May 18, 2021

What To Do In Toowoomba This Winter

There’s nothing quite like curling up in the warmth of your home during the cold Toowoomba winters.

But just because it’s getting chilly, that doesn’t mean there’s not lots to do around town.

And, given the COVID-19 restrictions have eased, it’s a great time to support our local community and take advantage of everything Toowoomba has to offer.

From fun festivals to art trails and everything in between, here’s our round-up of what to do in Toowoomba this winter.

Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival

Attendees at the annual TLC Festival will be thrilled by a kaleidoscope of colour, community, languages and diversity. This is the festival’s 15th year and it’s the perfect place to bring the whole family. There’s plenty of food stalls with tasty treats from all over the world, not to mention intriguing performances, arts and craft stalls, a lantern display, fun rides, a circus and much more.

When and where
The TLC Festival is at Queen’s Park on Sunday 30 May. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 18 get in for free.


Photo from FarmFest

Showcasing more than 2,500 agricultural and farming businesses, and welcoming over 60,000 guests through its doors, Elders FarmFest is an event you won’t want to leave off your calendar. Over three huge days, it’s the best place to see the latest and greatest in big farm machinery, irrigation equipment, produce, tools and everything you need for a life on the land.

When and where
FarmFest 2021 will be held at Kingsthorpe Park just west of Toowoomba on Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 June.

Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival

It’s not exactly in Toowoomba, but take a relaxing drive to Laidley in June to enjoy a three-day sensation of retro fun. At the Chrome and Clutter Festival, it’s all about classic cars, rockabilly music and vintage markets. There’s also plenty of different competitions to bring out your retro self (think: pin-up models, tattoos, best dressed partner and pet), plus a smorgasbord of incredible classic cars to appreciate.

When and where
Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival is at the Laidley Showgrounds from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 June.

InStudios Art Trail

The 2021 event is a 10-year celebration for the InStudios Art Trail, and it’s the perfect way to wrap up winter. Over four weekends in August, visitors can explore more than 30 open studios and exhibitions from fabulous local artists. Not only can you marvel at some incredible artwork, but you can meet the makers, participate in workshops, learn their techniques and more.

When and where
InStudios Art Trail runs over four weekends in August (7th and 8th; 14th and 15th; 21st and 22nd; 28th and 29th). It’s a self-drive trail through the High Country Hamlets region between Highfields and Crows Nest.

The Carnival of Flowers

If there’s one festival Toowoomba is world-famous for it’s the Carnival of Flowers. And the best bit is, you can get involved at home – while adding value to your property with an amazing garden! The Carnival of Flowers may be in Spring, but if you want to get involved by giving your front yard a bit of colour, Winter is the perfect time to get started. Maybe you will create the garden you’ve always dreamed about? Research the best plants that thrive in Toowoomba’s climate, do a bit of shopping at one of the great nurseries around town, and then start creating your very own Carnival of Flowers at home!

When and where
The Carnival of Flowers runs from 1-30 September at various locations in Toowoomba.

Looking to buy or sell in Toowoomba?

Whether you’re a local who wants to upsize to a bigger home, or you’re moving to the Garden City and want to find your dream property, we can help. Contact an experienced local agent today just in time to enjoy Toowoomba in all its wintry glory.

Article by Gary Klein

For over 35 years, Gary has been involved in the profession of selling. He held a senior position in a large local business in town and was in fact the company trainer, inductor and troubleshooter. From his experiences, he understands people very … View profile

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