Penrith's the place to be on Australia Day

Monday, 15 January 2018

Grab friends, family and neighbours and head to Jamison Park for Council’s free family fun day!

The festivities start at 3pm and will run until the sun starts to set at 8pm.

Penrith Mayor Cr John Thain said 2017's event was an enormous success and 2018 promises to be even better still.

"We had over 5,000 people join us last year to celebrate our history and heritage, and also the unique modern City we call home," Cr Thain said.

"Australia is a place where family matters, no matter what kind of family you have, so it seems only fitting that we celebrate our great country by bringing families and the community together for some fun and food.

"I'm looking forward to it, and I'm looking forward to seeing locals there as well," he said.

There'll be something for everyone to enjoy on the day, with Pavlova decorating, face painting, wood carving and hand spun crafts, as well as amusement rides and bubble soccer.

The popular Swamp Dawkins bush band is returning to provide musical entertainment, and there will also be a special live performance by family favourite Paw Patrol!

And if that isn't enough, if you're feeling a bit peckish, there will be a delicious range of food available for purchase including burgers, Gozleme, dumplings, ice cream and fairy floss. And of course, a traditional Aussie BBQ.

This Australia Day event is proudly produced by Penrith City Council with the support of major sponsor, the Western Weekender.

Caption: Children show off their pavlova creations at Australia Day celebrations last year

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 15 January 2018.