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Australia Day in the Capital

Australia Day 2017

There's something for everyone to enjoy and participate in this Australia Day in the capital, including an Aussie Day BBQ breakfast, kids entertainment, the National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony and an evening concert with a firework finale. 

Start your day with some Aussie tucker at the ActewAGL Great Aussie Day Breakfast proudly supported the ACT Government and Canberra Milk. Held on the lawns of Stage 88 at Commonwealth Park this breakfast is the perfect way to start your Australia Day. Ensuring the whole family and the little Aussies among us are entertained, Sing Australia will grace the stage with beautiful choir songs, and there will be a mega Nerf Zone, jumping castle and face painting.

Mid morning, we welcome our newest Australians, at the National Citizenship and Flag Raising Ceremony hosted at Rond Terrace. There will also be an impressive flyover and 21 gun salute.

From 4pm, join the celebrations at Regatta Point and settle in for a concert to suit the whole family. Headlined by British India, supporting performances include the Choir of Hard Knocks, Young Monks and Hands Like Houses.

If a picnic setting is what you’re after, bring family and friends to Patrick White Lawns or Rond Terrace, where there will be plenty of entertainment for children on offer, including face painting, glitter tattoos a giant slide, and more!

At 9pm, enjoy an impressive pyrotechnic display over the shores of Lake Burly Griffin. Marvel as the spectacular fireworks display light up the Canberra skies and celebrate what’s great about being an Aussie, this Australia Day in the capital.

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