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Have you missed The Wynnum Seafood Festival? We have good news – it was relaunched in 2019 as the Wynnum-Manly Seafood Festival!

The Wynnum-Manly Seafood Festival is back!

With a natural abundance of fish, shellfish, and crustaceans—and beautiful ocean and island views—Moreton Bay has long been a paradise for lovers of seafood. The Wynnum-Manly Seafood Festival is a smorgasbord celebration of the very best this region has to offer. This family-friendly fun- and food-filled event sees the return of The Wynnum Seafood Festival, taking over George Clayton Park on the lower Esplanade for a day of seafood sampling, competitions, fun events, music, markets and more. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy!

Tempt your Tastebuds

Plenty of food stalls with local and international flavours will ensure that even the fussiest of eaters will find something to tempt them. Local suppliers provide a menu that includes BBQ bugs, prawn skewers, crumbed calamari, seafood chowder, shellfish, Asian-fusion street food, Spanish paella, grilled salmon, and wild-caught fish and seafood platters.

Those less keen on ocean-based delicacies will be catered for with a variety of pop-up gourmet kitchens supplying meatier—and meat-free—alternatives, snacks and drinks. Parents (and other adults) will have the opportunity to quench their thirsts in the fully licensed bar and outdoor areas whilst relaxing to live music from local musicians.

Keep the Kids Entertained

Previous years saw some hands-on activities with real ocean creatures as well as children’s entertainment and activities. This year there will be amusements and rides to keep the kids entertained.

The fun continues!

There will be oyster shucking and a ‘Chuck The Limb In The Croc’ competition, plus the coveted Pollie Prawn Peeling trophy competition. Music will be provided by a number of local musicians, artists and bands throughout the day, and there are raffles to enter to win great prizes – including a boat!

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What you need to know about The Wynnum-Manly Seafood Festival:

  • Entry to The Wynnum-Manly Seafood Festival is free (but some activities may incur a cost)
  • The Festival will be held in George Clayton Park, on the lower Esplanade near the waterfront
  • On-street parking is available around the area, but please use public transport if possible as road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place
  • The Wynnum-Manly Seafood Festival is suitable for all ages and abilities, and toilets for people with a disability are available
  • The Festival is an all-weather event (except for extreme weather conditions!)
  • Alcohol is available for purchase at the festival, but no BYO allowed

The Wynnum-Manly Seafood Festival promises to be Wynnum’s signature annual event, brought to you in 2019 by OzFish Unlimited and the best local suppliers. Funds raised at the festival will go towards improving fish habitat in Moreton Bay. It’s sure to become a firm family favourite in your calendar, so make sure you’re there!

When is the Wynnum-Manly Seafood Festival?

The 2020 Wynnum-Manly Seafood Festival was scheduled to take place on Labour Day, May 4, from 10am to 5pm, but has been POSTPONED. As soon as we have the new date, we’ll let you know!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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