Action-packed fun for the whole family! The Shoalhaven River Festival has something for everyone. Celebrate the Indigenous heritage of the River with a twilight ceremony and performance; admire the jet skis, dragon boats and water skis as you picnic on the river bank; experience great music at the Paringa Music Stage next to the Swimming Pool, with 19Twenty headlining an amazing lineup of local bands. Get creative in the ArtZone, get moving on The Dance Floor, shop at the Markets, and be wowed by the evening Lantern Parade and Fireworks display.

  • Street Parade

    A fantastic community display of local clubs, community groups and businesses who parade through the streets on floats and vehicles.

  • River Activities

    Grab your picnic rug and a grassy spot on the riverside to experience the best water activities that our beautiful Shoalhaven River has to offer.

  • Entertainment

    The region's best local talent including local bands, singers and dancers.

  • ArtZone

    Local artists, fantastic art installations and creative activities for the whole family.

  • Markets

    Handmade ceramics, art, candles, jewellery, handbags, photography, local food and more.

  • Fireworks Dinner Dance

    A fabulous evening of dining , entertainment, and of course FIREWORKS, at Nowra Golf Club overlooking the Shoalhaven River.

  • Get Involved

    Be part of the Shoalhaven’s signature community event, whether you're a group, business, boat owner, musician or keen volunteer!

  • River Festival News

  • Protect Our River Environment

    We are committed to waste reduction and lowering our carbon footprint. Help us achieve this by bringing your own bag, filling your water bottle at the ShoalWater stall and using public transport.

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  • Alcohol & Smoke Free Festival

    The Shoalhaven River Festival is committed to the health and wellbeing of our patrons and as a result are promoting the festival as Alcohol Free and Smoke Free.

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    If you are planning on bringing your boat or vessel along to this year’s Shoalhaven River Festival, please be aware that we have an ‘Exclusion Zone’ in place for the Saturday night fireworks…

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