Discover the Exciting Activities Happening in the ACT Region for Australia Day 2024 | Canberra Daily

Get Ready to Celebrate Australia Day in the ACT Region

This Friday 26 January is a public holiday all across Australia, and there’s plenty happening around the ACT region to reflect and celebrate community. From exciting drone shows to traditional ceremonies, there are family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy.

FLIGHT: Drone SkyShow & Night Markets

Presented by the National Capital Authority and assisted by the Australian Government, FLIGHT: Drone SkyShow & Night Markets is a must-see event happening over three nights this long weekend. Starting at 8.30pm each night, the show will light up the skies above Lake Burley Griffin with stunning displays showcasing Australia’s natural beauty and history. Don’t miss out on this captivating experience!

Community Day 2024: Australia Day at the National Museum

The National Museum of Australia is hosting Community Day 2024: Australia Day on Friday 26 January from 9.30am to 2.30pm. This culturally diverse event offers a range of activities, music performances, weaving demonstrations, and workshops for families and children. Make sure to visit the Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre for free entry (bookings required). It’s a day of celebration not to be missed!

Australia Day Events in Queanbeyan-Palerang

Celebrate Australia Day in the Queanbeyan-Palerang region with various events happening throughout the day. From ceremonies to entertainment and morning tea, each location will recognize outstanding individuals and community events nominated by residents. Join the festivities at Captains Flat Memorial Hall, Braidwood Serviceman’s Club, Bungendore Scout Hall, or Queanbeyan Park for a memorable Australia Day experience.

Join the Australia Day Celebrations in Goulburn

Head to Goulburn and Marulan on Friday 26 January for a day filled with reflection, respect, and celebration. The festivities kick off with a free BBQ breakfast at Victoria Park at 7.30am, followed by market stalls, activities, entertainment, and a Citizenship Ceremony. Don’t miss the Official Ceremony at 10am, where Australia Day awards will be presented. Afterward, enjoy a pool party at the Aquatic Centre. It’s a day of fun for the whole family!

Australia Day at Harmonie German Club

Join the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah for a free Australia Day event starting at 6pm on Friday 26 January. This exciting lineup features talented artists, including Indigenous performers, Stewart Barton, and country star Taylor Moss. The event will also host a silent art auction to support Indigenous causes, and there will be a quiet space for reflection. Book your free tickets now!

Open Concert in Beijing Garden by Federation of Chinese Community of Canberra Inc

Celebrate Australia Day with a unique open concert presented by the Federation of Chinese Community of Canberra Inc. This event takes place in Beijing Garden, Nara Peace Park, Yarralumla on Friday 26 January from 10.30am to 3pm. Enjoy traditional Chinese dance, music, singing, martial arts, local First Nations dance performances, and explore Chinese arts and food stores. Admission is free for everyone!

Australia Day Celebrations with Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canberra

Join the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canberra for their annual Australia Day celebrations on Friday 26 January from 7-9pm at Gungahlin Lakes Golf and Community Club. The event will include flag hoisting, national anthem, thanksgiving speeches, and reflections on what it means to be Australian. The community stands united in allegiance to Australia and invites everyone to join in the festivities.


Australia Day is a time to come together as a community and celebrate the diverse culture and history of our nation. With a range of events happening across the ACT region, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re watching a mesmerizing drone show, participating in traditional ceremonies, or attending concerts and performances, make the most of this long weekend and embrace the spirit of Australia Day.

Quote from the Website Author

“Australia Day is a time to reflect on our shared values and celebrate the rich cultural heritage that makes our nation so unique. From captivating drone shows to vibrant community events, there’s no shortage of ways to come together and enjoy this special day. Let’s embrace the spirit of unity and celebrate Australia Day in style!”

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