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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For the Love of Trees exhibition

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
24 May – 30 June 2018
Nicole Wood has been drawing since she was four, when her grandfather taught her how to draw a landscape. She works in pastel capturing her love of nature and trees in her drawings. While travelling around, she takes photos of 'experiences' - like driving down a beautiful tree lined road - from which she draws from.

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.

Stanthorpe Art Prize 2018

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
15 June – 22 July 2018
Located in the heart of the Granite Belt, the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery tempts you to experience quality exhibitions of both national and local importance. The 2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize will showcase traditional and contemporary paintings, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, woodwork, photography, glass and fibre/ textile artworks.

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.

Wondai Country Festival

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
23 – 24 June 2018
This is a country festival in rural Queensland incorporating markets, music and entertainment and a Running Festival with a 10 kilometre, half marathon and marathon events.

Old Time Dance

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

Blacksmithing 3 Day Project

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$620 - 620
23 – 25 June 2018
All of their Blacksmithing Workshops have a maximum of eight participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require. Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Basics Workshop. On the day: Learn how to create a custom bar stool using traditional scroll work, twisting and other decorative techniques.

Revolutions - Chalk Drive, Queensland

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 23 June 2018
They are delighted to invite everyone for a free skateboarding workshop held at Chalk Drive Skatepark. Open to all skate levels and all ages. Book tickets online now to be part of these amazing workshops!

Bunya Mountains Community Markets

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 24 June 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.

Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake at the Empire Theatre

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$35 - 68
29 – 30 June 2018
The Empire Theatres presents Queensland Ballet's Swan Lake. Young maiden Odette and her friends are victims of a terrible spell that turns them into swans by day, and only at night do they return to human form.
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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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