Are you part of a cultural group, a musical ensemble or simply a proud Aussie? Ever wanted to get involved in the biggest Australia Day parade in the country and be a part of the action? Here’s your chance!
Organisers of Australia Day in the City 2012 are looking for individuals, community groups and organisations to register their interest for the street parade to be held on Thursday, 26 January 2012.
“Marching bands, arts or cultural groups, sporting clubs, social or community organisations, even roving performers – everyone is encouraged to take part,” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.
“It’s a fabulous way to get involved in your community, show your Aussie spirit and have a bit of fun. Bring it on!”
The Australia Day Parade will set off from Hindmarsh Square at 6pm and will make its way to Elder Park for the twilight Australia Day Concert. The family-friendly event will feature some of Australia’s most popular artists (to be announced in December) and finish with a spectacular fireworks display, sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank.
The Parade is one of the largest of its kind in the country and includes floats, giant puppets, bands, performers and a fly past by the FA18 Hornet.
“There is nothing better than getting your friends and family together and celebrating our national day with pride,” said Matthew Miles, Executive Officer of the Australia Day Council.
“We’re keen to hear from anyone who wants to get involved and help make the 2012 Parade the best one yet.”