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Avon Descent Family Fun Days

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

The 46th Avon Descent is an annual event and takes place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of August 2018. Competitors from around the world take on 124 gruelling kilometres of white water and marathon flats in a two day time trial in both paddle and power craft.

Spectators can enjoy action on the water from riverbank events with race commentary, free entertainment and much more to be found at the Avon Descent Family Fun Days in Northam, Toodyay, Belmont, Bassendean and Bayswater.

The Northam Avon Descent Association is proud to work alongside the EMRC, local Councils and sponsors to support such an exciting event. The collaboration between all parties makes this event truly unique in providing a stage for international, interstate and local competitors without forgetting its community roots.

See more details at perthseasternregion.com.au



3rd August 2018

Avon River Festival – Shire of Northam

Friday 4:00pm onwards at Bernard Park, Minson Avenue, Northam

Celebrate the excitement of the start of the world’s greatest white water event at the Shire of Northam’s Avon River Festival. There will be entertainment by Refractory Road, a street parade, amusements and rides, free family fun zone, largest fireworks display in the Avon Valley and food.


4th August 2018

Toodyay International Food Festival – Shire of Toodyay
Saturday 10am – 4pm at Stirling Park & Duidgee Park, Toodyay

Combine the thrills and spills of the Avon Descent with dozens of mouth-watering international cuisine stalls and free family entertainment all on the banks of the Avon River. The main stage will come to life with a diverse range of performers inspired from around the globe.


5th August 2018

Avon Descent Festival – City of Swan

Sunday 10am – 3pm at Lilac Hill, Caversham

City of Swan and Perth Airport present Avon Descent Festival 2018!

The Avon Descent Festival returns to Lilac Hill on Sunday August 5 with our biggest program of family fun yet.

Soak up the jam packed program of onstage entertainment featuring Duncan Saige, The Lulus, Junkadelic and Zap Circus.

There’s also a special edition of the Vintage Collective Markets, community art installation by Mundaring Arts Centre, a cracking food truck line up, crowd favourite fair rides and inflatables in the Movida Fun Zone, giant bubbles, drumming workshops, the Midland Gate Massage Retreat, Swan Valley giveaways and much much more.

And of course, don’t forget to make the most of our prime riverside vantage point and cheer loud and proud as the Avon Descent competitors zoom past in their quest for victory.

There’s free parking opposite the site and a free shuttle bus from Guildford train station all day. Festivities kick off at 10am and end at 3pm.

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

This free community event is presented by City of Swan and Perth Airport, and supported by Movida, Lotterywest, Midland Gate and Vintage Collective Markets.

Basso’s Community Gathering – Town of Bassendean

View the Avon Descent from the banks of one of the Town of Bassendean’s picturesque riverside reserves such as the beautiful Point Reserve. Pack a picnic and head down to enjoy free activities including a free sausage sizzle and giant games.

Avon Descent Family Fun Day – City of Belmont
Sunday 11:30am – 3:00pm

Get up close to all of the action at the City of Belmont FREE family fun day. Enjoy live race commentary on the banks of the Swan River, FREE children’s activities and much more. If you are a City of Belmont resident with an Opportunity Card, take advantage of your free and discounted offers during the day (limits apply).

Avon Descent Finish Line Family Day – City of Bayswater
Sunday 11am – 5pm at Riverside Gardens, Bayswater

Nothing beats an exciting finish! 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

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