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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Wondai Regional Art Gallery- February Exhibitions

Wondai, South Burnett Area
From AU$0 - 5
Monthly from 1 – 28 February 2019
The February Exhibitions in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery bring forward a diverse range of mediums from talent both local, and further afield. The three gallery's include; “IN FOCUS” - Gallery 1 – Heather Stanton from Heather’s Hobby and Sharron McDonald from Wenden Photography “SLOW PROGRESSION” - Gallery 2 - Tony Adams “AUSTRALIA, THROUGH OUR EYES” - Gallery 3 - Helenna Dohle & Stuart Efstathis Their Kids Korner is Tingoora State School.

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.

Fifty Shades of Colour

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
18 – 22 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.

New Exhibitions at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

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

Friday Night Drinks at the Woolshed

Jondaryan, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
22 February 2019
Join them for beer and barbecue o'clock! Grab your mates and enjoy beers at one of the best venues on the Darling Downs. Kick back on the cafe green with music and games, and tuck into a barbecue. Barbecue includes sausage sizzle and steak burgers.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 23 – 24 February 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 February 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.

Traditional Spoon Carving Work

Kearneys Spring, Toowoomba Area
From AU$120 - 120
24 February 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.

Bunya Mountains Community Markets

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

Topology’s Queensland At Home Tour – Bell

1 March 2019
Touring to 42 communities across 34 local government areas Topology presents 'Queensland At Home' - A time capsule of vintage film from the State Library of Queensland accompanied by a live original score composed by Robert Davidson and performed by Topology alongside local partners and collaborators, creating an evocative portrait of life in Queensland.
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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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