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Southern Downs set to celebrate in true blue style with Great Australian Bites

Ready for an Australia Day you’ll never forget? Grab your friends, round up the family, and celebrate in style at the biggest bash of the year, Warwick’s Great Australian Bites!

Everyone’s invited to Southern Downs Regional Council’s free street party which 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 a huge 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 kick off at 4pm and wrap up at 10pm. Head to the Great Australian Bites event precinct in Palmerin Street on Saturday, 26 January to join in on a night for the ages!

Great Australian Bites is presented by the Queensland Government in partnership with Southern Downs Regional Council and the National Australia Day Council.

For more information, contact SDRC on 1300 697 372 or email

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Ash Grunwald

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