This Australia Day, let's show our kids what being Australian is all about and come together as a community. This year on the Gold Coast there will be a program of events built on the values which define us as Australians: diversity, inclusion and respect.
We've wrapped up the best of the family-friendly Australia Day events come Sunday 26 January 2020. (And yes, in case you were wondering, you still get the public holiday - on Monday 27 January this year.)
Australia Day Pool Party & BBQ
To celebrate all things Australian this year, head to Driftwood Social’s Australia Day Pool Party & BBQ. This event features a gorgeous pool and live music, jumbo jenga and a sausage sizzle. Bring your family and friends along, and head to the Vibe Hotel for a day of fun.
When: January 26th 2020, 11am Commencement
Where: Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, (42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217)
Cost: $25 per person (includes a snap and drink)
More Info: Visit Australia Day Pool Party & BBQ for more information.
Image Credit: TFE Hotels Website
Get Your Glamp on Australia Day 2020
This Australia Day, why not hire a powered camp site? Classically Styled Bell tents are ready for booking, and accommodation will be completely set up for when you arrive. A hamper full of treats and cooking utensils are included, everything needed for an Aussie BBQ. Bring your family and friends along, and celebrate this public holiday in comfort and style!
When: January 25th 2pm – January 27th 9am
Where: Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park, 1544 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221
More Info: To register or find out more information, visit Glamping Hire Co.
Image Credit: Glamping Hire Co Website
Australia Day Hottest 100 Party
While streaming Triple J’s hotted 100 Saturday tunes pumping throughout the entire beach themed bar, guests will be enjoying a free sausage sizzle with any drink purchase, along with a fantastic Aussie Classics menu with everyone’s favourites. Entertainment includes a best dressed competition, and a thong throwing competition along with prizes. Show up with your spirit and family and friends, and join the Hottest 100 party.
When: January 25th 11am – January 26th 2am
Where: Melbas On The Park, 46 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
More Info: For more information, visit EventBrite.
Image Credit: Event Brite Website
Australia Day Celebrations At Broadwater Parklands
The celebrations this year at Broadwater Parklands feature local talent on the main stage with The Round Mountain Girls headlining, with also extremely talented supporting acts including Electrik Lemonade, San Mei and Liv Heyer. This spectacular event concludes with a 15 minute firework display, accompanied to an Australian soundtrack. Beach volleyball, water play, and art activities are just a few types of entertainment being included, so make sure to pack your hat, sunscreen and picnic rug and be ready for an afternoon of food, fun and live music.
Don’t forget to support Australia’s drought stricken farmers and donate a gold coin to Rural Aid Australia through 92.5 Triple M.
When: January 26th 2020, 4pm – 8pm
Where: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport, QLD 4215 Australia
More Info: For more information, visit City of Gold Coast.
Image Credit: City of Gold Coast Website
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Pool Party
Looking to cool down this year’s Australia Day? Grab family and friends and splash into the Aquatic Centre Pool Party. Entertainment for the event includes novelty races, giant inflatables, dive boards, diving competitions and a sausage sizzle to celebrate Australian tradition. The Goldie’s 92.5 Triple M will also be making an appearance to the party, with awesome Aussie giveaways and music.
When: January 26th 2020, 11am – 2pm
Where: Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Parade, Southport
Cost: Regular Pool Entry Fees Apply
More Info: Visit City of Gold Coast for more information.
Image Credit: City of Gold Coast Website
Australia Day Long Weekend at Retro's
Party this Australia Day long weekend at Retro’s Cocktail Lounge, where an extensive menu will also be available, along with Aussie drinks. There will be plenty of entertainment, including a best dressed competition and prizes for the winners, so be sure to come in your best Aussie costume!
When: January 26th 2020, 8pm – 3am
Where: Retro's Fortitude Valley, 32/321 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
More Info: Visit Retro’s Australia Day Long Weekend for more information.
Image Credit: Retro’s Australia Day Long Weekend Facebook Page
Australia Day 2020 At The Miami Tavern
The Miami Tavern is hosting a wonderful Australia day this year, including breakfast from 7am in the restaurant, then All-Day dining for lunch and dinner in the restaurant and sports bar through to 9pm, and then incredible entertainment in the sports bar from 1pm. Bring along your family and friends and enjoy a day full of fun at the Miami Tavern.
When: January 26th 2020, 7am Commencement (All Day Dining)
Where: 2043-2047 Gold Coast Hwy Miami QLD 4220
More Info: To make a booking or find out more information, visit Party Beep.
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