Tree jumper artwork in the Warwick Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival 2015.
Tree jumper artwork in the Warwick Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival 2015. Leanne Ryan

Festivities and events are the heart of the Rose City

WHEN it comes to hosting community events Warwick really knows how to celebrate with numerous festivities filling out the events calendar each year.

Although massive events such Jumpers and Jazz and Rodeo drawing unique attention to the Rose City each year, even smaller local events have gained a huge following over the years.

Warwick Tourism and Events helped the annual Rodeo Mardi Gras take to Palmerin St, having part of the CBD closed for the family-friendly fiesta.

As Australia's Most Famous Rodeo has continued to grow, residents of the Rose City have seen the ever popular Mardi Gras move off the main street and spill into Leslie Park, adding to the laid-back atmosphere and allowing more live entertainment and market stalls to join the mix.

Finalists in the Christmas costume competition take to the stage at Carols in the Park on Sunday. Photo Deanna Millard / Daily News
Finalists in the Christmas costume competition take to the stage at Carols in the Park on Sunday. Photo Deanna Millard / Daily News Deanna Millard

With plenty of songbooks and Santa hats, local families and friends can get together at silly season for Carols in the Park each year.

Come January, Australia Day celebrations also pack out different areas in green and gold.

The Australia Day awards have given Southern Downs residents a chance to recognise their own local heroes, while new residents have been officially welcomed at Australia Day citizenship ceremonies.

Little Aussie Ava McGregor waving her Aussie Flag at the Killarney Lions Australia Day Celebrations in Killarney last Monday. Photo: John Towells / Warwick Daily News
Little Aussie Ava McGregor waving her Aussie Flag at the Killarney Lions Australia Day Celebrations in Killarney last Monday. Photo: John Towells / Warwick Daily News John Towells

Stalls and attractions lined Leslie Park as part of NAIDOC Week this year, with church services, police and hospital celebrations helping to celebrate the region's indigenous history.

The Daily News will continue to celebrate our community with coverage of all the community events and festivities the Rose City has to offer, including Relay for Life. 

Members of the two teams from St Joseph's at Stanthorpe after 18 hours of walking for Relay for Life in Warwick.
Members of the two teams from St Joseph's at Stanthorpe after 18 hours of walking for Relay for Life in Warwick. Gerard Walsh


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