Avon Descent Family Fun Days

For some perfect family fun, check out the Family Fun Days!

During the annual Avon Descent weekend spectators get to enjoy all the action from the river bank during the Northam, Toodyay, Belmont and Bayswater family fun day events.  Enjoy race commentary, free entertainment and much more. Fun for all the family!

Northam’s Avon Descent Association is proud to work alongside the EMRC, the Shire of Northam, the Shire of Toodyay, the City of Swan, the City of Belmont, the City of Bayswater and the City of Armadale to deliver this fantastic event.


Check in regularly for new events and details closer to the main event!


Sunday 1st August

Armadale Lake Festival

Date: Sunday 1st August 2021

Time: 11am – 3pm

Location:  Champion Lakes Regatta Centre


Friday 13th August

Northam Bilya Festival Avon Descent Start Line

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Location:  Bilya Koort Boodja Centre Garden, Minson Avenue, Northam

Join us at the Start Line of the world’s greatest white water race!  This year the reimagined Northam Bilya Festival highlights the cultural significance of the Avon River flowing through Nyoongar Ballardong country – ‘bilya koort boodja, river heart land’.  The evening’s celebrations start with a Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and river blessing for a safe Avon Descent weekend.  The festivities continue with the annual community street parade, the ceremonial turning on of the lights on Australia’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge spanning the Avon River, and more family fun activities!  For the full program, call the Northam Visitor Centre on (08) 9622 2100 or visit www.facebook.com/visitnortham


Toodyay International Food Festival and Family Fun Day

Combine the thrill of the Avon Descent with delicious cuisine.

Date: Saturday, 14 August 2021

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Stirling and Duidgee Parks, Toodyay 

Tempt your taste buds with dozens of mouth-watering international cuisine stalls as the main stage comes to life with a range of performances inspired from around the globe. Kids of all ages have been catered for with free activities running throughout the day.

For more information call (08) 9574 9380 or visit http://toodyayiff.wixsite.com/home. Like the Toodyay International Food Festival on Facebook.


City of Swan Avon Descent Festival

Date: Sunday, 15th August 2021

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm 

Where: Lilac Hill Park, 850 W Swan Rd, Caversham

The program at this years City of Swan’s Avon Descent Festival aims to delight and surprise attendees with vintage markets, a food truck pop up, fun zones and on stage family music acts will form the program.

For more information and announcements, head to the City of Swan events Facebook page.

Basso’s Community Gathering – Town of Bassendean

View the Avon Descent from one of our picturesque riverside reserves.

Date: Sunday, 4 August 2019

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Point Reserve, Bassendean

The Town of Bassendean invites families to view the Avon Descent from the banks of beautiful Point Reserve. Pack a picnic and head down from 11:00am to enjoy free activities including a free sausage sizzle and giant games. 

For more information, call (08) 9377 8000 or visit www.bassendean.wa.gov.au


Avon Descent Family Fun Day – City of Belmont

Get up close to all of the action at the free family fun day and celebrate the Avon Descent.

Date: Sunday, 4 August 2019

Time: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Location: Garvey Park, Ascot

Enjoy live race commentary on the banks of the beautiful Swan River. There will be free children’s activities, giveaways, discounted helicopter rides and much more! 

For more information call (08) 9477 7248 or visit www.belmont.wa.gov.au

City of Bayswater Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day 2021

Nothing beats an exciting finish!

Date: Sunday, 15 August 2021

Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Riverside Gardens, Milne Street, Bayswater

Join support crews and spectators to welcome competitors over the Finish Line at the City of Bayswater Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day. Enjoy a sensational FREE day out with bouncy castles, children’s rides, face painting and live commentary over the loud speakers.

Visit http://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/events for more information.