The Avon Descent roared back onto the Perth events calendar last year with a successful couple of days of paddle and powerboat action on the Avon River, alongside the equally successful Family Fun Day events from Northam all the way down to Bayswater. And this year you will be able to look forward to another massive weekend’s worth of free family fun at a host of locations along the River’s edge.
Kicking off on Friday 12 August until Sunday 14 August – get the full rundown below and for more information head to the Avon Descent Family Fun Days supported by Lotterywest Website.
Northam Bilya Festival
The fun begins with the Northam Bilya Festival happening Friday, 12 August with a sustainability theme, offering the most exciting amusements, food stalls, and live entertainment that you’ll find in the Avon Valley this year! Don’t miss the ever-popular street parade featuring the very exciting appearance of the Wargal (Aboriginal Rainbow Serpent). Come and celebrate the evening in style with the Shire of Northam.
When: Friday 12 August, 5-9pm
Where: Bilya Koort Boodja Centre Garden, Minson Avenue, Northam
Toodyay International Food Festival and Family Fun Day
Saturday is one for the foodies as well as the spectators, as the Shire of Toodyay’s International Food Festival and Family Fun Day brings aromas, warmth and taste from around the globe to shores of the Avon River. Expect a vast array of food stalls, carnival fun, bouncy castles, face painting, roving entertainment and more.
When: Saturday 13 August, 10am-4pm
Where: Stirling and Duidgee Parks, Toodyay
City of Swan Avon Descent Festival
The final day of the events kicks off with the flagship Avon Descent Festival descending on Lilac Hill. Wander through the pop-up artisan markets full of delicious gourmet food and wine, watch demonstrations and take home a treat from a local grower. Be entertained by local musicians while the kids will have fun with roving entertainment and show rides.
When: Sunday 14 August, 10am-3pm
Where: Lilac Hill Park, Caversham
City of Bayswater Avon Descent Finish Line Festival
To wrap up a fun filled weekend you can watch participants complete the home stretch and hit the finish line at Riverside Gardens in Bayswater. Here you will find a range of fun activities to enjoy including entertainment rides, food stalls, markets and activities for the whole family! Cheer on the fearless participants as they strive for the finish!
Where: Riverside Gardens, Milne Street, Bayswater
Head to the Avon Descent Family Fun Days supported by Lotterywest Website for more info.