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Splash out for a weekend at River Fest in the Shoalhaven

The fourth Shoalhaven River Festival is happening next week on the 22 -  23 October 2016 and has rapidly become one of the most anticipated two day free community events celebrating river life in the Shoalhaven. Enjoy two days of FREE fun on and off the Shoalhaven River at Scenic Drive, adjacent to the Nowra Bridge. 

“This event is a fantastic free event for the local community and a great weekend for tourists as it offers something for everyone.  We believe that the Shoalhaven River Festival is becoming known as the Shoalhaven's signature event,” commented Lynne Locke, Chair of Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group (STAG) and Community Organiser of the River Fest.

Highlights of the festival this year include iconic rockers Dragon on stage, the Macey Splashdown Show and Splashzone acrobatics spectacular on the river as well as a special helicopter rescue demonstration by HMAS Albatross.

This year will also see Six of the Worlds Best Wakeboarders: Tony Lacconi, Cory Teunissen, Dean Smith, Nic Rapa, Bradley Teunissen, Parker Siegele battling it out in the Australian Pro of Wakeboarding event.  There will be 2 final rounds 1st round 3.30pm and 2nd round 5.30pm.

The Shoalhaven River Festival includes a popular street parade from 11 am in Nowra CBD on the Saturday, river activities, entertainment, an arts precinct, markets and river races.  A highlight is the action packed display presented by the skilled Navy rescue team. On Saturday night be delighted with a spectacular fireworks on the river from 8 pm.

On Sunday, children and parents alike can enjoy the Pirates and Mermaids breakfast, whilst adults appreciate the music of wandering musos ConArtists.  For those who are active, join the popular Colour Me Fun Run at 12.30 pm.

Nowra is only a two and a half hour drive from Sydney or Canberra. For more tourist information and accommodation options visit www.shoalhavenholidays.com.au.

The Shoalhaven River Festival is proudly sponsored by Shoalhaven City Council and Shoalhaven Water.

Visit www.shoalhavenriverfestival.com.au for more details or email: info@shoalhavenriverfestival.com.au

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