Swan Hill has seen its riverfront come to life with various events being held throughout March and April. Thousands of visitors and locals have taken the opportunity to embrace a range of different food, culture and entertainment through diverse events at both the Riverside Park and Pioneer Settlement.
Swan Hill Rural City Council’s Mayor, Cr Les McPhee said in March alone our riverfront saw three jam-packed events.
“March kicked off with the annual Food and Wine Festival at the Pioneer Settlement, which saw 2200 visitors.
“The following weekend, RockWiz was held at the Sound Shell at Riverside Park, community and visitors again heading out to embrace another fantastic event with 900 people attending.
“March was then seen out with a hugely successful community day event, Harmony Day at the Riverside Park. The event saw record breaking attendance with over 3000 people attending,” Cr McPhee said.
Cr McPhee said the event buzz continued into April with the 10 nights of spectacular light and sound event – ‘Yana Waingi’ – at the Riverside Park.
“Yana Waingi, saw a whopping 8800 locals and visitors across the 10 nights, with visitors coming from as far as Western Australia.
“The attendance was complemented with many raving reviews on how spectacular the display was,” Cr McPhee said.
Cr McPhee said these events take a lot of planning and preparation and it is fantastic to see the organisers rewarded with huge attendance figures and positive feedback.
“These events provide enormous benefit to tourism and the local economy. A huge thank you to all those who played a part in pulling off such spectacular events for the community, and those who ventured out to enjoy them,” Cr McPhee said.
To keep an eye on upcoming events within the municipality please visit our What’s On section.