Picture Credit: The Three Belles - presented by Strange Fruit at Upstream 2020

Four days. Two cities. One amazing festival.

Picture credits (L-R): Three Belles by David Cook | Zest Events | Neon Photo Booth - The Indirect Object

Upstream is the product of both councils working together to host a significant event that spans both cities.

This is a festival of regional significance, a collaboration and connection of art and culture with local food and beverage.

We are thrilled to host a festival that is unique to the Border and has something for all ages. 

The festival is family-friendly, has lots of free activities and is accessible to all, creating experiences that people can share across generations.

Upstream gives everyone a chance to explore and experience opportunities featuring nationally acclaimed artists as well as putting a spotlight on some of our local talent.

Upstream is a showcase of Albury-Wodonga and the region.

About us


Born under the banner of Two Cities One Community, Upstream embodies the theme of partnership which makes Albury-Wodonga unique.

The festival includes host of activities which celebrate our rich art and cultural fabric with diverse art forms in prominent central and natural public locations, bringing art to the people in unique settings.

Celebration, collaboration, connection.

Upstream gives everyone a chance to experience it all across four days, two cities and one amazing festival.

Immerse yourself.

Picture credit: The Flying Fruit Fly Circus Tramp Wall at Upstream 2020