We’ve prepared some ideas for you to have a look at outside the usual BBQ with mates in Radelaide this Australia Day. Of course, if you are ‘avin a barbie, have a snag on us, all in celebration of our beautiful country.
Australia Day in The City is a free event in Elder Park run by the Australia Day Council of South Australia and the Adelaide City Council. Starting at 6pm, live music will be provided by David Campbell and his Big Band, with friends Emma Pask, Mahalia Barnes and Christine Anu. This twilight event also features a one of the largest Australia Day street parades in the country, with over 150 community groups including vintage cars, horses and a marching band. Fireworks will end the night with a bang for the 40,000 expected people to come together this Aus Day.
What’s more Australian than a cracking open a cold one? Doing it at the cricket, of course. Adelaide Oval is hosting the Victoria Bitter ODI Series Australia Versus Pakistan on the 26th at 1:50pm. Watch Pakistan’s first debut in Australia since 2009-10 in a thrilling match against the Aussies. Tickets are selling fast at $30 for an adult, $10 children and $65 for a family. Make sure to book online if you want to come along and experience the action that is One Day cricket. Tickets available here.
In the West, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield is bringing you the Semaphore Summer Carnival Australia Day Fireworks display on the Semaphore Foreshore, commencing at 9:30pm from the jetty. Other seaside fun will include Dodgem Cars, Bungy’s, Water Balls, Tattoos, Thrill Rides and Kid’s Rides. This event will be in conjunction with the Tandanya Survival Day Celebrations, a celebration and acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.
In addition, there’s always Glenelg’s Australia Day at the Bay, the free family fun day at the beach. Glenelg foreshore and Jetty road always buzzes in the warm weather and this year's Australia Day will be no different. Official Ceremonies to welcome new Australian citizens and celebrate our local heroes kick off at 9am.
In the East, Hazelwood Park will host the City of Burnside’s Australia Day Celebrations, welcoming over 90 citizens to the community and announcing the winner of the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year and Community Event of the Year. The ceremony begins at 9am, followed by a brunch from 10-11am.
Down South, the City of Onkaparinga’s Australia Day Bush Fair boasts a stellar line up of rock climbing, face painting, wood chopping, pony rides, native animals, mini train rides, stalls and more. Not to mention, a huge entertainment line-up featuring live music, Aussie displays, children’s acts and a special guest MC Cosi from South Aussie With Cosi. This awesome event takes place at 5:30pm - 9:30pm on the South Adelaide Football Club Oval, 1 Lovelock Dr, Noarlunga Downs.
Up North, the City of Playford is hosting Australia Day Celebrations at Fremont Park, Elizabeth, from 8am-12pm. Live entertainment for all ages, rides, kids activities and a free breakfast will be a few of the items on offer this year.
Also in the North, there’s the Titanium Security Australia Day Family Picnic, brought to you by Titanium Security Australia and the City of Salisbury at Carisbrooke Reserve, Salisbury. This massive day kicks off with a free brekkie at 8am-10am and follows with family-friendly entertainment, rides, vehicle displays, military museum gun firing, Monster Truck display and a 10-tonne sandpit for the kids. This event runs from 8am – 3pm, with a free shuttle bus from the Salisbury Interchange will be provided.
Or, if you're into the simpler things, you could just head to your local beach, bring a radio and listen to Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown.
Header via City of Onkaparinga Website