All the fun of a community fair and street parade will set Riverstone buzzing when the annual Riverstone Festival and Parade takes to the street on Saturday May 14th.
The much-loved festival was started by a community committee 22 years ago and was originally intended to be an one-off event to celebrate the dawn of the new millennium in 2000.
It is now the biggest in the area and attracts thousands.
Blacktown City Council has teamed up with The Combined Churches of Riverstone to bring the annual Riverstone Festival to life in 2022.
The fun starts at 9am and continues until 3pm with a street parade thrown in for good measure. The action will be between 9am and 3pm at Pitt St, Riverstone.
The packed program of on-stage entertainment includes locals dance groups and singers.
The Blue Grass Band takes to the stage at 10am before the official opening at 10.45am which will be followed by the popular street parade which starts at 11am.
The greatly anticipated street parade will showcase local community groups, schools, car clubs, marching bands and many more taking over 30 minutes as it winds around the block down Market Street, Pitt St, Mills St, Church St and Riverstone Parade.
There will be 80 stalls at the carnival and children’s activities, fair with food and market stalls, stage performers, rides and workshops at the festival site.
The much-loved street parade is assured a welcomed return following Covid restrictions which limited last year’s event and no event in 2020.
Phyllis McAlpine, co-founder of the event has said in the past: “It is really wonderful to see so many regular visitors whom I now consider my friends.
“I think the reason the festival is so popular each year is that there is a great atmosphere, friendships are made and it’s held in a safe place.”
“It’s a real reunion for many people.”