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
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.
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.
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
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
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.