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19 May 2017

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First Coat Festival is transforming the regional city of Toowoomba into one of Australia’s largest outdoor galleries.

Join them over three days this weekend, and watch international, national and local artists transform Toowoomba's streets.

Enjoy free side events including live music, art exhibitions and artist talks.

WHEN:  Friday May 19th - Sunday May 21st

All the details on the fantastic event can be found at:

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Suitcase Rummage is setting up in Toowomba for the very first time!

Teaming up with the awesome crew from First Coast to bring you the finest vintage, bric a brac, seconds and handmade finds in the local neighbourhood!

Suitcase Rummage promises to be everything that is a market without the hassle so be sure to head along and grab yourself a bargain.

DATE:  Saturday May 20th

TIME:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

LOCATION:  Bell Street Mall, Bell Street, Toowoomba



Fire up your engines and head to the New Hope Oakey Sprints!

Now in its 7th year, this two day annual Street Sprint attracts all types of cars from all over Australia to race on the streets of Oakey.

Cars of every variety race against the clock to see who can set the fastest time and this year there will be two genuine “USA NASCAR” at the event.

Saturday night will see the return of the spectacular drift show.

Racing starts from 8am both days with power skid and drift demos from 5pm Saturday.

WHEN:  Saturday May 20th & Sunday May 21st

TIME:   Kicks off 8:00 AM on both days

LOCATION:  Fitzpatrick Street, Oakey

  • Entry charges - Adult: $15
  • Entry charges - Concession: $10          
  • Entry charges - Family:  $30     
  • Entry charges - Student:  $10


Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer.

This year’s theme is “Colour of Hope”, to recognize, support and raise awareness for all the different cancers that effect out community.

 ** Dressing up is not compulsory

WHEN:  Saturday May 20th - Sunday May 21st

LOCATION:   Queen's Park, Corner Lindsay and Margaret Streets

All the details for this event can be found at:

Image:  Relay for Life Toowoomba Facebook


Toowoomba's own plants, gardening and produce market right in our backyard!

You will find local plants, garden items, produce such as fruit, veges, coffee beans, olives, chutneys, all from the locals of Toowoomba and surrounds.  Be sure to drop in check it out and grab a bargain for the garden or yard. 

While you are there grab a sausage sizzle and a cold drink and support your local Scout group.

Support local!

WHEN:  Saturday May 20th (and 3rd Saturday of every month)

TIME:  7:00 AM- 12:30 PM

LOCATION:  North State School, Taylor Street


Brick Events Pty Ltd has announced that the inaugural Toowoomba Brick Event is coming to Toowoomba in May 2017.

The Toowoomba Brick Event is set to showcase the LEGO® creations of many talented brick builders who will be exhibiting creations built entirely from LEGO®.

The Toowoomba Brick Event is a LEGO® fan event for all ages and will be the biggest event of its kind to held in Toowoomba and will feature over 30 different exhibits all made from LEGO® bricks.

Themes on display encompass Space and Star Wars, City (with working trains), Ships, Robotics, Winter Village, Wild West, operating Technic vehicles and much much more.

WHEN:  Saturday May 20th & Sunday May 21st

LOCATION:  Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Road, Glevale


  • Entry charges – Adult: $14.00
  • Entry charges – Child: $9.50
  • Entry charges – Concession: $11.00
  • Entry charges – Family: $53.00    

All the details for this event can be found at:


Image Credit:  Toowoomba Brick Event Expo Facebook


Don’t miss this awesome annual event!  All the details are at:

WHEN:  Sunday May 21st, 2017

TIME:  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

LOCATION:  Chapman Park, Corner Esk-Hampton Road and New England Highway

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