Where and when to go to join celebration of nation in Penrith

Civic Centre, High Street, Penrith

10am: Australia Day citizenship ceremony.

The Regatta Centre

6pm: Despicable Me 2 Stage Show for kids. Stuart and Jorge will join Professor Heidi Ho on stage in a madcap adventure at 6pm, before wandering the grounds to meet those who attend.

6.35pm: Butterscotch's Playground with former Wiggle Greg Page who will lead the kids on a tour with fun-loving puppets Butterscotch, Honey Bear, Frankie Bananas and Charles

7.10pm: Official welcome

7.25pm: Classic Aussie Rock performance by Mark Travers, Rose Carleo and Simon Meli from The Voice 2013

7.55pm: Hits from Melbourne dance/pop diva Zoe Badwi

8.25pm: DJ Havana Brown

9.15pm: Fireworks spectacular

Gates open at 5.30pm.

■ For more information on parking and conditions of entry go to penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/ausday.

Fun at Panthers

3pm-8pm: Pony rides, animal farm, face painters, clowns and carnival with rides for the kids

3pm-3.20pm: Reptile show

3.30pm-4pm: Lamington eating competition with great prizes to be won.

4pm-5pm: Thong throwing competition with great prizes to be won.

4pm-4.20pm: Reptile show

5pm-9pm: VintageFM playing the best Aussie hits from 1970 until now

5pm-5.20pm: Reptile show

5pm-9pm: Good ol' Aussie sausage sizzle

5.30pm-7pm: Australiana Extravaganza Show starring PAWS Performing Arts and Tamara Miles singers

6pm-6.20pm: Reptile show

8.30pm: Fireworks finale.

Model Park Open Day

9am-5pm: Model trains, planes, boats, cars. $15 a car.

Model Park, 869 Luddenham Road, Luddenham.

■ Details: 4736 2803.

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