2018 Australia Day Party Listing

Australia Day, commemorated on January 26th every year, celebrates the culture and heritage of one of the most unique countries on the planet.  In Australia, it's celebrated with barbecues, beach cricket, and other merriment.

Here in the U.S., clubs from across the USAFL celebrate the cultural link between the game of footy and the land from which it came from.  Owing to the fact that it is winter time here in the states, there is a distinct American twist to many parties, such as a barbeque on frozen lake Miltona in the backwoods of Minnesota.  In addition to footballers coming together to celebrate the day, it's a chance for other displaced Australians to get together as well, if only to get a piece of home so far away.

Below is a listing of parties as hosted by USAFL clubs, in alphabetical order by city.  We will update this list as soon as any changes or additions are received.  UPDATED: January 21st


Atlanta, Georgia – (Atlanta Kookaburras)

Saturday, January 27th – 11am EST
Walker Park – 200 Memorial Terrace SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Facebook Event

FREE - Come out and try AFLS -Social Aussie Rules Footy - Non tackle - Co-ed - Safe & Fun - Open to anyone 13yrs and up. Get fitter, healthier, meet some great new friends (Mates) and try something new, (Will be followed by Aussie Day Celebration BBQ)


Austin, Texas – (Austin Crows)

Saturday, January 27th – 12pm CST
Austin Blacks Field – 6013 Loyola Lane, Austin, TX 78724
Facebook Event

All your favorites from last year will be back including: Aussie food and drink options including Boomerang’s Meat Pies and Cooper’s beer, pick up AFL, cricket and rugby games, Great Aussie music, playground for kids.


Baltimore, Maryland – (Baltimore Dockers)

Saturday, January 27th – 3pm EST
Nobles – 1024 South Charles Street, Federal Hill, MD 21230
Facebook Event

Come join in the fun and excitement of all things Australian. With great raffles running all day, an ice luge, Four-N-Twenty pies, an Australian themed best dressed competition, live music as well as a few other surprises that will be announced closer to the day.


Baton Rouge, Louisiana – (Baton Rouge Tigers)

Saturday, January 27th
1-3pm CST Drills & Skills: UREC Complex Field 2 – Gourrier Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
5-8pm CST Afterparty: Fred’s in Tigerland – 1184 Bob Pettit Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Facebook Event

Come out to the UREC Field Complex on January 27th where we'll hold our talent search/recruitment day from 1pm-3pm on the UREC Field Complex.  After learning a few skills and having some fun (and hopefully getting hooked on a great sport), we'll head over to Fred's in Tigerland for a gathering to celebrate the day and help kick off our 2018 season and celebrate Australia Day.


Boston, Massachusetts – (Boston Demons)

Saturday, January 27th – 2:30pm EST
Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill Fenway – 1265 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
Facebook Event

Come down to Tony C’s Fenway and celebrate Australia Day, there’ll be lots of fun games, Coopers brews, KO Pies and sausage rolls... not to mention the World Famous ‘Peter Garrett’ dance-off and ‘Weetabix’ eating comp...


Chicago, Illinois – (Chicago Swans)

Friday, January 26th – 8pm CST
Brickhouse Tavern – 3647 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60613
Facebook Event

The Epic Australia Day Party you've been waiting for… Chicago's Aussie Footy Team is going all out to deliver the best Australia Day Party in the US! *Imported Australian Beer on Tap *Win a Trip Down Under - Raffle for 2x Return Flights to *Australia *Win a Rack of Lamb *Ultimate Aussie Photobooth.


Cincinnati, Ohio – (Cincinnati Dockers)

Friday, January 26th – 5:30pm EST
The Growler House – 1526 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Facebook Event

The Growler House is loading up on Australian Coopers Beer, O-Pie-O is offering up Australian style meat Pies & Pasties and we will have other Australian treats on hand. We will stream some AFL or Cricket on the big screen and throw around some Aussie slang for good measure.


Columbus, Ohio – (Columbus ARFC)

Thursday, January 25th – 7pm EST
Byrnes Pub – 1248 W 3rd Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
Facebook Event

G'DAY MATES! Join us in celebrating Australia's National Day! Come out Thursday with the Columbus footy team and enjoy some booze and Australian treats! Bring cash for the raffle! They're cool and some are Australian! *wink wink*


Dallas, Texas – (Dallas Magpies)

Saturday, January 27th – 11am CST
Exall Park – 1355 Adair Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facebook Event

Join the Dallas Magpies, The Central Regional Champions of the World, at Exall Park in Dallas on the 27th of January to celebrate Australia Day. We will drink some beer, have some sausages, and play some backyard cricket


Denver, Colorado – (Denver Bulldogs)

Saturday, January 27th – 2pm MST
Casey’s Stapleton – East 29th Avenue, Denver, CO 80238
Facebook Event

Robbie Dawe, Aussie owner of Casey's, will have authentic Four & Twenty pies, home made sausage rolls and Cooper’s beers. The Peter Garrett dance contest makes it's return as does the classic Vegemite eating contest for our American family and friends. And for those that missed the ending of Skippy last year, we'll re-run those re-runs on the big screen!


Houston, Texas – (Houston Lonestars)

Sunday, January 28th – 11am CST
Bear Creek Pioneers Park – 3535 War Memorial Street, Houston, TX 77084
Facebook Event

The Houston Lonestars are once again proud to be partnering with the AACC Houston in hosting the 10th Annual AACC Australia Day Family BBQ! Cricket, Netball, AFL Footy, Rugby, Live Music and more!


Milwaukee, Wisconsin – (Milwaukee Bombers)

Sunday, January 28th – 2pm to 5pm CST
Plugger O’Keeffe’s house – 6211 West Washington Blvd, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Phone – 414-460-4406 (mobile)

We will supply Aussie wine and trying to get a supply of meat pies. Bring any other alcohol choices and a plate to pass. Small per person fee (amount will be based on if we get the meat pies - maximum would be $10 per adult) Please, respond so we can get an idea of headcount for pies.


Minneapolis, Minnesota – (Minnesota Freeze)

Saturday, February 3rd – 11:30am CST
Lake Miltona – Spring Lake Road, Miltona, MN 56354
Facebook Event

Basically, the idea is to celebrate Australia Day with a bit of Minnesota twist. After all we live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and normally its Freezing cold when Blokes and Sheilas in OZ are ripping back stubbies from the eskie while having a crack at a friendly game of beach cricket, or having a fish with Australia's best 100 songs of the year blaring in the background!


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – (Philadelphia Hawks)

Australian Heritage Night @ the Philadelphia 76ers
Wednesday, January 24th – 6pm EST
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA 19148
Facebook Event

The Philly Hawks are excited to announce a partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers for Australian Heritage night on January 24th 2018! The Sixers will donate a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales back to the club.  Every ticket enters you in a chance to win autographed Sixers Merchandise, a chance to be on the court to high-five the players during the starting lineup, and more!

Australia Day Party
Saturday, January 27th – 1pm EST
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse – 421 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Facebook Event

Our annual bash is back! Join us at Cav's Headhouse, Jan 27th from 1pm to 6pm, as we celebrate Australia Day! A $10 donation to the club gets you access to plenty of Cooper's, meatpies, Aussie desserts, as well as raffles and contests!


Portland, Maine – (Maine Cats)

Sunday, January 28th - 2pm EST
Ri Ra Portland - 72 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
Facebook Event

Day to come meet the mates and chat footy!


Portland, Oregon – (Portland Australian Football Club)

Sunday, January 28th – 11:30am PST
East Portland Community Center – 740 SE 106th Avenue, Portland, OR 97216
Facebook Event

Join the Portland Steelheads and Sockeyes in celebrating Australia Day! On Sunday, January 28th, we’ll be hosting a recreational indoor footy tournament, followed by a social gathering for food and drinks.


Raleigh, North Carolina – (North Carolina Tigers)

Saturday, January 27th – 1pm EST
Patrick Jane’s Bar and Bistro – 1353 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511

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Featuring Live music, Australian food, Hourly Door prizes and much, much more!


Sacramento, California – (Sacramento Suns)

Saturday, January 27th – 1pm PST
Sactown Unon Brewery – 1210 66th Street, Unit B, Sacramento, CA 95819
Facebook Event

This event is open to the public and it is highly encouraged to invite your friends/family! Included: We will stream AFL matches on the projector, have door prizes/give aways, a food truck will be on site for our event and Krave Jerky will be hanging out giving out samples plus, they will have a photo booth available.


San Diego, California – (San Diego Lions)

Saturday, January 27th – 11am PST
Liberty Station NTC Park – 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Facebook Event

Are you ready for Australia Day 2018? Well, we’ve got it all sorted out for you. The San Diego Lions will be hosting a potluck picnic that is open to all and family friendly. We’ll play a co-ed touch Australian Football match and some tennis ball cricket (bring your runners!). We’ll have a raffle as well, so bring some $!


San Francisco, California – (Golden Gate AFL)

Friday, January 26th – 3pm PST
Buzzworks – 365 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Facebook Event

Aussies and Americans alike, come celebrate Australia Day with Buzzworks! - Pint and keg specials on Little Creatures all day long! - Streaming the Triple J hottest 100! - Vegemite Grilled Cheeses (yep!) - Aussie Rules Footy on the big screen! - Get around it, maaaate!


Seattle, Washington – (Seattle Grizzlies)

Sunday, January 28th – 10am PST
Magnuson Park – 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Facebook Event

To celebrate Australia Day, we will be holding an open day for all ages on Sunday January 28 at Magnuson Park. We’ll teach you the basics and get you going with a social game.  Our free clinics will be followed by the spectacle of our annual rivalry match, Australia v USA.


Tulsa, Oklahoma - (Oklahoma Football Club)

Saturday, January 27th – 12pm CST
Veterans Park – 
1811 S Boulder Park Drive, Tulsa, OK 74119
Facebook Event

Join us at Veterans Park on the 27th to celebrate Australia Day. We will play some 10v10 footy, drink some beer, cook some snags, pretend to know what we are doing with cricket, listen to some triple J, start wildfires, eat fairy bread and drink from the cup.


Washington, DC – (DC Eagles)

Friday, January 26th – 9pm EST
Oz Restaurant and Bar – 2950 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Facebook Event

Come celebrate Australia Day hosted by the DC Eagles Australian Rules Football Club at Oz Restaurant & Bar! Free to Enter! Bring your friends! Show your support for the Eagles by purchasing a $5 souvenir cup to save on draft beers all night! There will be live music, delicious Australian food specials, and awesome raffles!

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