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20, Jan

Spending Australia Day at Adelaide Shores

The iconic Australia Day is an important event in Australian Culture and everyone around the country celebrates in their own way. Take a look at the best ways to spend Australia Day here at Adelaide Shores.

1. Australia Day Parade

The Australia Day Parade at Adelaide Shores is a morning ritual each year. The fun includes a cooked breakfast. Put your flags outside your cabins and sites and get involved by dressing up.

2. BBQ

You cant have Australia Day without a BBQ lunch. Both the Resort and Caravan have multiple BBQ’s around the property. A tradition of Australia Day, and the perfect day to enjoy a sausage in bread. Please note, there will be a lot of people wanting to do this, so please share 🙂

3. Head to the Beach

With the beach just a flight of stairs away, its the perfect place to relax and watch the day go by. West Beach is perfect for this as it is away from the Glenelg and Henley Beach crowds, and its also close to ‘home’ if you need more supplies, or to wash off for your next adventure.

4. Triple J’s Hottest 100

Radios on Australia Day will all be switched to Triple J for the Hottest 100 countdown – a compilation of the best  songs throughout 2016. A great way to sing along and place your bets for what is voted 2016 BEST song!!!

5. Head to Glenelg

Glenelg are holding a family friendly day by the beach in 2017. Starting at 7:00am for a fundraising breakfast, which are then followed by the citizenship and Australia Day awards. Following the ceremony the community is invited to enjoy free activities until mid-afternoon on the Foreshore reserve such as live music, balloon twister, roving entertainment, giant games, come n try Volleyball and facepainting.

6. Head to Elder Park

If your festivities want to head on into the night, Elder Park hold their annual twilight event in the Adelaide CBD. This is accessed easily by bus from Adelaide Shores or tram from Glenelg.

The event begins with one of the largest Australia Day Parade’s in the country from 6:00pm, featuring more than 4000 people celebrating what they love about Australia and being Australian. The Parade includes over a 150 community groups, vintage cars,  horses, marching bands, a giant echidna, floats, giant characters and includes a fly past by an F-18 Hornet.

Following the Parade a huge free family Concert will commence just after 7:00pm and concludes with the spectacular Australia Day Fireworks finale!

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