Month long celebration for Australia Day 2022

Northern Beaches

From food trucks to pool parties, there’s something for everyone this Australia Day, with Northern Beaches Council hosting a string of events throughout the month of January.

Northern Beaches Council CEO Ray Brownlee said the events will help us all celebrate the things we love about Australia and our diverse and vibrant community.

“Australia Day is one of the biggest days on the national calendar and on the Beaches, we celebrate it throughout the month of January,” Mr Brownlee said.

“It’s not only a time to reflect on what it means to be Australian, but an opportunity to celebrate everything great about this beautiful country of ours and acknowledge our history.

“What better way to celebrate than to visit one of our beautiful beaches, parks or pools and join us at our fun, COVID-safe community events.”

Food Truck Party

When: Saturday 22 January, 11am-4pm

Where: Tania Park, Balgowlah Heights

What: Our popular Food Truck Party is back with a smorgasbord of international cuisines from across the world that showcase the diversity of our citizens. There will be live music throughout the day and Aussie Dress ups are encouraged, with prizes for best dressed.

Australian Made Markets

When: Sunday 23 January, 8am-1pm

Where: James Meehan Reserve, Dee Why

What: Support local, with our market of Australian Made goods. Stallholders will include Australian based and produced brands, predominately local to the Northern Beaches.

Australia Day Eve Open Air Cinema

When: Tuesday 25 January, Gates open 5.30 for 6.30pm start

Where: Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale

What: Enjoy a film screening of Red Dog, based on the legendary true story of the dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long-lost master. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online now. Dine & Discover vouchers accepted.

Australia Day Pool Parties

When: Wednesday 26 January, 9am-12pm

Where: Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre and Warringah Aquatic Centre (WAC)

What: Pool party with inflatables, DJ disco party and roving kids’ entertainment. Diving boards open (WAC only). Free entry at both pools.

Council is also seeking expressions of interest from businesses keen to be involved in the Australian Made Markets and Food Truck Party.

Northern Beaches Libraries, Art Gallery, Aboriginal Heritage Office and Coastal Environment Centre will be running a range of activities in January, including Aboriginal heritage walks, open days and the Destination Sydney exhibition.

Visit our website for more event details.

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