Australia Day 2023

Australia Day is commemorated on January 26th.  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.

To add your team's event to the list, please send an email to

Austin, Texas - Austin Crows
Sat Jan 28, 1pm CST
Zilker Park - 2207 Lou Neff Rd, Austin, TX  78746
Event Page
Bring your fellow Aussies, friends, kids and dogs from 1pm. BYO drinks and coolers, and we’ll fire up the barbie and get a sausage sizzle going.

Baltimore, Maryland - Baltimore Dockers
Sat Jan 28 - 7pm EST
MaGerk's Pub Federal Hill - 1061 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Event Page
We will be celebrating Australia Day right here in Baltimore! Come join us at @magerkspubfh from 7-10PM for Live Music, Raffles, and Prizes!

Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Demons & Maine Cats
Sat Jan 28 - 2pm EST
Tony C's Seaport - 250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Event Page
Hosted by the Boston Demons and Maine Cats

Cincinnati, Ohio - Cincinnati Dockers
Thu Jan 26 - 8pm EST
MadTree Brewing - 3301 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Event Page
Celebrating Australia Day 2023 with a couple of drinks and the footy team. Bring your fellow Aussies, friends and family and join in on the fun! It’s a great time to meet the USAFL team here in Cincinnati and meet some new people along the way. Message us with any questions!

Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Swans
Fri Jan 27 - 8pm CST
Brickhouse Tavern - 3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Event Page
We are excited to announce the details of our 2023 Australia Day Party - this year is a very special one for us here at the Chicago Swans. In November 2022, the world lost the incredible Anthony Hendrie (lovingly known as Hendrie). Hendrie had a profound impact on not only us as a club, but the sport of Australian Football in the US, and the broader Australian community in Chicago. It is tradition to donate funds each year to a cause close to our hearts, for this year ALL funds raised will be donated to a GoFundMe in Hendrie’s honor to do our best to show our love, and endless support to his beautiful family.

Dallas, Texas - North Texas Devils
Sat Jan 28 - 11:30am CST
Village Apartments Sports Field - 5605 Village Glen Dr, Dallas, TX 75206
Event Page
Join the @ntxdevils for our first social event of 2023 and celebrate Australia Day (think the Aussie equivalent of 4th of July). All are welcome, RSVP on TEAM app so we can cater appropriately. Starting around 11:30am we’ll have some footballs to kick on the field, the grill going and some beers available (BYO if you want more than a couple!). Wear something to rep the Devils and/or Australia! Afterwards, we encourage everyone to head to @lee.harveys to join the rest of the Aussie community in celebrations.

Denver, Colorado - Denver Bulldogs
Sat Jan 28, 2pm MST
Darcy's Pub - 4955 S Ulster St, Ste 103, Denver, CO   80237
Event Page
Co-hosted by the Denver Bulldogs Australian Football Club

Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Ft. Lauderdale Fighting Squids
Sat Jan 28, 1pm EST
1309 SE 3rd St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Event Page
Co hosted by the Ft Lauderdale Fighting Squids

Houston, Texas - Houston Lonestars
Sun Jan 29 - 11am CST
Bear Creek Park - Pavilion 6, Bear Creek Drive, Houston TX 77084
Event Page
All tickets include food and drinks - A tasty Aussie BBQ with 2 protein options including  Australian sausages, lamb, meat pies, salads and more. Two drink tickets (soft drinks, Aussie beer and wine), and plenty of fun activities for the kids and adults too!

Irvine, California - Orange County Bombers
Sat Jan 28 - 1pm PST
Heritage Park - 14301 Yale Ave, Irvine, CA 92604
Event Page
Kick off the 2023 season and join us for a day of fun, food, family and mates!!

Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Gamblers
Sat Jan 28 - 11am MST
Bill Briare Park - 650 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Event Page
Let's get the team back together for a training session, followed by an Aussie Day BBQ. New recruits, or anyone interested in supporting The Las Vegas Gamblers on our journey in 2023, is welcome to join!

Minneapolis, Minnesota - Minnesota Freeze
Sun Jan 29 - 12pm CST
Brits Pub - 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Event Page (Private FB Group)
Co-hosted by the Minnesota Freeze and the ANZAA of Minnesota

Orlando, Florida - Jacksonville Saints & Tampa Bay Tiger Sharks
Sun Jan 22 - 2pm EST
Barnett Park - 4801 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808
Event Page
Your Jacksonville Saints United States Australian Football League Club will play their first official match of the 2023 USAFL Season against the Tampa Bay Tiger Sharks on Sunday, January 22nd at Barnett Park in Orlando, Florida!!! Come out and support your Jacksonville Saints in Orlando!!! We’re pumped for this match as we are the entire season and hope all of our supporters are too! Stay tuned, SAINTERS!!!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Hawks
Sat Jan 21 - 12pm EST
Cavanaugh's Headhouse - 421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Event Page
We're thrilled to confirm that Roy and Fiona and the True Blue Bakery crew will be on hand with pies, sausage rolls, and probably a raft of necessary Aussie baked goods to celebrate properly! If you haven't had anything from them before, you gotta stop out - they're great folks and great bakers, and you'd be doing yourself a disservice not giving them a try! Beers will be flowing, but also, this is a family-friendly event - we're here to have fun, but also provide a great atmosphere for anyone looking to celebrate. 

Richmond, Virginia - Virginia Lions
Sat Jan 28 - 1pm EST
A local Aussie community tradition, it will be again hosted by Jenny & Bill … so BRING/share an 🇦🇺 plate (&/ or beverage/s) *** For details: DM the VA🦁 @vafooty (insta, fb or twitter) - or email -  or call Dazza 804-928-1586 ***

Rome, Georgia - Rome Redbacks
Sat Jan 28 - 5pm EST
Cosmic Dog Outpost - 1 Broad St, Rome, GA  30161
Event Page
Join a few local Aussies and the Redbacks players and fans as we celebrate Australia Day, a day when mates get together, have a few drinks or many, tell a story or crack a joke or two, but mostly enjoy the friendships we've built as maybe the only true community based sports club in Rome GA. Saturday 28th from 5 at Cosmic Dog Outpost... Oi Oi Oi.

Sacramento, California - Sacramento Suns
Sat, Jan 28, 3pm PST
McKinley Park - 601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA  95816
Event Page
Oi Mates! Come join us for an arvo at McKinley Park starting at 3:00 pm to play some backyard cricket, fill your cake hole with some Aussie cuisine, and hang out with the team! No experience necessary. Well behaved ankle biters and dogs are welcome. At 5:00 pm we will head over to Henry’s Lounge to watch some Aussie Rules footy and play some bonzer Australian trivia.

San Diego, California - San Diego Lions
Sat Jan 28 - 12pm PST
NTC Park - 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA  92106
Event Page
Come down to NTC Park at Liberty Station on Saturday January 28th to celebrate Australia Day with our annual potluck event and our all-ages Aussie Rules scratch match. Kids, friends, family all welcome!

Seattle, Washington - Seattle Grizzlies
Sat Jan 28 - 12pm PST
Roosevelt High School - 1410 NE 66th St, Seattle, WA 98115
Event Page
Join the Seattle Grizzlies for our annual Australia Day skills clinic and USA vs. World metro footy game! This year's event will be held at the Roosevelt High School Soccer Field on Saturday, January 28th from 9am-Noon. This event is open to all ages. Please note we'll try our best to have some Juniors coaches available that day to help guide the little ones! Post-party location TBD!

Washington, DC - DC Eagles
Sat Jan 28, 6:30pm EST
Exiles Bar, Upper Level - 1610 U St NW, Washington, DC  20009
Raffles, games, prizes, beer, and good company. It doesn’t get more Aussie than that 🤩  Join us at Exiles on Saturday, Jan 28th for an Australia Day celebration. And make sure you bring your mates!

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