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Australia Day at Rippleside Park 2016

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I write for Weekend Notes and I take photographs, usually sunsets and sunrises. Occasionally I include my photos in my articles. I like to promote Geelong, and activities around Geelong.
Rippleside Park Free Day for Children
On Tuesday January 26th 2016 head to Rippleside Park for the Australia Day Children's Free Fun Day. Celebrate Australia Day at Rippleside Park with over 40 free activities and displays for families and children.

Some of the activities that you and your children can enjoy include Dazzling Dan's magic show and music by The MikMaks. Another entertainer who you will be able to meet on the day is Dame Edna Average.

This is a free day. The free activities start at 11.00am. Some of the FREE activities on the day are:

Amusement rides for children
Dame Edna Average will have free give aways
Face painting
Train rides
Pony Rides
Giant slide rides
Children's jumping castle
A Girl Guide and Scout display
Victorian Police Display
Fire Authority fire engines and activities
Paint Pot people / children's art and craft
Miniature animal farm
Glitter Monkeys hair beading
Dazzling Dan the Magic Man
Adelyn Alpaca display
Art with Flair body art tattoos
Geelong Military Re-enactment Group display
International Harvester vehicle display
Geelong Scottish Dancers Display
Roaming entertainment

Raise the Australian Flag
Raise the Australian Flag

Official Opening and Flag Raising Ceremony

There will be an official opening and flag raising ceremony at 1.00pm.

The official opening includes the Town Crier, the National Anthem, an Australia Day address, and the Geelong Memorial Brass Band.

This event is free with all day entertainment. Families are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch. There will also be food vendors on site, selling food at reasonable rates.

Car Parking is free. The free car park closes at 6.00pm.

This event is proudly sponsored by the City of Greater Geelong.

About the MikMaks.

The MikMaks are a new and fast growing Australian independent children's act. Made up of four brothers - Brian, Joel, Alan and Dean McInnes the band enjoys performing their quirky songs for children and adults. The band also has the world's best drumming Panda "Drums the Panda." The MikMaks write and perform their own songs - with a focus on engaging children through color, actions and movement.

The MikMaks enjoy bringing families together through music. One of their creative songs is "Bruce the Hairy Crocodile". They will probably perform this song at Rippleside Park on Tuesday 26th January 2016.

About Dame Edna Average. Dame Edna Average is an Australian icon. She is very spontaneous and witty. Dame Edna Average is a roving character who will meet and greet people on the day. She will have you in fits of laughter. And she loves to throw around her Gladies (gladiolis) for guests to take home to remember her by.

About Dazzling Dan's Magic Show.

Dazzling Dan will keep your children entertained as he provides entertainment with color, energy and storytelling woven into his Dazzling Dan Magic Shows. He has been entertaining children with his spellbinding magic for over 20 years.

Dazzling Dan invites children to assist in the magic show, and the children get to perform magic with their own hands. Dazzling Dan is one of the most celebrated Family Entertainers in the region.

Magic Wands, Toy Magic Tricks, and Balloon Sculptures are available as souvenirs of Dazzling Dan's visit.

Hopefully you and your family can make it to Rippleside Park and join in celebrating Australia Day with other like minded people.

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Why? To celebrate the birth of our nation
When: 11.00am to 4.00pm
Phone: Don Barby 0417 369 220
Where: Rippleside Park Bell Parade, Drumcondra
Cost: free
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