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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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.

New Exhibitions at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
15 June – 22 July 2018
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.

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.

Jumpers and Jazz in July

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$0 - 0
19 – 29 July 2018
Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz in July is a celebration of yarn bombing and tree jumpers. live jazz, tastes of country cuisine and a program of over one hundred events spanning 10 days. Known as Queensland's quirkiest festival, the event has been stages annually since 2004.

Abbey of the Roses - Christmas in July

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$70 - 76.50
Weekly from 20 – 21 July 2018
Christmas In July dinners at the Abbey Country House Manor, have become a popular annual event in Warwick. They are held every Saturday night plus last two Friday nights in July and include a three course set dinner, three and a half hour beverage package, Christmas trivia, secret Santa and it nearly always snows at the famous Christmas in July Dinners.

Giddy-up Gundy Horse Festival

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
Free Entry
21 – 28 July 2018
The Giddy Up Gundy Horse Fest is happening on the New South Wales/Queensland border towns in the Goondiwindi Region from July 21 to September 9 2018. It is a collaboration of 11 major equine events including The Goondiwindi Polocrosse Club Tournament , Talwood Picnic Races, North Star and Goondiwindi Polo Tournaments, Gdi Campdraft Association Invitational Campdaft, The 21st Birthday of the Cotton Country Cutting Club 's SDM Quarter Horses Aged Cutting Show, North Star Showjumping Classic , Local school gymkhana events at Goondiwindi showgrounds and Gunsynd Park Spring Race Meeting.

Old Time Dance

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 21 July 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.

Royal Opera House Cinema Season: Swan Lake

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
21 – 22 July 2018
A brand new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classic Swan Lake will screen exclusively nationally as part of Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema Season. Presented in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing, the 2018 production includes additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett to perfectly close the season.

Coppelia at Empire Theatre

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$29 - 65
25 July 2018
Swanilda and Franz are in love...until a beautiful stranger, the daughter of the magician Dr Coppelius, appears in town. But she is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician's sinister workshop - with the help of some fancy footwork!

Christmas in July at Preston Peak

Preston, Toowoomba Area
From AU$75.00 - 75.00
27 July 2018
Have you always wanted to have a white Christmas? Dreamed of mulled wine, the aromas of cinnamon and oranges enjoyed in front of a roaring fire? Imagined indulging in a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings – without the heat of an Australian summer?
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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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