Australia Day Celebrations
Australia Day Celebrations is an event held annually by the Townsville City Council at Riverway, Thuringowa. Nestled among the shady raintrees, it is the perfect location to celebrate Australia Day with an aussie snag in hand.
The all day family friendly event begins with a Fun Run that starts at 7.30am (with registrations from 6.45am) from Tony Ireland Stadium with the incentive of a free aussie breakfast for the first 500 runners, all proudly sponsored by Wingate Communities. Make sure you dress-up in your best aussie-themed costumes as there are cash prizes for the best dressed individual and team! For the more competitive runners there are cash prizes up for grabs for adult male winner and female winner, and junior male and female winners.
Throughout the day, other events include a Citizenship Ceremony, an Australia Day Award Ceremony and a Welcoming Babies Ceremony.
There is ongoing entertainment for families throughout the day from local bands as well as some children’s entertainment.
Bring the family, let the kids swim in Riverway's lagoons, catch a game of cricket and kick back listening to local bands