Southern Queensland Country | Events

All across Southern Queensland Country you’ll find a delightful (and delicious) spread of events year-round. From quirky events celebrating melons and one of the state’s toughest triathlons, to 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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Science on the Move

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$0 - 12.50
17 December 2019 – 4 May 2020
Enjoy, discover and explore principles of light, music and sound, human biology and health, force and motion, ecology and the environment, electricity and magnetism, human population and genetics. Science on the Move’s intriguing exhibit investigations will engage your mind and body.

LAF Out Loud Local Art Fest

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
24 February – 5 April 2020
Celebrating local artists from Stanthorpe, the Granite Belt & surrounds. The Granite Belt has a wealth of local artists, and this exhibition gives visitors a chance to appreciate the depth and breadth of our artist community.

Cycle and Stars - Two Day Leisure Cycling Tour of the Granite Belt

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$572 - 645
Monthly from 3 – 5 April 2020
Let them show you some Granite Belt 'stars' when you join them on their fully guided two-day leisure cycling adventure. Pedal along quiet country roads, enjoy the magnificent scenery, sample local produce and award-winning wines while they take care of the directions.

St George Off-Road Championships 399

St George, Balonne Area
3 – 5 April 2020
The St George 399, held in the small rural town of St George in south-west Queensland, will open the BF Goodrich CAMS AORC on April 3 to 5, 2020. Following on from the success of last year's event, St George will again play host to another year of action packed excitement!

Festival of Cultures

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
4 April 2020
A day of Showcasing and sharing the diverse cultures in the South Burnett through music, dance, food and games. A family fun day where there will also be games and activities for all ages. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 4 April 2020
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.

Toowoomba Mayoral Contest

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
4 April 2020
The Toowoomba Mayoral Contest 2020 is a showcase of some of the best up and coming skateboarders from around the country from over 30 contests nationwide. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Growers and Grocers Orchard Experience 2020 Featuring Heritage Estate Wines

Cottonvale, Southern Downs Area
4 April 2020
Exclusive dinner for growers of the Granite Belt. Cover includes meal and matched wines from Heritage Estate. Cover includes cocktail on arrival and assorted canapés. Live music between races. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

South Burnett Gem, Rock and Lapidary Show 2020

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
4 – 5 April 2020
This is the South Burnett's only Gem, Rock and Lapidary Show which will provide all visitors to the area, not only a taste of the wonderful world of gems, but to experience welcoming country life. The Gem Show will include rock and mineral displays, gem cutting and polishing demonstrations.

Killarney Picnic Basket Day

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
From AU$5 - 5
5 April 2020
Picnic with a purpose on the beautiful lawns of Melrose Station just outside Killarney, the Scenic Gem of the Downs. Picnic Basket Day is a chance to breathe, spend time with friends and family, and relish the gorgeous views and weather.
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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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