Mandurah children's festival set for this weekend

For the kids: Dress-up competition winner Daisy Chalklen at last year's event. Photo: Richard Polden.

For the kids: Dress-up competition winner Daisy Chalklen at last year's event. Photo: Richard Polden.

Children are encouraged to explore the theme ‘When I grow up’ at this year’s Mandurah Children’s Festival on Sunday, October 23 at the eastern foreshore.

Now in its 14th year, festival highlights include a dress up competition, creative workshops, rides, colourful market stalls and non-stop entertainment on the main stage from 10am – 3pm.

This family-friendly community event celebrates all that’s great about being a kid in Mandurah.

A number of local schools have contributed to this year’s festival, with the event promising to be as bright and fun as ever.

Come dressed in your best ‘When I grow up’ costume to take part in the popular dress up competition.

The parade and judging will take place at 11am on the main stage, with winners announced at noon.

There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs.

Last year’s dress up competition attracted close to 30 entries.

The main stage entertainment includes opening and closing ceremonies, SciTech displays, performances, dancing, interactive stories and Constable Care.

Members of the Mandurah Men’s Shed (formerly Kim’s Toyboys) have recently put the finishing touches on the special ‘Imagination Station’ that will be won by one lucky person at this year’s event.

Enter the draw at the Mandurah Men’s Shed stall at the event for your chance to win.

Mayor Marina Vergone encouraged children and their families to head along to the City’s annual alcohol-free and smoke-free event and enjoy all the activities on offer.

“The Mandurah Children’s Festival promises to be a great day out for the whole family, with a huge range of activities, entertainment and fun on offer,” she said.

“This festival is a great way to celebrate our young people and bring families and our community together, so come along and join all the fun.”

Festival-goers are encouraged to leave their pet dogs at home during the event.

For more information go to www.mandurahchildrensfestival.com.au.

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