An afternoon and evening of festivities will be organised by Central Coast Council on the Woy Woy waterfront to mark Australia Day 2018.
The events are scheduled to begin at 2pm on Friday, January 26. There will be an official Australia Day ceremony taking place at 3pm, followed by a performance by Central Coast family trio, Little Quirks. Features of the day are expected to include the lantern parade at 8:20pm which will begin at the CWA Hall and end at the tidal baths in Memorial Park. A sail past will take place down the channel from Memorial Park to the Wharf which will include SES craft, historical vessels, dragon boats, outrigger boats, Putt Putt Regatta boats and Central Coast ferries.
An array of market stalls and food stalls will be provided in Anderson Park. Among a number of other entertaining events, a flock of rubber ducks will race the length of Woy Woy Tidal Baths, with the first duck to cross the finish line being proclaimed the winner. Live music will include local artists playing throughout the day: Asha at 2pm, Jellyfish at 4:30, Steve Edmonds Band at 6:30pm and Dragon at 7:30pm, well as street performers showing off their talents. The evening will be concluded with a fireworks display.
SOURCE: Media release, 11 Jan 2018 Julie Vaughan, Central Coast Council