To help Mandurah Mail readers decide what to do this weekend, we’ve collated a handy guide to all the best upcoming events.
Saturday, October 27:
Min 15°C – Max 25°C
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 kilometres an hour tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 kilometres an hour during the day then becoming light during the evening. – Source/BOM.
Set up has started at King Carnival on Mandurah’s western foreshore for this year’s Screamfest.
The event will be held on Saturday, October 27 with two separate sessions of varying scare factors.
The event will be jam packed with things to do including scary face painting, magicians, carnival rides, roaming ghouls and an escape room.
The main attraction is Perth’s biggest walk through haunt attraction The Summoned – enter if you dare.
There will also be prizes for best costume and the winners of the karaoke and mini golf competitions.
Mandurah Gardening Festival
Mandurah Community Gardens are gearing up to host their annual Garden Festival with guest presenter Josh Byrne, from ABC’s Gardening Australia.
The festival will run from 10am-3pm on October 27, at the Mandurah Community Gardens, along Coodanup Drive.
A range of stalls, music, hot food and drinks, will be available for this free family friendly event.
Read more: Gardening guru eyes Mandurah festival
Relay For Life 2018
This year will mark the 12th anniversary of Relay For Life Peel Mandurah.
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services.
Relay is a chance for the Mandurah community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.
The charity event runs from 11am on October 27 to 11am on October 28.
To support this years participants visit Meadow Springs Sports Facility along Oakmont Avenue.
Sunday, October 28:
Min 15°C – Max 25°C
Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 kilometres an hour turning southwesterly during the morning then tending southerly during the evening. – Source/BOM.
Back to Pinjarra Day
Peel region community members will unite on the banks of the Murray River for the annual Back to Pinjarra Day event, to commemorate the 1834 Pinjarra Massacre and pay respects to the ancestors who have fallen.
In recognition of one of the most notorious incidents in Aboriginal history, the event aims to create cultural awareness among community members and assist with the spiritual healing of the Bindjareb nation and the first Australians.
There will be a smoking ceremony, traditional dancing, bush tucker and activities for children.
The event will be held between 10am and 1pm at the Pinjarra Massacre Site along South West Highway, opposite the Pinjarra Cemetery.
To view photos from last year’s ceremony visit: Back to Pinjarra Day, ‘our Anzac Day’ | photos
Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games
Athletes will flood our city for the Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games this weekend.
Held every two years, the games run across seven days and are a multi-discipline sporting event for serving, retired and volunteer members of police and emergency service agencies.
This year marks the 17th instalment of the games, following successful events at the Sunshine Coast (2016) and Melbourne (2014).
The main participants parade will be held along the eastern foreshore at 6pm, with fireworks to follow at 8pm.
For more information visit the City of Mandurah’s website.