Only Mandurah’s iconic blue swimmer club was boiling on Saturday. Crowds rushed down to the waterfront to enjoy the warm weather and the return of the beloved festival.
The Channel 7 Mandurah Club Fest returned on Friday night after a three-year hiatus, with colorful street performers, dance groups and musical acts enlivening the event.
A Mandurah city spokesperson said more than 80,000 people were expected to descend on the foreshore, but that number had been blown out of the water by the second day.
On Saturday, families enjoy a full day of festivities, sampling local delicacies and celebrity fare by WA’s King Tony Garati, Better Homes and Gardens Fast Ed, and Home and Away stars Juliette Godwin and Kirsty Marilier. I saw a demonstration of .
Godwin, who plays Bree Cameron, said her first Club Fest was a great opportunity to exchange sand from Summer Bay for her native Perth.
“Perth’s community is very welcoming and full of energy,” she said.
But crab wasn’t her appetizing food.
“I actually had a lot of fun making the pork loin and bean and carrot salad on stage.
“I’m always looking for new recipes, so I’ll definitely try to recreate them.
“I have to try the ice cream. Fast Ed said it was the best he’d had, the vegan creme brulee gelato.
“But I’ve never actually eaten a crab before, so I have to fight with everyone in the crowd!”
Eight-year-old Elsie Coles and her five-year-old brother Lois each had a thrilling alleyway smile before eating crab claws.
Their mother Marie Coles said it was great to see the Mandurah Crab Fest come back with so much support.
“I have to say it’s been great so far. We were lucky to find parking,” she said.
“We sat, fed, and enjoyed the weather. There are many offers.
“We have been to this festival many years ago, but this is probably much bigger.
“I could eat crabs all day long.”
Another punter, Falika Lee, said the festival was a great opportunity to see what the region has to offer after she and her mother recently moved to Perth from Hong Kong to join their family. rice field.
“I’ve never been to a crab festival before, so it was nice to see,” she said.
“I’ve never seen so many people in Perth since I’ve been here.”
Mandurah local Hayden Cooper said his family didn’t have to wait too long to get their crab lunch despite the crowds.
“It didn’t take too long, so that was great. Spend this afternoon watching the rides, listening to music, relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere,” he said.
“It’s a lot of fun for the kids.
“We love it and it’s good for Mandurah – can’t wait to get in!”
Electronic music duo Electric Fields and singer-songwriter Gretta Ray took the stage that night, while fan favorite Vanessa Amorosi entertained everyone on Sunday night.
If you missed Saturday, you can enjoy all day today.
Attendees are advised that the only creatures welcomed at the fest are crabs, and that they should leave their irate friends at home.
https://www.perthnow.com.au/community-news/mandurah-coastal-times/tens-of-thousands-pack-foreshore-for-first-day-of-channel-7-mandurah-crab-fest-c-10081495 Tens of Thousands Flock to Foreshore on First Day of Channel 7 Mandurah Club Fest