Mandurah Crab Fest celebrates it’s 20th anniversary

Preparations are well underway for Mandurah’s signature annual event, the Channel 7 Mandurah Fest presented by LiveLight, and the festival is set to wow audiences on 17 and 18 March for its 20th anniversary.

The award-winning Mandurah Crab Fest is Western Australia’s biggest free regional event and showcases the best food and entertainment the Peel Region offers.

This year the free, two-day festival includes over 100 hours of free entertainment, including local and international acts across four stages, celebrities, unique food experiences, waterway activations, live music, a spectacular anniversary-edition fireworks display and Mandurah’s famous Blue Manna crabs… plus a few surprises!

Mayor Rhys Williams said Mandurah Crab Fest was a highlight in Western Australia’s event calendar and the 20th anniversary was not to be missed.

“Crab Fest showcases what we all know, that Mandurah is such a special place with plenty on offer – from our waterways, our people and our relaxed alfresco lifestyle,” he said.

“The final touches are being put on this year’s Crab Fest and I’m really excited, it’s shaping up to be another crowd-please with something for everyone.”

This year marks the Crab Fest’s 20th year of delighting local, national and international visitors, with more than 100,000 people enjoying last year’s event.

The festival is an integral part of the state’s annual event calendar and delivers economic and social benefits to local businesses and the community.

Mandurah Crab Fest was awarded back-to-back Gold in the Major Festivals and Events category at the 2016 and 2017 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards, hosted by the Tourism Council of WA.

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, a giant inflatable Blue Manna crab will be visiting key Perth locations to help spread the news about the Mandurah Crab Fest, making a great opportunity to take selfie with Mandurah’s iconic crab.

The giant crab will make the following appearances:
  • Sunday 18 February, 10am to 2pm at Hillarys Boat Harbour
  • Sunday 25 February, 12pm to 4pm at Fremantle Boat Harbour
  • Sunday 4 March, 9am to 1pm at Rottnest Island
  • Sunday 11 March, 11am to 1pm at Yagan Square.

To keep up to date with what’s on offer at this year’s Mandurah Crab Fest, visit