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Avon Descent

Experience the excitement of the world's greatest white water event at the Avon Descent- a 124km race through some of Western Australia's most picturesque scenery on 5 & 6 August.

This incredible race takes paddlers and power craft drivers down the Avon River through the historic farming regions of Northam and Toodyay, the steep and spectacular gorges of the Avon Valley, Swan Valley wineries and eventually into the tidal waters of the Swan River. For more information visit www.avondescent.com.au.

Avon Descent Family Fun Days

The Avon Descent Family Fun Days are a series of family-orientated events held annually, alongside the race and are a perfect opportunity for family and friends to get outdoors and experience the excitement of the race. Find out more about the Avon Descent and the family fun days below.

  • Avon River Festival

    Northam | Dates: 04 – 04 Aug, 2017
    Celebrate the excitement of the start of the Avon Descent at the Shire of Northam's Avon River Festival on Friday 4 August, 4pm - 9pm at Bernard Park. The Northam River Festival provides a chance for spectators and competitors to come together and enjoy rides, food vans, roving entertainment, concerts and more.
  • Avon Descent 2017

    Avon Valley | Dates: 05 – 06 Aug, 2017
    Experience the excitement of the world's greatest white water event at the Avon Descent, held every year on the first weekend in August. The Avon Descent is a spectacular 124km race over two days through some of Western Australia's most picturesque scenery.
  • Toodyay International Food Festival and Family Fun Day

    Toodyay | Dates: 05 – 05 Aug, 2017
    Combine the thrill of the Avon Descent with delicious cuisine at the 13th annual Toodyay International Food Festival and Family Fun Day on Saturday 5 August, 10am - 4pm. 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.
  • Avon Descent Festival 2017

    Caversham | Dates: 06 – 06 Aug, 2017
    The City of Swan and Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent Festival returns on Sunday 6 August in a wonderful new location. Cheer on the competitors at Lilac Hill as they speed on by! Enjoy a bumper program of entertainment all day on the main stage, enjoy cooking demonstrations, markets, gourmet food trucks, giveaways, kids entertainment and more!
  • Avon Descent Vantage Viewing Locations

    Town of Bassendean | Dates: 06 – 06 Aug, 2017
    View the Avon Descent from picturesque riverside reserves in the Town of Bassendean on Sunday 6 August, 11am - 2pm. 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.
  • Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day

    Bayswater | Dates: 06 – 06 Aug, 2017
    Experience live race action and family entertainment at the finish line of the 2017 Avon Descent, at the City of Bayswater's Finish Line Family Fun Day on Sunday 6 August, 11am - 6pm at Riverside Gardens, Bayswater. Nothing beats an exciting finish!
  • City of Belmont Avon Descent Family Fun Day

    Belmont | Dates: 06 – 06 Aug, 2017
    Get up close to the action at the City of Belmont's free Family Fun Day to celebrate the Avon Descent on Sunday 6 August at Garvey Park, Ascot. 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.
For further race and spectator information visit www.avondescent.com.au
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