Australia Day Parkes

Australia Day Parkes

26janAll DayAustralia Day Parkes(All Day: saturday)

Event Info


Celebrate Australia Day!


Australia Day in Parkes

It will be a full day again as the Parkes community joins together to celebrate and share the stories that come from our diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each story forms a part of our great Shire.


What’s happening

7am – Begin with a community walk starting at 7am at Cooke Park, followed by a free breakfast back at the Park.


8am-11am – Over the hill, kites of all sizes and shapes including a giant whale will be flying high at Northparkes Oval.


10am – All Australian Car Display at Cooke Park.


10.30am – Live entertainment by the Parkes Shire Band at Cooke Park.


11am – Official ceremony at Cooke Park, including presentation of the community awards and Citizen of the Year, address by our Australia Day Ambassador.


2pm-6pm – Make a splash at the Parkes Aquatic Centre with free entry as part of Parkes Shire Council’s drought support.


7pm – Enjoy the setting sun with harness racing and the infamous annual Golden Yabby Race!



All Day (Saturday)