There’s plenty on offer around the region to help you mark Australia Day

THE Shoalhaven has a full schedule of fun to mark Australia Day.

The Callala community will gather for breakfast and the presentation of the Callala Bay Citizen of the Year Awards from 7am at Bicentennial Park, Callala Bay.

The second Callala Bay versus Callala Beach/Myola Australia Day family cricket match will be held at the Callala RSL Country Club Oval from 10am for an 11am start.

At Moona Moona Creek in Huskisson, the famous duck derby will take place from 9am to 4pm.

The event involves four races of 500 plastic ducks.

The cost to enter is $5 per duck and the first prize is $500.

There will also be a children’s hat parade at noon as well as a variety of market stalls offering food, clothes and lamingtons and there will be music.

Berry Showground will host a breakfast from 8.30am until 11.30am.

There will be a variety of entertainment together with an official service recognising Australia Day.

Bring your own picnic breakfast or purchase something from the barbecue.

Celebrations in Nowra will take place at the Nowra Showground from 8am until noon.

There will be breakfast, face painting, entertainment, awards, gumboot throwing, stalls and more.

The Sussex Inlet Men’s Shed will celebrate with a family fun day at the Thomson Street Sporting Complex, Sussex Inlet from 10am to 3pm.

Some of the food items on offer include roast lamb rolls, lamb silders, egg and bacon rolls, hot dogs, potatoes on sticks, corn on the cob, Devonshire tea, waffles and more.

With wine tastings and sales from Crooked River Winery you can then relax under cover and enjoy music supplied by the Sirenics and Darcy la Year.

There will also be old-fashioned fun with children’s races for all ages, boat races, classic cars, dog obedience, tug-o-war, pet show, thong throwing, dancing, a raffle and much more.

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