Celebrate Australia Day with Reflection and Respect at The Strand

Save the Date for an Unforgettable Australia Day Celebration in Townsville

Mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in a day filled with reflection, respect, and celebration of Australia. Townsville City Council is hosting a series of exciting events on Friday, January 26th, along The Strand and Jezzine Barracks that you won’t want to miss.

A Day Packed with Fun and Festivities

Bring your family and friends along for a day of non-stop entertainment. The festivities kick off bright and early with a fun run at Brigadier North Park in Jezzine Barracks, starting at 6am. After working up an appetite, be one of the first 500 attendees to enjoy a delicious free Aussie breakfast at 8am.

At 9am, join us for the highly anticipated Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony at Jezzine Barracks. It’s a moment of pride and unity as we honor our nation’s heritage.

From 10:30am to 3pm, head over to The Strand for the Beach Day Out event. Enjoy a day of sun, sand, and surf with various activities and entertainment for all ages. And don’t forget to indulge your taste buds at the Great Australian Bites event from 11am to 2pm. With free entry, tantalizing tasting plates, pop-up food trucks, and live music, it’s a foodie’s paradise.

Special Guest Appearance by MasterChef Australia Finalist Rhiannon Anderson

We are thrilled to announce that MasterChef Australia finalist Rhiannon Anderson will be joining us at the Great Australian Bites event. Rhiannon is excited to share her love for local produce and showcase the incredible flavors our region has to offer. From fresh seafood to a wide array of fruits, vegetables, and proteins, our region’s produce is truly exceptional.

Supporting Indigenous Cultures and Traditions

In addition to the main events, Townsville City Council is proud to support the Survival Day event presented by Big Eye Theatre at Strand Park. This event aims to showcase the rich cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is an opportunity to learn about our nation’s history and build a future that embraces diversity and inclusivity.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Australia Day Celebration

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to celebrate Australia Day in Townsville. Whether you’re a local resident or visiting the area, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For more information about the event schedule and details, visit the What’s On Townsville website.

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As the official website for Townsville City Council’s Australia Day events, we are dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to make the most of this special day. Join us as we come together to reflect, respect, and celebrate our great nation.

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