Down By The Riverside festival came to life in 2017 in a magical way! From the incredible disco turtle and magical phoenix by Emergency Exit Arts to the wonderfully whacky Bash Street Theatre; amazing Atmospherics and wondrous Woolly Hat Poems, there really was something for the whole family.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made our first year such a success. Sponsors, vendors, performers and festival-goers; we couldn’t have done it without you, and because of you we’re able to make the festival even bigger and better in 2018!

Here’s what some of our fantastic festival-goers had to say about our inaugural year…


“Great debut festival, lots of variety and the kids loved it.”


“Great to have such a lovely event locally. We’ll definitely be back next year!”


“Amazing, we had a wonderful day and hope your event grows and grows. Looking forward to the next event.”