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Welcome to the
Maritime Festival 2024

  ALBANY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA  
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28 JUNE - 31 JULY

As the days shorten and the cold weather creeps in, venues across Albany will heat up with a wide variety of arts, culture and children’s events.


Dive into a month-long celebration of the Port City’s cultural and maritime history. 

 

Featuring an exciting lineup of events, from live music to art exhibitions, film screenings, markets, wine tastings, sailing opportunities, author talks, and activities for children like hunting for treasure – the Maritime Festival promises something for everyone.

The City of Albany is proud to present the Maritime Festival 2024, supported by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia. Read the welcome message from Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Tourism AND Hon Don Punch, Minister for Regional Development here

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ALBANY FOLK 'N' SHANTY FESTIVAL

From fireside folk sessions and concerts, to full blown pub shanty singing, tales of pirates, whales and shipwrecks; the Folk 'n' Shanty Festival turns hustoric Albany into a playground of maritime culture!

MARITIME FESITVAL PROGRAM

Download our program to see what's on during our month of events!
 
For more information, browse the events calendar on this webpage below.

DRAWING COMPETITION

Let your creativity run wild with our Maritime-themed drawing competition!

There are fantastic prizes to be won.

Recommeded for ages 0-10+.

EVENT LISTINGS

Event Listings
  • Treasure Trail
    Treasure Trail
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 28 June
    28 June 2024, 9:00 am – 31 July 2024, 5:00 pm
    Various Locations Around Albany
    28 June 2024, 9:00 am – 31 July 2024, 5:00 pm
    Various Locations Around Albany
    We hope you’re ready for an exciting quest around Albany to uncover hidden treasure.
  • Meet a Mermaid
    Meet a Mermaid
    Fri, 28 June
    28 June 2024, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
    Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre, 52/70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330, Australia
    28 June 2024, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
    Albany Leisure & Aquatic Centre, 52/70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330, Australia
    Splash in the swimming pool with a real life mermaid!
  • Foreshore Friday
    Foreshore Friday
    Fri, 28 June
    28 June 2024, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Albany Boatshed, Princess Royal Dr, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    28 June 2024, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Albany Boatshed, Princess Royal Dr, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    As the sun dips below the horizon, Foreshore Friday kicks into high gear. 18+ event.
  • Cancelled: Build a Boat Competition
    Cancelled: Build a Boat Competition
    Sat, 29 June
    29 June 2024, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Albany Boatshed, Princess Royal Dr, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    29 June 2024, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Albany Boatshed, Princess Royal Dr, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    Think you can build a seaworthy craft in 4.5 hours? Build your boat and race your vessel in the harbour to win cash prizes!
  • All at Sea Saturday
    All at Sea Saturday
    Sat, 29 June
    29 June 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Albany Boatshed, Princess Royal Dr, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    29 June 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Albany Boatshed, Princess Royal Dr, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    All At Sea Saturday is a not to be missed event, featuring water-based activities like rowing, cooking demonstrations, art workshops, educational displays, live entertainment, a photo opportunity with a mermaid and much, much more!
  • Skull Island
    Skull Island
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 29 June
    29 June 2024, 10:00 am – 14 July 2024, 4:00 pm
    Museum of the Great Southern, Residency Rd, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    29 June 2024, 10:00 am – 14 July 2024, 4:00 pm
    Museum of the Great Southern, Residency Rd, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    Set sail for the Museum of the Great Southern! Enjoy pirate-themed fun at Skull Island: decorate treasure chests, craft stained glass skulls, and hunt for treasure. All ages welcome!
  • VAC Open Day
    VAC Open Day
    Sat, 29 June
    29 June 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Vancouver Arts Centre, 85 Vancouver St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    29 June 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Vancouver Arts Centre, 85 Vancouver St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    Come along and celebrate our creative community with free art activities, open artist studios, art displays, drawing, pottery, spinning demonstrations and much more.
  • Boatshed Markets
    Boatshed Markets
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 30 June
    30 June 2024, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Albany Boatshed, 256 Princess Royal Dr, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    30 June 2024, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Albany Boatshed, 256 Princess Royal Dr, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    Discover Albany’s local talents at the Boatshed Markets. These markets showcase the best that Albany has to offer with artisan gifts, foods and more.
  • Sea Creature Sculpture
    Sea Creature Sculpture
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, 01 July
    01 July 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Albany's Historic Whaling Station, 81 Whaling Station Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia
    01 July 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Albany's Historic Whaling Station, 81 Whaling Station Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia
    Discover an amazing whale skeleton display and be inspired to create your own marine life sculpture using clay and mixed media.
  • Wickie on the Wind
    Wickie on the Wind
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, 02 July
    02 July 2024, 10:30 am – 05 July 2024, 12:00 pm
    Museum of the Great Southern, Residency Rd, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    02 July 2024, 10:30 am – 05 July 2024, 12:00 pm
    Museum of the Great Southern, Residency Rd, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    A live performance of a historical ghost story full of mystery, intrigue and based on true events.
  • Maritime Movies | Finding Dory
    Maritime Movies | Finding Dory
    Tue, 02 July
    02 July 2024, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Albany, Albany Town Hall, 217 York St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    02 July 2024, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Albany, Albany Town Hall, 217 York St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    Watch "Finding Dory" at Maritime Movies! Join Dory on an unforgettable underwater adventure during the school holidays. Fun for all ages!
  • Maritime Movies | Free Willy
    Maritime Movies | Free Willy
    Tue, 02 July
    02 July 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Albany Town Hall, Albany Town Hall, 217 York St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    02 July 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Albany Town Hall, Albany Town Hall, 217 York St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    Catch "Free Willy" at the Maritime Movies! Follow the heartwarming story of a boy and his quest to free a captive whale!
  • Maritime Cooking Class
    Maritime Cooking Class
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 03 July
    03 July 2024, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
    Eastern Precinct Canteen, 49 North Rd, Mira Mar WA 6330, Australia
    03 July 2024, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
    Eastern Precinct Canteen, 49 North Rd, Mira Mar WA 6330, Australia
    Calling all young budding chefs! Learn to make delicious maritime inspired recipes, such as fish tacos this July during the Maritime Festival. Suitable for ages 10 - 17.
  • Lost Soles at Sea Exhibition
    Lost Soles at Sea Exhibition
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 03 July
    03 July 2024, 10:00 am – 31 July 2024, 4:00 pm
    Vancouver Arts Centre, 85 Vancouver St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    03 July 2024, 10:00 am – 31 July 2024, 4:00 pm
    Vancouver Arts Centre, 85 Vancouver St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    Claire Davenhall's exhibition ‘Lost Soles at Sea’, explores the multi-cultural migration of people to Australia. She makes social comments from the pressures placed on the early settlers to the journey of the migrants, refugees and convicts, travelling across the sea.
  • A Maritime Have A Go Circus Workshop
    A Maritime Have A Go Circus Workshop
    Wed, 03 July
    03 July 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Southern Edge Arts, 77 Sanford Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330, Australia
    03 July 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Southern Edge Arts, 77 Sanford Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330, Australia
    Learn to climb the ropes, scrub the deck and walk the plank through maritime themed circus games and activities! Suitable for ages 6 - 12 years.
  • Whale & Scenic Boat Tours (Youth Event)
    Whale & Scenic Boat Tours (Youth Event)
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, 05 July
    05 July 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    King George Sound Safari, 5d Toll Pl, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    05 July 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    King George Sound Safari, 5d Toll Pl, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    Experience the gentle giants of the ocean by boat for a "whaley" good time! Suitable for ages 10 - 17 years. This event is run by the City of Albany and is proudly supported by Rio Tinto.
  • Lost Soles Casting Workshop - Children's Workshop
    Lost Soles Casting Workshop - Children's Workshop
    Fri, 05 July
    05 July 2024, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Vancouver Arts Centre, 85 Vancouver St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    05 July 2024, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Vancouver Arts Centre, 85 Vancouver St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    Learn the art of plaster casting with Claire Davenhall at the Vancouver Arts Centre. Join us for the morning session designed for children ages 12-17.
  • Cheynes, SeaSong & Shanty
    Cheynes, SeaSong & Shanty
    Fri, 05 July
    05 July 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Albany's Historic Whaling Station, 81 Whaling Station Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia
    05 July 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Albany's Historic Whaling Station, 81 Whaling Station Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia
    Come aboard the Cheynes IV whale chaser for songs of the sea, as part of the Albany International Folk ‘n’ Shanty Festival.
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