Whale of a good time

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Nin­ga­loo Whale Shark Fes­ti­val, Ex­mouth, Fri­day May 26-28. Visit ninga­loowhale­shark­fes­ti­val.com

The big­gest event on Ex­mouth’s cal­en­dar, Nin­ga­loo Whale Shark Fes­ti­val, is back for 2017.

The fes­ti­val, which will run from May 26-28, celebrates the an­nual mi­gra­tion of the whale sharks along the Nin­ga­loo Coast and in­cludes a line-up of live mu­sic acts, en­ter­tain­ment, ac­tiv­i­ties, a fun run and much more.

Kick­ing off the three-day fes­ti­val on the Fri­day night is the Gala Fes­ti­val Open­ing at Man­tarays Nin­ga­loo Beach Re­sort.

Tick­ets go on sale soon for the gala open­ing, where guests can get dressed up and en­joy food, drinks and en­ter­tain­ment around the re­sort pool. On Satur­day, May 27, Ex­mouth’s Talan­jee Oval will trans­form into a hub of ac­tiv­ity for Fes­ti­val Day.

The day will be­gin with a fun run and Aussie break­fast.

There will be be live en­ter­tain­ment, kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties and work­shops as well as mar­ket and food stalls on the oval through­out the day.

The fes­ti­val’s head­line act, South­ern River Band, will per­form at Cadil­lac’s Bar and Grill on Satur­day night.

Fre­man­tle-based band Datura4 will also be join­ing the line up of live mu­sic acts.

Tour op­er­a­tors will dis­count whale shark swims on Sun­day so fes­ti­val-go­ers can get up close and per­sonal Nin­ga­loo’s gen­tle gi­ants.

The fes­ti­val will come to a close with a night of chilled-out fam­ily fun.

To stay up to date, visit ninga­loowhale­shark­fes­ti­val.com.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Acro­batic duo Zap Cir­cus en­ter­tained fes­ti­val­go­ers dur­ing last year’s Whale Shark fes­ti­val.

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