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Now that’s a flag – the Coolum Ramblers sky-diving display has been a highlight at Coolum’s Australia Day festivities. Photo: Mike Garry
Now that’s a flag – the Coolum Ramblers sky-diving display has been a highlight at Coolum’s Australia Day festivities. Photo: Mike Garry

Though the official Sunshine Coast council Australia Day events will be held in Noosa and Caloundra on Monday, there is little doubt most local residents will celebrate our national day on Monday right here in Coolum.

The traditional Australia Day Spectacular starts at 7am with the famous Coolum Lioness breakfast in Tickle Park.

Highlights of the day include the grand parade with floats from community groups and business houses from 10am, the official opening and Citizen of the Year Awards from 12.30pm, live entertainment through the afternoon and evening and the monster fireworks display from 7.30pm.

There will also be thong-throwing, tug of war and ironman events.

The David Low Way from Beach Road to Hewitt Street will be closed to traffic from 9.45-11am to allow for the grand parade.

THE PROGRAM

7am: Lioness Breakfast in the park. Market stalls open.

8am: Amusement rides open.

10am: Grand parade.

10.45am: Ramblers skydiving display, sponsored by Coolum Betta Electrical.

11am: McDonald’s children’s events.

12.30pm: Official opening, Coolum Volunteer Citizen of the Year Awards and presentation of the grand parade prizes.

1pm: Junior tug of war event.

1.30pm: Sea Billies on stage.

2pm: Gone Bonkers thong-throwing.

2.15pm: Sea Billies return.

3pm: North Shore Realty cane toad auction and race.

3.30pm: Ironman events, male and female, sponsored by Birtwill Physiotherapy and Gelato Mio.

4.30pm: Pulp Friction on stage.

4pm: Coolum Beach Hardware tug of war heats.

4.30pm: Pulp Friction on stage.

5.45pm: Coolum Beach Hardware tug of war finals.

6.15pm: Pulp Friction returns.

7.30pm: Lukes Supa IGA – monster fireworks display.


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