Five-day Middleton Beach Festival line-up unveiled at new location

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The Middleton Beach Festival is moving from its traditional location of Ellen Cove.
Camera IconThe Middleton Beach Festival is moving from its traditional location of Ellen Cove. Credit: The City of Albany

Eyre Park will play host to the City of Albany’s Middleton Beach Festival this year, with a jam-packed five-day line-up of community activities set to begin on January 22.

Festivities have been moved to Eyre Park this year as works on the Middleton Beach foreshore enhancement project continue.

The Twilight Markets will start the festivities on Friday, with a Midds Mutts Markets to follow on Saturday, featuring dog-inspired stalls, food and music.

An Emergency Services Fun Day will be held on January 24 and an outdoor screening of H is for Happiness on Monday.

The festival will come to an end on Australia Day with a range of exciting activities, including a ninja obstacle course, live music, and performances.

The City of Albany’s Australia Day awards and citizenship ceremony will be held at the Albany Entertainment Centre on January 26, with 24 residents in the running for citizen of the year.

Although the festival is set to bring the fun after a year of challenges, the City is taking a serious approach to COVID-19 to keep the community safe.

Mayor Dennis Wellington said he hoped the community would enjoy the festival while following safety requirements.

“We’ve been running this festival for a number of years now and it is always popular, so it’s great to have the support of our local entertainers, musicians, small businesses and emergency services this year,” he said.

“It is also important we all engage with the event safely and follow the COVID safety requirements.”

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