Avon Descent Family Fun Days


Basso's Avon Descent Community Gathering

City of Bayswater Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day

Avon Descent Family Fun Day

Avon River Festival

Toodyay International Food Festival and Family Fun Day

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.

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

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The Avon Descent Family Fun Days are supported by Lotterywest.

Basso's Avon Descent Community Gathering

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

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.

Date: Sunday, 4 August 2019

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

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


City of Bayswater Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day

Nothing beats an exciting finish. Join the family fun.

The family fun day is full of fun for all the family with free entertainment for all ages.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

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

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


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Avon Descent Family Fun Day

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

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! 

: Sunday, 4 August 2019

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

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

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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.

This years highlights include:
• Huge fireworks display on the Avon River
• Stage show featuring a variety of local talent
• Family fun zone
• Rides for all the family
• Sideshow alley and roving entertainment
• Community street parade
• Markets for avid shoppers
• Local food venues

Date: Friday, 2 August 2019

Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Minson Avenue, Northam

 For more information call the Northam Visitor Centre on (08) 9622 2100 or visit www.facebook.com/visitnortham 

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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, 3 August 2019

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

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

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See the Avon Descent Family Fun Days gallery for more photos.