Free Australia Day 2014 Celebrations At Sydney Olympic Park
09 Jan 2014
Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Auburn City Council have again joined forces to present an Australia Day 2014 celebration to remember at the iconic and beautiful Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park.
Approximately 6,000 Sydneysiders are expected to attend the FREE event from 12pm-9pm on Sunday 26 January, when the jam-packed Australia Day 2014 programme will include an array of food stalls from 12pm, live entertainment and rides to excite from 2pm and a dazzling display of fireworks from 8.50pm to finish the festivities with a bang!
Off-stage entertainment will include sheep shearing, whip cracking, sheep dog trial shows, an animal farm, pony and amusement rides, roving performers, Indigenous dance and craft workshops, face-painting and a community bazaar.
On-stage entertainment to also kick-off at 2pm with an Aboriginal dance ceremony and Acknowledgement of Country service, will further feature an eclectic line-up of multicultural dance and music performances by South American flute players, Japanese drummers and Polynesian dancers.
An 1800s themed colonial dance performance by Australian Heritage Dancers is also sure to delight in addition to Schools Spectacular 2013 featured artist Anja Nissen, the Wild Armadillos, Gang of Brothers and for the kids, a great new show called Butterscotch’s Playground by Greg Page, one of the original Wiggles.
The Official Ceremony will commence at 5pm when Australia Day Ambassador and Olympic silver medallist in rowing, James Chapman, will deliver what is bound to be an uplifting address. The ceremony will also include a Local Citizens of the Year awards presentation and a welcoming ceremony of approximately 50 new Australian citizens.
From 8pm, Gang of Brothers will fire-up the crowd before the spectacular fireworks grand finale to cap-off Australia Day 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park where FREE BBQ facilities are also available at Bicentennial Park.
Attendees are encouraged to use public transport with limited parking at Bicentennial Park. A FREE shuttle bus will operate between Bicentennial Park and Auburn and Lidcombe railway stations from 12pm–9pm.
Free Australia Day celebrations 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park
WHEN: Sunday, 26 January 2014
Food stalls from 12pm. Entertainment and rides from 2pm. Fireworks from 8.50pm
WHERE: Bicentennial Park at Sydney Olympic Park
GETTING THERE: Limited parking at Bicentennial Park – P3 car park $4 per hour ($20 per day)
FREE shuttle bus, 12noon-9pm between Bicentennial Park and Lidcombe and Auburn railway stations
MORE INFO: Visit sydneyolympicpark.com.au. Also, check-out Sydney Olympic Park’s YouTube Channel, follow @olympicpark_syd on Twitter or visit facebook.com/SydneyOlympicPark.
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