Colourful events program set to celebrate Stanthorpe’s 150th anniversary

04 Jan 2022 |

4 January 2022

Southern Downs Regional Council is calling on the community to help celebrate Stanthorpe’s 150th (S150) anniversary this year.

May 2022 officially marks Stanthorpe’s 150th birthday – its sesquicentennial – and a huge program of community and tourism events is being organised to celebrate the monumental occasion.

Council is inviting event organisers hosting a commemorative event in 2022 to register their event with Council so it can be promoted on the official S150 online events calendar.

Southern Downs Councillor and Chair of the S150 Committee, Cameron Gow said the festivities will be a kaleidoscope of events celebrating the origins of the town from the humble establishment of tin mining to the vibrant tourism and agriculture powerhouse we see today.

“The S150 will not only celebrate valuable industries like tourism and agriculture, but also reflect on challenges such as drought, flood and bush fires that have shaped the community’s resilience over the past 150 years,” Cr Gow said.

“From the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival to community fun runs and school fetes, we encourage all event organisers to register with Council so that their event can be included in the S150 promotions calendar.

“This significant milestone is a chance to reflect on our rich history of the past 150 years while coming together as a community to look forward to our next 150 years.”  

The S150 logo, designed by Stanthorpe’s own Jennie Wardle, is also available for use to registered event organisers.

To submit your event and access the S150 logo for marketing, visit Council’s tourism website and follow the prompts. 

Last edited date 24 May 2022