Avon Descent

Family Fun Days


City of Bayswater Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day

Northam's Bilya Festival Avon Descent Start Line

Toodyay International Food Festival and Family Fun Day

City of Swan Avon Descent Festival 

The Avon Descent Family Fun Days are a series of family-orientated events held annually on the first weekend of August alongside the Avon Descent race and are a perfect opportunity for family and friends to get outdoors and experience the excitement of the race. 

First held in 1973, the Avon Descent is Western Australia's own unique sporting event. Avon Descenters challenge the Avon and Swan rivers in a variety of paddle and power craft in an exciting two-day time trial over 124 gruelling kilometres.

See the Avon Descent Family Fun Day Facebook event for more.

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Avon River Festival

Celebrate the excitement of the start of the world's greatest white water event at the Avon River Festival.

Kicking off the Family Fun Day excitement is the Shire of Northam’s Bilya (meaning river) Festival on Friday 13 August – the busiest night in town of the year! Northam is also the Avon Descent Starting Line, so get in quick and book your accommodation, enjoy the evening of festivities and then cheer on the starting line in the morning.

This year's evening celebrations will include:
- The new suspension bridge illuminations over the Avon River
- Ballardong Nyoongar cultural ‘bilya’ performances
- Community Street Parade

- Children’s entertainment
 and of course a range of local food venues!

Date: Friday, 13 August 2021

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
LocationBilya Koort Boodja Centre Garden, Minson Ave, Northam

 For more information call the Northam Visitor Centre on (08) 9622 2100 or visit https://www.avondescent.com.au/festivals/ 

City of Bayswater Avon Descent

Finish Line Family Fun Day

Nothing beats an exciting finish. Join the family fun.

Come down to Riverside Gardens at 11am where you will find a range of fun activities to enjoy. Entertainment rides, food stalls, markets and activities for the whole family!

Cheer on the Race competitors from the  at the City of Bayswater Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day, where you get up close and personal with the Avon Descent as well as interact with a whole lot of family fun lasting all afternoon.

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Riverside Gardens, Bayswater

Visit https://www.avondescent.com.au/festivals/ for more information.

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Toodyay International Food Festival

and Family Fun Day

Combine the thrill of the Avon Descent with delicious cuisine.

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.

Date: Saturday, 14 August 2021

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

For more information call (08) 9574 9380 or visit https://www.avondescent.com.au/festivals/ 

City of Swan Avon Descent Festival 

Prime riverside vantage point for enthusiasts of all ages to take in the excitement of the Avon Descent race.

The City of Swan’s Avon Descent Festival is back bigger and better than ever!

Offering fun for young and old including The Vintage Collective Markets, food truck pop up, massive kids fun zone, on stage acts and much more- all at our prime riverside vantage point. For more information and announcements, head to the City of Swan Events Facebook page.

Date: Sunday, 15 August 2021

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Lilac Hill Park, 850 W Swan Rd, Caversham WA 6055

For more information call (08) 9267 9267 or visit https://www.avondescent.com.au/festivals/ 

Find out more about the race, including details on how to compete, by visiting www.avondescent.com.au/.

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