The 20th anniversary of Mandurah Crab Fest is set to wow crowds

Matilda Bay chef Lara Pegoraro prepares a paella.
Matilda Bay chef Lara Pegoraro prepares a paella.

PREPARATIONS are underway for Mandurah’s signature event the Mandurah Crab Fest.

The festival is set to wow audiences on March 17 and 18 for its 20th anniversary year.

The award-winning festival is WA’s biggest free regional event and showcases the best food and entertainment the Peel region offers.

This year the festival includes more than 100 hours of free entertainment, including local and international acts across four stages, celebrities, unique food experiences, waterway activations, live music and a spectacular fireworks display.

Blue manna crabs will take pride of place at the festival.

Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said the Crab Fest was a highlight in WA’s event calendar and the 20th anniversary was not to be missed.

“Crab fest showcases what we all know, that Mandurah is such a special place with plenty on offer – from our waterways, our people and our relaxed alfresco lifestyle.

The giant crab will make special appearances at Hillarys Boat Harbour on February 18, Fremantle Boat Harbour on February 25, Rottnest Island on March 4 and Yagan Square on March 11.