Middleton Beach Festival 2020 presented by Live Lighter

Middleton Beach Festival 2020 Program

When: Monday, 20th – Sunday, 26th January 2020

Where: Middleton Beach, Albany

The Middleton Beach Festival is back at Albany's iconic coastal parkland with stacks of workshops and entertainment opportunities for all ages!

There's a full program of things to do - read more below!

The Middleton Beach Festival will be a non-stop-shop of fun with a variety of activities where we will once again engage with commercial operators to provide them the opportunity to run their business from the Middleton Beach Precinct. The Festival provides diverse participation opportunities for the community, including emerging performers, local organisations and the general public. 

Australia Day as part of the Middleton Beach Festival, is an excellent example of an empowering partnership with community engagement to create an event that adds up to more than the sum of its parts: Big Breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club of Albany; Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards hosted by the City of Albany; and the Festival hosted by the City of Albany which will be a condensed version of the weeklong Festival programmed with activities, workshops, amusements, local food and coffee vendors, music and entertainment. To close out the day pop down with a picnic blanket at sunset for a free screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2018).

How to get there

Travel Green

The City of Albany encourages you to Travel Green to the Middleton Beach Festival this year! With great cycle paths to Middleton Beach and Public Transport options Monday to Saturday there are plenty of ways to save the planet and build your fitness without breaking the bank. 

Visit the Public Transport Authority website for the full bus timetables - look for Route 803. 

If you're riding or walking, we encourage you to share the paths so that everyone can stay safe. See you there!


Disability Access Information


What's going on!

Sustainability by the Sea - Friday 24 January

Sustainability by the Sea

Sustainability by the Sea

Friday, 24th January 2020

9am – 1pm

As part of this year’s Middleton Beach Festival the City of Albany is collaborating with various community groups and organisations to deliver the Sustainability by the Sea event.

This event will include a beach clean, sorting station and audit coordinated by Sea Shepherd Albany/Great Southern. In conjunction with the Beach Clean, the Middleton Beach Group will be managing a scavenger hunt for participants.

Participants partaking in the clean will then be issued token/s to trade for a ‘treasure’ from the Fossickers pop up shop and/or any other participating quality seconds markets pop up stalls.

The rubbish findings from the beach clean will then be turned into art, these Beach Rubbish Art workshops will be coordinated by the Albany Youth Support Association and are available for anyone to join.

The City of Albany is currently inviting local community groups, organisations and/or individuals who would like to participate in this event by holding a stall, sustainable living workshops, or talks that are in-line with the event concept to contact the City’s Events team at events@albany.wa.gov.au


Midds Mutts Markets - Saturday 25 January 

Midds Mutts Markets

Midds Mutts Markets

Saturday, 25th January 2019

Eyre Park

9am – 1pm

For the first time, the Midds Mutts Markets will be part of the City’s week-long Middleton Beach Festival presented by LiveLighter in Eyre Park on Saturday 25 January 2020.

The event will be complete with dog inspired stalls, petting zoo, kids entertainment, live acoustic music, face painting and more!

The City of Albany is currently inviting local community groups, organisations and/or individuals who would like to participate in this event by holding a dog/pet inspired market stall, services and/or activities.

Should you be interested in being involved, contact the City’s Events team: events@albany.wa.gov.au


Workshops all week!

The Middleton Beach Festival has a load of workshops throughout the week, whether you're crafty or just want to learn a new skill.

Monday Time Registration Required Price Contact details
Meditation Monday 8am No Free
Dreamcatcher Workshops for Children 10am to 3pm Yes $12pp marta_ribon@hotmail.com
Discovery Beach Walks 10am to 3pm Yes Free Museum of the Great Southern
Tai Chi Tuesday 9.30am No Free
The Art of Public Speaking 10am to 11am Yes $20 adult or $10 Student/concession https://theartofpublicspeaking-workshop.floktu.com/
Song Writing for Fun 1pm to 2pm Yes $20 adult or $10 Student/concession https://songwritingforfun-workshop.floktu.com/
Circus Skills 10am to 3pm N/A Southern Edge Arts
Discovery Beach Walks 10am to 3pm Yes Free Museum of the Great Southern
Yoga with Joy 6am Yes

Cost involved

Contact Albany Yoga Room

Albany Yoga Room
Albany Art Workshops 10am to 3pm Yes


Albany Art Workshops

albanyartworkshops@outlook.com, or 0448330115

Paint Pour Workshops 1pm Yes $35pp

Albany Art Workshops

albanyartworkshops@outlook.com, or 0448330115

Ninja Workshops with Tradie Ninja Sam Goodall and Olivia Vivian 10am to 1pm No Free
Pot Plant Workshop 10am to 3pm No Free

Albany Youth Support Association


(08) 9842 2082

Tye Dye Workshops 10am to 3pm Yes $5pp Youth Advisory Committee Albany
Yoga Flow Friday 6am Yes

Cost involved

Contact Albany Yoga Room

Albany Yoga Room

Sustainability by the Sea

Multiple Workshops and activities!

National Disability Insurance Scheme Stress Ball Workshops & Information Stand 10am - 3pm No Free
Anglicare Harmony Hats workshop 10am to 3pm No Free


26 January - Australia Day

There's loads happening on Australia Day at the Middleton Beach Festival, including the Rotary Big Breakfast, exercise classes, Virtual Reality and more!

Australia Day Program



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