- Easter Vintage Festival:
Enjoy billy tea and damper made in authentic camp ovens. Don't miss the spectacular Grand Parade and baby animals in the nursery. There will be live music and great food. You might even encounter the infamous bush ranger Ned Kelly! Whether you love history, you're a vintage machinery buff or you are just looking for great entertainment you will have a wonderful time at the Easter Vintage Festival. It is an affordable, entertaining weekend for all ages. Past visitors have come for a day and returned for all three!
- Australian Heritage Festival:
Come and try your hands at Pioneering skills set in the 1890s - a re-enactment weekend for young and old! Long Forgotten Skills: Leatherwork, Whipmaking, Blacksmithing, Wool Crafts, Camp oven cooking, Jams and Biscuit Making, Woodcarving, Wood Turning, Cheese and Butter Making, Beekeeping, Draught Horse Handling and many activities for visitors to try.
Kids old time activities include sack races, bobbing for apples, gum boot throwing, billy carts and billy boiling. Everything from Working Farm Machinery to Sheep Shearing, Sheep Dog Trials, Stalls, Miniature Steam Trains, Grand Parade, Great Food, Night Time Activities, Fully Licensed with a traditional flavour of the bush.
- EasterFest 2015 Toowoomba:
EasterFest is a 3 day Christian Event including music, dance, worship, art, sporting and kids activities.
- Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers 2014:
Grand Central Floral Parade
The 2013 Grand Central Floral Parade is set to dazzle once again with a spectacular line up of fresh floral floats, street performers, carnival characters, stilt walkers, walking groups and bands all ready to celebrate springtime and the magnificent Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers!
Join the many spectators lining Toowoomba’s inner city streets and be caught up in the colour, movement, music and fanfare of this unique and much loved event as it makes its way through the heart of the City to Queens Park. Remember to arrive early in order to secure the best spot! An iconic event in the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers calendar, the Grand Central Floral Parade will once again be led by the Grand Central float.
FREE Pavement Chalk
Even the smallest of Grand Central Floral Parade goers can make their mark on the parade route prior to its commencement with FREE pavement chalk distributed by volunteers.
Reserved Undercover Seating Available
Whilst this is a free event, we do have limited reserved seating available for anyone interested. Located in Ruthven st near City Hall, you can purchase the tickets online.
Buy Potted Colour, Cut Flowers, Fruits & Vegetables
The fun will continue in Godsall Street Oval at the conclusion of the Grand Central Floral Parade with floats on display for a closer viewing, and entrants selling the potted colour, cut flowers, fruits and vegetables straight off their floats.
Welcome from our Sponsor
Grand Central is a proud foundation sponsor of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Floral Parade. The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has become an iconic community event and we are honoured to have been a foundation partner for more than 17 years.
The Grand Central Floral Parade is a colourful and exciting event for the whole family that you won’t want to miss!
Shaine Beveridge, Centre Manager, Grand Central.
- Farm Fest:
More than 2,500 individual companies and organisations will be exhibiting at CRT FarmFest. Abrasives to air seeders, ATV’s to augers, bins to boomsprays, bull bars to brush cutters, cattle to cultivators, engines to electric fences, front end loaders to fuel supplies, grain dryers to grader blades, harvesters to hoses, laser levelers to livestock, mulchers to mobile phones, ploughs to pumps rock pickers to rippers, sheds to sawmills, tractors to tanks, welders to wood splitters and zero till planters.
- Surat Basin Energy & Mines Show:
SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST ENERGY AND MINING EVENT
The Surat Basin Energy & Mining Expo is an established and respected event for the Surat region which will showcase the extraordinary opportunities that are developing as a result of the Southern Queensland mining boom. It is designed to support the Queensland resources industry while providing an excellent environment for businesses and visitors to network, market and generate sales, leads and industry contacts.
With over 600 sites occupied by suppliers, service providers, government agencies and manufacturers, the Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo is your gateway to the mining and energy boom. Featuring a seminar program and a wide variety of equipment, products and services, the Expo showcases extraordinary opportunities to engage in the region’s rapidly expanding development.
- Toowoomba Weetwood Racing:
The Weetwood Handicap is held on a Saturday afternoon, and was in previous years a race run on a Thursday, and which was held in conjunction with the Toowoomba Cup. In 2013 the raceclub changed the scheduling to create the new separate Weetwood Handicap and Toowoomba Cup Racedays.
In 2014 the Weetwood Handicap was complemented with seven supporting races.
- High Altitude Rod Run Toowoomba:
The High Altitude Rod Run is a distinctive event that attracts hot rodders and over 50s culture enthusiast to the Toowoomba region each year in March. The event showcases the region to 200 visiting cars. On the Sunday the rodders showcase the vehicles in Margaret Street with a ""Show and Shine"". This is a showcase of some of the best examples of hot rods from Queensland and interstate with rock and roll dancing with a live band. The event attracts a crowd of up to 1,000 people and is family friendly and totally free.
- 2014 Toowoomba Spring Home Show and Camping and Leisure Expo:
2014 Toowoomba Spring Home Show and Camping and Leisure Expo
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October 2014. Toowoomba Showgrounds
- Shakespear in the Park:
Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and settle in for a charming night of theatre under the stars at the USQ Shakespeare in the Park Festival.
Gates open at 5.30pm and the show starts at 6.30pm.
Cost: $38.00 Adult, $30.00 Concession, $18.00 Student, $14.00 Child, $88.00 Family (2 Adults + 3 Children), $27.00 Group 10+, $16.00 School Group 20+
- Toowoomba PBR:
Experience a once in a lifetime event as the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) prepare to deliver one huge night of the toughest sport on dirt. It's a showdown like no other - elite cowboys versus the toughest bulls on the planet in a 3 hour action packed sporting entertainment event that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Choreographed with pyrotechnics, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life at Clive Berghoffer Stadium.
- Westbrook Family Fun Day:
There is free entry, music from a Mobile Stage including jazz, blues, and local artists, rides, jumping castles, facepainting, vendors, train rides, food vendors, stalls, competitions, prizes, and have as much fun as we can !
The event aligns with Family Week in Toowoomba and is a great way to celebrate and connect with other families, businesses, and franchises. The Event operates under a non profit organisation and raises valuable funds for local groups, sporting clubs, and P&C school groups.