Cultural Events & Festivals

Tall trees, calm white sandy beaches, ribboning vineyards, natural amphitheatres and bustling main streets combine with sunny days and starry nights to provide the perfect setting for cultural events and festivals.

Music, art and cinema all make an appearance on the festival calendar and the events range from major concerts to smaller gigs, screenings and performances.

The arts and culture scene in Your Margaret River Region is thriving, which is attracting international and national artists and creating our own. Check out the cultural festivals and events calendar.

Annual Cultural Events & Festivals

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Oz Rock Busselton, January

A celebration of great Australian music and live musical talent each January in the beautiful seaside town of Busselton.

WA Circus Festival, January

A three day event with circus, comedy, cabaret and theatre shows from around the world as well as music, great food, market stalls and even a flying trapeze!

Leeuwin Estate Family Concert, January

Each year around Australia Day, Leeuwin Estate stages its annual family concert on the lush lawns – past artists include Bernard Fanning, John Butler and Pete Murray.

Festival of Busselton, January

The festival started in 1964, aimed at making visitors to Busselton more welcome and offering plenty of activities to do during summer.

Leeuwin Estate Concert, February/March

Each year Leeuwin Estate stages a series of spectacular alfresco concerts in the picturesque grounds of the Estate as part of the winery’s ongoing association and sponsorship of the arts.

Act Belong Commit Augusta River Festival, March

The Augusta River Festival is a two-day event that provides water and land based activities and entertainment for the whole family.

Emergence Creative, March

The Margaret River Region becomes a creative playground, bringing together like-minded creatives from across the globe for a four day sensory overload.

Margaret River Region Open Studios, April

Showcasing the best of the diverse and vibrant visual arts community within Your Margaret River Region.

Jazz by the Bay, June

Nothing beats a sunset drink on the beach with some cool beats from some of the country’s best jazz musicians. Music resonates from every corner of Dunsborough during this popular festival.

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival, June

This festival brings a range of authors, playwrights, poets, musicians and comedians to the town to participate in a celebration of literature.

Cinefest Oz Film Festival, August

The stars come out and the region sparkles with Australian and international film stars walking the red carpet at exclusive film premieres during this hugely popular film festival.

Southbound, December

An eclectic arts, camping and music festival which occurs annually in December, in Busselton.


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