Celebrate Australia Day in Ballarat at Lake Wendouree with FREE live entertainment followed by the 3BA Skyworks Spectacular.
Pack a picnic, chairs and rugs and join the fun at Windmill Drive, next to the Adventure Playground at Lake Wendouree.
Hosted by the City of Ballarat, the event is alcohol free.
Free entertainment kicks off from 5pm and features:
5 to 5.30pm Dora the Explorer Stage Show (Dora’s Dance Party)
Embark on a dance filled adventure with the much loved Latina explorer. Based on the hugely popular Nick Jr. television series Dora the Explorer. Opportunity to come and meet Dora and her friends between 6.50 and 7.10pm.
5.30 to 6pm Matty Chaps Band
A finalist on the hit TV show ‘The Voice’ the band will pay tribute to some of Australia’s most iconic artists including John Farnham, Hunters & Collectors, Cold Chisel & Missy Higgins in true Australia Day style.
6 to 6.30pm Dora the Explorer Stage Show.
Opportunity to come and meet Dora and her friends between 7.40 and 8.00pm.
6.30 to 7.15pm The Beatlez Tribute Show
The Beatlez will take you on a fantastic Magical Mystery Tour spanning the entire Beatles career. With detailed costumes and replica instruments it is a fitting tribute to the iconic Fab Four.
7.15 to 7.30pm Mayor’s Welcome – Cr Samantha McIntosh
7.30 to 8.15pm Matty Chaps Band
8:15 to 9pm The Beatlez Tribute Show
9pm 3BA Skyworks Spectacular
Please note that times and performers are subject to change.
There's an additional CitySafe Taxi Rank service in the Ballarat CBD for the early hours of Australia Day:
1 to 6am, Thursday 26 January, 2017 at the Camp Street Rank, Alfred Deakin Place; and Lydiard Street Rank, corner of Lydiard and Sturt Streets.
The CitySafe Taxi Ranks are a community safety initiative of the City of Ballarat and key partners, supporting positive behaviour and enjoyment of Ballarat’s late night entertainment precinct. Two security guards staff each rank, from 1am to 6am, following Friday and Saturday nights. More than 80,000 patrons use the CitySafe Taxi Ranks each year.
The CitySafe Taxi Rank Program is supported by the Ballarat Taxi Co-operative, Victoria Police, Ballarat Liquor Accord and the City of Ballarat Community Safety Advisory Committee.