Last year a record number of lantern entrants turned out for the parade.
Last year a record number of lantern entrants turned out for the parade. Contributed

Ramping it up for River Festival

EACH year the Tweed River Festival delights and inspires the young and young at heart and this year will be no different.

Centred around the beautiful waters of the region, there will be workshops, water sports activities, field trips and the jewel in the crown event at Jack Evans Boat Harbour on November 12.

The Caldera Art Tweed River Festival Exhibition opens on Friday and portrays issues affecting our beach, foreshore, estuarine and riparian ecosystems.

It can be viewed at the Caldera Art Gallery inside the World Heritage Rainforest Centre in Murwillumbah.

Join local bird and wetland habitat experts on a free escorted tour along the Terranora Broadwater foreshore leaving from Birds Bay Dr, Tweed Heads West, on November 7 from 9-11am (NSW).

Please register on 02 6670 2400 or 1300 292 872.

A forum on climate change adaptation will be another highlight of the festival.

The public forum will be held on November 8 from 6pm (NSW) and will coincide with the 20th anniversary NSW Coastal Conference at Tweed Heads.

The ever-popular lantern parade, to be held on November 13, had a record attendance last year with more than 300 people walking in the event and the invitation to locals to get involved is on offer once again.

For details on what's available this year and why this festival continues to grow, head to www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/riverfestival.

 

What's on at this year's Festival

Nov 6-13

Water sports discounts including kayaks, stand up paddleboards and more. Phone Big Trev's Watersports on 0404 606 508, Watersports Guru 0430 082 890 or Caldera Kayak Experience 0423 596 696

Nov 8

Climate Change Adaptation Forum at the South Tweed Community Hall. Call 1300 292 872 to register.

Nov 10

Tweed Catchment Catch Up field trip on board the Captain Bill. Departs from the Tweed Marina at River Terrace.

Nov 13

Kids in Need Dragon Boat Festival. Phone Mike Lawson to get a team together and raise money for a great cause - 07 5590 9171.



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