The Macleay River Festival Returns for 2016

Organisers of the Macleay River Festival are pleased to announce the return of the Festival in September 2016 at Riverside Park. This years’ festival aims to have more local content featured in the program and Council is reaching out for the community to be involved in the event.

“We had such a wonderful response to the festival in 2014”, said Olivia Parker, Community Projects Officer at Kempsey Council. “However, its continued success will depend largely on community support”.

“There are lots of ways you can be involved in the festival whether you take centre-stage, run a stall or create an art installation, said Ms Parker. “It would be wonderful to see more activities on the river too, such as a raft races or boat displays”.

If you would like to be involved and support the continuation of the Macleay River Festival, please get in touch with Olivia Parker, Community Projects Officer on 6566 3229 or email