Australia celebrates

Held on January the 26th Australia Day commemorates the establishment of the first settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788.

Party Time

Aussies love nothing better than to celebrate with the day in the sun with family & friends, whether it be a day on the beach or by the harbour, a barbeque in the backyard with loved ones or at one of the fabulous events that provide great entertainment & food all around the country.

Sydney Style

There is one place you can guarantee to celebrate the day in great style and that is Sydney! From its many parks and malls, beaches and bays, mountains and plains, there is something for everyone and most of it is for free or just the cost of your hamburger and drinks!

Celebrate what's great

The theme for 2013 is 'Celebrate what's great'.
Sydney will have a huge program that will include activites right across Greater Sydney

  • Darling Harbour Austrlia Day Spectacular kicks off at 11.30am and concludes at 9pm after a fireworks exhibition. It will be a day of multimedia symphony of light and music. Don't miss out on seeing the Tall Shops and citizenship celebrations.
  • There will be an Indigenous ceremony honouring age old custodial traditions from 8am at Farm Cove, Royal Botanic Gardens.
  • Cabramatta will host a Family Barbeque in Freedom Plaza between 11am to 3pm Hurstville Council Australia Day festival will be held at Steamroller Park, Oatley park, Oatley. 10am-4pm.
  • What about being part of Sydney’s biggest backyard, held at Hyde Park with sport. Live entertainment and various activities for children. 10 -5pm.

  • There will be an amazaing Aerial Display over the harbour at 2pm by the Royal Australian Airforce.
  • Ferrython will be run again from 11am. This annual ferry race up and down Sydney Harbour finishes under the Harbour Bridge.
  • Bicentennial Park will celebrate with music, face painting and crafts especially aimed at children and their families. The celebrations start at 12 noon and go through to 9pm.
  • Bonnyrigg Town Cnetre will be hosting a family barbeque between 10am and 2pm
Photo: Australia Day

Other towns sities and states will celebrate too!

I am sure there will be Australia Day celebrations held right across Australia from coast to coast. East to west and north to south. Visit the website or your local council or newspaper for more details of one closer to you.

Personally I will be spending the day with my family and also some friends who are calling in for afternoon tea. We will go for a picnic and a walk along the beach and play some games after dinner.

What does Australia Day mean to you?

Have a great day where ever you may be

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