Sharing a snag with NRL great Darren Lockyer or a chat with world champion swimmer Lisa Curry will be on offer to Queenslanders on Australia Day.
They are two of 39 inspirational Queenslanders who will tour the state as part of the Australia Day Ambassador program.
But the state's main party will be at Southbank Parklands in inner-city Brisbane, where festivities will kick off at 10am (AEST) on Saturday.
Punters will be able to see a traditional flag raising ceremony with 21 gun salute, a fly-past of F/A-18F Super Hornets and even take part in a wife carrying championship.
Celebrations will continue into the night with performances by chart-toppers Evermore, central Queensland products Busby Marou and Brisbane indie group Art of Sleeping.
For those who want to see just how Aussie they can get, the Story Bridge Hotel will hold its annual Australia Day Cockroach Races.
About 7000 people are expected through the Kangaroo Point pub to watch the six-legged critters scutter towards glory.
But for many Queenslanders, the day will be spent at home with a barbecue and a game of backyard cricket, while listening to Triple J's iconic Hottest 100 Countdown.
Betting has been halted for guessing which song will be number one in the traditional Australia Day list after Brisbane-based marketing worker Nick Drew and his mate Tom Knox used social media posts to predict the outcome.
The pair posted their findings to their Warmest 100 website, with statistics experts suggesting the predictions will be fairly accurate.
Premier Campbell Newman encouraged all Queenslanders to get involved in the day of celebration.
"Across the state, Queenslanders will have the opportunity to come together and celebrate all that's great about Australia," he said in a statement.
"There is a great series of events happening and I encourage everyone to find out what's on in your local community and get involved."