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Have you seen the baton yet?
With the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games due to commence on 4 April 2018, the Queen's Baton is fast making its way around the country, thanks to the many amazing people who have been faithfully carrying it safely around the world.
Photo: Queen's Baton Relay
Although the baton has already been to Adelaide in late January, you still have an opportunity to cheer it on its way with its return in February, before the baton continues its journey towards Western Australia.
Community events will be held in conjunction with the arrival of the baton in the following locations.
Sunday 18 February 2018
Paringa – 7.53 am – 7.58 am – Murtho Park, 167 Murtho Road, Paringa
Food and drinks will be available to purchase from Paringa Bakery from 7 am and local entertainment will ensure you have a good time.
Renmark – 8.36 am to 8.46 am – Renmark River Foreshore – 73 Murray Avenue, Renmark
Moseley Square will be alive with music, entertainment and sporting activities.
Adelaide – 4.45 pm – Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga
The baton will arrive at Victoria Square at 4.45 pm before commencing its journey through the city at 5 pm. The procession will weave through Rundle Mall and along North Terrace to Montefiore Hill. The baton will then continue to Elder Park and community celebrations will commence at the Southern Plaza of Adelaide Oval at around 6.30 pm.
Celebrations will include live music from the Australian Rock Collective and Runaway Weekend. Entertainment will include free face painting and jumping castles, photobooth, table tennis and giant bubble shows. Food trucks will be available and there will be heaps of giveaways.
Coffin Bay– 11.44 am – 11.54 am – Coffin Bay Foreshore, 138 Esplanade, Coffin Bay
Celebrations will commence at 10 am with comedian and entertainer Sean Murphy as MC. Local band C'Change will provide music and food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Port Lincoln – 1.55 pm – 2.25 pm – Port Lincoln Foreshore, 68 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
A community event will commence at 12 pm with live broadcasts by Magic 89.9 commencing at 1 pm. There will be face painting, balloons and free handwaver flags. Cocoloco catering and the Royal Flying Doctor Service will be providing delicious treats.
Tuesday 20 February 2018
Penneshaw – 9.40 am to 9.50 am – Hog Point, 49 North Terrace, Penneshaw
Kingscote – 12.41 pm – 1.11 pm – Memorial Park, 15 Kingscote Terrace, Kingscote