Kicking off on the 15th September, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a ten-day festival celebrating all things spring.
The festival will showcase floral displays in the region’s parks, private gardens and during the Grand Central Floral Parade which takes place on Saturday 16th September.
The heritage listed Spring Bluff Railway Station will also be showcasing beautiful floral displays and landscaped gardens. Open to the public during the Carnival of Flowers, visitors are welcome and might be lucky enough to meet “acting” Station Master Ralph Hickey who can put on quite the song and dance.
Proudly Australia’s longest running horticultural event, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a great excuse to stop and smell the roses, but of course the event has blossomed into much more than flowers. There’s a full program of foodie and family-friendly events.
One of the reasons why the carnival has won multiple tourism awards over its 68-year history is that it keeps on finding bigger, brighter and more creative things to do each and every year!
There’s a smorgasbord of food & wine events that showcase the region’s dazzling produce. One such event is the Talking Pubs Tour, a four-hour flavour journey to some of Toowoomba’s most historic pubs – including Fitzy’s, The Spotted Cow, the Irish Club Hotel and Muller Brothers.
You can also expand your tastes with a visit to Picnic Point Café, to try their famous violet ice cream with wattle seed caramel. It’s a salute to the Carnival of Flowers, but also to Toowoomba’s coat of arms.
There’ll be plenty of fun during the 68th Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers – with a full program of over 60 events! Highlights include internationally acclaimed musical acts in the Live Concert Series, the Floral Parade and the Food and Wine Festival!
It’s seriously an event for everyone, so jump onto the website to start booking and planning your experience.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
September 15 – 24