Andrew Barr is letting us all know about the bread and circuses being doled our way for Australia Day:
In Canberra’s Centenary year, Australia Day 2013 has particular significance, providing a great opportunity for our community to celebrate how far our city has come over the past 100 years, and its significance to the shaping of our nation.
Featuring a diverse range of events held across Canberra, the 2013 program has been developed in close association with the National Australia Day Council and local community groups.
Celebrations begin on Friday 25 January with the Australia Day Race Day at Thoroughbred Park.
Also on Australia Day eve, the Australian of the Year awards will be announced at the Parliament House lawns, followed by the popular Australia Celebrates Live concert featuring Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian, The Presets and Timomatic.
On Australia Day there will be a Great Aussie Day Breakfast in Commonwealth Park, presented by ActewAGL and Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. There will also be free entertainment by Peppa Pig for the kids and Los Chavos, plus rides, jumping castles, face painting and family games. There will be a Flag Raising Ceremony at Rond Terrace, a fly over and 21 Gun Salute, as well as an Australian Citizenship Ceremony.
As the sun sets on Australia Day 2013, make your way to Regatta Point or the lawns of the National Library of Australia and enjoy the Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular, which begins with activities on the lake including dragon boating and rowing.
For those who haven’t been the fireworks are usually quite good.
I can’t speak for Peppa Pig.
While we’re here let’s take a trip down memory lane with this (Language warning)