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Port of Echuca’s skies to light up with Easter Fireworks

March 25, 2024

Watch a spectacular fireworks display while enjoying the sights of Echuca, a historic Murray River town, this Easter long weekend.

Easter Fireworks at the Port of Echuca is creating a festive occasion that brings the local community and visitors together to enjoy a spectacle of light and sound.

The stunning fireworks display, viewed from the iconic landmark along the Murray River, will bring together people of all ages and provide a memorable experience for families and friends celebrating the Easter holiday.

Family friendly fun by the river

Through the public holiday weekend, there will numerous family friendly activities, including a visit from the Easter bunny, live entertainment, and displays of historic equipment.

The James Hollands Band will set the tone with music on the Echuca Wharf
on Easter Sunday from 3pm-7pm.

Musicians from Moama Grammar will be in rhythm with a drumline performance
prior to the fireworks at 8pm.

You can also enjoy a selection of beverages from the licensed bar
on The Historic Echuca Wharf on Easter Sunday.

Lovers of history and mechanics can marvel at the permanent steam shed display at the Port of Echuca.
On Easter Saturday and Sunday, it will be accompanied by members of the Echuca Vintage Machinery Club. You can original working steam engines and pumps and meet the engineers who operate them.

Model boats – an ode to river life

The Rob Dingey model boat display is open all weekend in the Atelier building. It includes miniature replicas of historic paddle steamers, crafted with intricate detail.

These model boats demonstrate the engineering marvel of paddle steamers. Many of the models are operational and can move on water, along with static displays for admiration and educational purposes. This display is especially those interested in maritime history and engineering, The models offer a glimpse into the past and an appreciation for the craftsmanship.

When visiting the Historic Port of Echuca

The Port of Echuca offers a rich history of life along the mighty Murray River.

For a quick list of what you can do when visiting, look no further:
• Book a one-hour cruise aboard an authentic paddlesteamer,
• Visit our free interactive indoor-outdoor museum,
• Book a guided walking tour that reveals the history of our river pioneers, and
• Book a Port after Dark lantern tour to uncover the spirits of the Murray.

Easter time is a time for coming together and celebrating the spirit of community. The Easter Weekend and fireworks provides the perfect opportunity to connect with friends, neighbours and fellow travellers, sharing laughs and creating memories and forge new friendships.

Concession prices are available for paddlesteamer and daily walking tours.

Contact the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre for more details and information.
74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca Victoria
+61 3 5481 0500

Port of Echuca