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Australia Day in the City 2013

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Looking for a way to celebrate Australia Day? Well if you're in town come take part in Australia Day in the City. With a parade, concert, and fireworks, Australia Day in the city is a way to celebrate with old and new Australians.



The parade will have around 3000-4000 participants, all coming from various community groups around Adelaide. It's a great way to celebrate the multiculturalism of the city, and the many different people who call Adelaide home. There are floats, performers, marching bands, and horses. In the past there have been singers, a dragon dance, hula dancers, and showgirls, and they're all joined by a giant inflatable echidna.



The parade makes its way from Victoria Square to Elder Park, where they'll be greeted by the Kaurna welcome and the National Anthem.



The concert kicks off at 7pm, so make sure you get in early to get a good spot. Bring along a picnic rug or deck chairs, and get comfortable along the banks of the River Torrens.In previous years Jessica Mauboy, Stan Walker, Ricki-Lee, and Vanessa Amorosi have all performed, but this year you'll be dancing to the Potbelleez and Wes Carr.

Fireworks finish off the night. It's not quite the same as the Skyshow that used to grace Adelaide's skies on Australia Day years ago, but it's always spectacular to see them burst above you.



Nearby at Government House are the Australia Day Awards, and at the Town Hall the Citizenship Ceremony and Citizen of the Year Awards. While these are invite only events, there's no doubt that some people will make their way down to enjoy the fireworks after their ceremonies.

So join Adelaide in celebrating what it means to call Australia home, and have a fun and free night out with the family.

If you're not in the city for Australia Day, then check out Hayley's article of other great Australia Day celebrations all over Adelaide and surrounding suburbs. You can also find other Australia Day celebrations in SA and around the country on the Australia Day website.
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Why? Celebrate Australia Day in the centre of Adelaide
When: 26th January, Street parade kicks off at 6pm
Where: Victoria Square to Elder Park
Cost: Free
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