24 Jan, 2014

Australia Day in the city

Australia Day in the city is set to be bigger and brighter than ever this year. The city will be buzzing with action and activity with something for everyone, from sports fans to music fans to shoppers.

“It’s going to be a great day out in the city so come on in and soak up the atmosphere,” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.

“There’s so much happening all day and it’s a long weekend too - just perfect for a day out in the city, whether you watch the last of the Tour Down Under, explore the Riverbank activity, squeeze in some shopping or enjoy a free concert in Elder Park. Or do it all!”

The last stage of the Tour Down Under will roll along its new route through the CBD on King William, Pirie, Flinders and Wakefield streets from 12.30.

City of Adelaide will proudly present Australia Day in the City, managed by the Australia Day Council of South Australia. Celebrations will start with the Australia Day Parade, one of the largest of its kind, making its way along King William Street from 6pm, followed by a FREE concert in Elder Park from 7pm featuring Timomatic and Sarah De Bono. The day will end with a bang with the Australia Day Fireworks at 9.45pm.

There’s also cricket at Adelaide Oval and the Great Aussie BBQ on the Riverbank with local wine and cider.

Rundle Mall will be open on Australia Day and on the Australia Day Public Holiday (Monday 27 January) from 11am – 5pm.

There will be a chill out zone set up in Gawler Place on Sunday where shoppers can relax and listen to Triple J’s Hot 100 and find out if their favourite song made the cut. Plus, to ensure that everyone is ready to wave the flag, there will be promotional staff handing out Australian flags and tattoos for free.

To accommodate all this activity, there will be some road closures in place so to plan your trip into the city and find out what streets are open, go to http://www.smartmoveadelaide.com.au.

To find out more information about the Tour Down Under circuit and road closures, please visit the Tour Down Under website.

To celebrate Australia Day, the car parking operators surrounding Rundle Mall are providing fantastic parking deals on Australia Day and the Australia Day Public Holiday (Monday 27 January).

All UParks apart from the Central Market will provide a $6 Flat Fee on both Sunday and Monday. Topham UPark is a short walk to King William Road and Elder Park for those going to the cricket or the concert, while Gawler Place, Rundle and Wyatt UParks are convenient for Rundle Mall shoppers. Visit http://www.upark.com.au to find opening hours and locations details.

Or hop on the tram, train or bus. Visit Adelaide Metro for timetables.

There are now even more places to park a bike and the weather is looking perfect, so why not hop on a bike and ride into the city?

Please visit the following websites for more information.

UPark (parking information)
Adelaide Metro
Tour Down Under
Australia Day in the City
Great Aussie BBQ
Rundle Mall

Road closures as below:

• War Memorial Drive (King William Road – Montefiore Road) closed between 10.30am and 11pm
• Pennington Terrace / Montefiore Hill (King William Road – Montefiore Road) closed between 8.30pm and 11pm
• Franklin Street between Morphett Street and King William Street from 1.30pm until 7.30pm,
• Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, western side, between Grote Street and Franklin Street from 5.30pm until 7.00pm
• King William Street between Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga and North Terrace from 5.30pm until 7.00pm,
• North Terrace between Station Road and Kintore Avenue/Frome Road from 5.30pm until 7.00pm,
• King William Road between North Terrace and War Memorial Drive from 5.30pm until 11pm, and
• Victoria Drive between King William Road and Kintore Avenue from 5.30pm until 11pm.