Get ready for Floatfest 2017!
April 8th & 9th 2017.
#Floatfest15 & #Floatfest16 were a massive success, and we are excited to announce that planning is already underway for Floatfest 2017 AKA #Floatfest17!
This event is proudly instigated by the members of the Murraylands Regional Tourist Association. Who aim to encourage you to visit our wonderful Region, and experience life by the River.
New time, New place!
Floatfest is a two day family event based around beating a World record Attempt. 2017 marks the first year that we will be attempting not only the original World Record Attempt but THREE World Record Attempts!
For 2017 we are planning even more fun for the whole family including.
2017 World Record Attempts:
1) The largest number of floating kayaks/canoes.
2) The largest number of canoes/kayaks lined end to end along the banks of the Murray River.
3) The largest number kayaks/canoes entering the water together at one time.
- 'Come and try' canoeing,
- Houseboats open for inspection,
- Trade and Markets stalls, and
- Regional food.
Make sure you get registered for the event to go into the draw to WIN our Major prize! More details will be provided in the coming weeks to make sure you've signed up for our Newsletter and you've liked us on Facebook!
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We are Guinness World Records Challengers!
Congratulations to Floatfest for getting 185 paddlers together for their annual raft up world record attempt on the mighty Murray River, Mannum, South Australia earlier this month. It looked like a wonderful and fun time for all individuals, families and groups who were a part of your community event. On another note - by default - this result means that Unite on the Swan now holds the ‘Australian’ World Record for the Largest Raft of Paddling Craft with our own attempt last month on Sunday April 10. To all 302 participants, you can be super proud of this effort! Sandgropers on top for 2016 ;). Exciting things ahead for both Floatfest and @Unite on the Swan in 2017, with the big question being ... who is going to make a serious challenge to break this world record? - Unite on the Swan 2016
Well done to everyone in watercraft on the water & organisers! A very colourful event! - S Fox
Keep us informed, we'll put the dates in our diary for next year. We had a great time and loved the event as staged, well done!
'I packed my bags and traveled from NSW to Mannum for the 2nd year in a row to be a part of the annual Floatfest, and I wasn't disappointed! Once again Jen, Emily and the Mannum gang made me feel very welcome and I had an amazing weekend. Bring on Floatfest 2016! I'll be there for sure!'
'What an awesome day in #Mannum for Floatfest. Thanks Jen, all the organisers & volunteers, Murray MRTA [Murraylands Regional Tourist Association] and all the sponsors and those that attended. We all loved it and bring on 2015.'