The Tweed River Festival is a celebration of environment and community.
Held in spring each year, the week-long festival comprises a broad range of programs, activities, workshops and exhibitions all focused on the care, protection and enhancement of the Tweed's waterways.
The festival culminates with a family afternoon in the park, featuring free entertainment, a variety of food and information stalls and a lantern parade just after dark.
So pack a hamper, grab a picnic blanket and come see the river in a different light.
For more information about the Tweed River Festival, please contact the Unit Coordinator - Natural Resource Management, Jane Lofthouse, on (02) 6670 2400.
2015 Event Details
Tweed River Festival Program 2015 (40kB PDF)
The 2015 Tweed River Festival was held from Monday 26 to Saturday 31 October, with the main event hosted at Budd Park in Murwillumbah from 3pm on the Saturday.
The event theme for 2015 was 'Bats’, recognising the important role that these cute flying mammals play in our natural environment as pollinators.
There was a range of activities during the week to raise community awareness about river and waterway health.
A highlight of the event was the Lantern Parade when over 400 people, including 300 school children, carried lanterns made during the week or earlier in the day. Lismore Lantern Parade’s Light’n Up again provided the fabulous large feature lanterns that lit up the river bank and the Tweed River.
There are lots of ways to be involved in the Tweed River Festival. Expand the sections below for details.
Organising and supporting groups