Australia Day Entertainment at Queen Elizabeth Park and Lithgow Aquatic Centre will have singing, circus skills workshop, rides and giant slide.

Queen Elizabeth Park and the pool will become a hive of activity on Australia Day with free entertainment, rides, activities and food.

“I am pleased to have locals Martin Doherty, Leigh Birkett and Courtney Clarke entertaining us and the children’s rides and activities along with a free barbeque for all to enjoy”, said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham.

The afternoon’s entertainment will start off with a performance by the Lithgow Highland Pipe Band at 2.30pm to get the crowd into the Australia Day mood. The Lions Club will serve their famous damper with tea and the children will be able to get a head start on the rides.

From 3.30 to 4.30pm activities will pause for the official Australia Day Ceremony with the Lithgow City Band accompanying the program.

Following the ceremony activities really move into party mode. There will be performances and a free barbeque by the Lions Club. The children’s rides will continue and Tee the Circus artist will run a circus skills workshop to have everyone twirling and juggling.

Australia Day will be the first chance many people will have to catch singers Martin Doherty and Leigh Birkett since their much talked about concert at Workies last year. On that occasion, they were launching their critically acclaimed ‘Tribute to Woody Guthrie’. On Australia Day the duo will showcase a great range and variety of music from across the musical spectrum. Martin is renowned for his enormous catalogue of songs from all around the world and you can be sure there will be quite a few surprises appearing for this festive day. You can be guaranteed tears to laughter as Martin and Leigh weave their magic.

Courtney Clarke is one of Lithgow’s young up and coming music stars. As well as regularly performing at local entertainment venues, she recently featured as a soloist for the 2014 School Spectacular at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Courtney will also be singing the National Anthem for the ceremony.

For those in Lithgow who wish to start celebrating earlier, Lithgow Aquatic Centre will have free entry for the day from 8am to 7pm. The Atomic Drop Wet Slide will be at the pool from 12 -3pm for the brave ones wanting an extra thrill.

Whether you enjoy wild rides or a relaxing musical afternoon, Australia Day in Lithgow will suit everyone’s mood.

Providing a range of programs celebrating the cultural diversity and rich heritage of our local government area through the delivery of a diverse range of quality festivals and events is part of Council’s strategy to Care for our Community in the Community Strategic Plan 2025.


Mayor Maree Statham
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Wendy Hawkes
Cultural Development Officer
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Pictured Martin Doherty & Leigh Birkett








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