Toowoomba is a beautiful little city anytime of the year, but it has to be said that when springtime comes around there is that something a little extra special in the air.
Toowoomba's claim to fame is the Carnival of Flowers, a fun filled, awe inspiring, action packed, sensory spectacular of all the best the garden city has to offer.
The iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers was an idea conceived by local businessman Essex Tait in 1949.
The idea was put to the Toowoomba chamber of commerce that in order to promote the region and it's businesses following World War II, it would be worthwhile to take advantage of the Toowoomba regions ideal location and already renowned 'Garden City' status.
The first parade took place in the Spring of 1950 where a crowd of 50,000 people attended. Over the ensuing years the carnival has endured numerous trying circumstances including events such as droughts and the like, but has continualy pulled through to hold bigger and better events with current attendances approaching a record 200,000 people.
The Toowoomba Carnival of flowers is held in the last full week of September and there are both day and night activities to cater for everyone including including a floral street parade, garden tours, live music concerts, arts and crafts, flower, food and wine festivals, and a garden competition and more.
This year marks the 74th anniversary of the annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers which will be held from 1-30 September 2023.
Toowoomba just wouldn't be Toowoomba without the carnival.
Most of all though, remember to have lots of fun and enjoy.