Saltwater Freshwater Arts

Saltwater Freshwater Festival

Westport Park
Port Macquarie

10am to 4pm
Gold Coin Donation Entry

Celebrating Aboriginal culture from the Mid North Coast

Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Biripi, Worimi

Join us Saturday 3 June 2023 on Biripi Country for a celebration of authentic Aboriginal living culture.

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.

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.

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.

Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2023

Original artwork ‘Fishing Dolphins’ by Birpai Country artist Corina Latimore

A full day of free cultural workshops, a dedicated dance stage, a yarn tent with interactive panel talks, Aboriginal arts and crafts stalls, and plenty of food stalls.

Prolific recording artist and one of Australia’s most exciting singer/songwriters Mo’Ju will be headlining a deadly lineup of artists on the main stage, who will include Gumbaynggirr rapper Tasman Keith, mesmerising singer/songwriter Kutcha Edwards and the 2023 Star Maker Winner Loren Ryan.

This event is proudly supported by the NSW Government and by the Port Macquarie Hastings Council.

Saltwater Freshwater Festival is a smoke, drug and alcohol-free event.