2017 Festival

The Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival is on again in 2017, from Friday May 26 to Sunday May 28. The festival’s three days of activities begin on Friday night with the official Gala Festival Opening at the Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort. Dress up in your finest and enjoy exquisite food and drink as well as live entertainment. Tickets on sale online soon.

Saturday is Festival Day at Talanjee Oval. The long list of Festival Day activities kick off with a morning fun run and Aussie breakfast before festival activities begin. Live entertainment will be on the main stage throughout the day, as well as kids activities including huge kite creature flying and workshops, plus market and food stalls until 5pm. This is a FREE event.

The Saturday entertainment continues once the sun goes down with live music at Cadillacs Bar & Grill where the festival’s headline musical act, Southern River Band will be lighting up the stage with their unique style of garage rock. Datura Four will also be bringing the noise with their psychedelic blues. Tickets on sale online soon.

The festival continues on Sunday with a Big Day Out on Ningaloo Reef to meet the stars of the show, Ningaloo whale sharks, before winding up with a fun filled family afternoon of activities and live entertainment at the Exmouth Yacht Club on Town Beach. Tickets at the gate.

Further musical acts and entertainment to be announced in coming weeks. Follow the Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival’s Facebook page for updates.