2012 Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent Family Fun Days
Looking for a great way to catch all the action of the 40th Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent white water race from Northam to Bayswater while keeping the whole family entertained?
Experience the excitement of the world's greatest white water event at the five free family fun days along the Avon and Swan Rivers in Northam, Toodyay, Guildford, Belmont and Bayswater. There are also some great vantage viewing locations along the river in the Town of Bassendean.
Held over the weekend of the race from Friday, 3 August to Sunday, 5 August 2012, the family fun days are a great way to follow the thrills and spills along with plenty of entertainment, live race commentary, and activities for all ages. The family fun days are proudly brought to you by the local governments of Bayswater, Belmont, Swan, Northam and Toodyay, and are supported by Lotterywest.
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Northam River Festival
Friday 3 August, 3.00pm - 10.00pm
Bernard Park, Minson Avenue, Northam
Have a fantastic night for the whole family at the starting line of the 40th Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent! Don't miss the street parade through the centre of town with big bands, entertainment from street performers, local groups and much more.
This great family event offers plenty of entertainment including market stalls and gourmet food; roving entertainers; a live band; fire works; a side show alley and free bouncy castles and rides.
Proudly brought to you by the Shire of Northam and supported by Lotterywest. More information: www.visitnorthamwa.com.au.
Toodyay International Food Festival
Saturday 4 August 2012, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Duidgee Park, Harper Road, Toodyay and Stirling Park, Stirling Terrace, Toodyay
Combine the thrill of the Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent with delicious cuisine at the 2012 Toodyay International Food Festival.
Held on the banks of the Avon River, this year's festival features the Bad Piper (as seen on Australia's Got Talent) and Matt Gresham, an inspiring young musician. Tempt your taste buds with over 25 stalls featuring mouth-watering international cuisine as well as beer and wine tasting. Participate in our Chicken Feet Eating Competition if you dare!
Kids of all ages have been catered for with bouncy castles, face painting, pony rides and the Drippy Dragon Show. Meet us at the skate park for a coaching session and be amazed by the BMX Stunt Show performed by Freestyle Now. This year's festival is not to be missed!
Proudly brought to you by Shire of Toodyay and supported by Lotterywest. For more information visit http://www.toodyay.wa.gov.au.
City of Swan Family Fun Day
Sunday, 5 August 2012, 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Fishmarket Reserve, Swan Street, Guildford (Western end of Swan Street)
With more free entertainment and things to do, this year's family fun day in the City of Swan is set to be the best yet Swan is set to be the best yet. Entertainment includes live music and dance, roving performers, pony rides, a cuddly animal farm, rowing machine competition, win a Swan Valley hamper and much more.
There will be accessible parking and toilet facilities available at the event. Located in the picturesque surroundings of Fishmarket Reserve in Guildford with seating available inside a large marquee, this is a wonderful vantage point where you can catch the boats coming by.
This smoke and alcohol free event is proudly brought to you by the City of Swan and supported by Lotterywest. More information: www.swan.wa.gov.au/events or (08) 9267 9267.
Town of Bassendean Vantage Viewing Locations
Sunday 5 August 2012, All Day
Viewing locations: Sandy Beach Reserve, end of West Road, Bassendean; Point Reserve, North Road, Bassendean; Pickering Park; North Road; Bassendean; and Ashfield Parade Reserve, Ashfield Parade, Ashfield.
Head down to any of the Bassendean riverside reserves for great vantage viewing points of the race. Pack a picnic or make use the barbecue facilities at Sandy Beach Reserve and Point Reserve.
Proudly brought to you by the Town of Bassendean and supported by Lotterywest. More information: www.bassendean.wa.gov.au or (08) 9377 8000
City of Belmont Family Fun Day Sunday, 5 August 2012, 11.30 am - 3.30 pm
Garvey Park, Fauntleroy Avenue, Ascot
FREE children's activities, discounted helicopter rides, large marquee with seating and live race commentary by the waterfront, free Mix 94.5 Gourmet Grill, environmental information and giveaways. City of Belmont residents bring your Opportunity Card for FREE food and beverage offers.
Proudly brought to you by the City of Belmont - the City of Opportunity and supported by Lotterywest. More information: www.belmont.wa.gov.au or phone the City of Belmont on (08) 9477 7248.
City of Bayswater Family Fun Day Sunday, 5 August 2012, 11.00 am - 5.00 pm
Riverside Gardens, Bayswater (Parking via Slade and King William Streets)
Nothing beats an exciting finish! Join support crews and spectators to welcome competitors over the finish line for the City of Bayswater's Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day. Experience the action live with race commentary and footage on the big screen.
Enjoy a sensational FREE day out for the whole family! Bouncy castles, face painting, roving entertainment - the list goes on! Pack a picnic, or enjoy the various food vendors on-site!
Proudly brought to you by the City of Bayswater and supported by Lotterywest. More information: www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/events or contact the City's Event Team on (08) 9272 0622
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Various locations along the Avon and Swan Rivers in Northam, Toodyay, Guildford, Belmont and Bayswater
03 Aug 2012 15:00 PM
05 Aug 2012 17:00 PM