Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2020
The iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will bloom brightly this Spring, creating a spectacular canvas of colour across Toowoomba's major parks and public spaces, with 30+ fantastic events and activations including 48 local tours.
Held over 10 fabulous days, from September 18 to 27, highlights of the 2020 flower festival include floral-filled parks, parkland entertainment, live music, a ferris wheel, foodie experiences, twilight tours and much more.
Play in the Petals
Toowoomba's public parks will be a kaleidoscope of colour come September with over 170,000 blooms planted across the garden city. Visitors will able to view fabulous floral displays at Laurel Bank Park and Botanic Gardens at Queens Park, plus enjoy live entertainment each weekend with local musos and storytellers on hand.
Take a spin on the Ferris Wheel at Queens Park for the ultimate view over the Botanic Gardens, or join a Twilight Tour at Laurel Bank Park. The Night Garden, powered by Ergon Energy, will be free and unfenced this year at the Botanic Gardens, open every night of the carnival.
As if petal power wasn't enough, the 2020 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has introduced a dog-friendly program, dedicated to hounds and their humans. The pawsome program features over 20 dog-friendly activities and 27 off-leash parks, as well as dog-friendly cafes, restaurants and accommodation.
The famous Grand Central Floral Parade has been reimagined this year (due to COVID-19) and will be a static installation of decorated floats throughout Grand Central shopping centre in the heart of Toowoomba. Meanwhile, a virtual Itty-Bitty Floral Parade, featuring miniature floats, will be screened at 3pm on Saturday, September 19.
New to 2020 is a region-wide food trail called #trEATS showcasing more than 60 local flavour-makers, each offering a $20 springtime treat on their menus during September.
The hugely popular Talking Pubs Tours are back this year and include some of Toowoomba's favourite watering holes: Bar Wunder, Muller Bros, Irish Club Hotel and George Banks rooftop Bistro.
Plus, the festival is offering 2 gourmet dinner tours :Tour 1 goes to the Cobb+Co Museum, Inbound at Toowoomba's historic railway station and Gip’s Restaurant; while Tour 2 goes to Café Valetta overlooking Queens Park, Charred atop the Toowoomba range and Kingfisher Café.
With a distinct architecture focus in 2020, the Carnival's Walking Tours include Laneways and Street Art, The Dark Side, Architecture Styles, and 150 Years of Rail.
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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers