Marina fest free again

Mindarie Penguin and Darryl Canglesey (Pirate) preparing for the Mindarie Marina Festival with items for the stall 'Living Gifts by Fiona'. Picture: Emma Reeves d409497
Mindarie Penguin and Darryl Canglesey (Pirate) preparing for the Mindarie Marina Festival with items for the stall 'Living Gifts by Fiona'. Picture: Emma Reeves d409497

Nearing its 20th year, the annual community event will again see thousands of people wander around the boardwalk, lingering at market stalls or watching live entertainers on November 10.

Mindarie Marina managing director Martin Smith said entertainment, including children’s activities would be free at the festival.

‘We’ve always kept it aimed at our locals and involved our locals, it’s really for the community,’ he said.

‘They love it, they look forward to it every year ” we get loads of emails asking us when it is going to be on.’

Mr Smith said musician Darren Reid remained a popular attraction at the annual event.

‘He has been doing the festival since we started it ” he has got a good local following,’ he said.

Chris Murphy, Adam Garrett and the Retriofit band will also perform through the day, while roaming entertainers the Lolly Ladies, Patrick the Penguin and the Purple Pirates will amuse visitors around the boardwalks.

There will also be more than 40 market stalls and a zone for children with the Barn Babes Animal Farm, face painting, a jumping castle, craft activities, sand art and pony rides.

Mr Smith said he hoped the community would come down and enjoy the f activities. ‘We usually have about 6000 people,’ he said.