Picnic on Australia Day

Werribee Park will come alive on January 26 as Wyndham celebrates Australia Day in true Aussie style. Festivities will start at noon to a backdrop of live music and entertainment. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic along, but if you’re feeling peckish there will be a great selection of food trucks to enjoy on the day. Kids will be entertained with an inaugural treasure hunt, Aboriginal art workshops, horse and carriage rides, classic lawn games, such as tug of war, egg and spoon races, and thong throwing.

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Lights, camera, action

The Setting Sun short film festival, to be held at the beloved Sun Theatre, is calling for entries from adults and youngsters for 2016. Entries close January 31.

■ www.settingsun.com.au

Call of the kookaburra

Come along to the Kookaburra Festival in Kookaburra Avenue, Werribee, from noon until 5pm on January 23. There will be free food, a music stage, stalls, art activities, an animal farm, nature walks, and more.

■ James, 8742 6448

Identity art exhibition

The Wyndham Art Gallery at 177 Watton Street, Werribee, will open its latest exhibition, Identity, on January 20 at 6.30pm. Artist Susan Maco Forrester, a GLBTIQ woman of Somali and Scottish heritage, explores gender identity through video, installation, sculptural objects and photographs. The exhibition will be open until March 6.

■ Maree or Megan, 8734 6021

Weddings on show

The Mansion Hotel and Spa will host a free wedding showcase on January 23 from 2-5pm. The showcase offers couples seeking a wedding venue the opportunity to see this property and its many different venue and service specialities. Couples can also taste dishes they may wish for their wedding menus, and speak to some of the region’s best floral artists, stylists and artisans.

■ weddings@mansionhotel.com.au or 9731 4000