An outrigger crew relaxes after a race in the Richmond River during Ballinas annual Rivafest last year. River races as well as a live mock rescue by the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and a live performance by soul singer Lisa Hunt are some of the features for Rivafest this Sunday, November 18. The festival, being held along the river foreshore, at Fawcett Park and in River and Cherry Streets, also includes a kidzone with trapeze performances, creative workshops and other fun activities. Colourful drummers the Samba Blisstas and a fireworks spectacular will bring the festival to a fiery end. For more information contact Ballina Visitor Information Centre on 1800 777 666.