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.

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Festival of Busselton

1 January 2020 - 31 January 2020

The Festival of Busselton is synonymous with summer time here in the South West. This great family-focused festival has been running for more than 50 years providing locals and visitors with a fantastic programme of events and activities and adding value to a perfect holiday…

Karnidale 2020

17 January 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 19 January 2020 @ 12:00 am

Held over two glorious days on the weekend of January 18th and 19th, Karnidale (formerly the Western Australian Circus Festival) is set in the unique and picturesque surrounds of Karridale. The forest comes alive with the sound of whoops, whistles, and cheers as entertainment runs…

Don Neander Classical Guitar Recital Busselton

17 January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classical guitarist Don Neander will be presenting a program of selected works and transcriptions for the guitar ranging from the great German composer J.S.Bach through to the eccentric Paraguayan guitarist Agustin Barrios Mangore. The recital will be held at Busselton’s historic Weld theatre (13 Queen…

Christian Fletcher Pop Up Gallery @ Smiths Beach Resort

18 January 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until 28/01/2020

Smiths Beach Resort welcomes the very talented Christian Fletcher from Christian Fletcher Gallery to the resort for an exclusive Pop Up Gallery! Open to everyone, the gallery features a range of Christians’ stunning works along with gift items.

Voyager Estate Exhibition – Landscapes and Artists

18 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 30/01/2020

Landscapes and Artists is an exhibition showing at Voyager Estate of local Australian Scenes. Local artists include Martine Perret- photography and Alice Linford Forte oil paintings. Paintings by Christopher Lees are also on show. More recent works by all these artists continue to be on…

JULES SHER | Lands Marks Exhibition

18 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 03/02/2020

As a painter, I instinctively feel that the landscape is truly important as subject matter. It is vital to our existence and will always remain an inspiration. Its complexity and variety enables me to draw visual and emotional responses from endless images. This has sustained…

Philip Berry: Romance and Landscape 1981 – 2019 Exhibition @ ArtGeo

18 January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 27/01/2020

This exhibition surveys a long career and love of painting of a unique Western Australian artist, which he hopes will “encourage a new generation of art lovers.” Over the decades, Berry has been awarded numerous prizes, and was an artist in residence of many of…

The Fellows of St George’s College UWA Dunsborough Tour 2020

24 January 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beethoven - Mozart - Chopin - Brahms Concert 1: Friday 24th January 2020 @ 7pm - St George's Community Centre - 48 Gibney Street, Dunsborough Concert 2: Saturday 25th January 2020 @ 6pm - Clairault Streicker Estate - 3277 Caves Road, Wilyabrup Tickets online at…

Summer Jazz for the Lunar New Year @ Passel Estate

25 January 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gather some friends, shake out your picnic blanket and get the new Chinese Year of the Rat o to an auspicious start, with a relaxing afternoon of live summer jazz spent in the stunning surrounds of Passel Estate. $50 per person includes your first glass…

The Fellows of St George’s College UWA Dunsborough Tour 2020

25 January 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beethoven - Mozart - Chopin - Brahms Concert 1: Friday 24th January 2020 @ 7pm - St George's Community Centre - 48 Gibney Street, Dunsborough Concert 2: Saturday 25th January 2020 @ 6pm - Clairault Streicker Estate - 3277 Caves Road, Wilyabrup Tickets online at…

Busselton Fringe 2020

14 February 2020 - 23 February 2020

Busselton Fringe is a vibrant festival with a feast of artistic mediums such street theatre, stand up comedy, dance, circus, musical theatre, cabaret, burlesque and so much more. The event runs over a week in February with performances at venues in and around Busselton. The…

Sculpture by the Bay & Small Sculpture Prize

29 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 02/03/2020

A terrific display of outdoor art on the beautiful foreshore of Dunsborough, Western Australia. This event is part of the Dunsborough Arts Festival held over the long weekend at the beginning of March 2020. February 29 - March 2 We have already received an exciting…

Undalup Bunuru Festival 2020 – Act Belong Commit

14 March 2020

Act-Belong-Commit Undalup Bunuru Festival 2020 The Act-Belong-Commit Undalup Bunuru Festival will be held on Saturday 14 March 2020 at Riflebutts Reserve in Margaret River.  The Bunuru Festival is designed particularly with children and families in mind. It is a smoke and alcohol-free event, offering a…

Emergence Creative Festival

25 March 2020 @ 9:00 am - 27 March 2020 @ 5:00 pm

EMERGENCE CREATIVE IS BACK FOR 2020 After it's debut launch in 2012, the Emergence Creative Festival has developed a strong community of creatives in the world of visual art, advertising, media, and music. This March, the iconic Margaret River region becomes a creative playground for…

Vasse Art Awards

11 April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 18/04/2020

Professional and emerging artists will vie for a top prize of $8000 and a second prize of $2000. A further $4000 in prize money across several categories is available for local and national artists of any age. Registrations open December 1st 2019 and close March…

Margaret River Region Open Studios

25 April 2020 - 10 May 2020

The Margaret River Region Open Studios is a 16-day event offering a trail of discovery for all art lovers. With over 100 artists, this is the largest event of it's kind. Artists and artisans are expected to open the doors to their art studios and…

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

15 May 2020 - 17 May 2020

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is a storytelling spectacular held in the heart of the Margaret River region. Hear established and emerging storytellers share stories at this not-to-be-missed event for anyone who loves arts, culture, books and Margaret River.…

Cabin Fever Festival 2020

17 July 2020 @ 8:00 am - 26 July 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This winter, put a hold on hibernation with more than 25 unique events throughout the Margaret River region!
For shuttle services to events, contact us at [email protected] or 9780 5911

Strings Attached Festival

9 October 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11 October 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Staged over 3 days in Margaret River, Strings Attached is a celebration of Players, Makers & Collectors; lovers of guitars, basses, ukuleles, mandolins, banjos and more. Showcasing Exhibitions, Performances, Masterclasses & Workshops, this will be a festival with much to offer both the local community from which it has sprung, and enthusiasts…

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