Australia Day 2016: Much to celebrate at Carss Bush Park

Australia Day 2015: Elvire Offerbeek enjoyed the festivities at Carss Bush Park. Picture: Jane DysonFOR more than 25 years Carss Bush Park on the foreshore of the Georges River has been the destination of choice for the annual Australia Day celebration.
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The Kogarah Council-hosted event attracts thousands from far and wide who come to enjoy the melting pot atmosphere, food from around the world, entertainment for the whole family and market stall-holders selling clothing, novelties and craft.

The day-long event reaches a peak at 9pm with a brilliant display of fireworks over Kogarah Bay.

Market stalls open for breakfast at 10am.

The stage formalities begin at 11am with a citizenship ceremony to welcome 50 new Australians.

This section of the day also includes a traditional “acknowledgement to country”, official opening by the mayor Stephen Agius, a performance of the Australian National Anthem by Endeavour Harmony Chorus and the announcement of Kogarah’s 2016 Citizen of the Year and Australia Day ambassador.

Highlights of the entertainment line-up include a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show for the kids and a concert by country music duo Camille and Stuie who featured in one of the council’s sell-out Music at Twilight shows in 2015.

There will also be amusement rides and a 7D interactive cinema.

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