2018 Events

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Grand Central Floral Parade – live stream

Grand Central Floral Parade – live stream

This year we are live streaming the Grand Central Floral Parade! Click here to watch the parade from home. We hope you

Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine

Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine

Buy tickets For three mouth-watering days, you can sample the world-famous produce of Southern Queensland Country, all

Qantas Gala Dinner

Qantas Gala Dinner

Buy tickets You’re invited to a magical night under the stars.  Dine in style in beautiful Laurel Bank Park to

Grand Central Floral Parade

Grand Central Floral Parade

100,000 people line the street as hundreds of flowery floats wind their way through the heart of the city. This year

Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy

Night Garden powered by Ergon Energy

As twilight settles in, Queens Park will spring to life in an illumination of glowing colour that weaves through a

The Chef’s Brunch

The Chef’s Brunch

Join us for a scrumptious brunch with celebrity chef, Julia Busuttil Nishimura! Julia will be speaking about the

Twilight Tours of Laurel Bank Park

Twilight Tours of Laurel Bank Park

Enter the twilight zone and discover the secret world of the parklands by night. This is your chance to see and hear

Docos After Dark

Docos After Dark

Get back to nature and explore life in the undergrowth at this year’s Docos After Dark. Learn about the creepy

BrainBuzz Live

BrainBuzz Live

BrainBuzz is Nine’s brand new children’s TV science show where those nagging questions you’ve always wondered

Sideshow Alley

Sideshow Alley

It’s Sideshow Alley, it’s Adrenaline Avenue, it’s Extreme Street! Head to Lower Queens Park for

Parkland Entertainment

Parkland Entertainment

Pack a picnic and bring the family along to musical delight and activities among the flower beds. Throughout Carnival

Queens Park

Queens Park

Queens Park is the hub of Carnival with the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine, Sideshow Alley and the

Laurel Bank Park

Laurel Bank Park

Just to the west of the city centre on Herries Street are the magnificent grounds of Laurel Bank Park. Kids love the

Picnic Point

Picnic Point

Perched atop the crest of the Great Dividing Range is the heritage listed Picnic Point. The panoramic 180 degree views

Peacehaven Botanic Park

Peacehaven Botanic Park

Peacehaven Botanic Park is set in the leafy suburb of Highfields, 15 minutes drive north of the Toowoomba CBD. 

Japanese Garden Ju Raku En

Japanese Garden Ju Raku En

One of the most beautiful and peaceful parks in Toowoomba is the University of Southern Queensland’s Japanese

Boyce Gardens

Boyce Gardens

Boyce Gardens are simply stunning. They were named after Leslie and Margaret Boyce who established the garden in 1930.

Spring Bluff Railway Station Gardens

Spring Bluff Railway Station Gardens

Heritage-listed Spring Bluff Railway Station is home to 150 years of railway history and beautifully landscaped.

Full Day Grand Parade & Garden Tour

Full Day Grand Parade & Garden Tour

If you just have one day in Toowoomba, then this is the tour for you!  Our day begins with guided touring of some of

Park Shuttle

Park Shuttle

To make getting around the city as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible, a Park Shuttle Bus will operate each day

Morning Garden Tour

Morning Garden Tour

Delight in seeing prize-winning gardens in all their morning glory. Our three hour guided tour takes in a selection of

Afternoon Garden Tour

Afternoon Garden Tour

Indulge in a relaxing afternoon strolling  through beautiful private gardens. Our three-hour guided tour takes in a

Talking Pubs Tour

Talking Pubs Tour

Join our four-hour progressive foodie tour to four historic pubs. First stop is Fitzy’s Toowoomba to sample

Friday Progressive Foodie Tour

Friday Progressive Foodie Tour

Join us on our gourmet progressive dinner tour beginning with sunset drinks and canapés at Urban Grounds Café. Enjoy

Saturday Progressive Foodie Tour

Saturday Progressive Foodie Tour

Discover more of Toowoomba’s flavours on this progressive dinner tour beginning with canapés and an exclusive

Hidden Laneways Discovery Walking Tour

Hidden Laneways Discovery Walking Tour

With its developing street art culture and vibrant laneway life, Toowoomba is earning a reputation as a culturally

The Dark Side Walking Tour

The Dark Side Walking Tour

Toowoomba has its secrets. A city of prisons and unsavoury characters as well the eccentric and funny, Toowoomba’s

150 Years of Rail Walking Tour

150 Years of Rail Walking Tour

The state heritage listed railway precinct is a must visit destination. Join your guide, Paul Herbert, as he develops

Toowoomba City Architecture Walking Tour

Toowoomba City Architecture Walking Tour

Present day Toowoomba is built on the bones of a gracious Victorian era city. Look carefully and the city’s

Landscape 101 with Dave Franklin

Landscape 101 with Dave Franklin

The Block’s Dave Franklin is coming to Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers this September! With more than 25 years of

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw is a unique voice in Australian food. He is a food columnist for Fairfax and The Guardian, and the author of

Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne-based cook, food writer and Italian teacher who has gained a strong and loyal

Jim Fogarty

Jim Fogarty

Jim Fogarty is an AILA registered Landscape Architect and gardening designer based in Melbourne. With over thirty

The Living End

The Living End

The Living End rose to fame with the release of double A sided single Second Solution & Prisoner of Society. The

The Church

The Church

For 35 years, The Church has remained one of music’s greatest enigmas, exuding surreal psychedelia and opiated

Choirboys

Choirboys

Choirboys are renowned for a great live show, it’s not just the music it’s the atmosphere they bring to the stage.

Ali Barter

Ali Barter

From the heart-stirring catharsis brought on by the anthems of her youth, to her own candid musical outpourings today,

Cloud Control

Cloud Control

Cloud Control’s first self-produced album, Zone, is well worth the wait: their most cohesive, complex and

The Dusty Springfield Show

The Dusty Springfield Show

Wendy Stapleton presents the outstanding tribute to the songs and career of Dusty Springfield, Britain’s greatest

Chocolate Starfish

Chocolate Starfish

Chocolate Starfish powered on to the Australian music scene in the early 1990s and quickly secured themselves a space

Kyle Lionhart

Kyle Lionhart

Neo-folk/soul/singer-songwriter Kyle Lionhart, boasts one of the most incredible new voices in Australian music.

Augie March

Augie March

Augie March is that rarest of bands that enjoys both high critical acclaim and ardent popularity. Roundly lauded as

Swing on This

Swing on This

Some of Australia’s leading stage and screen stars come together in Swing on This. Michael Falzon (We Will Rock

The Cubby House

The Cubby House

Your kids will love the amazing interactive space designed just for them. During Carnival the space hosts a dedicated

Wine and Cheese Appreciation

Wine and Cheese Appreciation

It’s been another vintage year for our boutique wineries and the twenty plus cellar doors in our region. Local

Beer & BBQ Tasting

Beer & BBQ Tasting

Can’t tell your pale ale from your pilsner? No worries, our tasting sessions will soon fix that. Find out all

Chocolate Appreciation

Chocolate Appreciation

Chocoholics will be in heaven – join Seatonfire Chilli Chocolate and discover how to decorate the perfect dessert

The Chronicle Garden Competition

The Chronicle Garden Competition

The Chronicle Garden Competition is in its 69th year and is proudly owned and operated by The Chronicle, Toowoomba&

Toowoomba Exhibition Gardens

Toowoomba Exhibition Gardens

Celebrate the pure love of flowers, gardening and all things horticultural. The four specially selected Exhibition

Harrow Homestead & Garden

Harrow Homestead & Garden

Take an unforgettable journey to yesteryear at beautiful Harrow Homestead, a private home and a grand residence. This

The Woolshed at Jondaryan

The Woolshed at Jondaryan

The heritage-listed Woolshed at Jondaryan is the oldest and largest operating woolshed of its kind in the world with

Hanging Basket Display

Hanging Basket Display

Cobb+Co Museum proudly presents a spectacular display of 60 hanging baskets. Each basket was lovingly created by

Thrive on Arts

Thrive on Arts

Thrive on Arts is a creative space for young people, families and the wider community that celebrates play,,

Toowoomba Sightseeing Tour

Toowoomba Sightseeing Tour

Showcasing Toowoomba’s attractions with full commentary, jump on board a Toowoomba Sightseeing Tour to discover

Cultivate Country Gardens Day Tours

Cultivate Country Gardens Day Tours

If you want to see some of the region’s award-winning large gardens and the country surrounding Toowoomba, then

Diesel-hauled Train Rides to Spring Bluff

Diesel-hauled Train Rides to Spring Bluff

Trains leave Toowoomba twice daily for the unmissable scenic journey to the prize-winning gardens of Spring Bluff. The

Silver Bullet Express Tour

Silver Bullet Express Tour

Travel by specially chartered 2000 class rail-car past farmlands and quaint Lockyer Valley townships to Toowoomba,

Full Day Steam Train Tour

Full Day Steam Train Tour

Return to yesteryear on a steam train tour from Brisbane to Toowoomba operated by the Australian Railway Historical

Steam Train Toowoomba to Helidon

Steam Train Toowoomba to Helidon

Sunshine Express offers locals in the Toowoomba area the opportunity to travel from the Historical Toowoomba Railway

Spring Polo

Spring Polo

Take in the atmosphere you can only get at a day at the polo. The food, the wine… and of course the ponies and

Heritage Guided Night Tours

Heritage Guided Night Tours

A National Trust building, Drayton’s Royal Bull’s Head Inn is an iconic historic building which served as

Geham Craft & Garden Show

Geham Craft & Garden Show

Take home something handmade with love from the quaint country town of Geham. There are more than 65 stalls full of

Art in Bark Exhibition

Art in Bark Exhibition

Dedicated bark artists have worked tirelessly to promote the unique Australian art form of creating paintings by using

Downlands Art Exhibition

Downlands Art Exhibition

The region’s most comprehensive annual art exhibition is on from the 22nd to the 29th of September. Featuring

First Coat

First Coat

Toowoomba’s CBD streets and laneways house an evolving outdoor exhibition of contemporary public art. Now one of

A Potter’s Picnic

A Potter’s Picnic

Take part in the Darling Downs Potters’ Club event, where there’ll be market stalls, spring-themed

Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail

Quilts, Stitches & Textiles Trail

The Trail provides an opportunity for visitors to see spring immortalized in the colourful and unique heritage crafts

Teapot Extravaganza

Teapot Extravaganza

The Teapot Extravaganza is a one-of-a-kind display that features over 400 decorative, functional, novelty and antique

Carnival of Trains

Carnival of Trains

Come along and see the world of model railways where the grass is green and flowers bright and colourful. Trains run

Toowoomba Bonsai Group Annual Show

Toowoomba Bonsai Group Annual Show

The Toowoomba climate is ideal for growing a wide variety of bonsai, from alpine through to tropical. The annual show

Ikebana Display

Ikebana Display

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery proudly presents a display in the Japanese art of flower arrangement by the Toowoomba

St David’s on Display

St David’s on Display

St David’s Presbyterian Church holds its annual Carnival celebration with floral displays, cakes, crafts, plants

St Patrick’s Cathedral Floral Display

St Patrick’s Cathedral Floral Display

Toowoomba’s School of Floristry will be working their magic during Carnival with spectular floral artistry

Native Orchid Society of Toowoomba Spring Show

Native Orchid Society of Toowoomba Spring Show

NOSTI presents a delightful display of Australian native orchids, exotic orchids, ferns, bromeliads and foliage.

Toowoomba and Districts Bromeliad Society Show

Toowoomba and Districts Bromeliad Society Show

There are hundreds of bromeliads, cacti, succulents and foliage to behold at the Bromeliad Show. Advice on growing

Toowoomba Orchid Society Spring Show

Toowoomba Orchid Society Spring Show

An absolute must for orchid lovers, with culture talks and potting demonstrations to help you with your own

St Stephen’s Craft Display

St Stephen’s Craft Display

Stained glass windows, fantastic floral arrangements, display of 100 year old fans, craft, jams, pickles, home,

Toowoomba Clivia Society Annual Show

Toowoomba Clivia Society Annual Show

Clivia enthusiasts come from all over Australia to see the spectacular Toowoomba clivias. With the perfect climate and

St Luke’s Flower & Music Festival

St Luke’s Flower & Music Festival

St Luke’s Anglican Church puts on magnificent floral displays by the Toowoomba Floral Art Group, with music concerts

Australian Getaway Tours – Highfields and Crows Nest

Australian Getaway Tours – Highfields and Crows Nest

Jump on a day tour with Australian Getaway Tours and see the roads less travelled. Tours visit Highfields, including

Blooming Feast at My Local Feast Farmers’ Markets

Blooming Feast at My Local Feast Farmers’ Markets

The farmers’ markets will ‘bloom’ at Carnival time with the Saturday markets featuring celebrity and local

Flowers & Fairies Fantasy

Flowers & Fairies Fantasy

Step into the Fairy Heartland, where a world of wonder unfolds before your eyes. Shop for handmade goods, explore the

Highfields Pioneer Village

Highfields Pioneer Village

This unique and idyllic little patch of Australian history has a series of stunning relics into the past, including a

Downs Steam Tourist Railway & Museum

Downs Steam Tourist Railway & Museum

Come and learn about the history of DownsSteam and our extensive rolling stock restoration program, including

Mad Hatter Spring Carnival Cup

Mad Hatter Spring Carnival Cup

Join us for the Mad Hatter Spring Carnival Cup; expect the unexpected including pigs and yabbies! BOOKINGS: 07 4634

Petals & Pups Itineraries

Petals & Pups Itineraries

Dogs hold a historic part in the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers with a Pomeranian named “Puppy” leading the

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