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This year’s festival has expanded to a five day event - Wednesday, May 25 - Sunday, May 29, Exmouth WA. Whale sharks, mermaids, pirates and all things marine will be part of the celebration of the annual return of the whale sharks to Ningaloo.

The celebrations are for all ages and will include top bands, magic, fire acts, aerial displays, a fun run, Aussie breakfast, market stalls, beach games, a movie night and much, much more..

Whale sharks, mermaids, pirates and all things marine will be part of the celebration of the annual return of the whale sharks to Ningaloo.

The celebrations are for all ages and will include top bands, magic, fire acts, aerial displays, a fun run, Aussie breakfast, market stalls, beach games, a movie night and much, much more.

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The Big Day Out on Ningaloo Reef is Sunday, May 29, where tour operators have discounted the swim with whale sharks tours. This is the experience of a lifetime, swimming alongside the ‘gentle giant of the sea’.

The Festival headline act is Caravãna Sun, playing Saturday night at Cadillac’s bar & grill with supporting act Jay Hoad. This world fuelled rebellious surf rock band from Cronulla will have the whole crowd up and dancing.

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The Gala Festival Opening on Friday night, May 27 at the Novotel Ningaloo Resort will feature Kallidad.  You can also catch Kallidad on Sunday at the Yacht Club. Kallidad is a three-piece fiesta party band from Sydney. From humble roots as a busking act, the group has toured Australia relentlessly, and performed internationally.
    
Saturday will begin with a Family Fun Run with Aussie Breakfast. The Australian Army Band will play at Talanjee Oval with food and market stalls and ongoing acts and entertainment throughout the day.

There’s plenty for all the family starting with the Family Movie Night on Thursday, May 26, and continuing through Saturday and Sunday where the festival will end on the beach.

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Entertainers throughout the festival include: The NBC, Miss Max, Michael Triscari, The Pirateman, Dave Man and Rebecca Schofield. Fire shows with Zap Circus, acts with Natural Wings Aerial Troupe, Exmouth's Ex Factor, amusements, workshops and beach games.

Street art by local artists will also be on display.

For further information go to www.ningaloowhalesharkfestival.com or email whalesharkfestival@westnet.com.au.  
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The Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival is a community event.

Ningaloo Reef is a name recognised nationally and internationally as a ‘premier marine environment’, home to the most predictable, seasonal aggregations of whale sharks in the world.

The Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival highlights the community’s relationship with the annual visit of the whale shark.

This event is supported by Tourism WA, Department of Regional Development and Lands, and Royalties for Regions.

The objective is to bring together government departments, business, industry and community members to strengthen their relationships/connection, while enhancing the education and celebration of the whale shark and its annual visit to Ningaloo.

The aim of the festival is to share and learn from each other’s experiences, present new advances in technology, ideas and research, and most importantly, to communicate these urgent issues through networking with one another.

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