Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Spring time in Toowoomba means the annual Carnival of Flowers. This year the iconic event is in its 69th year and it promises to be bigger, better and more colourful than ever.

Organisers go to great lengths to ensure the gardens look simply spectacular during the Carnival of Flowers. This year 180,000 annuals were planted to create the beautiful mass floral displays in Toowoomba’s city parks and gardens. 20,000 of these are bulbs.

The city will host more than 60 events and experiences over the ten-day event. There will be award winning parks, spectacular private gardens, colourful streets, awesome music and some of the best food and wine Queensland has to offer.

The Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine will be held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September. It will showcase various southern Queensland producers and have live music and plenty more.

Various restaurants across Toowoomba will be hosting foodie events. Gip’s Restaurant on Russell St will be hosting the ‘Chef’s Brunch’, where celebrity chef Julia Busuttil Nishimura will be sharing her cooking tips.

They’ll also be a part of the Progressive Foodie Tour on Saturday 29th September.

This year also sees the introduction of the ‘Petals and Pups’. It’s a program dedicated to dogs and their owners who also want to enjoy festivities. There are more than 30 doggy activities, 27 off leash parks and a big list of dog friendly accommodation.

The Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park is a good example. It has everything from powered sites to cabins, bungalows and villas.