Australia Day in the City | Parade, Concert & Fireworks with Special Guests Ricki-Lee & Chris Sebastian | Elder Park | 26 Jan 2018

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Australia Day in the City

Australia Day in the City is the major public event to celebrate Australia Day in South Australia.  Held in Elder Park, Adelaide, each year on the 26th of January.  Ricki-Lee will headline Australia Day in the City 2018 with Chris Sebastian.

Australia Day in the City is South Australia’s largest Australia Day celebration held in the heart of Adelaide at Elder Park. Join more than 40,000 people celebrating Australia’s national day. Vibrancy, colour, community and the celebration of national pride surround the Australia Day in the City event. The event involves three main elements – the Australia Day Parade, Concert and Fireworks.

Entry to this event is free.

Australia Day Parade

The event begins with one of the largest Australia Day Parades in the country from 6pm, featuring more than 4000 people celebrating what they love about Australia and being Australian, coming together on the streets of Adelaide to showcase their culture and celebrate their communities. The Parade includes over a 100 community groups, vintage cars, horses, marching bands, a giant echidna, floats, giant characters and includes a fly past by an F-18 Hornet.

The Australia Day Parade showcases community groups, their communities and culture to the thousands of people who line King William Street to watch the Parade. The Australia Day Parade is important to help celebrate and preserve the many cultures and communities we have in South Australia.

Australia Day Concert

After the Parade, 40,000 people join together in Elder Park, Adelaide to watch the Australia Day Concert, starting with a Welcome to Country given by members of the Kaurna Community. Following the Welcome to Country is a performance of the National Anthem, a Flag-raising Ceremony and a 21 Gun Salute. The Australia Day Concert features Australian artists with this year’s performers including Ricki-Lee and Chris Sebastian.

Australia Day Fireworks

In the evening, all eyes turn to the beautiful River Torrens as the spectacular fireworks light up the night sky.

Best vantage spots for watching the fireworks:

  • Elder Park, Adelaide
  • On the grass in front of the Adelaide Casino, Intercontinental Hotel and Adelaide Convention Centre

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Australia Day in the City website here.

What:  Australia Day in the City

When: Friday 26 January 2018 | 6pm – 10pm

Where:  Elder Park, Adelaide

Who: Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Australia Day in the City 2018 Facebook page & Australia Day in the City 2018 Eventbrite 


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