Australia Day Celebrations in Lithgow

Australia Day Celebrations

Lithgow’s Official Ceremony will be held at Queen Elizabeth Park from 10:00 to 11:00am. It includes a Citizenship Ceremony, the NSW Local Citizenship Awards and Sports Awards, and the Ambassador’s Address. Entertainment will be provided by the Lithgow City Band and Lithgow Highland Pipe Band. The Lions Club will serve delicious traditional homemade damper and tea prior to the event and a sausage sizzle afterwards, both free of charge.
Australia Day will be celebrated across the Lithgow region on Sunday 26th January with free activities and entertainment for everyone and with the Ambassador’s Address to be given by award winning author Susanne Gervay.
Susanne is part of the Kiribati Pacific Calling Fact Finding Delegation with Patrick Dobson father of indigenous reconciliation. She was invited to represent Australia with her story To East Timor – from Australia, in a IBBY and UNESCO sponsored illustrated anthology titled ‘Peace Story’. Her young adult novel ‘Butterflies’ is recognized as Outstanding Youth Literature on Disability. Her books, including picture books, give voice to inclusion, diversity and celebrate all Australians. Among the many distinguished awards for her work, Susanne Gervay was awarded an OAM for Children’s Literature.

When: Sunday 26 January 10.00 am-11.00 am
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

Celebrate Australia Day at Rydal

Australia Day celebrations at Rydal

Grab your homemade billy carts and head to Rydal between 3:00pm – 6:00pm for traditional Australian activities and games for the whole family such as billy cart races, tug-a-war, gumboot tossing and yabby races. The ceremony to celebrate the Rydal community starts at 5:00pm.

Rydal NSW

Celebrate Australia Day at Wallerawang

Celebrate Australia Day at Wallerawang

Celebrate Australia Day at Wallerawang from 10.30am into the evening at the Wallerawang Community & Sports Club with a festival of fun for all the family including music, mural painting, a giant slide, children’s activities, wood chopping, BBQ, performances and more. The official ceremony commences at 1.30pm with an address by the Australia Day Ambassador.

Wallerawang Sports Club

Australia Day celebrations at Portland

Australia Day celebrations at Portland

Australia Day celebrations at Portland will run from 10:00am to 3:00pm as Wolgan Street comes alive with entertainment and activities for the whole family including live music and performances by Lithgow City Band, Lithgow Highland Pipe Band, Ruth Lockley and the Lithgow Line Dancers. Celebrate the Portland community with the official ceremony and awards at 12:00pm, with a special address by the Australia Day Ambassador.
When: Sunday 26 January 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Wolgan street Portland

Portland NSW

State Mine Bush Dance

State Mine Heritage Park

The inaugural State Mine Bush Dance is on next weekend, the 23 November at the State Mine Heritage Park in Lithgow. Drawing an impressive line-up of over 20 musicians from all over the state, this event celebrates Lithgow’s Heritage and environment at a venue synonymous with both.

State Mine Heritage Park showcases the industrial and mining history of our community, set against the backdrop of our pristine bush, sitting at the steps of the Wollemi Wilderness area.

This celebration aims to embrace the Lithgow community in honouring Lithgow’s magnificent Gardens of Stone pagoda landscapes, along with Lithgow’s remarkable industrial heritage and Wiradjuri cultural heritage as an ecotourism destination, known as Destination Pagoda.

We hope that this bush dance will be another important step forward in securing the Gardens of Stones Stage 2 Reserve Proposal as a State Conservation Area. Funds raised the bush dance will go to supporting Destination Pagodavisitors’ plan for Lithgow’s Gardens of Stone.

Food is being supplied at the event by the Lithgow Volunteer Rescue Group and the Quota Club. Look forward to some delicious home cooking! It is in all respects a ‘feel good event’ that we want locals and visitors to enjoy, knowing that they are helping locals groups and our community.

The bush dance is on from 3pm next Saturday the 23 November at 3A State Mine Gully Road Lithgow. Tickets are available to purchase from the High Street Music Shop in Main St Lithgow. The event is byo, and food is available to purchase on site. It is a family event and an opportunity to attend a bush dance with live music – a rarity these days. We encourage locals to attend and support these great causes.

Ticket prices are;
Concession: $20
Family: $50 2 adults and up to 4 children
Tickets can be purchased from the High St Music Shop at 165A Main Street Lithgow or through;…/state-mine-bush-dance.html

State Mine Heritage Park

Black Night Feast

Black Night Feast

All-night Mexican inspired feasting to tantalise your taste buds and live entertainment to bend your mind – all set within this iconic building that is fast becoming one of the premium destinations for large events in the region – The Foundations in Portland.

Just like the first Black Night Feast, this will be a night to remember. From the minute you pass through the gates you will have entered another world, one where the flames leap high into the night sky, the aromas take you to far-away lands and the sounds and sights leave you mesmerised for days!

Our performers will entertain you in the plaza area whilst you enjoy your arrival drinks and canapés, then it will be time to take your seats so the real party can begin.

Our Mexican inspired feasting menu will be available throughout the evening for you to indulge in – charcoal roasted meats, tacos, paella, salads and salsa will all be prepared right before your eyes.

The entertainment will run all night with the Lost Mariachis, joined by dancers, performers, a DJ and later in the night music to shake the skies as we celebrate Dia De Los Muertos!

Visit the website for full details!

Portland NSW