The arrival of kinawais from Tanga Island and Susurunga set the tempo for the 2 day celebrations.
Up next is a kanu (canoe) race, followed by the day's proceedings.
Celebrations are underway with the theme: 'Ours Ahead – Yumi Yet Nau'.
The event expects a huge turnout as Sir Julius Chan's 50th Anniversary in PNG politics coincides with the Provincial Day.
The whole province is also on public holiday today.