Warwick’s winter vibe is alive

Empire Swing at Warwick's ‘Jumpers and Jazz’ Winter experience. Photo: Trevor Martin

Warwick is rolling out the welcome mat once again for the much-awaited winter migration to Queensland’s quirkiest winter festival.

Sadly missed in 2020 by locals and distant fans alike, visitors from far and wide are again expected in our region seeking a colourful, country ‘Jumpers and Jazz’ Winter experience. (All checks will be in place for Covid-safe event.) Brimming with colour and vibe the festival will once again feature a kaleidoscope of creative yarn bombing, ‘get-up-‘n-dance’ live jazz everywhere, eclectic showcase of exquisite crafts, and the Art Gallery’s superb yarn bombed display inside and out.

The trees are looking forward to their stunning bespoke attire, and locals can expect a return of Festival favourites over two big weekends including artisan markets at the Gallery, Grand Automobile Display, and Stroll and Swing featuring Suitcase Rummage and Celebration of Local Flavours.

The grand finale in Leslie park will once again feature the Warwick Credit Union Picnic in the Park including the huge Warwick Potters Winter Markets, with live Jazz and great food all day.

Tickets are now online and selling like hot cakes for the much anticipated return of signature Festival Events: the festival launch – ‘Jumpin’ Jazz Laneway Party’ on Friday July 16 at Warwick Town Hall, and on Saturday 24 – ‘Twilight Jazz in the Park’- an opportunity to catch live jazz vibes in a Winter vista of lit-up trees, warming food and drinks. Tickets for these events are available now online at warwicktickets.com.au.

If unsure, please email jumpersandjazz.com@gmail.com or phone 0492 979 870.

Get up and Go families will be delighted in a massive new free event: YMCA Jazz ‘n Champions in the Park on Saturday 17 which will feature opportunity to be a part of the world’s biggest retro Jazzercise class to live big band music, the “Extreme Obstacle Challenge” with guest appearance by professional Ninja Warriors, and displays by our superhero emergency services and their magnificent machines.

Information about the festival – full program, markets, performers, free jazz and accommodation are available now on www.jumpersandjazz.com.au