Prep the Zyrtec flower fans, because it's almost that time of year again, when the Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers blooms into life.
Come September this year, over 190,000 blooms will cover Toowoomba in colour, making for an extremely Instagrammable display people travel from far and wide to see. Best of all, after the success of last year's month long event, the festival is once again taking over the entire month of September rather than just a week—meaning there's more time for us to enjoy it.
Yep, head up to Toowoomba between 1–30 September and you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the floral displays, a cinema under the stars, a ferris wheel that’s popping up in the middle of the gardens and of course, the iconic Grand Central Floral Parade. You’ll also want to make sure you’re still there after dark for The Night Garden, an incredible light display that will be taking over the Botanic Gardens, and maybe snap up tickets to the Tipsy High Tea at Spring Bluff.
While The Festival of Food and Wine (our favourite part of the carnival) is taking over Queens Park from 9-11 September, the region-wide food trail of $10-$20 springtime #trEATs is making a comeback after being a delicious success last year. There’ll also be a heap of walking tours, community events and other festivities happening throughout the carnival, so head to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers website to get all the details.
Basically, it’s going to be a blooming good time, so book your Airbnb, dig out your flower crown and be sure to pack your most eye-catching outfit to match.
You should also save the date for Brisbane Festival when it returns.
Image credit: Tourism and Events Queensland