The usually sleepy coastal town is expected to double in size for a long weekend of events, which will mark the occasion at the end of October. A number of activities are scheduled in the area between October 30 and November 2. On the Thursday, a special eating hall will open in the centre of the city, where produce from the Great Southern region will be available to be sampled from stalls set up as part of what is being called the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall.
Anzac projections and storytelling, which will be held across the four nights of events will also kick off on Thursday, this is a free event, which provides insight to the departure of the troops 100 years ago. Friday will see a special sunset ceremony held by the Royal Australian Navy followed by a light and projection show, which will be best viewed near the Albany Entertainment Centre.
On Saturday another service will be held as well as a troop march, a symbolic departure of ships from the harbour and a community concert. Visitors will be able to get a look inside a navy ship on Sunday, with an open day event being held from the Albany Port. The National Anzac Centre, a major project that has been in the making for some time now, will also open to the public for the first time on Sunday.