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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April Opening Night and Exhibition

Wondai, South Burnett Area
5 – 27 April 2019
Our Annual Garden Expo Competition exhibition opens, with art in many mediums from fine arts, to creative arts, sculpture, and photography. Prize winners are announced on the evening of Opening Night.

Adina Polocrosse World Cup

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$0 - 100
22 – 28 April 2019
See the world’s best battle it out at the Polocrosse World Cup in Warwick, Queensland. Combining the strategy of netball, the toughness of rugby, and the ball skills of lacrosse, polocrosse is an Australian-made sport where action, power, skill and pace dominate.

New Exhibitions at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
23 – 26 April 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.

Southern Downs Heritage Festival-2019

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
26 April – 6 May 2019
The Southern Downs Heritage Festival 2019 – “Connecting People Places and The Past” as part of the Australian Heritage Festival; The Leslie Brothers came to the fertile Darling Downs in the1840s and over the years, were quickly followed by many others from all over the world.

Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Toowoomba

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$55 - 69
26 April 2019
By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

Big Skies

Jimbour,
27 April – 5 May 2019
Set on the stunning Jimbour Plain, the annual Big Skies event celebrates the sights, tastes and unique experiences of the Western Downs. Big Skies features seven days of events, kicking off with the Dalby Picnic Races, and culminating beneath the grandeur of Jimbour House’s Amphitheatre with a concert featuring some of Australia’s greatest rock legends.

Old Time Dance

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 27 April 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 Workshop

Kearneys Spring, Toowoomba Area
From AU$120 - 120
27 April 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 (AKA Spoonguy) who has over 2,500 hours experience in spoon carving.

Sunset Vineyard Walk

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$25 - 25
27 April 2019
Join Tim and Michelle Coelli on a leisurely stroll through their picturesque, hand tended vineyard. Admire the rich autumn colours of the vines set among stunning granite boulders and impressive twisted gum trees.

Dirranbandi Show

Dirranbandi, Balonne Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
27 – 28 April 2019
They have an action-packed weekend planned with the campdraft kicking off early Friday morning in the main arena supported by the Show Tuckerbox, Barbecue and Bar operating throughout the day. Saturday will once again showcase sheep, wool, cattle and poultry alongside a full day of competitive yard dog trials, ring events and the second day of campdrafting.
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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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