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.

Art Exhibition: Shaking the Cage

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
31 August – 11 October 2018
JAA (Jumping Ant Arts Inc.) annual exhibition at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery. Come and experience this dynamic and diverse exhibition. There will be 18 talented exhibitors including acrylic, watercolour, ink, pastel, charcoal and collage artists, ceramic and textile artists, printmakers, photographers and sculptural artists.

Parkland Entertainment

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
21 – 30 September 2018
You'll hear music from almost every genre floating out of Toowoomba's beautiful parks. The Parkland Experience covers folk, pop, pop funk, classic, Irish folk, rock, jazz, soul, Memphis, country, rock n roll, Celtic, swing, opera, bush ballads, blues, choral, brass band, old time music, strings and retro rock.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2018

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
21 – 30 September 2018
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a cultural party featuring a floral parade, local food and produce, regional wine, entertainment and all things spring! So come along and entice your senses at the iconic Grand Central Floral Parade, Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine, Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy, Docos After Dark and many more.

Down the Rabbit Hole Trail

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 6.50
21 September – 7 October 2018
Time to follow the White Rabbit... "I'm late...I'm late for a very important date." Follow the clues to help the White Rabbit not be late for his important dates these school holidays! Join in the family fun activities and follow the clues around the Museum on a self-guided trail following the white rabbit.

Toowoomba Art Society - Members' Spring Exhibition

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
21 – 30 September 2018
The Toowoomba Art Society's September exhibition has become a much anticipated event. This is a selected exhibition where members are invited to submit new work to be judged and displayed in Gallery One.

Hanging Basket Display

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
21 – 30 September 2018
Surround yourself with a spectacular display of 60 beautiful hanging baskets as part of the annual Hanging Basket Display. Each basket has been lovingly created by community members from the Toowoomba region as part of a design competition.

12th Annual Texas Country Music Roundup

Texas, Goondiwindi Area
24 – 30 September 2018
Texas comes alive for a week of country music and bush poets with walkup artists welcome from Monday to Thursday and invited artists performing on the main stage from Friday to Sunday. Artists for 2018 are Lindsay Butler, Shaza Leigh, Peggy Gilchrist, Brian Letton, Ashley Cook, Pixie Jenkins, Ashleigh Dallas, Rosanna Ruddick, Justin Standley, Rachel Summerell, Kylie Castle, Chris and Viv Boyss, Peter 'Smokie' Dawson, Jase Lansky and Bobby Howson.

Write Like an Author

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
25 – 28 September 2018
'Write Like an Author' is a fun holiday camp for young writers, created by award-winning author and writing coach Brian Falkner. Held in a fun and supportive setting, this camp will see children aged 10 to 14 years create, develop and write awesome stories with help from Brian.
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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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