AUSTRALIA DAY EVENTS IN THE FORBES & PARKES SHIRES
Get out amongst it and celebrate the freedom that we have as Australian citizens!
26 JANUARY – AUSTRALIA DAY
7AM Rotary Community Breakfast at the Apex Park
A community breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club of Forbes, including the presentation of the Rotary Citizenship Awards.
11AM – 2PM Diggers Family Swim and BBQ Lunch at Forbes Olympic Pool
5.30PM – 9PM Party in the Park at Lions Park
Join us for Australia Day Celebrations on beautiful Lake Forbes. Grab a blanket, pack a hamper and enjoy the sunset!
- Live music by Gabe Music and more
- Food stalls and bar
- Pedal boats
- Amusement rides
- Forbes Citizen of the Year awards
- CWA damper cooking
- Inspirational ambassador James Pittar, vision impaired ultra-marathon swimmer
For more information, check out the Upcoming Events on Facebook
25 January – AUSTRALIA DAY EVE
Australian Art Exhibition official opening on Australia Day Eve in the Coventry Room.
26 January – AUSTRALIA DAY
7AM Community walk starting at 7am from Cooke Park (incorporating the Indigenous amphitheatre), followed by a free breakfast at Cooke Park.
8AM-11AM Kites of all sizes and shapes including a giant whale will be flying high at Northparkes Oval.
10AM All Australian Car Display at Cooke Park.
10.30AM Live entertainment by the Parkes Shire Band at Cooke Park.
11AM Official Ceremony at Cooke Park including presentation of Community Awards and Citizen of the Year, address by Ambassador.
2PM-6PM Make a splash at the Parkes Aquatic Centre with free entry from 2pm-6pm.
7PM Enjoy the setting sun with harness racing and the infamous Annual Golden Yabby Race!
During the day....Mini Bowls Day at Parkes Bowling and Sports Club
8AM Flag Raising Ceremony at Park followed by a cooked breakfast, competition and prizes and Memorial Hall.
7.30AM Community breakfast at Peak Hill Park.
8.30AM Official Ceremony including Welcome to Country, Prayer, Official Welcome, Flag raising and National Anthem, presentation of Australia Day Awards, Cutting of the Cake, Best Outfit/Colouring In Competition, free entry to pool from 3pm and sausage sizzle at 6pm.
8AM Community BBQ breakfast at Memorial Park.
2PM-6PM Make a splash at Tullamore Pool with free entry from 2pm-6pm.
7.30AM Community breakfast at Berryman Oval.
9AM Official ceremony including Flag-raising, presentation of Citizen and Sporting Awards, presentations made by Bush Tucker Day Committee.
2PM-6PM Make a splash a Trundle Pool with free entry from 2pm-6pm.
Make sure you hashtag #AusDay #AustraliaDay