Avon River Festival 2016

Avon River Festival Poster 2016

The Shire of Northam is hosting the annual Avon River Festival from 4pm on Friday, August 5, 2016. The Festival launches the start of the Avon Descent, the biggest event on the regional calendar attracting more than 800 competitors with families and support crews.

Aimed at families, the Avon River Festival has attractions and activities for all age groups. There will be live performances from Perth band Murphy’s Lore, a street parade plus roving performances, a fire show, BMX displays and a demonstration from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Side show alley will entertain the young at heart with a host of games and rides. There will be market stalls and food vendors offering local produce, arts and crafts.

The popular firework finale on the River closes the Festival and sets the scene for the start of the Avon Descent the following day.

Shire President, Cr. Steven Pollard, says the Avon River Festival is a highlight on the Shire’s annual calendar “The Festival brings together locals and visitors, showcasing the vibrancy of our region”.

The Festival will open in Bernard Park at 4.30pm, with the Street Parade in Fitzgerald Street at 6pm. The firework finale will commence at 8.30pm. Minson Avenue will be closed for the duration of the event, Fitzgerald Street will be closed for the street parade.

The Avonlink train is running three extra services from Midland to Northam via Toodyay return to support the Festival, offering people the opportunity to leave the car at home. The revised timetable can be seen on the Shire of Northam website www.northam.wa.gov.au or by contacting TransWA on 1300 662 205.

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