Mandurah Crab Fest
Saturday, 14 March 2020 from 10am – 8.30pm
Sunday, 15 March 2020 from 10am – 5pm
Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210
Mandurah is famous for its Blue Manna crabs, which is evident by their annual Channel Seven Crab Fest.
The Mandurah Channel 7 Crab Fest is the largest free regional community event in Western Australia, attracting over 100,000 locals and visitors to the City of Mandurah. The foreshore & surrounds come alive during the Crab Fest, showcasing everything that makes Mandurah so unique. The 2 day FREE event gives you the opportunity to enjoy fresh food, live music & performances, children’s entertainment, competitions, cooking demonstrations, celebrities and aquatic entertainment.
Mandurah’s Crab Fest showcases Mandurah to national and international markets. The Crab Fest attracts more than 120,000 locals and visitors to the Peel region.
The Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest celebrates 20 years this year by winning Gold for the 3rd year in a row at the WA Tourism Awards, for Major Festivals & Events. The Crab Fest will be representing WA at the Australian Tourism Awards in Launceston next year.
The Crab Fest wouldn’t be a Crab Fest without celebrating the native Blue Manna crab!
There are 3 ways to go crabbing in Mandurah:
- hire a houseboat which can be catered to include crabbing gear, and chase crabs along the Mandurah waterways.
- hire a pontoon style boat or dinghy,that seat up to 6 people, and drop nets as you meander the canals and estuary.
- walking the lengths of the estuary knee deep in water with a crab scoop
Crabbing gear can be hired from various locations around Mandurah. To protect the Blue Manna’s sustainability, ALWAYS pay attention to the correct sizes of crabs to catch & what to throw back.
20 Mar 2019