FREE ENTERTAINMENT: Dancing, physical culture, Indian classical dancing and music will all be performed along with a speedboat display at the Venetian carnival.
FREE ENTERTAINMENT: Dancing, physical culture, Indian classical dancing and music will all be performed along with a speedboat display at the Venetian carnival. Clair Morton

Venetian carnival to bring Riverside alive

MEMORIAL PARK is about to come alive tonight with the Venetian Carnival by the river.

The carnival will start at 5.30pm and carnival director Gail Harding said it would be a beautiful night full of entertainment.

"We're very excited, we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for good weather," she said.

"I'm looking forward to our feature act, Puzzle Dust Circus, who are a fantastic fire group from the Gold Coast.

"The program starts with an awesome ski display by the Big River Ski Club and from there the evening is packed with free entertainment.

"So grab a chair or a picnic rug and roll up and enjoy a speculator night of free entertainment and celebrate our 80th Jacaranda Festival."

Blanchard's fireworks display kicks off at about 8.45pm.

Mrs Harding has been at the helm of the carnival for the past 24 years.

For more information, phone Gail Harding on 0429 423 312.