Down by the River

Friday 26 August 2016, 4pm-9pm

After the success of the past three Down by the River events, the Rural City of Wangaratta will again present a winter version this August.

The part-music festival, part-twilight market has become a staple in Council’s event repertoire and as audiences continue to enjoy the combination it has become an offering not to be missed.

This installment coincides with the official opening of the Bullawah Cultural Trail – the 2.4km shared path, winding along the Ovens River. It will showcase sculptures/public art, Indigenous plantings, interpretive signage and an Elders Rock. The project compliments and enhances the natural environment and the cultural heritage of Sydney Beaches and the Ovens River, and will tie in an indigenous element to the whole Down By The River event.

Another element of the event is the twilight market. For each event, expressions of interest are taken for trader’s keen to showcase everything from lovingly handmade crafts and jewellery to sweet ciders and street food. To be involved in future Down By The River’s, visit the website.

As the bill of entertainment is being prepared by Council’s secret squirrels, it is just a matter of time before the play list of performers is launched to complement shopping and grazing along the Ovens Riverside.

Just because it is cold doesn’t mean you have to stay home. The winter version of this event promises a line-up of activities, food and music to keep you warm, chock-full and in good spirits.

See you Down by the River, Friday 26 August 2016, 4pm-9pm.