BARGAIN HUNTING: Indianna, 11, (left) and Katie Young at the Warwick Uber Markets.
BARGAIN HUNTING: Indianna, 11, (left) and Katie Young at the Warwick Uber Markets. Elyse Wurm

TOP TEN: What's on around Warwick this weekend

1. Live music

LISTEN to smooth tunes from Fiona Gray at the Malt House tonight.

She'll perform classic, modern pop, folk, soft rock and country covers to lift your spirits leading into the weekend.

Fiona Gray is from Maleny but performs in Toowoomba band Jungle Detour.

WHEN: Tonight, 8pm until late.

WHERE: The Malt House, 42 Wood St, Warwick.

COST: Free to listen, but food and drinks at bar prices.

2. Artist talk

JULIE Purcell has created a series of paintings created "en plein air” at Millar Vale Park at Maryvale.

She focused on the emotive atmosphere of the park at sunset to create the artwork.

The paintings are small in size and often feature numerous panels that allowed her to ride her bicycle to transport her work to and from the park.

Afternoon tea will be served at the talk and everyone is welcome.

WHEN: Tomorrow, 2-4pm.

WHERE: Warwick Art Gallery, 49 Albion St, Warwick.

COST: Free.

3. Market day

PICK up some gems at the first Warwick Uber Markets of the year.

With handmade crafts, home-cooked sweet treats, plants and wooden toys regularly available at the market, it's great to support local creators.

A jumping castle will also be available for children.

WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am-2pm.

WHERE: Leslie Park, Palmerin St.

COST: Free to browse, but bring money to buy goodies.

4. Get creative

ENCOURAGE the children to explore their imaginations these holidays by taking part in a creative workshop at Rose City Shoppingworld.

Today is the last day the centre will host the workshop, where children can either decorate their own beach ball or make a paper lantern.

It's a great way to get in a bit of no-screen time and develop new skills.

WHEN: Today, 10.30am-1.30pm.

WHERE: Outside Coles at Rose City Shoppingworld, 81 Palmerin St.

COST: Free.

5. Bargain lunch

SNAP up a bargain with the counter lunch specials at the Criterion Hotel.

Each weekday the historic venue offers different dishes for the low price of $8.90.

With the summer heat radiating outside, it's a great opportunity to enjoy a delicious feed in air- conditioned comfort.

For six people or more bookings are essential so phone 46611042.

WHEN: Today, 11.30am-2pm.

WHERE: Criterion Hotel, 84 Palmerin St.

COST: $8.90 a meal.

6. Treasure hunt

MORE than 6000 items have been donated to help kick-start a good cause as the Warwick Community Van tries to pull off a record this Sunday.

They're calling it "Warwick's Biggest Ever Garage Sale” as they raise money to launch a soup van and community kitchen that will support people in need.

While the exact location is currently being kept under wraps, organisers say it will be at the west end of Fitzroy St with bright balloons marking the location.

For more information phone Catherine Cazaly on 0409894908.

WHEN: Sunday, 7am-4pm. Clearance sale the following day in the same location.

WHERE: West end of Fitzroy St, balloons will mark the spot.

COST: Free to attend, but bring money to buy goods.

7. See sunflowers

BE QUICK and see the sunflowers before they're gone for the season.

Pictures have been popping up all over social media of the incredible natural wonder, as a sea of gold sprawls across fields near Warwick.

Jump in the car with the family and take in the incredible sight yourself. You're sure to be amazed.

Just remember to stay outside the fence line to ensure no damage is done to the crops and the little ones avoid any dangerous creatures, such as snakes, that may be lurking in the fields.

WHEN: Any time.

WHERE: Hoey Rd, Spring Creek.

COST: Free.

8. Warwick parkrun

THE weekly Warwick parkrun will start tomorrow at Queens Park, just below the rugby union oval.

It's a great way to start the weekend off on a healthy note, with runners or walkers able to take the 5km track at their own pace.

WHEN: Tomorrow, 7am.

WHERE: Warwick.

COST: Free to compete, just bring a parkrun barcode from the website for recording purposes.

9. Pool day

TAKE your swimmers and a towel to WIRAC for a dip in the pool. Whether you're there to time a few laps or make a splash there's lots to do in the pool with the family.

WHEN: Today 5.30am-8pm, tomorrow 7am-6pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

WHERE: WIRAC, 29 Palmerin St.

COST: Pool access is $5.80 for adults, $4.60 for a concession, $19 for a family.

10. Historic sight

TAKE the time to drop into the Glengallan Homestead's historical grounds this weekend. Let the landmark building inspire you with its innovative restoration that allows Glengallan to tell its own story of boom, gloom and return from ruin. It's a stunning piece of the region's heritage.

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

WHERE: Glengallan Homestead, 18515 New England Hwy

COST: $10 entry

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