Rain did not deter thousands from attending Clarence City Council’s 20th annual Seafarers’ Festival.
Held on the Bellerive Boardwalk on Sunday 27 October 2019, this free community event featured an excellent selection of Tasmania artists, as well as fun land and sea activities for the for all ages.
On land entertainment included home grown Seth Henderson, Kat Edwards, the Taiko Drummers, and Lazer Baby.
Roving entertainment included Adie the Mermaid, Ravens, Circus Arts and the Waratah Drum Corps.
Mures Tasmania presented a cooking demonstration by Jock Mure and Head Chef of Mures Upper Deck, Markella Koutalidi, filleting a blue-eye trevalla, discussing sustainable fishing and producing a signature dish on stage.
On water entertainment included a simulated rescue by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, and tours on the water on the Governor’s vessel the ML Egeria and on the Admiral.
With a range of local producers participating in the food alley, the festival had something for everyone.
Seafarer’s Festival Committee Chair, Alderman Richard James, praised the community support for the maritime event.
“Celebrating 20 years of this wonderful community celebration of all things sea, is a wonderful achievement.”
“The event has evolved over the last 20 years and will continue to evolve to bring new and exciting experiences to the community.”
“It was pleasing to see so many families and friends come along to celebrate and enjoy our riverside community.”