The Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) is set to host an unforgettable Australia Day this year at its event, Warwick’s Great Australian Bites. The free street party will showcase live acts and pop-up food stalls serving true-blue local produce from the Southern Downs and beyond.

Home-grown music legend and Aussie blues star Ash Grunwald headlines an impressive line-up that promises to keep everyone’s toes tapping including Sleeping Dogs, SideTracked, The Fern Brothers and Joel Anthony. Councillor for Events, Sport, Parks and Recreation Yve Stocks said the family-friendly event is a celebration of everything that makes Australia and the Southern Downs a great place to live. “You won’t want to miss out on Warwick’s first ever Australia Day street party. Great Australian Bites is the perfect way for everyone to celebrate what it means to be Australian and offers something for all ages,” Cr Stocks said. “Kids can enjoy the free jumping castles and face painting while the adults show off their dance moves and sample some food and locally brewed beer from the Granite Belt’s own Brass Monkey Brewery.”

Councillor for Economic Development, Regional Promotion and Tourism Rod Kelly said the event highlights the best the region has to offer. “Local restaurants will be on hand to offer delicious food using produce from around the Southern Downs, and Granite Belt wineries Symphony Hill, Hidden Creek and Ballandean Estate will provide locally crafted wine,” Cr Kelly said. “Local food and drink combined with local acts providing live entertainment means Great Australian Bites will show off to locals and visitors alike how wonderful our region is.”

The Australia Day festivities begin at 4pm and finish at 10pm. More information about the event can be found here.

Banner Image: Ash Grunwald

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