It’s all about the little ones on Australia Day in Canberra, with some great free events to take the kids to.
A range of events and activities culminating in the Australia Day in the Capital concert and fireworks will mark Australia Day celebrations this year.
From 7.30am, ActewAGL will host the Great Aussie Day Breakfast on the lawns of Stage 88 in Commonwealth Park. Along with a breakfast sausage sizzle there will be free family entertainment, including the Sing Australia choir, Dora the Explorer, as well as free kids activities including jumping castles, face painting and soccer darts.
At 9am, Canberra will welcome our newest Australian citizens at the National Flag Raising and Citizenship ceremony, hosted at Rond Terraces. The event will feature a traditional flyover and 21 gun salute.
From 4pm – 9pm, Regatta Point will host a program full of free music and entertainment, including a special appearance of the Queens Baton Relay as it completes a lap of Lake Burley Griffin. Additional activities will also be hosted at Patrick White Lawns and Rond Terrace, including children’s picnic games, a giant slide, jumping castle, face painting and glitter tattoos. Food and beverage vendors will also be open at these sites.
A highlight of the day for many people is the impressive fireworks display. Our skies will be lit up above Lake Burley Griffin at 9pm, with the best vantage points from Regatta Point and Patrick White Lawns.
ARIA nominees Justice Crew will headline the concert at Regatta Point performing some of their greatest hits, alongside local Canberra band Tuchasoul, and pop duo Jess & Matt.