Toowoomba Mayor, Councillor Paul Antonio will open the 2015 St. Luke’s Flower and Music Festival on Thursday, 17th September at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Toowoomba at 6.00pm with prayers and blessings by Bishop Cameron Venables. A special Carnival Eucharist will also be held at 9 am on Sunday 20th September to which all are warmly invited.
As the new face of Toowoomba continues to shape up, St Luke’s Church is delighted to offer fresh inspiration for locals and visitors this Carnival season. The newly created Toowoomba City Labyrinth at St Luke’s will be a focal feature of this year’s ‘To Be a Pilgrim’ flower and music festival, together with new and traditional joys of wonderful flower displays, prayer, hospitality and first-class music.
St. Luke’s Flower and Music Festival has been a highlight for Carnival visitors for over 48 years, with many thousands of people enjoying the floral artistry, music and catering of the stalwart volunteers of the Anglican Parish. Organised and run by parishioners, the event continues to be enthusiastically supported by the Toowoomba Floral Art Group and Toowoomba Regional Council.
Featuring refreshment packages from $5.50 per person for coach groups, the famous plant stall, and daily concerts throughout the festival performed by professional musicians, the floral displays will be open each day from the 19th to 23rd September from 9am to 4pm.
There is a veritable “feast” of attractions. People can wander through craft stalls, browse second hand books, enjoy lunch or a snack, have a picnic in the grounds, walk the newly completed labyrinth, take in the free weekday concerts at 12.30pm or return for the Philharmonic Society Concert on 2pm Sunday, 20th September. St Luke’s is on the corner of Herries and Ruthven Streets.