Activities at the free event on January 26 will include a ‘big dig’ for children from 10am, a thong throwing competition at noon and beach cricket from 2pm.
Other activities for children will include the Ranger Red Native Zoo, free face painting and icy poles, and Vegemite painting at the Indian Ocean Brewing Co.
For those with an appetite, there will be a pie-eating competition at The Boat from 4.30pm.
Throughout the day there will be live music at both pubs, including performers Kickstart and Dr Bogus.
Event manager Sarah Mallah said staff were looking forward to their Australia Day event and the focus was to celebrate all things Australian and bring people together for a relaxed, family-friendly day.
“This event will have loads of Australian fun for everyone; it’s guaranteed to be a great day out by the ocean,” she said.
Australian film The Castle will screen after the event, about 8pm.
AUSTRALIA DAY EVENT
Where: Mindarie Marina, Ocean Falls Boulevard
When: 10am to 6pm on Tuesday, January 26
More: www.visitmindarie.com.au or 9305 9305