The Murray River Will Light Up This May With The Moama Lights Festival

By Simon Cassar
21st Apr 2021

A concept artwork with blue lit trees in the night sky with a board walk with purple light shining down and neon bushes at either side.

Moama sits just a couple minutes drive outside of Echuca and this stretch of the Murray and red-gum bushland will play host to the Moama Lights On The Murray Festival this coming May.

Taking place at 
Horseshoe lagoon, an area is widely known for its horseshoe shape of land that bends around the river and is regularly frequented by weekend-er and holiday campers. The festival will be a two week run of immersive lights and sounds that showcase the history and heritage of the area.  

“Set to the backdrop of a beautiful bush setting, this is guaranteed to be a spectacular outdoor lighting event. It really is something that shouldn’t be missed.” Said Murray River Mayor, Chris Bilkey. 

The free event will run through three acts exploring the different ages of the area, highlighting the indigenous culture, the riverboat heritage, as well as what life on the Murray currently looks like, giving visitors and locals a deeper understanding of the area. 

It's been a tough time for regional Victoria including the Murray region, as Victoria has shed its lockdown coat and we’re out and exploring again it's events like this that will help the area shine again.

Moama Light Festival will be running every night from Saturday 8 May until Saturday 22 May. Free tickets and more information can be found here.

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Image credit: supplied 

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