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Grand Central Floral Parade

  • Date/s:
    Saturday 21 September 2013, 03:00pm
  • Location: Following the route of Herries then Ruthven Streets in the CBD to Queens Park
  • Cost: Free - However Undercover Seating Available at $16 per seat

2013 Grand Central Floral Parade - Start Time 3pm

The 2013 Grand Central Floral Parade is set to dazzle once again with a spectacular line up of fresh floral floats, street performers, carnival characters, stilt walkers, walking groups and bands all ready to celebrate springtime and the magnificent Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers!


Join the many spectators lining Toowoomba’s inner city streets and be caught up in the colour, movement, music and fanfare of this unique and much loved event as it makes its way through the heart of the City to Queens Park. Remember to arrive early in order to secure the best spot! An iconic event in the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers calendar, the Grand Central Floral Parade will once again be led by the Grand Central float.

FREE Pavement Chalk

Even the smallest of Grand Central Floral Parade goers can make their mark on the parade route prior to its commencement with FREE pavement chalk distributed by volunteers. The volunteers, located at various points along the Grand Central Floral Parade route, will also hand out complimentary parade boom sticks from 2:00pm, so be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Reserved Seating Available

Whilst this is a free event, we do have limited reserved seating available for anyone interested. Located in Ruthven st near City Hall, tickets will be available online from the 2nd August.

Parade Floral Market

The fun will continue in Godsall Street Oval at the conclusion of the Grand Central Floral Parade with floats on display for a closer viewing, and entrants selling the potted colour, cut flowers, fruits and vegetables straight off their floats.

Welcome from our Sponsor

Grand CentralGrand Central is a proud foundation sponsor of the 2013 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Floral Parade. The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has become an iconic community event and we are honoured to have been a foundation partner for more than 17 years.

The Grand Central Floral Parade is a colourful and exciting event for the whole family that you won’t want to miss!

Shaine Beveridge, Centre Manager, Grand Central

Parade Route Map


2012 Grand Central Floral Parade Winners!

Grand Champion - University of Southern Queensland

Corporate Floral Floats - 1st Woolworths, 2nd Freedom Aged Care, 3rd Excel Solar

Community Floats - 1st Continental Sheep Herding Club, 2nd The Lions Club of Highfiels North Eatern Downs, 3rd St Vincents Hospital

Visiting Floats - 1st Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Creative/Visual Entry - 1st Tooowoomba Trail CLub, 2nd Kath Dickson Family Centre, 3rd Darling Downs Verteran & Vintage Club 1958 Cadillac Convertible

Marching/Walking Group - 1st Falun Dafa Association of Queensland, 2nd Girl Guides Darling Downs Region, 3rd Paju Performance Group

Golden Era Floast - 1st Toowoomba Regional Council, 2nd City Golf Club

Carnival Characters - 1st Mr Rental, 2nd St George Dragon, 3rd Ergon Energy Man

Best Dressted Bicycle - Geoffrey Talbot

Best Band - Toowoomba Minicipal Band