Festival a celebration of underwater giants
The Albany Whales Festival will begin this Saturday to welcome the return of the giant marine mammals to our waters.
The festival will feature food stalls and live entertainment from The Albany Shantymen.
A community mural created by students from Denmark Primary School and Great Southern Grammar will be unveiled at the festival. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet whalers and hear about their experiences aboard the Cheynes IV whalechasing ship.
Albany’s Historic Whaling Station’s Alice Ackley said she was excited to see festival-goers this weekend. “The festival will be packed full of fun for all ages from 10am-2pm, involving community groups and schools from across the region,” she said.
“We’ve got live music throughout the day and roving parades from Southern Edge Arts youth performers. There will also be fabulous whales and a couple of mermaids and pirates on-site, and just great festive activities throughout the day.”
Ms Ackley also said she was expecting a great whale-watching season in Albany this year.
The free festival will be held on Saturday from 10amat the Historic Whaling Station.
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Albany’s Historic Whaling Station’s Alice Ackley and Jane Hare.