15 MORE Things to Do This Weekend

there’s so much on, we thought we’d help you out with your planning

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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.



carnival-related activities

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.

If you’re into your food (and beer), the Talking Pubs Tour on Sunday will lead you around the city’s pubs over lunch. And if you’re into music, check out Film & Flowers at the Empire Theatre.

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.

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Business as usual activities

The Cobb + Co Markets are on Saturday and the PCYC Markets will pop up on Sunday morning. Swing by to support local farmers (buy some strawberries, please!) or collect some plants for your garden.

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.


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