Westport Park will come alive with a flurry of activities and entertainment on Australia Day.
Marine Rescue Port Macquarie has organised Hastings Summer Waves after receiving a community grant from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.
The gated COVID-safe event will include free children's activities, and ticketed live entertainment, with more than 50 market stalls, and free entry from 9am until 2pm.
The crowd can buy tickets from the Hastings Summer Waves website for live entertainment, 10am until 2pm, for $10, with the Ultimate Bee Gees tribute show, Damo and Gerry comedy show, and As the Flow Cries band.
A marine display on the Hastings River will be shown on a big screen at the park, and will include vessels from Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, Flamin' Dragons and Marine Rescue.
People can cool down at Australia Day pool parties at Laurieton and Wauchope from 11am until 3pm; or join Hastings Valley Mountain Bike Club for a "come and try" event at Jolly Nose Mountain Bike Park.
The council received a grant from the National Australia Day Council to help make our celebrations COVID-safe.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council will announce the recipients of the Australia Day Awards during an official ceremony at the Glasshouse, from 9.30am on Tuesday, January 26, which will be streamed on YouTube.