Indiana Brownbill and Duranbah public school are getting ready for the Tweed River Festival.
Indiana Brownbill and Duranbah public school are getting ready for the Tweed River Festival. John Gass

Festival finds home at Budd Park

TWEED River Festival will change venues this year from Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads to Murwillumbah.

"The festival is returning to Budd Park to celebrate the newly-refurbished park which provides much better access to the river and a beautiful riverside experience," festival co-ordinator Jane Lofthouse said.

The festival will be run from this Monday to Saturday.

"The festival is about raising awareness on the importance of the Tweed River to our lives and lifestyles."

The highlight is on November 9 starting at 3.30pm with music, entertainment on the banks of the Tweed River, which culminates with the lantern parade.

"Eight school groups from around the Tweed Valley create beautiful and colourful individual lanterns for the students to carry in the parade.

"That means over 200 young people and more participate in the spectacular evening parade," Ms Lofthouse said.

Some of the new events this year include the platypus sculpture weaving and the launch of community initiative the Platypus Watch Project and the Caldera Art Awards 2013 finalist's exhibition at the Rainforest Information Centre.



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