Toowoomba Turns it on in September for the Carnival of Flowers

Toowoomba quite simply turns it on in September every year for the Carnival of Flowers and this year is no exception.


This popular festival went from a 10 day event, to a month-long celebration a few years back and we are so glad it did – there is just so much to see and do, trust us, you need a month to cover it all!

Here are our top five “must do” Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers activities but please be aware they are only a small sample of what’s on offer during this multi-award winning family friendly event that runs from September 1st to 30th.


  1. Chill out & listen to some live local bands in the Park – It’s Free

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Botanic Gardens Parkland entertainment has free sessions featuring amazing local artists.  Grab a picnic blanket and relax in the spring sunshine while enjoying the gorgeous floral surrounds.  Bliss!

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  1. The Festival of Food and Wine

Take some of Australia’s best-known performers, add some fantastic local muso’s, and pair them with delicious food and wine and you have the recipe for one of the best weekends on the Australian events calendar.  People flock to Toowoomba for the Festival of Food and Wine and it’s easy to see why.  Make sure you book in for the beer and wine appreciation sessions and the cooking demos, this year with special guest Justine Schofield.  So much fun!

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  1. The #trEATS

Toowoomba’s local café’s and restaurants really love to show off during carnival time, putting together a mouth-watering array of delicious treats, all for $20 or less.

You can check them all out here, happy dining!

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  1. The Gardens

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Gardens are nothing short of spectacular.  Wear your most comfortable pair of shoes and take your time to browse them all, even hop on a bus for a tour of the city’s best

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  1. Take a pub tour

A pub tour with a three course meal and lots of friendly banter and stories along the way is a great way to enjoy Toowoomba during carnival time.

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