62nd Carnival Of Flowers Underway In Toowoomba

Near perfect weather conditions are forecast for the highlight of the annual floral festival, the Grand Central Floral Parade which gets underway at 12 noon today, Saturday September 17th. Tens of thousands of people are making their way into Toowoomba city, taking up vantage points for the parade which will wend its way from the corner of Hume and Herries Streets, along Ruthven Street then via Chalk Drive to the Godsall Street Oval section of Queens Park for the announcement of the winning float.

A car “Show and Shine” will also be taking place in that area, and the sixties rock and roll band “Song Dogs’ will be entertaining. Afterwards, many people will be visiting the floral displays in parks and churches across the city, taking in the exhibition gardens or taking time out in the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival in Upper Queens Park.

PHOTOS FROM 2011 GRAND CENTRAL FLORAL PARADE (click on photos to enlarge)

Toowoomba Regional Council Float bearing Young Ambassador Roxanne Parker
A 1944 Ford Jeep carrying Ambassador entrants Alana Nolan & Caitlin Sullivan.
Marchers from the Vietnamese Community.
Taking a closer look at the Council Float
  • Peppers Pep Band bringing entertainment to the -parade.
  • City Golf Club Foat celebrating 75 years as a golf and entertainment venue
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