The coming weekend promises to be a fun-filled one at the Port of Echuca.By Jess Craig
After a week of wild weather, Echuca-Moama residents are hoping for clear skies and warm temperatures this weekend for the Port of Echuca Sailpast and Fireworks Extravaganza.
Campaspe Shire major events officer Belinda Owen said families were invited to see the event from the newly refurbished Echuca Wharf, which will feature a jumping castle, face painting and local characters to keep children entertained.
‘‘The wharf really is the best place to watch the sailpast and the fireworks,’’ Mrs Owen said.
‘‘The fireworks display will be fantastic.’’
Musician Annalea Mitchell will set up on the wharf and play songs from her new album, along with original tracks.
The sailpast will begin at 7pm tomorrow, from the Echuca boat ramp with boats cruising upstream to the Echuca Wharf.
Once all boats are moored around the Echuca Wharf, about 8pm, a fireworks display will end the night.
The Port of Echuca Wharf is open from 5.30pm. Entry is $6 for adults and $4 for children aged four to 14.
The Sailpast and Fireworks Extravaganza is held in conjunction with the Echuca Heritage Family Festival, from 10am to 4pm tomorrow and Sunday in Murray Esplanade.
The Echuca Heritage Family Festival will feature steam engines, horses and carriages, and historic tractors from the town’s colonial period.
The weekend will also include face painting, wood turning, wool spinning and a jumping castle.
The Billabong Farm Yard is open for children to get up close to farm animals and ride old-style carriages for free.
For information, phone 5482
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