‘Stroll and Swing’ on Palmerin Street returns to Jumpers and Jazz this Saturday 27 July.
Two stages of live music will provide top jazz vibes as guests pick up their treasures at the popular Suitcase Rummage, taste local wine and produce, and tour the trees in their unique quirky jumpers.
The fun begins at 9.30am on Saturday with jazz bands gracing the stage in front of Warwick’s historic Town Hall and on King Street with top performances throughout the day.
The Suitcase Rummage attracts thousands as vendors share their handmade or recycled quirky wares out of suitcases on the street.
The ‘Celebration of Local Flavours’ is another key attraction of the day and promises a wide showcase from our local producers, with some offering fresh prepared food to satisfy a wide variety of palates.
Joanne O’Reilly, a key collaborator for the Celebration of Local flavours event, urges festival goers to delight in the local flavours of the region.
“It’s such a shot in the arm for our local producers, especially in this season of drought, to chat about their livelihood, make up a plate, and explain how their product can be obtained – locally and often on line,” Joanne said.
Helen Lewis of the Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group Inc is also excited to be announcing the much anticipated ‘Southern Downs Food Map’ on the day.
“This will prove to be such an important resource for locals, visitors to the region, and food outlets. It changes the local produce landscape considerably,” Helen said.
New CEO of Southern Queensland Country Peter Homan will be on hand at the Town Hall Stage at 11.30am to co-present this important milestone publication.
Younger guests can enjoy a fun-filled day with jumping castle, Ponies in Pyjamas – with yarn-bombed buggy rides – or getting creative with clay alongside the Warwick Potters. That’s not to mention the untold treasures to be found exploring over 100 quirky-dressed trees, and all the yarn-bombed delights in the Warwick Art Gallery gardens and foyer.
Dancing enthusiasts should keep an eye out for the Empire Swing Dancers appearing throughout the day. Look out for opportunities to get up, dance, and even join their pop-up dance classes!
All programme details are available at jumpersandjazz.com.au or Facebook.