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Northam Bilya Festival

The Festival takes place on Minson Avenue in the front of the Bilya Koort Boodja Centre each year as part of the Avon Descent Festival in August.

The event is real community favourite and draws on local businesses, community groups and volunteers to make happen each year. Some of the highlights include:
- Bendigo Bank Street Parade🏆 (from 6pm along Fitzgerald Street)
- Fireworks💥
- Free activities for kids🎉
- FREE Amusement Rides🎡🎠
- Roaming Entertainment 🎪
- Music🎼
- Food Trucks🌭🍭
- Chill out zone 🔊🚫
and more!
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The Northam Bilya Festival is a unique way to highlight the importance of the River in cultural terms as well as celebrating the start of one of Australia’s most exciting events.


Road closures are in place for this event. For full road closure details, head to

For more information on what you can see and do around town, contact the Visit Northam Visitor Centre on 9622 2100 or [email protected]


It's almost that time of the year again where we celebrate the start of the Avon Descent with the the Avon Bilya River Festival - and we would love to see you, your school, community group or organisation in the parade! 
We can’t wait to see your creativity shine!✨