Friday 13th August
Northam Bilya Festival Avon Descent Start Line
Date: Friday 13 August 2021
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:  Bilya Koort Boodja Centre Garden, Minson Avenue, Northam
Join us at the Start Line of the world’s greatest white water race!  This year the reimagined Northam Bilya Festival highlights the cultural significance of the Avon River flowing through Nyoongar Ballardong country – ‘bilya koort boodja, river heart land’.  The evening’s celebrations start with a Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and river blessing for a safe Avon Descent weekend.  The festivities continue with the annual community street parade, the ceremonial turning on of the lights on Australia’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge spanning the Avon River, and more family fun activities!  For the full program, call the Northam Visitor Centre on (08) 9622 2100 or visit

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