The Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers Is Returning This Year With A Month-Long Festival

The Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers Is Returning This Year With A Month-Long Festival
The Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers Is Returning This Year With A Month-Long Festival

Prep the Zyrtec flower fans, because it’s almost that time of year again, when the Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers blooms into life—and this year there’s even more reasons to venture up the range, with the iconic festival celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2024. How’s that for longevity?

Come September this year, over 40 million petals will cover Toowoomba in colour, making for an extremely Instagrammable display people travel from far and wide to see. Best of all, after the success of the last three years’ month long events, the festival is once again taking over four consecutive weekends with over 83 different events and activations—meaning there’s more to do than ever before. 

Yep, head up to Toowoomba between 13 September and 7 October and you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the floral displays (including a floral LEGO expo), a cinema under the stars, a ferris wheel that’s popping up in the middle of the gardens and of course, the iconic Grand Central Floral Parade. You’ll also want to make sure you’re still there after dark for Sideshow Alley, and maybe take the kids to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, which this year will be a four-day event at Empire Theatre. 

While The Festival of Food and Wine (our favourite part of the carnival) is taking over Queens Park from 13-15 September, the region-wide food trail of $10-$20 springtime #trEATs is making a comeback too. There’ll also be a heap of walking tours, community events and other festivities happening throughout the carnival, including everything from a Carnival of Trains to Alice in Wonderland-inspired Fairy Garden activities, so head to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers website to get all the details. 

Basically, it’s going to be a blooming good time, so book your Airbnb, dig out your flower crown and be sure to pack your most eye-catching outfit to match.

Image credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

Source: theurbanlist.com

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