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National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. 

National Aboriginal & Islander Day of Celebration

Yes it is free entry and so are the rides!

Yes and for adults.

Yes, all ages are welcome. This is a family friendly event.

Yes, fold-up chairs are best.

Yes absolutely, you’re more than welcome to bring your own food on the day. There will also be food vendors on site should you wish to purchase something.

Yes no alcohol or drugs allowed at the event.

No, best to bring a water bottle with water in it or purchase from food vendors.

No, purchase all food from food vendors on site so bring cash and/or card.

Yes, check out where the bus stops are on the map

No, unless they are support pets.

Yes, there is portaloos and disability portaloos.

Celebrate NAIDOC Festival will be held on Saturday 1st of July 2023, from 10:00am to 03:00pm at Lake Kawana Eastern Foreshore, Sportsman Parade, Bokarina 4575. The site is the grassed area opposite the Stadium.


Yes there is free parking available at Car Park 2 Sportsman Parade, across the road from the festival. There will be signage for this.

The day will involve multiple performers, food stalls, a marketplace showcasing First-Nations owned businesses, multiple kids rides, Murris got talent show, donut eating competition and more

Kerry Neill from Tribalink, Eleea, Normey Jay, Aunty Sharron Mirri Bell, Wakka Wakka Dancers, Torres Strait Islander Dacncers, DJ Marcus Pedro. Check out our poster and website for more details

Yes, wheelchair access areas will be identified on the event site map.

Yes the following items are prohibited from the event:

  • Any balloons
  • Glass containers – glass free event
  • Confetti, glitter, powder dust or similar substances
  • Promoting or handing out of material of any political persuasion
  • Smoking (only in allocated areas includes e-cigarettes and vaping)
  • Alcohol
  • Prohibited drugs
  • Cap guns or toys with firing ability

Yes,  send an email to naomi@refocus.org.au.

Yes there will be a clearly signed lost and found tent, and it will also be marked on the event site map

Yes, there will be a clearly signed First Aid tent, and it will also be marked on the event site map. We will also have the wonderful team from Queensland Ambulance Service there on the day.