The Shoalhaven River Festival is only a week away, and we are getting excited! This action-packed FREE event features a range of activities, exhibitions and entertainment, with almost all age groups and interests catered for. The idea behind the festival is to unite the local community by “celebrating life in the Shoalhaven”. So, if you’re staying with us at Coolendel this coming weekend, you should definitely check out the Shoalhaven River Festival. It’s fun, family-friendly and FREE!

When and Where

  • When: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October
  • Where: Scenic Drive Nowra (a 10 minute walk from the Nowra CBD. View the full festival precinct here.
  • How: If you are arriving by car (45 minute drive from Coolendel), there are a number of parking options within short walking distance. If you are catching the train, you can either walk to the festival (20 minutes) or catch a taxi.

**** Shoalhaven River Festival has just announced a Transport Service in conjunction with Kennedy’s Bus and Coach Tours. See the pinned post on the official Festival Facebook page for times and locations ****

Shoalhaven River Festival Program

A detailed program will be released here shortly. However you can view the festival highlights here.  Our favourite way to spend the day is watching the water activities on the Shoalhaven River. We also enjoy sampling different cuisines and watching cooking displays. This year, celebrity chef James Reeson will be attending the festival and demonstrating his culinary talent (2.30pm on Saturday, main stage). If you like gelato, you simply HAVE to try one from Big Sister Horsie Gelato Cart – delicious, homemade yumminess! And if you are more of a night owl then come down for the fireworks display on Saturday night. We’ll see you there!