To coincide with the Saltwater Freshwater Festival, the inaugural MidCoast Council Australia Day celebrations will be held at the Forster Sports Complex.
The formal ceremony begins at 8.30am.
Other community organised ceremonies and activities will be held as well:
Taree: breakfast, ceremony and entertainment in Queen Elizabeth Park, 8.30-11.30am
Wingham: breakfast, ceremony and presentations at Central Park from 7.30am. Activities will be moved to Wingham Town Hall if there is rain.
Harrington: sausage sizzle, flag raising ceremony and presentations from 8am at the function centre opposite the library.
Old Bar: breakfast and ceremony from 7am at Old Bar Park. Activities from noon at Old Bar Tavern.
Hallidays Point: breakfast from 7am before ceremony at 8am at Black Head Beach (near the pool)
Tuncurry: activities at The Sporties from 4pm
Bulahdelah: activities at the Courthouse Museum from 5pm
Coomba Park: CoombaFest at the foreshore from 8.30am
Gloucester: ceremony and activities in Billabong Park from 8am. The ceremony will be moved to Gloucester Recreation Centre if there is rain.
North Arm Cove: sausage sizzle at Heros Beach from noon
Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest: breakfast, ceremony, presentations and activities in Moira Parade Park from 8am
- Science on the Move, 11am to noon at Harrington library. For children five years and older
- Nabiac farmers market, 8am to noon at Nabiac Showground
- Tuncurry markets, 8am to 1pm at John Wright Park
- The Forgotten Works of Pixie O'Harris official opening, from 2pm at Manning Regional Art Gallery. Free entry.
- Old Bar markets, 9am to 2pm at Old Bar Reserve
- Pacific Palms markets, 9am to 1pm at Pacific Palms Community Centre
- Australia Day Vintage and Classic Car Display, 9am to 2pm at Wylie Breckenridge Park. Free entry.
- Australia Day convoy, leaves Wingham after the Australia Day ceremony and arrives at Taree Rescue Squad headquarters. Fundraising event to follow.
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