The Shoalhaven River Festival street parade is a tribute to the historic Nowra Spring Parade, a huge community event that attracted thousands of people to the Nowra CBD in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Kicking off the annual Shoalhaven River Festival each year the parade begins at 11am in the Nowra Showgrounds and snakes its way through the Nowra CBD before heading down towards the southern banks of the Shoalhaven River and the festival precinct.


11AM: Sat 28th October
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A fantastic community display of local clubs, community groups and businesses who parade through the streets on floats and vehicles.

Parade Route

Start: Nowra Showground 11am

Head East down Junction Street

Left onto Kinghorne Street

Left onto North Street

Right onto Graham Street

Finish: Graham Street at approximately 1.30pm


A fantastic community display, participants in the Shoalhaven River Festival Parade include local sporting clubs, recreational clubs, community groups and local businesses who parade through the streets on a variety of different floats and vehicles showcasing their organisation.


This year’s Shoalhaven River Festival is going to be bigger and better than ever. If you’d like to be involved in the Shoalhaven’s signature community event in any one of our many events please check out our ‘Get Involved’ page.