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Events for Saturday, October 29, 2016
Portland Upwelling Festival
Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Upwelling Street Parade
Presented by the Rotary Club of Portland Bay, the Upwelling Festival is a free, one-day event in Portland which offers a fantastic and vibrant way for the community and visitors to celebrate the unique features of our beautiful coastal town.

The Upwelling Festival is a celebration of the Bonney Upwelling, a unique and epic natural ocean phenomena where the spring winds shift to the south-east driving a change in ocean currents that powers a seven month feeding frenzy of tuna, crayfish, giant crabs, squid, fish, seabirds, seals, krill and blue whales. An incredibly rich ecological food web, the Upwelling is at its greatest off the coast of Portland and is the cornerstone of the lucrative local fishing and tourism industry.

Program of Events

* Blessing of the Fleet & Free BBQ Breakfast
* Wharf n Talk
* Market Stalls
* Live Entertainment on the Main Stage
* Street Parade
* SW TAFE Kids Activities
* Whale Boat Races
* Port of Portland Tours
* Marine Environment Talks
* Small Talk for Kids
* Major Art Project
* GSC Youth Art Space

Linda Thompson   

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