WA Day Festival gives Mandurah a chance to celebrate

WA Day in Mandurah will have free activities for the whole family and offer locals a chance to celebrate what it means to be a sandgroper. 

On June 4, Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore will be a buzz with interactive workshops, Japanese Taiko drumming performance, Chinese Lion Dance and an Indigenous Corroboree – just to name a few activities on offer. 

Hosted by The Makers the festival will offer attendees a variety of entertainment including some of Mandurah’s finest young musicians performing live.

The festival will run from 2-7pm, allowing visitors plenty of time to browse the Suitcase Markets and Tiny Shop on Wheels pop up, which will offer a huge variety of unique, handmade goods and wares to shop to their hearts content.

For those feeling peckish, there will be a range of gourmet food trucks on offer dishing up food from all over the globe, and attendees will also be able to get their hands on fresh coffee.

Guests who want to get up close and personal with native Australian animals will love the interactive wildlife experience as well as having the chance to take home their own special succulent.

Old and young alike will be able to dance the night away with salsa and Bollywood dancing demonstrations.

Celebrate WA chairman Michael Anghie said WA Day was a time for West Australians to come together and celebrate all the fantastic things about the State.

“In WA our local community is important, each of our communities have some of the most talented, hardworking and committed people in the country who contribute to making WA a better place to live through their daily actions,” he said. 

“On WA Day we celebrate all things great about WA including our incredible produce, stunning landscapes and a relaxed lifestyle.

“I hope everyone will come out on WA Day to celebrate everything that makes WA great.”

The Makers project manager Oliver Bazzani said it was great to see people join together to celebrate WA Day.

“Sometimes it is easy to forget just how special, unique and talented Mandurah is, especially in winter when we can’t make the most of our beautiful beaches,” he said.

“So we’re putting the best of the best on show with a winter festival.

“There will be entertainment, activities, markets, music, food and drinks in this iconic and stunning location” said Mr Bazzani.”

Those unable to make it to the Mandurah Festival are invited to join the fun at eight additional events around the state including Elizabeth Quay, Bunbury, Albany, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Newman, Onslow and Port Hedland.

The WA Day Festival is made possible thanks to event sponsors BHP, the WA government and Lotterywest.