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.

David Bryce Rural Art Award

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$10.00 - 20.00
7 April – 22 May 2020
This Biennial Event celebrates David Bryce who "pursued my art to deepen my understanding of life and the world around me”. Artists living in a rural or regional area in Australia are invited to submit a work that depicts a current rural scene, person, or activity and not one that represents an earlier time.

Maria Mastro and Gabriele Trabucco: Silk and Steel

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
9 April – 17 May 2020
Maria Mastro and Gabriele Trabucco share a passion for bringing art to the community. Using completely different mediums they provoke the viewer to reflect into their own life experience and question personal beliefs and values.

Easter at Manar Park

Boondooma, South Burnett Area
10 – 13 April 2020
Manar Park is holding an Easter long weekend event. Enjoy Coffee and Food vendors on site, live Music Saturday and Sunday night - Arthur Nettlefield is set to return for those of you had the pleasure of his performance this Easter, Paramedics will on site over the long weekend and of course the Easter Bunny will be hopping around Sunday morning.

Toowoomba Busking Festival

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
11 – 12 April 2020
This is the free live music event you do not want to miss! Come join them as Toowoomba's central business district is filled with music, food, creativity and fun this Easter. Culminating in the busking competition finals held at Walton Stores Precinct, as buskers compete for large cash prizes and the people's choice award.

Gypsy Jazz and French Chansons with Pauline Maudy and Friends

Amiens,
From AU$25 - 25
11 April 2020
One of the truly rare voices on the international world scene, award-winning French born singer and songwriter Pauline Maudy is known for her versatility, stage presence and multilingual singing. Gypsy jazz is just part of the repertoire for Pauline whose unique voice lends itself equally to the songs of Edith Piaf and of Ella Fitzgerald.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 11 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.

Riversands Easter in the Vines 2020

St George, Balonne Area
Free Entry
11 – 12 April 2020
Join them for Riversands Easter in the Vines, their free signature event which has been running for over 20 years! Held annually on Saturday and Sunday of Easter, this event features live music, family fun and barbecue lunch packs.

Yarraman Markets

Yarraman, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 11 April 2020
Yarraman Markets are situated on the corner of the New England and D'Aguilar Highways, on the second Saturday of each month from 7am to 12pm. The Yarraman Progress Association do an all morning barbecue breakfast.

Lazy Sunday, Music and Wine is Life at Heritage Estate

Cottonvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$5 - 5
Monthly from 12 April 2020
On guitars and vocals will be Pierre Sparks and John Hibbons. Food will be available and wine will be available by the bottle or glass. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.
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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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