15 MORE Things to Do This Weekend
there’s so much on, we thought we’d help you out with your planning
holy moly, there’s a lot going on this month.
To help with the decision fatigue, we’ve rounded up some ideas for this last weekend of September. Whether it’s part of the official Carnival schedule or regular local favourites, there’s something for everyone – visitors and kids included.
And if you’re looking for school holidays suggestions, we have a whole article about that here.
The Twilight Tours of Laurel Bank Park continue, furthering our garden envy. (Can someone please send council to come and look after our garden too?) The Ergon Energy Night Garden also continues each evening at Queens Park.
Make sure you support Toowoomba’s newest arts project, LIT Festival, which will light up the CBD with incredible light projections from local artists. The amount of thinking that went into this festival is astonishing, and very worthy of a pre-dinner stroll around the city. (Looking for dinner suggestions? Click here.)
There is a free screening of David Attenborough’s ‘Life in the Undergrowth’ in Laurel Bank Park, so pack a picnic, a jacket and the kids. The film starts at sunset.
The annual Spring Polo attracts all the most stylish people in town. The all-inclusive VIP marquee has sold out, but there’s still room on the ‘other’ side of the pitch, where you can pay for food and drinks as you go.
Business as usual activities
If you’re in the mood for art, the Downlands Art Show continues. Or witness art of a different kind at the ground-breaking show Brief Encounters. And, proving there really is something for everyone, you can also see a musical adaptation of The Gruffalo. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It’s also a great weekend to just be out and about. Have brunch at Burrow, or go to The Baker’s Duck to collect some croissants and coffee, then wander up to the Botanic Gardens to look at the floral displays. Or grab coffee from Bunker Espresso and do a self-guided First Coat tour. Spoil yourself with a special dinner at Zev’s Bistro, or check out the new floral beer at 4 Brothers Brewing as the sun goes down.
It’s going to be another awesome weekend in Toowoomba, friends.
while you're looking around...
Brazilian meats, delicious cocktails and party vibes.
A classic, retro-style burger shack.
Not your standard bottle shop.
The florist where florists shop.
A permanent garden party in a plants nursery.
Food shopping that saves the planet.
A styling studio full of one-of-a-kind homewares.
A whiskey bar with plenty of room to linger.
A hidden Italian joint that delivers.
A relaxed café with heaps of outdoor seating.
A beauty salon that’s a treat to visit.
A Mexican joint changing the face of fast food.
A vibey CBD café open seven days a week.
Keeping sustainability simple with eco-friendly homewares and products.
Support the city’s most vulnerable with just your morning coffee.
The latest fashion from Australian and International brands.
A gift store that feels like an English cottage.
A friendly salon with expert beauty therapists.
A vintagey floral studio full of stunningly personal gifts.
Well-trained baristas and homemade cakes.
Intense training with loads of accountability.
A stunning loft studio of made-to-order wedding gowns.
A trendy café with a delicious, guilt-free brunch menu.
A barbershop offering a full indulgent experience.
A grown up venue with stunning views over the city.
A makeup and tanning studio with a dedicated fan base.
A bustling, group-friendly local favourite.
The city’s destination for premium antiques.
A plant-based café with something for everyone.
A hidden bean-to-bar chocolate factory.