Avon Descent program is jam packed with family entertainment

Avon Descent program is jam packed with family entertainment

A PACKED program of entertainment has been organised for this weekend’s annual Avon Descent Festival at Fishmarket Reserve in Guildford.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the festival was great fun for the whole family.

“Visitors can meander around the reserve to experience the Artonomy Art Trail, take part in circus workshops, or head to the Swan Valley marquee for cooking demonstrations and giveaways,” Cr Wainwright said.

“There will also be roving entertainment, face painting, amusement rides, Make Your Mark craft activities and gourmet food truck fare.”

Midland/Guildford ward councillor Ian Johnson said people could choose to be active or just enjoy the picturesque location and watch the race.

“Onstage we will have entertainment from Beat Walkers Dance Crew, Miss Red’s Lasso show, Ricochet Circus, Josephine and Goggles and Belle Harvey,” Cr Johnson said.

“Around the reserve there will also be pirate and fairy story telling and lots of goods for sale in the Rotary Artisan Markets.

“Or you can simply lay back on a picnic rug and soak up the atmosphere as the boats come flying past.

“There is something for all ages and all entertainment is completely free.”

The festival comes alive from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, August 7.

Limited parking is available around the event space, so visitors are encouraged to catch the train and make the most of our free shuttle bus which runs from the Guildford Train Station to the event site.

For more information and a full program of activities, visit www.swan.wa.gov.au/Avon or like City of Swan events on Facebook to receive updates.

Avon Descent Thrills & Spills


Avon River Festival

Parade, entertainment, rides and fireworks

August 5: 4 pm- 9 pm

Bernard Park

Avon Descent Race

August 6 to 7: 8am

Race start tower Minson Avenue

(outside the visitor centre)

Community Markets

August 6: 8 am – 1pm

Bernard Park



Riverfront entertainment, circus, markets, rides

August 7: 10am – 3pm

Fishmarket Reserve



International Food Festival

Riverbank stalls and live music

Stirling and Duidgee Parks

August 6: 10am – 3pm

Stirling Park and Duidgee ParkPic is of Toodyay International Food Festival