From live music to prawn peeling competitions, fireworks and traditional barbecues, there is lots happening in and around Moreton Bay for Australia Day.
Here is a list of events planned for January 26.
Music in the Park Scarborough
Enjoy a day of fun in the sun at Scarborough Beach Park on Australia Day with lots of live music, free family fun, market stalls and food trucks.
Don’t forget to bring a picnic rug, fold-up chairs, water and sunscreen. All the fun will be held from 1-6pm.
Music in the Park Scarborough is proudly presented by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
More information can be found here.
Australia Day Fireworks on Bribie Island
Celebrate Australia Day by the water on Bribie Island with an evening of festivities and free family fun, followed by fireworks from two different locations.
Brennan Park will play host to a cracking stage program of live music, food trucks and a traditional Aussie sausage sizzle from 5-7.30pm.
There will also be plenty of games for the kids to enjoy.
A spectacular fireworks display will also light up the Pumicestone Passage at 7pm.
Best vantage points include Brennan Park and the Chamber of Commerce Park.
The Australia Day Fireworks on Bribie Island are proudly presented by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
All the event details can be found here.
Australia Day at Blue Pacific Hotel
Celebrate our national day with an Aussie barbecue on the deck at Blue Pacific Hotel on Bribie Island, as well as live music from Cool Coda, prizes and giveaways.
Head on down from 12pm onwards.
Click here to see the event on Facebook.
Australia Day celebrations at North Lakes Sports Club
A number of pop-up brewers and food trucks will be appearing at North lakes Sports Club from 11am-3pm in celebration of Australia Day.
The day will also feature games (from 11am-3pm), a live soloist (12-3pm), plus lots of prizes and Aussie hampers to win.
Like North Lakes Sports Club on Facebook for more.
Splash into Australia Day at Lawnton Aquatic Centre
A community pool party will be held at the Lawnton Aquatic Centre this Australia Day after council contributed $22,500 to the Lawnton Swim Club to throw their annual Aussie Arvo celebrations for the community to enjoy.
Each councillor from Div 7, 8, and 9 will contribute $7,500 toward the total pool from their annual Local Community Support Grant budget.
In addition to taking a dip, there will also be plenty of fun activities like a thong throwing competition and fireworks to end the night.
Entry is free, and there will also be sausages, popcorn and fairyfloss on sale for $1 each.
Click here for more information.
Australia Day hot wings challenge
Do you have what it takes to brave the burn and chow down five hot wings without being sick?
If you answered yes, head on down to the Bribie Island Bowls Club and enter for your chance to win $1000.
Participants must be 18 and over to compete.
To enter, log onto https://bribiebowls.com/hotwings/
Australia Day at the Bay
Spend the day listening to some classic Aussie rock songs with live entertainment all day the Bramble Bay Bowls Club this Australia Day.
All the fun kicks off at midday.
Australia Day prawn peeling challenge
Cheer on the competitors as they race to be crowned the winner of the Australia Day prawn peeling challenge at the Bribie Island Bowls Club.
The fastest person to peel one kilo of prawns will win their height in beer.
Australia Day at the D’ag Pub
Yabbi races, an Iron Man race, live music and Aussie Day meal specials are just a few of the activities planned for Australia Day at the D’ag Pub.
Australia Day party at Narangba Valley Tavern
The mud crab auction kicks off at 2pm followed by the big race.
Afterwards, put on your dancing shoes and enjoy some live music from Double Jack on stage from 4pm.
Dress in your best Aussie attire to win some great prizes.
Australia Day at the Deception Bay Club
There will be lots of family fun at the Deception Bay Club this Australia Day.
Festivities include Indigenous performers and activities, doubles gateball event at 10.30am, thong throwing competitions, darts, meat trays, raffles and live music from 2.30pm.
All the fun will be held from 10am-10pm.
Do you have a fun community event planned for Australia Day? Email [email protected]
Savvy shoppers who love hunting for bargains will find lots of preloved clothing, books, furniture, bric-a-brac and possibly even the kitchen sink when they visit Busy Fingers Op Shop at Bribie Island. Find out more about the store here
Tributes are flowing for former Moreton Bay Regional Councillor James Houghton who died earlier this week. Community leaders and friends share their thoughts on the man who was passionate about the Redcliffe Peninsula and the Dolphins.
With more than 180 fresh seafood products on display each day direct from the trawlers and local fishermen, owner Roan Van Graan says summer is the best time of the year to indulge in the bay’s bountiful offerings. Find out what tasty products are in season here