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Food extravaganza leads Ipswich’s Australia Day celebrations

Yasmin Pringle, Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding, Bob Heathwood and Alana Pringle with pavlovas ahead of Great Australian Bites.

Great Australian Bites provides an opportunity to come together on Australia Day and enjoy a day of food, live music and free family entertainment.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the event is a great chance to celebrate Australia’s past, present and future way of life in one of the most diverse communities in Queensland.

“Ipswich, which is known in the Yagara language as ‘Tulmur’, has been home to First Nations people since well before the beginnings of recorded European settlement,” Mayor Harding said.

“At the same time, Ipswich is home to migrants from 163 countries of origin, who speak more than 150 different languages, but we all agree on freedom, fairness, respect and equality of opportunity.

“Council is committed to the continued development of a rich, multicultural and diverse Ipswich community that will be central in building Ipswich as a peaceful and prosperous place to live.”

“The very talented Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company will open the day which will be filled with food, music and other fun activities, including the chance to make your own pavlova,” Mayor Harding said.

“There will be a host of games including thong throwing, giant dominoes and Guess Who, as well as the opportunity to cool off in the Tulmur Place zero-depth water play zone.”

Celebrate Australia Day in the Nicholas Street Precinct as Tulmur Place plays host to a family-friendly day full of activities celebrating all the things we love about our country.

Enjoy a welcome performance by the Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company, pavlova making, live music, licenced bar courtesy of Aushotels and cool-down at the zero-depth water play zone.

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Great Australian Bites will also feature food trucks and market stalls, The Commonwealth Hotel pop-up bar, and live bands including Bam Solo and Captain Thunderbolt, all playing popular Australian songs.

It will be held on Australia Day, from 10am to 2pm. Entry is free.

Great Australian Bites is presented by the Queensland Government, in partnership with Ipswich City Council and the National Australia Day Council.

This is the first time Ipswich City Council will host the event.

Celebrate Australia Day in Ipswich

This Australia Day, gather your family and friends and head to Ipswich for a day of eating tasty Aussie cuisine (lamb and lamingtons anyone?), as well as live music gigs, swimming and more!

Click here to see what’s planned across our city.

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