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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QAGOMA ATP9 Kids on Tour Workshops

Wondai, South Burnett Area
16 February – 13 April 2019
APT9 Kids on Tour invites young visitors to explore and experience diverse contemporary art styles and approaches from Australia, Asia and the Pacific. It features free activities that are specially designed for children and families.

New Exhibitions at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
19 – 22 March 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.

Kinky Boots

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$30 - 74
22 – 24 March 2019
The Empire Theatres 2019 major production, Kinky Boots, will prove that sometimes the best way to fit in, is to stand out. Based on a true story and the 2005 film of the same name, Kinky Boots is an exhilarating new musical with a score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, knockout dancing and a spectacularly inspiring story.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 23 – 24 March 2019
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan. You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs.

Old Time Dance

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 23 March 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.

Movie Night Under the Stars

Jondaryan, Toowoomba Area
From AU$5 - 10
23 March – 23 April 2019
You can purchase refreshments on the night, including hot dogs, a sausage sizzle, ice creams, cold drinks, popcorn and lollies. Some seating available, however, guests are invited to bring their own chairs, blankets, bean bags, pillows or cushions to settle-in and watch the show.

Jondaryan Woolshed Wedding Expo

Jondaryan, Toowoomba Area
From AU$5 - 5
24 March 2019
Are you planning on tying the knot? As one of the most iconic wedding venues on the Darling Downs they are excited to be teaming up with some of the industry's best, local suppliers to host a Wedding Expo on Sunday, 24 March 2019.

The Handmade Expo Market Toowoomba

Harristown, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
Quarterly from 24 March 2019
Held quarterly in Toowoomba at Harristown State High School and with stalls both within the auditorium and outside in the gardens around the hall, the market is a perfect Sunday morning outing! There's a huge selection of stalls featuring the handmade works of talented artisans, makers, bakers and creators.

World Science Festival Brisbane Regional Program 2019 - Chinchilla

Free Entry
29 – 30 March 2019
In March 2019, the World Science Festival Brisbane will once again bring together the world’s best thought leaders to produce a stunning program of live and digital content that connects Asia-Pacific audiences of all ages with the concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements that are shaping the world.

South Burnett Unpacked 7

Blackbutt, South Burnett Area
Quarterly from 30 March 2019
They are kicking off the Tourism Season with the launch of the new look South Burnett Touring Guide at South Burnett Unpacked 7 in Blackbutt. Everyone is invited and they welcome you to join them and celebrate everything that is great about the South Burnett.
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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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