Your plans for Australia day are sorted! On Tuesday 26th January Lake Burley Griffin is coming to life with “The Great Aussie Picnic”, featuring five action-packed entertainment hubs and one huge ticketed concert with Aussie classic live performances from, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Lee Kernaghan & more.

The event will be kicking off at 11 am, with the bridge to bridge walk becoming a buzz of entertainment with 5 free picnic-style hubs, including acrobats, live kids music from Tim & The Fuzzy Fellows, dance performances & more.

Fully licensed bars and a host of Canberra’s very best food trucks will be dishing up perfect Aust Day eats at all HUB locations(excluding ankle-biters). You can head to the ‘Rhythm & Brews Hub’ to sample Canberra’s finest brews and live original music curated by Music ACT, the ‘Rockin Regatta’ for great Aussie pub soundtracks, the ‘Sand Groove’s’ at Aspen Island which will be featuring Canberra’s best DJs or the ‘Garden Jive’ Jazz club!

The Massive Stage 88 Australia Day Concert featuring a truly iconic line up (James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Lee Kernaghan & more) is an all-ages event, with socially distanced picnic-style seating. tickets are strictly limited so we strongly recommend buying early! Tickets for the Stage 88 Concert will be on sale from 8 am Thursday 14th January 2021. To purchase tickets click here. 

“The ACT Government is pleased to support the National Capital Authority and National Australia Day Council with a re-imagined Australia Day event. The modified event will ensure Canberrans have a COVID-Safe acknowledgement of Australia Day.” – Andrew Barr, ACT Chief Minister.

COVID Safety marshals will be on hand to help maintain COVID Safe practises at each Picnic Hub and direct attendees to hygiene facilities such as handwashing and sanitiser. Entry to each Free Picnic Hub and the ticketed Stage 88 hub will require mandatory check-in with the ‘CHECK-IN CBR APP’. Please note that you will not be allowed access if you do not use the app. Each of the 6 event locations has been registered, so please charge your phone and familiarise yourself with this the app.

The essentials:

The Great Aussie Picnic

Australia Day – Tuesday 26th January 2021

Reflect. Respect. Celebrate. We’re all part of the story.

Five free entertainment hubs

11 am – 7:30 pm Tuesday 26 January – Australia Day Located along the Lake Burley Griffin bridge to bridge walk Featuring loads of live entertainment, kids entertainment, food trucks, hampers & more. All Ages.

Stage 88 Australia Day Concert

1 pm – 9 pm Tuesday 26 January 2021 Feat. James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Lee Kernaghan, Kingswood, Fanny Lumsden, Lisa Richards & Kim Yang. Tickets start at just $29.95+bf! All Ages.

*$5 of every ticket sold will be donated directly to Fortem, who do amazing work supporting first responder families to proactively look after their wellbeing and mental fitness.