Australia Day 2024

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.

Atlanta, Georgia - Atlanta Kookaburras
Sat, January 27th, 10am-1pm EST
DeKalb Memorial County Park - 353 Wilkinson Dr SE, Atlanta, GA  30317
Midway Pub - 552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA  30316
Event Page
Kookas are back in 2024. Practices are at Dekalb Memorial park. Then after we'll head over to Midway Pub lunch/beer. This will be the Saturday schedule, so come on out and bring a friend.

Austin, Texas - Austin Crows
Sat, January 27th, 1-4pm CST
Zilker Park Top Deck - Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746
Event Page
Over this winter chill? We are, too! Fortunately, the weather next weekend is shaping up to be perfect for our annual Australia Day BBQ at Zilker Park. Come and join the Austin Crows for our first social gathering of 2024 on the top deck of Zilker (closest to Stratford Rd). We'll be grilling up snags on the BBQ and raising a toast to Australia! 🇦🇺 Friends and family are not just welcome but encouraged to join!

Baltimore, Maryland - Baltimore Dockers
Sat, January 27th, 1-8pm EST
M8 Brewery - 1399 S Sharp St, Baltimore, MD  21230
Event Page
Join us in celebrating Australia Day, January 27 at Baltimore’s own Australian Brewery, M8 Beer Co.

Baton Rouge/New Orleans, Louisiana - Baton Rouge Tigers
Sat, January 27th, 2pm CST
Covington Beer Garden - 436 N New Hampshire St, Covington, LA 70433
Event Page
Come hang out with the Baton Rouge Tigers Australian Football at Covington Beer Garden! Watch some footy, have a pint or two or three

Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Demons
Sat, January 27th, 2-6pm EST
Loco Lounge - 412 W Broadway, Boston, MA  02127
Event Page
Get down to the Loco Lounge with the Boston Demons Aussie Rules Footy Club to celebrate and party!

Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Swans
Fri, January 26th, From 8pm CST
BrickHouse Tavern - 3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL  60613
Event Page
Join us for a ripper time as we bring a slice of Australia to Chicago! Whether you're an Aussie, an Aussie-at-heart, or just someone looking for a good time, this party is for you. Australia Day is a chance to celebrate our Aussie culture while living abroad. To make this Australia Day truly special, the Chicago Swans Australian Football Club is hosting the ultimate Australia Day Party, and guess what? Entry is absolutely FREE!

Cincinnati, Ohio - Cincinnati Dockers
Fri, January 26th, 6-11pm EST
Streetside Brewery - 4003 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH  45226
Event Page
This event is FREE, kid friendly, open to everyone, so put on your slouch hats, dress up in your finest green & gold or favorite Aussie sporting team and join us in pretending it’s a balmy summer Saturday and come and spin a good old yarn!

Dallas, Texas - North Texas Devils
Sat, January 27th, 10am-1pm CST
The Village Dallas - 5605 Village Glen Dr, Dallas, TX  75206
Event Page
Come and join us at the Village Dallas on January 27th from 10-1 for a social gathering, some kids activities and try your hand at some footy skills - open to all! 

Des Moines, Iowa - Des Moines Roosters
Fri, January 26th, 6pm CST
Confluence Brewing Company - 1235 Thomas Beck Rd Des Moines, IA 50315
Event Page
We invite you to come celebrate Australia Day with us at Confluence Brewing Company this friday at 6pm.  Come enjoy some great company, brews and meat pies! See ya there, Mate!

Denver, Colorado - Denver Bulldogs
Sat, January 27th, 2-6pm MST
Darcy's Pub & Bistro - 4955 S Ulster St, Ste 103, Denver, CO  80237
Event Page
G’day mates! We’re back at Darcy’s Pub, the fantastic venue that hosted our Australia Day party last year. Let’s keep the Australian spirit going into 2024!  Join us at Darcy’s for a relaxed afternoon session from 2 pm to 6 pm this Saturday, January 27th. This family-friendly pub was home to the 2023 Australia Day bash with cover band Divvy 6 and promises another enjoyable event this year.  We will have someone making balloon animals to entertain any young children that attend. Got to keep the little ones amused!

Houston, Texas - Houston Lonestars
Sat, January 27th, Noon CST
Platypus Brewing - 1902 Washington Ave Suite E, Houston, TX 77007
Event Page
Great Aussie food, beers, cocktails and activities including 2pm AFL Junior Clinic, 3pm Thong Throwing Comp, 4.15pm Meat Pie Eating Comp and witness the Lonestars perform at their finest in the Boat Races at 5pm. Should be a great crowd out so come say G’Day to us and find out more about the club and our plans for 2024!

Montreal, Quebec - Quebec Saints
Fri, January 26th, 7pm EST
Saint-Houblon Cote-Des-Neiges - 5414 Avenue Gatineau, Montréal, QC H3T 1X5
Event PageThe 2024 season is just around the corner and AFL Quebec is back in action! Come join us on January 26th to: Test your knowledge in Aussie Trivia Impress (or not) your friends in Karaoke with Aussie songs And dress and act like an Aussie for a special prize! Come celebrate Australian heritage with us for a fun evening! Bring your friends and family!

Nashville, Tennessee - Nashville Kangaroos
Sat, January 27th, From 6pm CST
Red Door Saloon Midtown - 1816 Division Street, Nashville, TN  37203
Event Page
Come out and celebrate the Great day that is Australia Day! We will start at Red door midtown and go from there! Either come hungry or eat before hand we will venture to chuys tacos for grub!

Orange County, California - Orange County Giants
Fri, January 26th, 7pm PST
Eight 80 Newport Beach - 880 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA  92663
Event Page
Hosted by the Orange County Giants Football Club

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Hawks
Sat, January 27th, 1-5pm EST
Cavanaughs Headhouse - 421 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA  19147
Event Page
Hosted by the Philadelphia Hawks Australian Football Club

Portland, Oregon - Portland Steelheads & Sockeyes
Sat, January 27th, 7:30pm
Integrity Brewing - 6500 S Virginia Ave, Portland, OR 97239
Event Page
Join us on Saturday, January 27th for an Aussie comedy night featuring our very own @jonbennettcomedy and other hilarious local Australian comics (and one honorary Australian comic). Link to purchase tickets in bio!

Sacramento, California - Sacramento Suns
Sat, January 27th, 3pm & 7pm PST
McKinley Park - 601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA  95816
Henry's Lounge - 2019 O St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Event Page
On January 27th at 3pm, Join us at McKinley Park. We will be hanging out, playing some footy, maybe some cricket and enjoying some delicious meat pies from Aussie Pies and Sausages!  At 7pm, meet us @henrysloungesacramento to continue the party.

San Diego, California - San Diego Lions
Sat, January 27th, 11am-4pm PST
NTC Park Liberty Station - 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA  92106
Event Page
Join us for our annual Australia Day Celebration! On Saturday, Jan 27th at 11am to 4pm (and onwards if you wish). There will be pies and sausage rolls, merch, footy clinic, Australian trivia with prizes and also prizes for best dressed theme: Australia!

St Louis, Missouri - St Louis AFC Blues
Sat, January 27th, 1-6pm CST
2nd Shift Brewing - 1601 Sublette Ave, St. Louis, MO  63110
Event Page
"Swing by 2nd Shift Brewing for STLAFC’s Australia Day celebration!
We’ll have a raffle set up for prizes, Central State Sandwiches will have meat pies and, of course, amazing beer from 2nd Shift."

Seattle, Washington - Seattle Grizzlies
Sat, January 27th, 9am & 12:15pm PST
Roosevelt High School - 1410 NE 66th St, Seattle, WA 98115
Die Bierstube - 6106 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Event Page
Join the Seattle Grizzlies for our annual season kickoff with a beginners 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 27th 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!

Tampa/Fort Myers, Florida - Tampa Bay Tiger Sharks vs Ft Lauderdale Fighting Squids
Sat, January 27th, 1:30-4:30pm EST
Buckingham Park - 9800 Buckingham Rd ,Fort Myers, FL 33905
Event Page
FIRST GAME OF 2024!!!  The Tampa Bay Tiger Sharks are headed down to Ft. Myers to go against the Ft. Lauderdale Fighting Squids! All spectators welcome!!


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