If you’re after something to do this weekend, whether it’s with family or friends, the festival’s program is sure to delight and entertain. We’ve got the low-down on the highlights for each day over the festival, as well as some amazing Rockhampton beauty salons to treat yourself!

Thursday July 9

It’s all about food for the first day of the festival with the River Walk Dine event. This makes it a great time to pamper yourself throughout the day before heading out to the river to indulge in some delicious food and a romantic, tranquil atmosphere. Take someone special or meet up with some friends—there will be a huge range of food stalls set up for you to try. This will be running from 4pm ‘til 10pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to get down and try some amazing local cuisine.

Pamper yourself before dinner at this amazing beauty salon.


Pamper yourself with an amazing treatment before the festival, Touch - Rockhampton
Pamper yourself with an amazing treatment before the festival, Touch – Rockhampton

For high-quality beauty services by professional therapists, come down to Touch in North Rockhampton. The lovely team here will listen to your needs to provide a service that exceeds expectations. Offering a suite of beauty treatments including waxing, spray tans, facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, Touch really is your one-stop beauty salon. Using only premium products, you can be sure you will receive the highest standard of care here. Call in today!
Where: 5/72 High St, Berserker QLD 4701

Friday July 10

Spanning across locations such as Sandy Pauper Beach, the Boardwalk and the Criterion Hotel-Motel, you’ll find a lot on offer. Head down to any of these venues from 4pm to 10pm for some beach volleyball, food stalls, live music, markets and arts displays—not to mention a fireworks display at 7pm. Bring the kids down and have an amazing time sampling the local culture!

No time for pampering on Thursday? Feel fabulous before the Friday’s festivities by checking out this local parlour.

Erikka’s All Occasion Beauty

Treat yourself from top to toe, Erikka’s All Occasion Beauty – Rockhampton

Whether you’re meeting someone special or just want to feel good before heading out to the festival, Erikka’s All Occasion Beauty should be your first stop. From luxurious facials to spray tans, manicures and pedicures, you can get it all at this convenient beauty salon. When it comes to really pampering yourself, you cannot go past the amazing team at Erikka’s All Occasion Beauty in Derby Street. Give them a call to book an appointment today.
Where: 66 Derby St, Rockhampton QLD 4700

Saturday and Sunday July 11-12

There’s so much happening at the festival during the weekend that it would be impossible to mention it all here. We do know there will be a great range of live music acts playing throughout the day, as well as high tea, markets, country showcases and multicultural food stalls. Starting from 9am Saturday and 8am Sunday, you can really make a weekend of it!
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Are you checking out the River Festival? Let us know how it goes!