Australia Day USA 2022

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. 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.  From meat pies and sausage rolls, cricket and pick-up games of football to lamingtons and snot blocks, there is something for young and old.

Below is a listing of events as hosted by USAFL club in alphabetical order by city.  Note that, because of the  We will update this list as soon as any changes or additions are received.  Some parties have age restrictions and require tickets, please check each individual party page for full information.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: please obvserve local health and safety guidelines relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATED: 1/25/22. To add your team's event to the list, please send an email to

Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta Kookaburras
Sat, Jan 22nd @ 3pm
Grant Park, Atlanta, GA
Event Page

Footy is back in 2022! Come join the Kookas as they kick off the new year with the first game for 2022 against the Rome Redbacks.

Columbus, Ohio -- Columbus Cats
Sat, Jan 29nd @ 4pm EST
Byrne's Pub, Columbus, OH
Event Page

Join the Columbus Cats at Byrne's Pub for food, drinks and a fun Australia Day Celebration!  There will 50/50 raffle to benefit the club. Funds will go towards club expenses like fields, umpires and equipment.

Chicago, Illinois -- Chicago Swans
Fri, Jan 28th @ 7pm CST
Brickhouse Tavern, Chicago, IL
Event Page

Join the Swans for a night of fun, food, and friends. Proceeds from this event will be split between the Light the Night Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Swans club to help host future events and make this footy season great.  Entry is $5, there will be $5 drink specials, as well as a raffle.

Cincinnati, Ohio -- Cincinnati Dockers
Wed, Jan 26th @ 7pm EST
Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati, OH
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The crew from Cincinnati Dockers are getting together for a cheeky winter beer or 2 to celebrate Australia Day 2022.  Join us for a socially distanced drink or 2.  Cricket, the beach, fireworks, searing heat – synonymous with Australia Day, we have none of that.  We have freezing cold weather, beer and some good ol’ Aussie Slang for good measure.  Bring your slouch hats, dress up in your finest green & gold pretending it’s a balmy summer Saturday.

Dallas, Texas -- Dallas Dingoes & North Texas Devils
Sat. Jan 29th, @ 2pm CDT
Lee Harvey's, Dallas, TX
Event Page

Calling all Aussies, Kiwis and mates of... in DFW! The annual celebration and get together for Australia Day will be held just a few days after the 26th as it falls on Wednesday. This is a family friendly event and FREE to RSVP early, as numbers are limited!! Don't miss out!! RSVP NOW!

Houston, Texas -- Houston Lonestars
Sun, Jan 23rd @ 11am CST
Bear Creek Park, Houston, TX
Event Page

You are invited to the 13th Annual AACC Australia Day Family BBQ from 11:00am - 3:30pm. Cricket, Netball, Footy, Rugby, Aussie Music and more! Fun for the whole family!

Jacksonville, Florida -- Jacksonville Saints
Sat, Jan 29th @ 2pm EST
WillowBranch Park, Jacksonville, FL
Event Page

Your Saints are eagerly marching into the 2022 USAFL footy season as they continue to calibrate and finely-tune their skills; and are recruiting new Saints in preparation for their Australia Day Derby and BBQ against the Grovetown Pirates Australian Rules Football Club

Nashville, Tennessee -- Nashville Kangaroos
Sat, Jan 29th @ 5pm CST
The Red Door Saloon, Nashville, TN
Event Page

It's time Nashville!! It's time to celebrate Australia Day with us on January 29 at Red Door Saloon in Midtown. Share, invite your friends and we'll see you then!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Hawks
Sat, Jan 22 @ 2pm EST
Kildare's Irish Pub West Chester, West Chester, PA
Event Page

Australia Day falls in the middle of the week this year, so we're setting things off a little early! Come join the Philly Hawks for pies, drinks, and fun and celebrate Australia Day at West Chester Kildare's Irish Pub 

Sacramento, California -- Sacramento Suns
Sat, Jan 22 @ 3pm PST & 5pm PST
McKinley Park then Kupros Craft House, Sacramento
Event Page

At 3:00 pm meet with the Sacramento Suns at McKinley Park to play some backyard cricket and hang out with the team! No experience necessary. At 5:00 pm we will be heading over to Kupros to watch some Aussie Rules and to participate in some Australian trivia. Kick off the new year with the Suns!

San Diego, California -- San Diego Lions
Sat, Jan 22 @ Noon PST
Liberty Station NTC Park, San Diego, CA
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The San Diego Lions will be hosting an Australia Day event at NTC park in liberty station this Saturday the 22nd January’s. It’s a great day out and some fun Australian events (special mention of the shark toss and flip flop throw from ADAYGAMES] ) along with a game of touch football that all ages,genders and abilities are welcome.

Seattle, Washington -- Seattle Grizzlies
Sat. Jan 29, @ 9am PST & 12:30pm PST
Queen Anne Bowl
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Join the Seattle Grizzlies for a morning of footy clinics, US vs. Australia friendly game, and more in celebration of Australia Day

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