MAP: Find out where you should be celebrating Australia Day
COMMUNITY groups across the region are hosting Australia Day events with most offering a good ol' Aussie barbie, markets and live music.
Browse through the map of Australia Day events across the Gladstone Region.
Yarwun Australia Day celebrations
What: Yarwun Grow Group Australia Day barbecue, live music and games.
Where: Yarwun reserve
When: 9am - noon
Discovery Coast Tourism & Commerce Inc
What: Sausage sizzle, market stalls, local entertainment
Where: Endeavour Park, Seventeen Seventy
1770 Bowls Club Inc
What: Barefoot bowls or 'Come and Try' bowls, free sausage sizzle, refreshments for purchase
Where: 1770 Bowls Club, 205 Captain Cook Drive
Captain Creek Community Sport and Rec Club
What: Take along a small plate of home-made afternoon tea with an Aussie flavour to share, free tea and coffee, prizes for best Aussie wear, free waterslide, free watermelon, games and races, free Aussie barbecue, music by Aussie bush band, cricket
Where: 111 Murphy Road
RSL Rosedale Chapter
What: Billy cart races, free barbecue breakfast, raffles, novelty games, raffles, bucking bulls
Where: Rosedale Royal Hotel
When: From 9am
Last year's Tannum Sands Australia Day celebrations:
Turkey Beach Progress Association Inc
What: Free breakfast, games for kids, Aussie quiz, prizes for best dressed, award presentations, formation of a team to travel and play cricket against Bororen
Where: Park on the esplanade
When: Breakfast from 7am
Bororen Hall Committee
What: Bororen versus Turkey Beach cricket match, fun for children, free water available, soft drinks for purchase, sausage sizzle, screening of the movie 'Australia'
Where: Hickman Street
Miriam Vale State School P&C Assoc
What: Family Fun Afternoon - bowls, jumping castle, raffles, fun activities, bar operating
Where: Miriam Vale Bowls Club
The 2015 Australia Day citizenship awards:
Builyan Many Peaks Community Development Assoc
What: 'All you can eat' Australia Day Breakfast; $10/adult, $3/child, colouring competition for children, prizes for best dressed, music, jumping castle, Australia Day trivia quiz
Where: Builyan Hall
Mt Larcom Art Gallery & Museum
What: Free Australia Day Big Breakfast promoting local talent, small business artists, musicians, local heroes and community groups. Games, activities, raffles, plenty of give-aways
Where: 14 Raglan Street, Mount Larcom
Mt Larcom Bowls Club
What: Barefoot Bowls, junior bowls, jumping castle, children's games, free barbecue, drinks for purchase.
Where: Mt Larcom Bowls Club, Narrows Road
Yarwun Grow Group
What: Free bacon, egg and sausage barbecue brunch, local mangoes, watermelon, cricket, tennis, traditional fun games, jumping castle, treasure hunt, music
Where: Yarwun Reserve, Calliope River Road
Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre
What: Cricket match, treasure hunt for kids, horse shoe throwing, sack and other novelty races, Homemade pies, potato mash and peas for $5. Free cordial for kids but adults to BYO drinks. Water available. Please RSVP to Tanya on 4974 1123 for catering purposes.
Where: Discovery Centre recreational area
Tannum Seagulls family fun day
What: Double lane slip and slide, backyard cricket, prizes and bar operating. RSVP to 0405 806 297 as soon as possible.
Where: Tannum Sands Seagulls Rugby League grounds
When: From 10.30am
Tannum Sands Hotel Motel
What: Australia Day party with live music and a jumping castle.
Where: Tannum Sands Hotel Motel
When: From 11.30
Australia Day party
What: Australia Day party with bikini girls, top 100 Aussie anthems, games including thong throwing and cane toad racing, prizes, live music, pool comp and Aussie BBQ.
Where: Rocky Glen Hotel
When: From 11.30am
Australia Day fun run
What: Gladstone Road Runners Australia Day 5km and 3km fun run.
Where: Behind the marina stage
Australia Day party
What: Barbecue, prizes, face painting and a special Aussie menu.
Where: Dicey's Irish Bar
Australia Day Shootout
What: Australia Day Charity Shoot for beginners to experienced clay target shooters.
Where: Gladstone Clay Target Club