THE local economy is set to benefit from Mandurah Crab Fest to the tune of around $5.5 million.
Mandurah Cruises is one local business likely to benefit after the City of Mandurah handed over the reins of the Progressive Dinner Cruise launched by the City last year.
This year’s cruise and food experience is on Friday and features the Stage Door Waterfront Restaurant, Catch 22 Tapas and Cocktail Lounge and Mandurah Quay Resort.
Ticket holders can cruise through the waterways and enjoy a progressive dinner for $120 a head.
Mayor Marina Vergone said building local business capacity was a key focus of the Crab Fest.
“Crab Fest provides a significant injection into the local economy but it’s also a great way to shows-off our city, waterways and local produce,” she said.
“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.”
Crab Fest, on March 18 and 19, has grown to be WA’s largest free regional event attracting around 120,000 visitors.
The main festival is free with a number of ticketed food experiences.
Details and bookings at www.crabfest.com.au.