Spectacular performances, water sports, eco workshops and food trucks come to the banks of the Nepean River for three days
Sonic light bubbles, fire jets and dancing baubles on stilts are all coming to the festival by the river in Penrith. It’s Real Festival’s second year and this time they’re kicking off on Friday night with food trucks, UV face painting, a silent disco and doggy photobooths and markets – as well as spectacular illuminated artworks and performances.
There’ll be a seven-metre-high fire jet show every 20 minutes from 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday night by the river. The ABC’s Craig Reucassel and Costa Georgiadis will be making appearances on Saturday as part of an afternoon of water activities, workshops and markets. You can try stand-up paddleboarding for kayaking for free, watch the dragon boat races, or having a go at bubble soccer or the climbing wall.
Though the main events are on Friday and Saturday, there are a morning workshops on Sunday such as bush tucker river walks, yoga, birdwatching and upcycling that are free to attend, but require a registration.