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.

An Evening with Da Vinci

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$20 - 20
27 April 2018
Join them for an evening inspired by da Vinci’s inventions and themed with Italian fare. Spend an evening immersed in the history of the Italian Renaissance genius and enjoy the tastes of his home country.

Third Allora Autumn Festival

Allora, Southern Downs Area
28 April 2018
The Allora Autumn Festival is held on the last weekend of April in Allora. During the festival they hold markets to coincide with events that are held around their historic town. Allora is home to Mary Poppins House, where Pamela Goff (PL Travers) grew up and Allora is also the final resting place for her father, Travers Robert Goff.

Cycle and Stars - your wine and wheels weekend getaway!

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$399 - 399
Monthly from 28 – 29 April 2018
Join their fully guided two-day leisure cycling tour of the Granite Belt to discover some of the area’s little gems. Pedal along quiet country roads enjoying the scenery, sampling local gourmet produce and wines while they take care of the directions.

Southern Downs Heritage Festival Morning Tea

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$16.00 - 16.00
28 April 2018
During the Southern Downs Heritage Festival from April 20 to 28 there will be a number of events in the Southern Downs and at this 1891 heritage listed ex-convent. This event is for a morning tea of scones jam and cream with self-serve tea and coffee followed by a guided history tour of downstairs.

Sunset Vineyard Walk

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$25 - 25
28 April 2018
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.

Big Skies Festival

Jimbour,
28 April – 6 May 2018
The sky is the limit for attendees of the first Big Skies festival in Western Downs - a seven-day event offering plenty of country fare, flair and internationally-acclaimed musical acts. Over the seven days festival-goers can partake in a variety of free and paid events suitable for foodies, families and fashion-lovers alike, with out of town visitors having the option of camping packages at Jimbour Station.

Southern Downs Heritage Festival Tour

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$10 - 10
28 April 2018
During the Southern Downs Heritage Festival from April 20 to 28 there will be a number of events in the Southern Downs and at this 1891 heritage listed ex-convent. This event is for those wanting to do a self-guided history tour of the downstairs, view antiques for sale and wander the gardens.

Women Like Us Comedy - Warwick Town Hall

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$25 - 25
28 April 2018
Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls. They have had more than 50 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival and are constantly touring to country halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around the Australia.
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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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