Whale of a good time
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.
Acrobatic duo Zap Circus entertained festivalgoers during last year’s Whale Shark festival.