FOR many years in the 1980s-90s the Shoalhaven Spring Festival was one of the highlights on the community events calendar for Nowra.
The festival has this year been resurrected with events centred on one of Nowra’s most underutilised attractions, the Shoalhaven River.
The Shoalhaven River Festival will return with a bang and will include a massive street parade through the Nowra CBD, which starts at 11am from Nowra Showground and heads down Junction Street, then Kinghorne Street and North Street before finishing in Graham Street
Following the parade a number of activities have been planned for the Shoalhaven River.
Already dance schools, pipe bands, belly dancers, a local school, bicycle riders, cheerleaders, Variety Bash cars, vintage car owners and local businesses have nominated to take part in the street parade.
Other events planned include dragonboat and stand-up paddleboard races on the river, a boat show, sail-past of vintage boats, a concert on the riverside stage, jumping castles and market stalls.
There will also be a Queen and King of the River competition and the evening’s big finale will be a fireworks display on the river.
Entries for the street parade must register by downloading the entry form from the festival website www.shoalhavenriverfestival.
com.au or by calling Vicki Elton at council on 4429 3248.
For more information go to the website: www.shoalhavenriverfestival.com.au
You can also find the Shoalhaven River Festival on Facebook.