Friday, 8 February 2019
The Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest is coming up again on March 16 and 17.
Crab Fest is WA’s biggest free regional community event, showcasing two days of amazing food and entertainment while celebrating the iconic Blue Manna Crab.
The award winning annual festival is turning 21 this year, and we are excited to announce Channel 7’s Andrew O’Keefe, host of The Chase Australia and Lynne McGranger from Home and Away as Crab Fest Ambassadors.
This year’s major music acts are ARIA award winner Josh Pyke and chart topper Montaigne. With five acclaimed top 10 albums, four ARIA Awards and countless sold out tours to his name, Josh Pyke has firmly established himself as one of Australia's most respected and beloved artists.
Montaigne has sold out two national tours and appeared at many of the national festivals. She is currently writing album number two.
Crab Fest offers something special for food lovers with fresh seafood and locally inspired dishes, a dedicated cooking stage with live demonstrations and unique local food experiences. The foreshore will also come alive with live music, plenty of free family entertainment, Channel 7 celebrities and of course a spectacular fireworks display over the estuary.
This year, to kick things off, we are hosting an exclusive Friday night ticketed event called “A Taste of Crab Fest”, hosted by a well-known Australian Celebrity Chef. This foodie heaven will give guests a sneak peek of some of the delicious dishes from local restaurants using fresh local produce.
We are also opening the waters and welcoming boaties to enjoy the festival by getting closer to the action, and we are creating a paddling area so that the kids can splash around and cool off in the shallow waters.
City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said each year Crab Fest attracts over 100,000 local, national and international visitors to our beautiful City.
“Crab Fest is such a great event for our community and celebrates the best that Mandurah has to offer. It’s an integral part of WA’s annual event calendar and delivers economic benefits to our local community.
“We are so proud that this year Crab Fest will be inducted into the WA Tourism Awards Hall of Fame after taking out Gold three years in row and continues to make its mark on WA’s event calendar,” Mr Williams said.
The Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, made possible by Royalties for Regions.
For all the latest information on the Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest visit www.crabfest.com.au.