City of Bayswater to host annual Avon Descent Finish Line event at Riverside Gardens

Evie Connor-Espley (7), Evie Mae Gilmartin (6), Joseph Thomas Gilmartin (12).
Evie Connor-Espley (7), Evie Mae Gilmartin (6), Joseph Thomas Gilmartin (12).

THE City of Bayswater is continuing its long-standing event, Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day, to wrap up the two-day race at Riverside Gardens.

The 124km race for canoes, kayaks and power dinghies starts in Northam and ends in Bayswater from August 4-5.

There will be food trucks, market stalls, activities and entertainment from 11am to 6pm on August 5.

Kids can also take part in a petting zoo, face painting, bouncy castles, camel rides and an inflatable obstacle course.

The Rotary Club of Morley will be running a sausage sizzle fundraiser.

Mayor Dan Bull said the City was proud to host the event each year.

“Our prime riverside location at the heart of Perth’s inner east makes Bayswater the ideal destination to celebrate one of the country’s biggest white water races,” he said.

“Racing by kayak, canoe or power dinghy – what better place to finish the gruelling two-day competition than the picturesque Riverside Gardens?”

Parking for the event will via Slade Street and King William Street only.

Dogs must be kept on a lead.

For more information, visit the City’s Facebook page.