Special Events

From camel races to comedy festivals, there is always something happening in the Western Downs.

Our region is host to a large variety of exciting events annually, bringing tourists and locals together to celebrate our vibrant communities.


Public Holidays in the Western Downs


Wednesday 1 January New Year’s Day
Sunday 26 January Australia Day
Friday 3 April Wandoan Show Festival
Friday 10 April Good Friday
Sunday 12 April Easter Sunday
Monday 13 April Easter Monday
Friday 17 April Dalby & District Annual Show Holiday
Saturday 25 April ANZAC Day
Monday 4 May Labour Day
Tuesday 19 May Miles & District Annual Show Holiday
Friday 22 May Chinchilla Annual Show holiday
Monday 10 August Tara (Royal Queensland Show) Holiday
Monday 5 October Queen’s Birthday
Friday 25 December Christmas Day
Saturday 26 December Boxing Day