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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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.

December/January Gallery Exhibtion

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
12 December 2018 – 31 January 2019
Wondai Regional Art Gallery hosts it's opening night from 6pm on the first Friday of the month, the cost includes live entertainment and a hot and cold supper. For their December/January exhibitions they have June McCotter hosting the whole gallery with "Take Four.

This Is My Heritage

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
2 – 31 January 2019
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.

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.

Old Time Dance

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 19 January 2019
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.

New Exhibitions at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
22 – 25 January 2019
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.

Australia Day at the Woolshed

Jondaryan, Toowoomba Area
From AU$1 - 2
26 January 2019
Celebrate Australia Day at the Woolshed at Jondaryan.   What better way to spend this national day other than immersing yourself in the culture and history that makes Australia great.   Accommodation available on site, stay in Heritage Listed Cottages, Rustic cabins or even the authentic Shearers Quarters or camp under the stars on powered and non-powered camping and caravan sites.

Hotter than Hell

Glenvale, Toowoomba Area
From AU$79 - 79
26 January 2019
Last year, Hotter Than Hell embarked on its devilish maiden voyage bringing sold-out festivals to punters across the country and reuniting the biggest Aussie rock acts of the 90s and naughties for the first time since the classic era of Livid, Homebake and Big Day Out.

Bunya Mountains Community Markets

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 27 January 2019
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.

Fifty Shades of Colour

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
31 January – 1 February 2019
This exhibition reflecting the diversity of nine local artists. Visitors can expect to appreciate colour and texture in landscapes, still life and portraits in a variety of mediums. The Artists also extend an invitation to drop if for a chat or to join them on their Painting Days – every Tuesday from 9.
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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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