Events & Festivals
For a full list of Events and Festivals, visit the Southern Downs and Granite Belt website.
Jumpers & Jazz in July - Warwick
Jumpers and Jazz is an annual quirky country festival that lasts 10 days. The main attraction is the Warwick CBD's trees dressed up for the occasion.
The town turns into a colourful display of crafts, live entertainment with plenty of music and bands, street markets and much more.
After strolling along the streets of Warwick, one can attend a craft workshop or simply enjoy a nice cafe and cake while listening to a vocal artist. Each year, artists come from far and abroad to sing and play their favourite Jazz tunes. And of course, one should not miss the parades!
An event not to miss!
Visit the Jumpers and Jazz website for more details.
Apple and Grape Festival - Stanthorpe
This wonderful festival occurs once every two years.
The Apple and Grape Harvest Festival dates back to 1954 when it was known as the “Back to Stanthorpe Week”, now it has grown into one of Queensland’s Iconic events and attracts up to 52000 visitors over it’s current 3 days of fun.
The festival starts with Seasonal Harvest Tours & Harvest Feasts on Thursday and Friday, Apple Day events on Friday, progressing to the gala ball on the Friday night, the street parade and celebrity grape crush on the Saturday. The day ends with a fantastic fireworks display over the creek and great entertainment in the main street. Finally after you have been partying all night, try the Mt Marley 10K challenge and the Quart Pot Creek 5k walk on the Sunday. The park hosts a taste of the Granite Belt on both the Saturday and Sunday where you can enjoy local wine, cheese, Seasonal Harvest Appreciation Sessions, and swing along to great entertainment throughout the town. The festival is not just for those who have come to sample Wine Country – it is for families too, so there is plenty for the kids to do!
Visit the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival website or their Apple and Grape Harvest Festival Facebook page for more information.
The region offers many events all year round, from cooking classes at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, markets in Warwick and Stanthorpe, Stanthorpe Rocks, the Bony Mountain Folk Festival, Polocrosse, motorbike and car racing at the Morgan Park Raceway or Carnell Raceway, the Leyburn Motor Sprints, horse races and so much more.
For calendars of all events in the region, visit the following sites: