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.

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.

Art Exhibition: Yundi - First Collection by Niketa Law

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
1 – 30 November 2018
Celebrating her culture Niketa Law brings Yungi – First Collection to the Gallery. Inspired, influenced and incredibly proud of the artistic component of her culture she wants to share this knowledge of her culture through her own art.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 17 – 18 November 2018
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan. You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs.

Old Time Dance

Darling Heights, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 17 November 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.

New Exhibitions at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
20 – 23 November 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.

Hand Made Under the Stars

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
22 November 2018
The ultimate twilight shopping experience on Thursday 22 November 2018, 4pm to 8pm. Quality Artisan Market | Food and Wine | Music | Free Entry Cobb+Co Museum is transformed into a twilight artisan market offering the best locally hand made products direct from the maker.

50 Year Killarney Storm Commemoration

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
From AU$30 - 30
24 November 2018
The 50 Year Killarney Storm Commemoration dinner is an opportunity to remember the events of Friday 22 November 1968 when a severe storm event decimated Killarney. Many people lost everything and many people helped with the recovery.

Blacksmithing 2 Day Project Workshop

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$420 - 420
24 – 25 November 2018
On the day make a traditional hatchet or pattern-welded knife in a range of styles such as a dagger, skinning or kitchen knife. Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Basics and Advanced Workshops. After completing this workshop, you are eligible to participate in other Blacksmithing Project Workshops.

Bunya Mountains Community Markets

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 25 November 2018
The Bunya Mountains Community Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month from 9am to 2pm. Enjoy over 20 market stalls with locally grown produce, homemade products, art and craft. Located within the iconic Bunya Mountains National Park, the markets make for a fantastic day out for the entire family.
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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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