Southern Queensland Country | Events

All across Southern Queensland Country you’ll find a delightful (and delicious) spread of events year-round. From quirky events celebrating melons and one of the state’s toughest triathlons, to 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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Jaby Birriny (Land + Sea)

Chinchilla,
Free Entry
7 December 2019 – 22 January 2020
Jabu Birriny (Land + Sea) celebrates the unique environment of Yarrabah and its ongoing importance to culture and people. The exhibition brings together stories rich in lineal, past and recent histories through vibrant prints, woven vessels and textured ceramics that embody their land and sea.

Science on the Move

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$0 - 12.50
17 December 2019 – 4 May 2020
Enjoy, discover and explore principles of light, music and sound, human biology and health, force and motion, ecology and the environment, electricity and magnetism, human population and genetics. Science on the Move’s intriguing exhibit investigations will engage your mind and body.

Janne Chew: Resonating Reflections

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
9 January – 16 February 2020
Janne Chew examines a variety of disciplines: Resin on glass and resin on wood makes up a substantial section of the work that explores the freedom of the medium and vibrant colour. To add to this vivid and fluid effect are a section of alcohol inks.

Rhonda Armistead: Standing Still

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
9 January – 16 February 2020
Come on a 2000 kilometre journey along the backroads and highways to discover the lost, abandoned and still standing old buildings and sheds in a series of paintings and drypoint engravings by Rhonda Armistead.

Gayle Shaw: Seasons

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
9 January – 16 February 2020
Gayle’s interests lie in the natural environment which brings personal enjoyment and satisfaction. Nature and the surrounding splendour are the inspiration for this artist. Her feelings of wonder are expressed in the colourful glass objects through both simple and complex designs with the aim to evoke feelings of peace and resonate with the landscape.

McGregor Summer Arts and Music Retreat

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$828 - 928
12 – 18 January 2020
Immerse yourself in creativity, collaboration and connection at Australia’s longest running visual and creative arts and music retreat, held in Toowoomba on the Darling Downs this coming January. No matter your level, artistic goals, or career path, there is a workshop suited to you.

Ukulele and Folk at the Winery

Cottonvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$10 - 10
17 – 19 January 2020
Enjoy Heritage Estate’s Wine Bar + Casual Food for Friday night dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner. Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential: You can also enjoy: - OHANA – Central Coast - Accidential Luddites – Canberra - Tina D Tunes – Sydney - Too Much Fun - Lee Williams - Teri Welles On January 17 at 4pm there will be a Jam.

Queensland Modified Sedan Title

Charlton, Toowoomba Area
From AU$5 - 65
17 – 18 January 2020
This will is a two night spectacular with the Modified Sedans thrashing it out for the Queensland Title. Come and see the action on Friday and Saturday night and see the best Sedans drivers in the country.

Under The Sea School Holiday Program

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10 - 10
17 – 18 January 2020
Uncover creatures of the marine world as we bring the ocean to the museum for the summer school holidays. Thanks to the team at Ocean Life Education, Under the Sea will let you get up close and personal to marine animals where you can hear all about their day to day lives, learn lots of interesting facts, and be inspired to appreciate and take responsibility for the marine ecosystem.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 18 – 19 January 2020
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.
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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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