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Regional Tourism Guide for Southerndowns
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50 Year Killarney Storm Commemoration
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The 50 Year Killarney Storm Commemoration dinner is an opportunity to remember the events of Friday 22 November 1968 when a severe storm event decimated Killarney. Many people lost everything and many people helped with the recovery.
New Years Eve - Stanthorpe Eats and Beats
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
Nestled in the Granite Belt, approximately two and a half hours inland from Brisbane- surrounded by National parks for the adventurer, award winning wineries and gourmet treats and treasurers along the way, Stanthorpe has your road trip covered for your new years adventure

The night will kick of from 5.30pm with Brisbane man - Nathan Bruen. Nathan will also be featuring as the DJ main man for your non stop music throughout the breaks.

Main band- Little Billie, will be in later in the evening with their energetic, contemporary style and upbeat rockabilly edge.

You will be in for a treat with the selection of street food vendors to tantalise your taste buds, ice cold bevos to refresh your singing voice and don't forget the coffee for the designated drivers!

Kiddies are well taken care of with the FREE kiddies area including jumping castle, face painting, activities and more! (kids activities open from 5.30pm - 9.30pm)
Adina Polocrosse World Cup
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
See the world’s best battle it out at the Polocrosse World Cup in Warwick, Queensland.

Combining the strategy of netball, the toughness of rugby, and the ball skills of lacrosse, polocrosse is an Australian-made sport where action, power, skill and pace dominate.

Celebrating 80 years in 2019, the Polocrosse World Cup will bring players from eight countries – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, UK, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe - to southern Queensland to see which team reigns supreme. As current world champions, South Africa will be fighting to hold onto the title, while former champions, Australia, will use their home turf and supporters to their advantage to try and take it back!

The event takes place over seven days in Warwick, with spectator numbers are expected to be in the tens of thousands for this world-class event.

While the horses and riders show off their talents on the field, spectators will get an up close and personal experience from the sidelines where they can literally smell the sweat on the horses!

Polocrosse is king of the one-horse sports. Be there in 2019 to live the action!
Arcadia
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
Arcadia is a new music event designed to further connect and enhance South-East Queensland's thriving electronic music scene.

Arcadia belongs to the modern breed of ‘boutique festivals’. They aim to foster a following of like minded individuals who return to the event year on year to connect with new, deserving and often unheralded musical acts presented in a setting that is designed to entrance, delight and stimulate through a variety of experiences.

Arcadia, true to its namesake, aspires to immerse participants in the natural beauty of its rural location. They seek to be an event underscored by a mood of fellowship and sense of community spirit. They encourage participation at every level and aim to work with their audience to deliver their ideal escape.
Snowflakes in Stanthorpe
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Snowflakes in Stanthorpe is a winter based festival in the coldest town in Queensland.

This festival will give a visitors a snow based experience and include a snowfield, ice skating rink, snow globes, snowmen and snowflakes. It will be a fun day with markets, food and entertainment.

Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival
Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Jumpers and Jazz is an annual festival that occurs in Warwick, on Queensland’s Southern Downs. It is traditionally held over 10 days at the end of July. The festival was born out of a desire to create a positive community response to a major streetscape project in 2004.



As Queensland's quirkiest winter festival, it is a platform for the arts and a celebration of all that is wonderful about winter. Visitors embrace the chill and are inspired by vibrant music and art, while enjoying over 120 trees "wrapped in art" by textile artists from all over Australia.

Add to the mix an eclectic program of workshops, exhibitions, street festivals, a giant bonfire night, dining events, swing dance, live jazz entertainment and you create a festival abundant with colour, creativity and excitement.



Visitors can expect delightful country experiences through to sophisticated jazz performances of Swing, Dixieland and Mainstream Jazz in diverse venues across the region. A festival where there is something for everyone.

Historic Leyburn Sprints
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
The Historic Leyburn Sprints will once again return to the streets of Leyburn for the 24th running! Watch around 200 cars will race around the idyllic country town of Leyburn, vying for trophies over 20 classes, as well as outright placings. Get amongst the drivers and their cars, ranging from the 1920's through to modern classics.



The Historic Leyburn Sprints commemorates the running of the Australian Grand Prix, held at Leyburn on a disused wartime airstrip in 1949. Come for the racing, stay for the sightseeing amongst this historic town and surroundings. Camping is available in the recreational reserve, a short walk from the track.

Celebrity drivers, country markets, live music, Show n Shine, and the Vintage Caravan Comp all add to the entertainment provided by this unique event in a fantastic setting - this event just keeps getting better and better!

Bony Mountain Folk Festival
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Bony Mountain Festival is a celebration of everything Australian-the History-the Heritage-their very own music.

2019 will feature real bush bands with some old traditional songs and music. It will celebrate their Celtic roots and their pioneers and you're invited to come along.



Saturday is their big family day with Pirate Cave, Treasure Hunt, Captain Jack and free activities, also a special Fairy Cave catering for little ones. Friday and Saturday nights also feature their amazing flaming lizard. Dragons who breathe fire are a fabulous spectacle!

Morning and afternoon teas are supplied by CWA Ladies who cook up a storm every year! Boutique coffee will be available along with top fillet steaks and chips at The Shack. Spring Dell fruit wines, creamy fruit ice cream and mull wine will be available on Friday and Saturday nights- which they dedicate to the Blush Foundation every year which goes toward hiring breast care nurses in the local area.



Walk Up program kicks off Tuesday or join their Ukulele School. Learn the Ukulele with Mick. This is growing every year and the big performance on Sunday is a total highlight.