warwick this weekend

WHETHER you're into car racing, live music or history, there's something on for you in Warwick this weekend.

Make sure you get out and about to enjoy all the fun.

1. Historic Leyburn Sprints

GET up close and personal with cool cars at the Historic Leyburn Sprints this weekend.

More than 15,000 people are expected to flock to Leyburn for the event, which last year was named the Queensland Motor Sport Event of the Year.

The Sprints will run across Saturday and Sunday, taking over Leyburn, about 60km north-west of Warwick, to create a festival atmosphere.

Racing isn't the only attraction set to keep spectators entertained.

The Show 'n' Shine will feature cars from throughout the decades on Sunday, while a vintage caravan competition will be running all weekend.

Hot laps in classic muscle cars will also be raffled off.

Gates open at 6.30am and the sprints will be at 8am on both days.

Entry for adults costs $20 each day or $30 for a weekend pass. Children under 14 enter free with a school ID card.

2. Burgers and Beats

ENJOY live music and eat delicious food to support a great cause in Warwick tonight.

The Warwick Show and Rodeo Society is hosting Burgers and Beats - a pop-up fundraising event to support the Buy a Bale campaign.

The event will feature live music from Sleeping Dogs, sweet treats from Little Kimmy's and Jump N Slide Warwick.

WHEN: Tonight 5-9pm

WHERE: Warwick Showgrounds.

COST: Entry costs $5.

3. Veteran's Day

VIETNAM veterans are set to be recognised at a special event in Leslie Park.

The Southern Downs Ex-Services Association Queensland Incorporated has organised the event this weekend to mark the 52nd Vietnam Veteran's Day.

Lieutenant Colonel David Lynch CSC will be the guest speaker on the day.

WHEN: Tomorrow 10.45am

WHERE: Warwick Cenotaph at Leslie Park, Palmerin St

COST: Free

4. Bush dance

ENJOY great music and a dance at Warwick Christian College this weekend.

A barbecue menu has been prepared for the day, which includes steak burgers and sausages in bread.

Soft drinks and snacks are also available for purchase.

WHEN: Tomorrow 5.30pm for a 6pm barbecue

WHERE: Warwick Christian College Slade Hall, 70 Horsman Rd

COST: $10 for a family and $5 for singles. Tickets include entry, dessert, tea and coffee.

5. Superbikes

THE Australian Superbike Championship is set to whiz into Warwick this weekend.

Star riders including three-times world superbike champion Troy Bayliss will take to the track at Morgan Park Raceway.

Tayla Relph, John Lytras and Travis Hall will be three of the Queensland riders to watch.

WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday, 8.30am-5pm

WHERE: Morgan Park Raceway, 228 Old Stanthorpe Rd

COST: $30 for an adult weekend pass, $25 for a concession weekend pass, $20 for an adult one-day pass, $15 for a concession one-day pass and children under 15 years free

6. Yarn creation

IT'S the final opportunity to soak up Jumpers and Jazz in July for this year as the Yarntopians exhibition at Warwick Art Gallery is set to close this weekend.

See the exhibition, called Home Sweet Home, which features a yarnbombed cubby house, flamingos and a pom-pom meadow.

It's also the last chance to see Galaxy Morphed, an exhibition by the Darling Downs Textile Group.

WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 10am-4pm

WHERE: Warwick Art Gallery, 49 Albion St

COST: Free

7. Morning run

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

The timed race starts at the Warwick Water Rats Rugby Union Clubhouse before doing two laps of the Condamine River.

Participants can run, walk, push a pram even bring their dog and go along at their own pace.

WHEN: Tomorrow from 7am, assemble 10 minutes early

WHERE: Queens Park

COST: Free, print off bar code from parkrun website for recording purposes

8. Historical landmark

TAKE the time to drop into the Glengallan Homestead's historical grounds this weekend.

Let the landmark building inspire you with its innovative restoration which allows Glengallan to tell its own story of boom, gloom and return from ruin.

WHEN: Open today until Sunday, 10am-4pm

WHERE: Glengallan Homestead, 18515 New England Hwy

COST: $10 entry

9. Visit the museum

PHOTOGRAPHS, personal items and unique machinery are some of the items representing more than 130 years of family life in the Warwick district at the Pringle Cottage museum. Explore the variety of buildings.

WHEN: Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-3pm

WHERE: 79 Dragon St, Warwick

COST: $7 entry



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