25 Jan, 2017

Australia Day in the City

There is plenty of action happening in the city this Australia Day with something for everyone, from sports fans to music fans to shoppers. City of Adelaide Lord Mayor encouraged people to come in and enjoy what’s on offer.

“It’s going to be a great day out in the city so come on in and soak up the atmosphere. “There’s the traditional One Day International cricket match at Adelaide Oval with Australia battling it out with Pakistan which is sure to be an exciting game. “Rundle Mall will be open from 11 am - 5 pm for Australia Day shopping, or join Adelaide 500 in the Mall from 11 am - 3 pm to celebrate all things Australian.

“Visitors will have the opportunity to see what’s in store for this year’s race with displays, information and giveaways. Get a photo with the Stadium Super Truck, enter to win an 'Adelaide 500 Experience', free lamingtons and a special appearance from Supercar Driver, Tim Slade.

“The Australia Day Parade will feature more than 100 community groups celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity, starting from Franklin Street at 6pm and making its way to Elder Park via King William Street.

“Following this is of course our family-friendly Australia Day concert, featuring Aussie musicians and spectacular fireworks and expected to draw a crowd of more than 35,000 people.

“Bring in the family, meet your friends and make a day of it in the city.”

From 7pm, the Australia Day in the City concert kicks off with performances by David Campbell and his Big Band, plus performances from Emma Pask, Mahalia Barnes and Chrstine Anu.

This year Australia Day in the City will also have performances by local artists Claudia Migliaccio and Samuel Pring.

The Australian Defence Forces will perform the 21 Gun Salute from the King William Street Bridge in conjunction with an F-18 flypast. And don’t miss the finale when the sky above the city will light up with spectacular fireworks.

To make it easy and convenient to come into the city and celebrate Australia Day, all UParks (except Central Market) will have a $7 flat fee to park all day. UPark on Gawler Place is a short walk to King William Road and Elder Park for those going to the cricket, the parade or the concert, and will be open until midnight. UPark on Topham is also only a short walk to King William Road and Elder Park and you can guarantee your parking space by booking online at http://upark.com.au/ubook-upark/ ($8 all day flat fee applies when pre-booked online).

Visit http://upark.com.au/whats-on/australia-day-in-the-city/ to find opening hours and locations.

Please note that two hour event parking restrictions will apply around Adelaide Oval in North Adelaide on Australia Day to ensure North Adelaide residents and businesses can still access parking, and our Parking and Information Officers will be monitoring the area. We encourage drivers to read parking signs carefully before leaving their car. Anyone can receive SMS or email notifications of when event parking applies by registering at cityofadelaide.com.au/explore-the-city/city-travelling-transport/parking/register-for-event-parking-notifications.

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 www.smartmoveadelaide.com.au.

9.30pm to 11.30pm: Pennington Terrace between Palmer Place and King William Road

4pm to 11.30pm: War Memorial Drive between Riverbank Footbridge and King William Road

2.30pm to 7.30pm: Franklin Street between Eliza Street and King William Street

5.30pm to 7.30pm: Victoria Square western side between Grote Street and Franklin Street / King William Street between Victoria Square and North Terrace / North Terrace between Station Road and King William Street/Road

5.30pm to 11.30pm: King William Road between North Terrace and Victoria Drive / Victoria Drive between King William Road and Kintore Avenue

For more information, please visit these websites.

Australia Day in the City www.australiadayinthecity.com.au/
Rundle Mall www.rundlemall.com
UPark (parking information) www.upark.com.au/whats-on/australia-day-in-the-city/
Adelaide Metro www.adelaidemetro.com.au
Smart Move (road closures) www.smartmoveadelaide.com.au

Media Contact: Australia Day parade and event, Emma Chidlow – 0437 234 988
For other city information, Paula Stevens – 0427 910 554

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