With several days left before the big day, Hawkesbury City Council invites its residents to celebrate Australia Day 2024 on Friday, 26 January, starting at 5:00 PM at the Governor Phillip Park, Windsor.
According to the Hawkesbury City Council, the focus of this year’s Australia Day is the Hawkesbury River. Wakeboard Australia will be the highlight, as it will have its yearly “Australian Open and Junior Series” from Saturday, 27 January, to Sunday, 28 January. Attendees can expect some water action at the Hawkesbury River on Australia Day as the wakeboarders prepare for their two big days.
In addition, the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) aerobatic display team “Roulettes” will have a flypast on Friday afternoon.
MC and Ruff Track Co-founder Farmer Dave returns to keep the energy buzzing after his successful Australia Day last year and to commentate during the Hawkesbury thong-throwing competition, which started last year. Interested participants can register at the Council’s tent on the day for a chance to win the 2024 Golden Thong trophy.
There will also be an outdoor stage with live entertainment from Let’s Groove Tonight and more, food and drinks stalls, food trucks, carnival rides, free face painting, Emergency Services Display, and Roving Entertainment.
An inclusive playground is available at Governor Phillip Park, with plenty of parking across the area. Picnic rugs and folding rugs are encouraged, as seating is limited. Dogs are allowed as long as they are on a lead.
Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremonies will be held at Don’t Worry Oval. The most-awaited Fireworks display finale will conclude the festivities at 9:00 PM.
Council says at least 8,000 people attend the Australia Day celebration in Hawkesbury annually. Admission is free.