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Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival

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by Di Hill (subscribe)
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Winter wonderland at Jazz and Jumpers Festival
This quirky festival has been held annually since 2004 at Warwick in the last week of July. It's less than a 2 hour drive from Brisbane (150 kms) out to this town which celebrates winter with the Jumpers and Jazz Festival. This year it is on from July 18th to 28th, '19.

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Jumpers and Jazz Festival

If you've not been before, you will be surprised to see how the locals' yarnbombing has changed the town's landscape with all sorts of artwork decorating the town. It's quirky and fun. There's so much to see and do!

Over ten days, there are some 100 community-run events. Some of the events include the Grand Automobile Display, The Stroll and Swing, which incorporates a Celebration of Local Flavours, three free live jazz stages and the finale even Picnic in the Park. For details of these and other events, visit the website here.

If you want to stay overnight, you'll need to book soon, as some of the accommodation is already booked out. If you are a lover of jazz, most of the entertainment is in the evening so a night in Warwick is almost a "must do".

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Some Yarnbombing

The streets of Warwick will be transformed into a colourful cascade of knitting, crochet and much more. Wander the streets exploring the exhibits, visit the Warwick Art Gallery.

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Town Hall

Remember it will most likely be very cold so don't forget to rug up to keep warm. It's well worth going, and I look forward to another visit to this great event. I am sure, like me, you will come away using the word "amazing" frequently, especially if you have never seen so much quality yarnbombing!

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Some Yarn

Check the website for more details, and if you plan to stay overnight, book your accommodation as soon as possible.

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In the Gallery (2014)
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Why? Enjoy exciting Jumpers and Jazz Festival
When: July 18th - 28th, 2019
Where: Warwick, Queensland
Cost: Much of it is free, but fees for some events
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