Southern Queensland Country | Events

All across Southern Queensland Country you’ll find a delightful (and delicious) spread of events all-year-round. From the quirky events about melons, one of the state’s toughest triathlons, Hell of the West, horse races, seasonal foodie events and a massive flower carnival you’ll be quite surprised at how much is going on. See below to find out exactly what's on in Toowoomba and surrounds. 

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a celebration of everything this region has to offer. You’ll find it’s not only the blooms that come out to play at this 10-day festival to welcome spring, but locals and visitors from far and wide who are ready to shake off the shackles of winter with some good food, good wine, and good music. 


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This Is My Heritage

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
31 May – 31 December 2018
Discover the profound connection that objects have to family, country and culture through the personal memories and experiences of 12 of Queensland’s Indigenous artists and educators. Through images and film, the exhibition reveals the surprising connections and strong spiritual links that can be explored when people engage with the collections from the Queensland Museum.

Alice's Wonderland

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 12.50
22 June 2018 – 28 January 2019
A Most Curious Adventure Follow Alice as she falls down a rabbit hole into a strange world... “Down, down, down, would the fall never come to an end?” Alice’s Wonderland is a colourful hands-on exhibition that brings basic science concepts to life for three to eight year olds and their families.

New Exhibitions at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
18 – 21 December 2018
Canvas and Clay Collection Revisited Maryke Miller and Laurie Astill’ s work represent how two artists complement each other with their exceptional skills, sense of fun and the way in which they continually reinvent themselves as artists.

Christmas Memorial Service 2018

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
19 December 2018
A special memorial service will be held to remember those who cannot be with us at Christmas time. Come along, place a personal message or just be present in remembrance and connect with other community members over light refreshments that will be provided on the evening.

Old Time Dance

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 22 December 2018
Old Time Dancing to live music with five different bands on rotation. Delicious homemade supper supplied. Dancing from 8pm until midnight every Saturday night. Lucky door, Monte Carlo, lucky spot and raffle.

Bunya Mountains Community Markets

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 30 December 2018
The Bunya Mountains Community Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month from 9am to 2pm. Enjoy over 20 market stalls with locally grown produce, homemade products, art and craft. Located within the iconic Bunya Mountains National Park, the markets make for a fantastic day out for the entire family.

New Year's Eve Bush Dance

Jondaryan, Toowoomba Area
From AU$25 - 25
31 December 2018
Kick you boots off for a night you won't forget. With a buffet, open bar, late night burger bar and live music all night there is no better way to kick start the new year. Best of all, you can stay onsite in your tent or caravan so there is no need to worry about getting a cab or driving home!

Ananda Mela Yoga and Meditation Festival

Severnlea, Southern Downs Area
From AU$420 - 1090
4 – 5 January 2019
The Ananda Mela Festival is a family friendly event offering yoga, meditation, an abundance of healthy gourmet vegetarian/vegan food, social development workshops and spiritual philosophy. This is a unique, vibrant, spiritual festival which celebrates cultural diversity, encourages environmental sustainability initiatives and promotes health and well-being.

Australian V8 Dirt Modified and Australian AMCA National Championships

Charlton, Toowoomba Area
18 – 19 January 2019
Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba is excited to announce a spectacular double header Australian Championship weekend as a major season highlight for the 2018/2019 season. The Australian V8 Dirt Modified and Australian AMCA Nationals Championship will share the bill in what will be an historic and significant weekend for the iconic Toowoomba venue.

Traditional Spoon Carving Work

Kearneys Spring, Toowoomba Area
From AU$120 - 120
19 January 2019
Learn how to carve your own wooden spoon using traditional techniques and your own hands by attending this small group one day workshop led by your tutor, Matt Eliason, who has over 2,500 hours experience in spoon carving.
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Food and Wine Festivals

All things food and wine is something Southern Queensland Country know and do extremely well. So naturally, they celebrate this through a variety of food and wine events throughout the year. As a taste, why not get well acquainted with the Granite Belt region’s produce and booming wine industry at the Apple & Grape Harvest Festival! Or for a true homegrown Aussie experience, the Australian Camp Oven Festival is a must. From damper throwing to billy boiling, this is a weekend of great family fun. 

But this is just the beginning, find more delicious events below.

Music Festivals

While Southern Queensland Country music festivals aren’t what you would typically expect, they certainly are memorable... and a little wacky! Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks and settle in to enjoy a program of jazz events in the local cafes and parks with Warwick’s very own Jumpers and Jazz – and so much more!

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