Saltwater Freshwater Festival

Celebrating Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2022

The annual Saltwater Freshwater Festival began in 2010. The festival showcases Aboriginal Arts & Culture from the Mid North Coast.

A beautifully curated collection of photographs captured by the wonderful Jay Black from And The Trees Photography. 

Inspiring - Cultural - Connected

February 23rd  - April 6th 2024

The Festival’s mission is to celebrate and share authentic Aboriginal living culture with the wider community and create a positive, inclusive family day for all communities to enjoy.

The only Aboriginal cultural festival of its kind in regional NSW, it is a true showcase of local culture, skills, music, dance, art, lifestyle and culinary talent.

Among its goals is to pass on Aboriginal cultural knowledge to the region’s youth. The Festival is also about creating a platform for Aboriginal performers, artists and businesses and unearths the rich, diverse and thriving Goori culture here on the Mid North Coast.

The 2022 Festival was held at the Unkya Reserve, Eungai Creek on Gumbaynggirr Country.
Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements and Nambucca Valley Council.