A canoe race is being held as part of the Goulburn Lilac City Festival this year for the first time.
Committee president Carol James said that they are always looking for new ideas and different things to do each year.
"We want to start the activity this year and build it. Maybe next year, we will add a cycle run to it as well. Hopefully we can make it bigger and better in the future," she said.
"The weather is expected to be beautiful this weekend and we are hoping that people will come down to the Wollondilly River and participate in events like fun run and canoe race."
The race will be held along the Wollondilly River on Monday, October 5. Registrations for the event will start at 9:30am and will be open to canoes and kayaks of all sizes.
Fun run will be also held along the Wollondilly River on the day. The start and finish for it will be at Quiberon Way car park.
In the wake of COVID-19, the Lilac committee has decided to run some events virtually and with zero contact. Events like Lilac baby will be held online and in a COVID safe manner.
Meanwhile, the judging process for the window display has been completed and the winners will be announced over the weekend.
The official opening of the festival will be via social media on Saturday, October 3.
Goulburn Lilac City Festival is Australia's longest continuously-run community festival which was established in 1951.
In 2019, the festival marked the re-incarnation of the street parade which was missing for the few years and has a long history of community involvement.
The festival was named the Lilac City Festival because lilacs grew all along the back of Belmore Park and near the railway station at that time.
The three-day festival is held over the October long weekend.
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