It’s with much fun and celebrations that the charming city of Dubbo celebrated Australia Day, the country’s official national day, on the 26th of January.
Australia Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In modern times, the national day of Australia is celebrated with community and family events such as outdoor concerts, community barbecues, sports competitions, festivals and of course spectacular displays of fireworks!
Dubbo’s Australia Day celebrations kicked off at Victoria Park situated just approximately 20 minutes away from one of Dubbo’s accommodation hotspots, the Sundowner Dubbo Aberdeen Motor Inn. There were a wide array of festivities that took place ranging from formal activities like the raising of the Australian flag, National Anthem performance by Sing Australia, and the cutting of the Australia Day Cake; to the informal and fun activities such as various entertainments and even a free sausage sizzle!