Preparations well underway for Australia Day 2022

Northern Beaches

Celebrate summer and the things you love about the Northern Beaches this Australia Day long weekend.

Northern Beaches Council is hosting a number of fun, outdoor events on and in the lead up to Australia Day.

“From food trucks to pool parties, there’s something for everyone,” Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said.

“All our events will be delivered in line with current NSW Health Orders.”

Vendors for the Food Truck Party at Balgowlah Heights have been announced. On the menu is Greek street food, Turkish gozleme, German sausages, Yum Cha, Mexican food, vegetarian and vegan dishes, Thai food, woodfired pizzas, North African food, carnival food like Pluto pups and chips on a stick, freshly made gelatos and ice creams, waffles, crepes and other delicious desserts.

Tickets are also selling fast for the screening of Red Dog at the Mona Vale Open Air Cinema on Tuesday 25 January.

There will be roving performers across the Northern Beaches to support local businesses with live music and entertainment. nYou can catch a morning performance on 26 January at Collaroy Playground Park and Bert Payne Park in Newport, or an afternoon session at Dee Why Beach/Ted Jackson Reserve and on Manly Corso.

The Coastal Environment Centre at Pelican Path, North Narrabeen, will also host an open day from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 22 January, with live native animals, native plant displays, workshops, kids activities and storytelling.

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 Australian Made Markets. 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.

Northern Beaches Libraries and the Manly Art Gallery & Museum are also running a range of activities in January, including open the Destination Sydney exhibition.

Visit our website for more event details.

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