Quick, get your sharpies and your calendar and open up that group chat. We’ve found 11 events coming up in Toowoomba you won’t want to miss.
Bubbles & Brie – Saturday 2 September
Hello cheesy heaven. From 6pm to 8pm Blank Space will host a sensory overload of cheese matched with bubbles and wine from Australia and overseas. Plus! A pop up deli will be there on the night for that take home treat. Tickets are $59 get them at cheesetherapy.com.au
TooCon: Pop Culture Festival – Saturday 2 September
The Toowoomba Library precinct will again play host to a festival of comics, cosplay, anime, movies, manga and demonstrations. There will be free entry at this all ages festival, RSVP on Facebook.
City Heart Fashion Event – Saturday 9 September
Toowoomba’s hottest fashion show is back for another year. The City Heart Fashion Event is on Saturday 9 September at 6pm at the Armitage Centre. It will showcase the best of local boutiques and retailers and feature band Interim, headlined by Home and Away dude Alec Snow. Tickets are on sale from the Empire Theatre from $70.
Spring Polo – Saturday 23 September
Joey and Freddy lunch – Friday 29 September
Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns are celebrated rugby league players and they’re coming to town. Treat yourself to a two-course lunch, drinks and spend time with these men of league. From 11.30am to 3.30pm at Blank Space, tickets are $150.
Pint and Plate for Pat – Sunday 1 October
The annual race day held in memorium for Pat O’Shea is set to be a big one this year, again raising funds for St Andrew’s Hospital. Tickets are $85 each and you’ll find this year’s event coincides with the NRL Grand Final and the Queens Birthday long weekend, so it’s sure to be festive. See the Facebook page for how to grab your tickets.
Arj Barker – Friday 20 October
Arj Barker is always funny. Go for guaranteed laughs, at the Empire Theatre. Tickets are $49.90.
Summer Dessert Party – Saturday 4 November
Start banking those burpees, we’re getting a festival dedicated to all things sweet and decadent. The Original Mix and Jo & Co Espresso are bringing a dessert smorgasboard with cupcakes, donuts, brownies, ice cream, loaded shakes and more. The secret location will be released just before the event. RSVP to the event on Facebook and start Googling personal trainers now.
Cully Fest – Friday 17 – Sunday 19 November
A folk festival celebrating all things outback and Indigenous is coming to the Toowoomba Showgrounds and bringing with it: live music, including Killing Heidi, rodeo, workshops, dance, food, art and culture. Find out more at cullyfest.com and on Facebook.
Brews & Barbie Bash – Saturday 25 November
Those geniuses at The Original Mix have been busy brainstorming foodie events and have designed this one to please all kinds. For one day at the Toowoomba Show Grounds it’s a food, drink and music festival featuring produce from local providores and beers and wines from local outlets. It’s all about the BBQ – and as part of this bash there’ll be a BBQ Battle where teams of four will put their best barbie chefs forward for the chance to win $3000 in prize money. Find out more at brewsandbarbiebash.com.au and on Facebook.
Dinner with Samuel Johnson – Saturday 9 December
Celebrate St Vincent Hospital’s 95th birthday with a special dinner and speech from actor and philanthropist Samuel Johnson. Single tickets are $200 or book a table for what’s sure to be a fantastic night out.