Putting feelers out for Crab Fest
SEAFOOD-lovers from across Perth are expected to converge on Mandurah next month for the city's signature event: Mandurah Crab Fest.
Preparations are well underway for the festival, set to wow audiences on March 17 and 18 for its 20th anniversary.
The award-winning festival is WA's biggest free regional event and showcases the best food and entertainment the Peel region has to offer.
This year the festival includes more than 100 hours of free entertainment, including local and international acts across four stages, celebrities, unique food experiences, waterway activations, live music and a spectacular fireworks display.
Blue manna crabs will take pride of place in the festival.
Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said Crab Fest was a highlight in WA's event calendar and the 20th anniversary was not to be missed.
“Crab Fest showcases what we all know, that Mandurah is such a special place with plenty on offer: from our waterways and our people to our relaxed alfresco lifestyle,” he said. The giant crab will make special appearances at Hillarys Boat Harbour on February 18, Fremantle Boat Harbour on February 25, Rottnest Island on March 4 and Yagan Square on March 11 in the leadup to the event. Visit www.crabfest. com.au.
City of Mandurah staff entice Perth residents to Crab Fest at Matilda Bay Reserve.
Mandurah artist Emma Blyth with some of her Crab Fest artwork.