The Werribee River Association is hosting an inaugural River Fest at Wyndham Park to celebrate World Rivers Day.

    The River FEST will celebrate the Werribee River through arts and cultural performances at this free family orientated event, in the heart of Werribee.

    Taking place on the traditional lands of the Wadawarrung people, the festival will pay respect to elders past and present, acknowledging 60,000+ years of caring for the ecosystems of the Wirribi Yuluk through an official Welcome, Smoking Ceremony, and dance performance. 

    On the Main Stage, community choir Glee West, a confluence of 60 voices, will sing songs that honour and revere our river systems. The Orbweavers band will perform songs from their Newer Volcanics project, an ode to the Victorian Volcanic Plains and Waterways of the West.

    Headlining the event will be Ethiopian born Nhatty Man. His energetic blend of Afro-beat, reggae and Ethiopian pop will get you up and celebrating our magnificent and mighty river.

    There will be something for everyone at River FEST. Off stage you can try your hand at weaving, watercolours, First Nations craft and culture, nature play and river discovery tours. 

    All activities at the festival are free and kindly supported by Wyndham City, Lendlease, Victoria University, Project Space and Melbourne Water. 

    Pencil in your diary now, to join River Fest, Sunday 24 September 12 noon to 5pm, at Wyndham Park. Byo picnic rug and the family, and enjoy an afternoon down by the Werribee River. 


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