A NAIDOC ball will be held for the first time in Mandurah as part of the 2017 Naidoc Week celebrations from July 2-9.
The formal 18+ event, at Rushton Park on Friday July 7, is one of the most anticipated events on the Naidoc calendar with tickets including a three course dinner, entertainment and dancing.
Tickets cost $60.
Mayor Marina Vergone said the ball was set to refresh the celebrations and incorporate surrounding communities to come together and participate in the night.
On Monday the community is invited to join the free Bindjareb Naidoc Week celebrations on the eastern foreshore that will include a walk, Aboriginal dancing and a taste of cultural foods.
The free event celebrates language, culture and the spirit of Naidoc Week and is organised under the guidance of the Bindjareb Aboriginal Interagency Network and supported by the City of Mandurah.
The annual walk starts from the eastern foreshore at 3.45pm and at Mandjar Square there will be a Welcome to Country, flag raising, Aboriginal dancing and the official opening at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
From 5pm, there will be the Bindjareb Art Awards, Aboriginal food, a sausage sizzle, children’s activities and performances by Gina Williams, the Maditjitil Moorna Choir and Phil Walley-Stack.