DANCING SHOES: The Prohibition Party will be one of the highlights of the Galvanized Festival.
A ROARING prohibition party, colonial dancing and a bounty of beards, BBQs and motorbikes on Father’s Day will all be part of the immersive Galvanized Festival program which starts in Ipswich Thursday, September 1.
The festival’s Beard and ‘Stache Competition on Father’s Day is a tribute to the region’s bearded pioneers when facial hair was an important sign of masculinity.
Throughout the centuries facial hair changed shape and size, and as part of the Galvanized Festival council will be seeking the city’s best, bushiest and most creative facial hair.
With Bikes, Beards and BBQs in Tulmur Place taking place on Father’s Day, the event has all dads in mind with not only a beard competition but also a display of heritage motorcycles, retro cars and woodworking.
There will also be plenty of reasons to frock up for some of the best parties of the last century with the raucous Prohibition Party and Limestone Frolic part of 11 days and nights packed with hands-on historic activities and yesteryear social outings.
Running Thursday, September 1 until Sunday, September 11 in venues and spaces across Ipswich, the second annual Galvanized Festival will bring council and community groups together to highlight the city’s rich history including special open days, tours, demonstrations, workshops and shows.
Cr Nicole Jonic said the Prohibition Party will be a great night celebrating the era with ‘bootleg’ brews, poker games and authentic costumes that celebrate the infamous roaring twenties.
“The event is an invitation to dance and soak up the atmosphere of the glamour of the roaring twenties, where feathers will fly and heels will be kicked high all aboard an historic first-class train carriage at The Workshops Rail Museum,” she said.
“I encourage families and friends to explore the program and step back in time to experience enduring fashion, traditions and buildings that defined past generations that called Ipswich home.”
Galvanized – A Festival of Heritage delivers a wide variety of events across 11 days.
The full festival program and ticketing information is available at Galvanizedipswich.com.au