Australia Day. A day for celebrating all that is Australia. Sunshine, friends, family, food and drink, good times and. …cockroaches??
For a family day out, the place to be is South Bank Parklands. The day starts at 11am in the Cultural Forecourt with the official flag raising ceremony. The Australian Defence Force Triservice Honour Guard will provide a 21-gun salute and The Royal Artillery Band will provide the music.
After the raising of the Australian, Queensland, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders flags, an F111 jet will perform a fly over which is guaranteed to impress the kids.
For the rest of the day, South Bank Parklands will host a stack of free events for the whole family including music, art workshops, magic and a circus.
For a more laid back alternative, grab some mates, a portable BBQ, a stereo and a cricket set, then head down to New Farm Park.
For many Brisbanites, the only way to celebrate Australia Day is with a BBQ and a game of cricket in the park whilst listening to Triple J's Hottest 100 before spending the rest of the afternoon arguing about the results. If you arrive early enough you may even be able to grab the use of one of the parks coin operated barbeques.