Beachside festival a week of holiday fun

Published on Monday, 6 January 2020 at 9:00:49 AM

Dog friendly markets, a beach clean, outdoor movie, real-life mermaids, scavenger hunts, virtual reality, ninja warrior course and more incredible entertainment will be part of the City of Albany’s Middleton Beach Festival presented by LiveLighter this January.

The festival runs from 20th-26th January with activities for all ages, as the City of Albany partners with community groups and local business to activate the iconic foreshore.

Albany’s own tradie-ninja Sam Goodall will be one of the star attractions, showing local ninjas the ropes on a ninja-warrior course on the Thursday of the festival.

The festival will conclude on Australia Day with a range of free workshops and fun for the whole family in what has become one of Albany’s most popular community events.

City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said the Middleton Beach Festival was a great way for families to have some summer holiday fun at the beach and come together for our national day.

“While you might not see me on the ninja warrior course I’m looking forward to some of the workshops and seeing everyone come down and enjoy themselves across the week,” he said.

“While we future proof the area with the Middleton Beach Foreshore Enhancements works, we still want the community to come down and enjoy this great beachfront we have, and there’s no better way to do that than participating in the festival activities.”

Healthway and Lotterywest CEO, Susan Hunt PSM, said the City of Albany’s Middleton Beach Festival was a great place to foster community spirit and encourage people to lead healthy lifestyles.

“Healthy eating and regular physical activity are key to our health and wellbeing, which makes sharing the LiveLighter message at this event a good outcome for the local community,” Ms Hunt said.

The City of Albany’s Middleton Beach Festival presented by LiveLighter is proudly supported by Healthway, Lotterywest, DevelopmentWA, Southern Ports, Albany Advertiser and Triple M.

For more information on the event and a full program of festival activities, visit https://www.albany.wa.gov.au/facilities/events/middleton-beach-festival.aspx

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