Toowoomba on the Darling Downs is known and loved for its country town vibe – but once a year, at the start of spring, Queensland’s “Garden City” literally bursts into full bloom.
The city’s Carnival of Flowers is a ten-day celebration that takes place in September each year. It sees an eruption of floral colour across Toowoomba’s public parks and private gardens.

A signature event of the Carnival is the 90-minute Main Parade where crowds of more than 100,000 people line the streets to glimpse a cavalcade of colourful floats – worked on for weeks and months leading up to the event.

When it comes time to disassemble the beautiful floats, there’s a silver lining: the flowers are sold off to Carnival attendees.

Make sure you mark the start of September on your calendar for next year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
September 2018