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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Da Vinci Machines

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
9 December 2017 – 27 May 2018
Leonardo’s Inventions Brought to Life This award-winning international touring exhibition showcases iconic machines and inventions inspired by Leonardo’s drawings. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, a vast array of machines created from original da Vinci drawings bringing the mechanical concepts of this curious mind to life.

This Is My Heritage

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
26 February – 30 May 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.

David Bryce Rural Art Awards

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
21 April – 27 May 2018
The Rural Art Award celebrates the important role creative activities play in the lives of people who live in rural, regional and remote areas.   The Award was open to all Australian residents who live in rural or regional Australia.

Allora Photography Club Exhibition

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
3 May – 2 June 2018
This group exhibition depicts their national anthem “Advance Australia Fair". The first exhibition for this thriving community art group, their idea is to display photographs relating to each verse in the anthem.

Circus Rio - Toowoomba

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$29 - 129
4 – 27 May 2018
Circus Rio - as featured on Channel ELEVENS 'Totally Wild' and Channel 9's 'Today Show is soon to be a resident in Robina! Unlike anything Australia has seen before, Circus Rio is themed as an international spectacular, a trip around the world beginning at the famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

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.

Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$420 - 420
26 – 27 May 2018
Further your blacksmithing skills and create your own fireside and barbecue tool set. On the day: Move to the next level and learn scroll work and make a decorative fire poke and rake. Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop.

Old Time Dance

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 26 May 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.

Revolutions - Chalk Drive, Queensland

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 26 May 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!

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri, Gympie Area
Free Entry
27 May 2018
Enjoy a smashin, fun filled day at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Roll a pumpkin down Policemans Hill in the unique, Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™, enjoy quirky, novelty pumpkin competitions, a street parade, all day live entertainment on stage, huge street markets, demonstrations, displays and much, much, more.
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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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