Say g’day to free Australia Day fun in Salisbury
From water slides to a Weet-Bix eating contest, a petting zoo and community cricket match – there is plenty of action planned for the City of Salisbury’s annual Australia Day festivities.
The public is invited to come and say g’day at Carisbrooke Park from 8am until 1.30pm on January 26, 2023.
It is the first time the event will be held at the popular Carisbrooke Park since 2019, having been cancelled in 2022 and held at the Salisbury Community Hub in the prior years.
A free breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, fresh fruit and yoghurt tubs until 11am (while supplies last) will be served up by the 1st Salisbury Scout Group, with food and drink available for purchase later in the day.
Official events will include a flag raising ceremony, presentation of the Salisbury Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award Winners for 2023 and a Citizenship Ceremony.
A range of free activities and entertainment will be available, including:
- Water slides and a giant playground for the whole family
- Petting zoo
- Live music from a local brass band and rock and roll band Crosstown Ramblers
- Community cricket game
- Weet-Bix eating and thong throwing contests
- Novelty events including cornhole toss, sack races, egg and spoon races
- Rock painting and art activities for kids
- Pop-up library
- Variety cars
- Giant board games, face painting and Aussie-themed temporary tattoos
Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said Australia Day was one of Salisbury’s biggest events each year, with thousands set to attend.