Queensland’s quirky winter festival happens in Warwick each July. A
platform for the arts and a celebration of all that is wonderful about
winter, the festival’s success is due to the community embracing the
chill and the opportunity to be inspired by vibrant music and art.
The first Festival was in 2004. Since then the growth and appeal of the
Festival has been remarkable. The number of trees “wrapped in art” has
more than doubled. Many local schools and community groups consider
entering a tree jumper as a major project for the year. We also receive
entries from textile artists from all over Australia. Every year a
beautifully knitted entry arrives from Lincolnshire in England.
The Jazz program is driven by the many venues in Warwick, Allora,
Killarney and Stanthorpe that are committed to creating a quality music
experience for our visitors. Musicians perform Dixieland, Swing and
Mainstream Jazz throughout the festival with an abundance of free
entertainment at Saturday’s Party on Palmerin and Sunday’s Picnic in the
Involve yourself in the creativity by joining an art workshop, attend an
artist’s talk or design a tree jumper. Bring your knitting needles or
crochet hooks – we encourage spontaneous acts of art in our streets,
coffee shops and parks.