Thousands enjoyed Mandurah Crab Fest

Thousands enjoyed Mandurah Crab Fest

THOUSANDS of families converged on Mandurah for Channel 7 Crab Fest at the weekend.

Local accommodation was full and big boats were moored in the estuary.

Mid-Sunday morning, traffic heading to Mandurah was nose to tail on the freeway.

The eastern foreshore was a paradise for foodies, with fresh seafood and a dedicated cooking stage with live demonstrations, along with free family entertainment, music, celebrities and a huge fireworks spectacular.


One of the popular activities was the Mandurah Coastal Times free photo booth which attracted long queues of people.

Crabfest is WA’s biggest free community regional event showcasing food and entertainment while celebrating the blue manna crab.

Highlights included A Taste of Crabfest with chef Ben O’Donohue and singer Montaine.

Mayor Rhys Williams said it was another amazing Crab Fest weekend.

“Thank you everyone who helped make the weekend a success. The weather was perfect and there were so many happy people enjoying delicious food and entertainment,” he said.


“This year the event stretched from the top of Mandurah Terrace across to Mandjar Square and even out on the estuary with boaties enjoying the view from the water.

“Crab Fest is an integral part of WA’s annual calendar, delivering economic benefits to the community.

“Thank you also to our local businesses, stall holders, entertainers, volunteers, sponsors, staff, police and emergency services for making the event possible.