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.

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

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$572 - 645
Monthly from 14 – 16 February 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.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 15 February 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.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 15 – 16 February 2020
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.

Wondai Country Markets

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 22 February 2020
The Wondai Country Markets are getting bigger and better every month. Managed by the Wondai Regional Art Gallery, the markets operate in Coronation Park, MacKenzie Street, in the Wondai Central Business District every fourth Saturday of the month, from 7am til 12pm.

Toowoomba 5k Colour Frenzy

Newtown, Toowoomba Area
From AU$1 - 190
23 February 2020
Toowoomba Colour Frenzy is coming! A Colourful day for everyone! Their Colour Frenzy Goal is to raise over AUD5000 for Angel Rescue Toowoomba and to raise over AUD100,000 for Animal Rescues across Australia in 2020.

Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
28 – 29 February 2020
The Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival (official organisation name: Stanthorpe Festival Association Inc.) is one of Queensland’s longest running and most successful Festivals! Voted Queensland in the top 10 favourite Iconic Event/Festival during the Queensland Q150 Celebrations, the Festival is a “must do” on the Queensland events calendar.

Country Halls Tour | Warra Memorial Hall

Warra,
From AU$10 - 90
29 February 2020
Fanny Lumsden’s seventh Country Halls Tour is coming to Warra and it’s going to raise the roof! Into the seventh tour, Fanny will have brought joy and music to over 130 halls and communities by its completion next year.

Intersport Peak2Park

Rangeville, Toowoomba Area
From AU$20 - 40
1 March 2020
First formed in 2005, the annual Intersport Peak2Park fun run/walk is organised by HALT (Healthy Active Lifestyles Toowoomba Incorporated), who are an independent not-for-profit registered committee of local people looking to encourage residents of Toowoomba to participate in exercise and to raise funds for local charities.

Mamma Mia!

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$46 - 79
5 – 15 March 2020
The Empire Theatres 2020 production of hit musical Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical based around the hit music by Swedish pop group ABBA. Set on a Greek Island, Mamma Mia! is a heart-warming tale that centres around young bride-to-be Sophie as her quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they visited long ago.
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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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