Move at the Mill – Friday 1 September
Willows Health and Lifestyle Centre is hosting Toowoomba’s first Party Circuit and Glow Yoga Event at Blank Space, The Mill Precinct. Get moving in your active wear, there’ll be heaps of fun stuff like freebies, a DJ, and complimentary drink at the after party. Tickets are $49.50, it starts at 6pm.
Twilight Farmers Markets – Friday 1 September
Head to Highfields for a farmers’ market by night hosted at The Café at Abbie Lane. From 4pm to 8pm, there will be woodfire pizza available from the café and live music. RSVP on Facebook.
Dine Down Town – Friday 1 September
The monthly street food markets at St Luke’s Parish are back. $2 cash entry (no eftpos) and 20 food vendors. Find out more here.
Theatre: Sweeney Todd – Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be performed at the Empire Theatre on September 1-3 for three shows. Tickets are available through the Empire Theatre Box Office www.empiretheatre.com.au or phone 1300 655 299.
2017 Downlands Art Exhibition – Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September
Up to 1000 works from local and international artists this is a long running favourite. Opening gala is at 7pm on the Friday night, then spend the weekend immersed in art, have breakfast with the Wallabies or Father’s Day Drinks. They even have childminding! Find all the details at downlandsart.com
Travelling Film Festival – Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September
The Strand is the venue for the return of the Travelling Film Festival. Flicks on offer include ‘My life as a Zucchini’ and ‘The Other Side of Hope’. Get your tickets here.
Hand Lettering 101 – Saturday 2 September
A 2.5 hour workshop for beginners who want to explore the creative fun of hand lettering. Includes all the tools you’ll need and pens and ink to take home for your practice. At the CUA Hub, hosted by Made Workshops, tickets are $95. RSVP or find out more on Facebook.
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.
kikki.K HAPPINESS Workshop – Wednesday 6 September
The kikki.K Happiness Workshop has been designed to give you the chance to explore what happiness means to you, celebrate happiness currently in your life and implement simple actions to welcome more happiness in. You will leave feeling inspired to live happier every day.
It’s on at 6pm, tickets are $40 and bookings are essential. All attendees will enjoy a complimentary copy of the kikki.K Happiness Journal valued at $34.95. Places are limited so pop in to see the friendly team at kikki.K Toowoomba or call them on 4602 0902 to book your spot.
Gig: Illy at Blank Space – Friday 8 September
Australian hip hop artist Illy is taking his Two Degrees Regional Tour, his most extensive tour of Australia to date, to Toowoomba. Tickets for this 18+ show are $49.90.
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 Riot – Sunday 10 September
A Day In Bloom is a collaboration between Little Seed Restaurant, Echo and Indigo and the Ambient Collective. They’re bringing a wonderland style brunch to Little Seed. Your $100 ticket includes eats and drinks (all gluten free and vegan), a floral filled space, live tunes, contribution to the Mulberry Project and a gift for every guest. Here’s the Facebook event.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers – Friday 15 to Sunday 24 September
Now in its 68th year Carnival needs no introduction. But you do need to know Daryl Braithwaite is playing at the food and wine festival on Sunday 17 September, and you might not want to miss Temper Trap and Alex Lahey either (both Friday 15th). Visit tcof.com.au for all the floral, food and event details.
Spring Artisan Markets – Saturday 16 and Saturday 23 September
Organic Coconut and The Original Mix are bringing some life to Kwong Sang Walk – setting up boutique markets that will take advantage of the hustle and bustle of Carnival time. You can keep tabs on what’s happening when on the Facebook event.
Spring Polo – Saturday 23 September
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – Sunday 24 September
The world’s largest charitable motorcycle event for owners of classic and vintage styled bikes on Sunday September 24th.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride brings together over 70,000 well dressed gentlefolk in 600+ cities on stunning motorcycles for men’s health across 95 countries. The goal for 2017 is to raise awareness and $5m for prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of charity partner the Movember Foundation.
Register to ride or find out more at gentlemansride.com
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.
Gig: Meg Mac at Blank Space – Friday 29 September
2014 Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year Meg Mac is brining her Low Blows tour to town. Tickets to this 18+ show are $39.80.
Event Ko Influencer Series – Interior Design – Friday 29 September
The next Influencers event featuring interior design and social media powerhouses, Aaron Bourne from Harolds Finishing Touches and Sally Rhys Jones from Rhys-Jones Interior Architecture. Grab a glass of champers and hear from Aaron and Sally about how they’ve grown their online brands and balancing online and real life. Tickets are $69 and include champagne and canapés on arrival.
Here’s what’s on and when for markets in Toowoomba this month.
My Local Feast Farmers’ Market – Every Thursday 3pm to 7pm at the Empire Theatre and every second Saturday from 7am to 12pm at Cobb and Co
PCYC Markets – Every Sunday from 7am to 12.30pm
Margaret Street Markets – Sunday 3 September 8am to 1pm
Highfields Village Markets – Saturday 9 September from 12pm to 5pm
Queens Park Markets – Sunday 24 September 8am to 1pm
Toowoomba Farmers’ Markets – Every Saturday from 8am to 2pm