The Shore Things warm up for Alkimos carols following bountiful Treasures of Shorehaven event

Jett Cattanach dressed up as a pirate.
Jett Cattanach dressed up as a pirate.

MORE than 3500 pirates, mermaids and fairies descended on Waterfront Park to take part in the Shore Things nautical-themed extravaganza at Treasures of Shorehaven last weekend.

Organisers said the Alkimos event was a great success with many little pirates, mermaids and fairies adding to their costumes with the crafts made in the pirate cove, and free bandannas.

One of the biggest hits of the day was the mermaid and fairy lagoon, with children flocking to the lagoon in the morning to catch a glimpse of a real life mermaid, taking the opportunity to talk to her and touch her tail.

There was plenty of buried treasure to be found with 25 lucky pirates striking gold and walking away with prizes, including beach toys, retro radios, beach towels, kickboards, buckets and spades, board games, beach bags and three getaways to RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, RAC Margaret River Nature Park and RAC Busselton Holiday Park.

The Shore Things hosted Treasures of Shorehaven in Alkimos.

Performers taking to the Main Sail Stage included Captain Shorehaven Magnus, the Indo Gypsy Bellydancers, Eco Faeries, Jesse T Skeleton Pirate Hip Hop, Arr is for Adventure Pirateman, Jesse Wind Wanderer, Sinbad the Sailor Puppet Show and Diva Dingo Whipcrack Pirate.

The next Shore Things event will be carols at Waterfront Park on Saturday, December 15 from 4pm.

The Forever Project will host a workshop on growing produce at home as well as a variety of recipes before the Australian Girls’ Choir and Libby Hammer Quintet lead carol singing from 5pm.

Santa will also make an appearance between 5pm and 7pm and there will be food trucks.