2020 River Festival dates locked in

Rockhampton Regional Council today confirmed that the 2020 Rockhampton River Festival would take place from 24-26 July next year.


Rockhampton Region Mayor, Margaret Strelow, said the festival was now a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike.


“The 2019 festival was a huge success, with thousands of festival-goers thrilled by the three day celebration of arts, music, culture, and food.


“Whether it was the spectacular River of Life water theatre shoes, the giant glowing human figures, the Rockhampton Wheel or the headline show Panache, the festival delighted us all.

“Every year it gets bigger and better. Whenever I think our team can’t possibly improve on the year before they prove me wrong – I can’t wait to see what the 2020 River Festival has in store!”

Mayor Strelow said it was important to get the dates booked in early.


“The earlier we can confirm the dates the earlier we can get our stall holders and performers organised. It also helps us work with Tourism and Events Queensland to make sure people far and wide know about the fantastic weekend they can have in Rockhampton.


“I’m expecting people coming from out of town to be booking their accommodation sooner rather than later, so if you have friends and family who want to enjoy the wonder of our Rockhampton River Festival make sure they get their plans in place now.”


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