Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2023


Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers returns to the 'Garden City' in spring for 30 days of flowers, flavours and fun, creating a spectacular canvas of colour across Toowoomba's major parks and public spaces from September 1-30, 2023. 

September has never looked, smelt, sounded or tasted so good, with a joyous program of petals, flavours, sounds and sights!

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2022

Headlining the month-long celebration are more than 190,000 flowers in full bloom across Toowoomba's beautiful parks and public spaces, while here are 10 highlights not to be missed:

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2022

Festival of Food and Wine 

The famous three-day Festival of Food and Wine will be held from September 8 to 10 in Queens Park, showcasing the best in regional produce and an incredible line-up of epic Australian music including Jon Stevens, Eurogliders, Hoodoo Gurus, Sneaky Sound System and Budjerah live  ...more

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2022

Grand Central Floral Parade

The Grand Central Floral Parade is the event that stops the city, with thousands of families lining the streets to watch the kaleidoscope of colour. Held on Saturday, September 16, the Parade will commence at the earlier time of 10am, allowing crowds to enjoy a full day of sightseeing, shopping and...more  


Everyone's favourite foodie event is back! This fabulous region-wide food trail showcases 52 local cafes, restaurants, cocktails bars and pubs, offering exclusive springtime specials of $10-$20 all month ...more

Queens Park - Botanic Gardens feature floral displays 

Spread across 25 hectares, Queens Park is something to behold, with bright flower beds, large canopies of stately trees and acres of expansive green lawns, plus two playgrounds to delight the kids and an off-leash area that keeps the local dogs very happy. Take a stroll from Sep 1-30 and enjoy the splendid floral displays... more

Laurel Bank Park feature floral displays 

One of Toowoomba’s premier parks, Laurel Bank Park is a majestic oasis close to the heart of town. Featuring manicured gardens, mature trees, children’s play equipment, barbecue and picnic areas and two croquet lawns this is a must-see destination during Carnival, open daily from Sep 1-30... more

Heritage Bank Parkland Entertainment  

Every weekend is blooming with Parkland Entertainment! Pack a picnic and bring the family along to musical delights and activities amongst the flower beds. Throughout September Queens Park will come alive with music, entertainment and blooms, with both  day and twilight sessions.... more

Toowoomba Exhibition Gardens 

Celebrate Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers' 50th anniversary with a visit to five beautiful, well-established private home gardens which will be open for your viewing pleasure from Sep 15-24. Not only will you get to see exquisite plants, trees and design features, you’ll also be supporting a good cause, with all proceeds from this event are distributed to five charities of the gardeners’ choice.... more

Talking Pubs Tours

Four of Toowoomba's best bars and pubs are on the itinerary of this progressive foodie's Sunday lunch or dinner tour. Start with a sumptuous antipasto board at Muller Bros rooftop bar, followed by craft beers and delicious tasting boards at The Brewhouse, then settle in for mains at Tatts, one of Toowoomba's oldest pubs, before finishing your tour with a heavenly dessert at The Rock .. more

The Chronicle Garden Competition

The Garden City is home to thousands of passionate gardeners who work year-round transforming their private gardens into stunning floral showpieces. The Chronicle Garden Competition offers visitors the opportunity to visit the beautiful gardens that have been entered, from Sep 15-17 and Sep 22-24......more

Ikebana Display 2023

Get ready to be mesmerised by the annual Ikebana display from September 16-24 at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery! This traditional Japanese art form uses fresh and dried flowers to create spectacular sculptures that are sure to captivate you, along with the rest of the displays in this fantastic gallery.... more

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2022

But that's not all. Cinema Under the Stars also returns to Middle Ridge Park, along with Sideshow Alley in Queens Park, the popular Petals and Pups, Teddy Bear's Picnic and so much more!

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a valued partner of Must Do

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers


Sep 1-30, 2023


Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Looking for a colourful, country winter experience?
Sample some of Australia’s best wines
A night of fire, food, drinks & entertainment in Killarney, QLD
All aboard the vintage Mary Valley Rattler for a night of mystery & murder
Dress up in red for a real life re-enactment of the famous Wuthering Heights film clip
Discover the beauty in greater Brisbane’s backyard
An unforgettable evening of fine wine, gourmet cuisine & entertainment
A fantastical world of fun is hitting South-East Brisbane for the first time
Get ready to relive the magic of George Michael's music at The Tiv

Holey Moley & Hijinx Hotel

A fantastical world of fun is hitting South East Brisbane for the first time with the launch of Funlab’s Holey Moley and Hijinx Hotel
Holey Moley & Hijinx Hotel

Brisbane Festival 2024

Brisbane's biggest festival is set to return from Friday, August 30 with a jam-packed program of exciting events and experiences!
Briusbane Festival 2024

What's On in August 2024 in Brisbane

From food and wine festivals, Government House open day and an international ballet gala to Queensland's largest multicultural event, here's what's on
What's On in August in Brisbane

The QUBE Effect 2024

Don't miss your chance to vote for your favourite new Brisbane singer, songwriter, muso, band or video - voting now open!
The QUBE Effect 2023: People's Choice Awards
The must-see tribute to George Michael