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.
7am – Begin with a community walk starting at 7am at Cooke Park, followed by a free breakfast at Cooke Park. Breakfast is sponsored by Totally WorkWear Parkes, 2PK & McDonalds Parkes.
7.30am-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. Enjoy listening to some Australian favourites!
11am – Official ceremony at Cooke Park, including National Anthem, Flag Raising, Ambassador Address & Presentation of Civic, Cultural, Environmental & Sports Awards.
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!
For more information please contact Parkes Shire Council Events Officer, Millie Austin (02) 6861 2333
Get the celebrations started by joining in the community breakfast from 7:30am at Berryman Oval.
The Official Ceremony kicks off at 9am, with the flag raising, presentation of Citizen and Sporting Awards, and presentations made by the Bush Tucker Day Committee. Prize for Best Dressed in Australiana Theme.
Make a splash at the Trundle Pool from 11am – 7pm with free entry as part of the Parkes Shire Council’s drought relief.