Everyone is invited to come together and celebrate Australia Day in Forbes this year.
A full day of activities is planned to entertain all ages.
The day begins with the Rotary Community Breakfast at Apex Park from 7am.
This year, Forbes will welcome Keith Potger AO from The Seekers, as the Ambassador. Keith is a self-taught musician and one of the founding members of the band The Seekers.
The Diggers Swim will again take place at the Forbes Olympic Pool. It is free entry between the hours of 11am to 2pm. There will be a BBQ lunch available for a gold coin donation.
The CWA Damper Competition is also on again to celebrate this traditional Australian bread. If you can cook a bonza damper bring it down to Lions Park by 5pm to be in the running for Forbes’ Best Damper champion.
“We encourage all families to bring a blanket, pack a hamper and enjoy the amazing music from Gabemusic,” invites Mayor Phyllis Miller. “Our beautiful Lake will be there to cool off in with the paddleboats in operation or bring a canoe of your own down for a paddle.”
Parking for the event will be at Spooners Oval. There will be free rides for the kids plus the Riding for Disabled Carriage will be running pony rides for everyone.
The day’s celebrations would not be complete without a bigger-and-better-than-last year fireworks display over the lake. These will occur at 9pm, so make sure your pets are suitably restrained.