Warwick’s Jumpers and Jazz in July is a celebration of yarn bombing and tree jumpers, live jazz, tastes of country cuisine and a program of over one hundred events spanning 10 days. Known as Queensland’s quirkiest festival, the event has been staged annually since 2004. The program incorporates 120 “jumpered” trees, jazz performances in more than 30 venues, exhibitions, hands-on workshops, wining and dining. One of the few places in Queensland to experience a cold winter, Warwick is located on the Southern Downs of Southern Queensland Country.
The event was created to embrace community ownership through a fun and entertaining way of using the new-look streetscape, to grow tourism visitation and retail activity in a shoulder season by creating a bright and colourful atmosphere during a ‘dull’ time of year, and increase participation in the arts – to generate creativity, increase community participation in arts and share textile art with more people. This event has since become a popular event growing every year with plenty of new things on offer – the full programme will be announced in May so keep your eyes peeled!