Enjoy Country Queensland In Full Bloom At The Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers
Celebrate spring in all its blooming beauty at the award-winning Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. The Garden City comes alive each September in a burst of sweet-smelling colour. Buzzing with an amazing line-up of events to welcome spring, the Carnival of Flowers Toowoomba is not to be missed.
Flowers, flowers everywhere
Dedicated gardeners work all year round to prepare Toowoomba Australia for this magnificent event. You’ll be amazed at the sheer volume of floral displays and spectacular Toowoomba gardens on show.
Admire the prize-winning gardens and enjoy the guided tours. Be sure to plan your itinerary before you arrive, so you don’t miss a thing.
Grand Central Floral Parade
The highlight of the Toowoomba flower festival is the Grand Central Floral Parade. Each year, around 100,000 flower fans line the main streets of Toowoomba to witness a spectacular display of colour. Stunning floral floats, street performers and stilt walkers weave their way through the city to the picturesque Queens Park. The beautifully-displayed flowers and fresh local produce from the floats are available for sale after the parade if you get in quick.
A fun event for all ages
If you think the Toowoomba flower show is for greying gardeners keen to show off their prize-winning roses, think again. The Toowoomba flower festival guarantees fun and entertainment for all ages with gourmet food and wine, a live concert series, art and craft, cake decorating, cooking shows and activities for the kids. A feast for all your senses, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a vibrant community event and true celebration of all things spring. Be sure to keep an eye on the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers website for the carnival’s 2017 dates and events.
History of the iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Now in its 68th year, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is the longest-running horticultural event in Australia. The carnival was dreamt up in 1949 to boost Toowoomba Queensland’s Garden City reputation and economic activity following the war. The first Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers was held in 1950 with a street procession three miles long. The carnival has well and truly blossomed since its post-war days, with visitors flocking from interstate and overseas to enjoy the festival of flowers in Toowoomba.
Travel to Toowoomba with Bus Queensland
Bus Queensland operates regular coach transfers from Brisbane to Toowoomba, Cunnamulla, Rockhampton and Lightning Ride. You can travel from Rockhampton to Toowoomba for just $92.20, explore country Queensland with a 10-day bus pass, or take the Adventure Way from Brisbane to Cunnamulla.
Although some events within the carnival may cost.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Quick Reference Guide
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