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Avon Descent Family Fun Days

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.

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

The Avon Descent Family Fun Days are supported by Lotterywest.

Find out more information about the individual events below.


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
* Game vault
* Community street parade
* Markets for avid shoppers
* Local food venues and street food


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. 

WHEN: TBA
TIME: 10.00am — 4.00pm
WHERE: Stirling Park, Stirling Terrace, Toodyay

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


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.

WHEN: TBA
TIME: 11.00am – 6.00pm
WHERE: Riverside Gardens, Milne Street, Bayswater

For more information call (08) 9272 0622 or visit www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/events 


Vantage Viewing Locations

View the Avon Descent from our picturesque riverside reserves.

The Town of Bassendean invites families to view the Avon Descent from one of our picturesque riverside reserves. Pack a picnic with family and friends and head down to Point Reserve from 11am to enjoy free activities for all of the family, including a free sausage sizzle.

WHEN: TBA
TIME: 11.00am – 2.00pm
WHERE: Point Reserve, North Road, Bassendean

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


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 in a large marquee with seating. There will be free children’s activities, the Junior Sports Expo, bicycle maintenance and much more. City of Belmont residents – bring your City of Belmont Opportunity Card for free food and beverage offers, giveaways and discounted helicopter rides (limits apply).

WHEN: TBA
TIME: 11.30am – 3.30pm
WHERE: Garvey Park, Fauntleroy Avenue, Ascot

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

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