Events on the Darling Downs

18 July 2019 - 28 November 2019 Toowoomba & Surrounding Areas

Congratulations, you have made it half way through another eventful year. Just in case you thought all the fun was done, we have found the Big 12 events for 2019 care of Southern Queensland Country

From country film festivals rolling out the red-dirt carpet to racing camels, outdoor operas and a massive spring celebration. No one celebrates local food and wine, history or life in the country quite like we do - so come join in the fun.

Jumpers and Jazz in July 18 - 28 July

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Queensland's quirkiest yarnbombing & jazz winter festival. In 2019 we will hold our 16th festival!

Opera at Jimbour 27 July

Be delighted once again, as Queensland Music Festival together with Opera Queensland bring you the spectacular outdoor experience of Opera at Jimbour.

Located on the glorious grounds of Jimbour House in the Western Downs region of Queensland, Opera at Jimbour promises a full day of magnificent fun for the whole family. Stroll through the market stalls, pack a picnic or enjoy the food and wine on offer from the local region.

Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races 2-4 August

Dalby Delicious and Delightful Festival 16 - 17 August

Dalby's Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival is Dalby's signature festival. It is a two day multicultural event - the Saturday featuring creative markets, cultural foods and entertainment ending with a spectacular lantern parade and fireworks display along the banks of the beautiful Myall Creek

Historic Leyburn Sprints 17 - 18 August

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Seventy years after the tiny southern Queensland town of Leyburn hosted a memorable Australian Grand Prix, two cars that contested the event will star in anniversary celebrations at the Historic Leyburn Sprints next month.

River Dragon Festival 6 - 8 September

The Multi-Cultural River Dragon Festival is a three-day event celebrating the community spirit of St George and showcasing the beautiful Balonne River in Queensland’s Western Downs.

Blackbutt Avocado Festival 14 September

Come enjoy a fun family day celebrating the Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt and the delicious Avocados the region produces.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 20 - 29 September

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has been honoured to receive the Gold Award for Major Festival and Event at both the Queensland Tourism Awards (2015, 2016, 2017) and Australian Tourism Awards (2016, 2017). In addition Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers was delighted to be awarded Hall of Fame at the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards.

Nindigully Film and Music Festival 4 - 6 October

Nindigully Pub ‘The Gully’ is Queensland’s oldest hotel located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River.

Granite Belt Art & Craft Trail 19 - 27 October

Savour the Granite Belt’s thriving art and craft community at the Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail – Open Studios Event. Held over two huge weekends, follow the trail map to discover a variety of local artists, as they exhibit at studios and galleries as well as taking up residence in community spaces. Enrol in a class, watch a demonstration or simply enjoy taking a look at their artistic process.

Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft and Rodeo 21 - 27 October

On the last full weekend of October every year, the nation’s top rodeo riders and the best broncs and bucking bulls gather for the Warwick Rodeo – known far and wide as “Australia’s Most Famous”. The riders and the bucking stock come together to try and prove the old saying wrong – “never the horse that couldn’t be rode, never the rider that couldn’t be throwed”. 

Handmade under the stars 28 November

Hand Made Under the Stars is the ultimate twilight shopping experience with unique gifts from more than 50 selected local artisans - the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early.



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