Local business takes the reins on Crab Fest cruise

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The local economy is set to receive a boost from Mandurah’s biggest weekend, the Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest.

Mandurah Cruises is one of the local businesses set to benefit after the City of Mandurah handed over the reins of the Progressive Dinner Cruise which the City launched last year.

This year’s cruise and food experience will be held on Friday, March 17. It will feature three of the city’s finest restaurants, Stage Door Waterfront Restaurant, Catch 22 Tapas and Cocktail Lounge, and Mandurah Quay Resort.

Ticket holders can cruise through Mandurah’s stunning waterways and enjoy a mouth-watering progressive dinner for $120 each.

Mayor Marina Vergone said that building local business capacity was a key focus of the Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest.

“The City’s signature event provides a significant injection into the local economy but it’s also a great way to shows-off our great city, stunning waterways and local produce,” she said.

“As we get closer to Mandurah’s biggest weekend, it’s great to see local businesses stepping up to get the most out of Crab Fest.”

“The Progressive Dinner Cruise is a great example of how the City launched the experience and have now handed it over to a local business to take the reins.”

The City of Mandurah’s signature event provides a significant injection into the local economy on the festival weekend, March 18 and 19, which has grown to be WA’s largest free regional event attracting around 120,000 visitors.

The main festival is free to attend all weekend long and this year a number of unique ticketed food experiences are available to enjoy.

The festival’s stall holders, ticketed food experiences, service providers and entertainment line-up provides a platform for local businesses to gain additional exposure in the lead up to and during the event.

For details on Western Australia’s largest free regional event and to book tickets, visit www.crabfest.com.au.

Crab Fest is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, made possible by Royalties for Regions.