• Keegan Thomson

Real Festival: Put it in your calendar


THE banks of the Nepean River will transform into a hive of activity when the inaugural River, environment, Art and Lifestyle (Real) launches.

Real Festival will be a two-day celebration of tasty and exciting food, live music, art and mindful living.

This two-day festival is one one of the biggest multi-day events to grace the shores of the Nepean River.

Penrith’s new Mayor Councillor John Thain said it will be a delight to see the Nepean River come alive in this way.

“Our community told us they’d like to see the Nepean River used for more activities and events. Their feedback has helped to inform the concept and design of this festival,” Cr Thain said.

With four key themes; river, environment, art and lifestyle, there will be something for everyone at the event which includes about a dozen food trucks, live music performances, yoga classes, environmental talks and children’s activities.

The program for the event looks chockablock with the Friday night activities including food trucks, live music and lots of relaxed weekend vibes.

Two of the food trucks which will be offered up at Real Festival were on offer at the events launch. I can safely say the food that will be offered at Real will be ridiculously good. Make it a priority to check out the knafeh, a delicious Middle eastern dessert.

Anyone heading to the event on the Saturday should expect lots of activities for the children and lots of wildlife.

Indigenous Rangers from Muru Mittigar will be on hand to give talks about bush tucker and local wildlife and plants, there will be workshops on wildlife and plenty of other outdoor activities.

Entry into the event is free with the Mayor hoping the event will welcome new visitors into the area. “We look forward to delivering this innovative event for our community, welcoming new visitors to the region and showcasing our beautiful Nepean River throughout the event,” Cr Thain said.

Real Festival will be held from November 4 to 5.

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