Wealth of activities on national day

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

As Australia Day festivities sweep the nation, Albany will be no different, with young, old and new citizens preparing for tomorrow’s celebrations.

The smell of a traditional Australian sausage sizzle from 7.30am at Eyre Park will kick off festivities with the annual Rotary Big Breakfast, also serving bacon and egg muffins.

For those after a healthy start to the national holiday, the HBF Fun Run will be on from 9am at Middleton beach.

At 10am, Centennial Stadium will be brimming with excitement when new Australian citizens are welcomed to the country and the City of Albany recognises outstanding citizens for their work in the community in a Citizenship and Australia Day Awards ceremony.

Then, from noon, the inaugural Australia Day Festival will bring non-stop family fun to Middleton beach.

The festival will feature a sandcastle competition, a circus challenge, archery tag, beach volleyball, yoga and stand-up paddle boarding.

At 4pm, a local DJ will bring Beats to the Beach before local musician and international performer Fingers Mitchell Cullen entertains crowds at 5.30pm.

The day will end on a soothing note as the festival winds up with an outdoor movie screening of Red Dog 2: True Blue, at sunset.

Presented in partnership with Act-Belong-Commit, the week-long Middleton beach and Australia Day Festival began on Monday and will wrap up on Saturday afternoon.

Visit albany.wa.gov.au or contact the City of Albany events team on 6820 3036 for more information.

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