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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Courtyard Christmas Bazaar at ArtGeo Busselton

5 December 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of shopping in the sunshine in the beautiful ArtGeo Courtyard. Support local and find one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones or yourself! Local South West artists, gourmet produce, jewellery, textiles, hand-made products and art award artworks for sale.

NEW EXHIBITION: SIMON HEMSLEY | ROB COX - From a Distance

Exhibition: Simon Hemsley & Rob Cox – From A Distance – The Studio Gallery & Bistro

5 December 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join The Studio Gallery & Bistro for Opening Night - 5:30 pm Saturday 5th December 2020. Meet the artists, wine and canapés will be served. An exciting exhibition of paintings and photographs by Studio Gallery artist, Simon Hemsley and guest photographer Rob Cox. Two friends…

Young @ HEART: Scott Wise & Gary Burke, Margaret Affleck & Cecily Metcalf, Martine Perret

7 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There are special events programmed at the HEART every Monday between 10 am – 12 pm, attendance is free for people of all ages, but be sure to bring a gold coin donation for a hot drink and biscuits! Pop in for a musical Monday…

Beyond Above Western Australia - Exhibition by Martine Perret

Beyond Above Western Australia – Exhibition by Martine Perret

7 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 07/12/2020

Western Australia's unique landscape is revealed with extraordinary vision and detail in the ongoing aerial photography project, Beyond Above Western Australia by photographer Martine Perret. Martine, who was born in the French city of Bordeaux but now calls Margaret River home, shares a series of…

David Dare Parker – Film and Television Stills Photographer Retrospective

7 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 23/12/2020

Back due to popular demand! In collaboration with CinefestOZ, David Dare Parker has put together a physical exhibition featuring images representing an over three-decade career as an on-set production stills photographer in Film and Television. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of…

The Adventures Of Ellie’s Wellies – Author Book Signing – Margaret River

12 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Adventures of Ellie's Wellies a mindful story of the day in the life of a child. Join Ellie and her wellies to discover the wonders of the present moment through nature. Children are our teachers of mindfulness and patience, this story will help readers…

Cape Harmony Christmas Concert Busselton

12 December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Let your spirits be raised this Christmas season with the splendid singing of the Cape Harmony Choir under the direction of Cornelius de Munck. The concert this year will feature the exquisitely beguiling choral music of the beloved English composer John Rutter. The choir has…

The Nutcracker Dunsborough School of Ballet - Happs Wineryf

The Nutcracker at Happs Winery

12 December 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring a picnic and join us for a Christmas classic - The Nutcracker. Watch the students of Dunsborough School of Ballet bring the magic of this well known story to life in the beautiful grounds of Happs winery. A story appealing to young and old…

The Adventures Of Ellie's Wellies - Author Book Signing - Busselton

The Adventures Of Ellie’s Wellies – Author Book Signing – Busselton

13 December 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Adventures of Ellie's Wellies a mindful story of the day in the life of a child. Join Ellie and her wellies to discover the wonders of the present moment through nature. Children are our teachers of mindfulness and patience, this story will help readers…

Cape Harmony Christmas Concert Dunsborough

13 December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Let your spirits be raised this Christmas season with the splendid singing of the Cape Harmony Choir under the direction of Cornelius de Munck. The concert this year will feature the exquisitely beguiling choral music of the beloved English composer John Rutter. The choir has…

Young @ HEART: Tribute Tree Meeting, Poetry & Music

14 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There are special events programmed at the HEART every Monday between 10am – 12pm, attendance is free for people of all ages, but be sure to bring a gold coin donation for a hot drink and biscuits! Pop in for a musical Monday with the…

Caves House Outdoor Cinemas Yallingup

Caves House Outdoor Cinema

15 December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Summer Garden Moves at Caves House Outdoor Movies start Tuesday December 15th 2020 and run every Tuesday & Thursday (excluding New Years Eve) until February 25th 2021. Movies begin at 8:00pm (Can buy ticket from 6:00pm) Bring your own picnic blankets and rugs. Food and…

Caves House Outdoor Cinemas Yallingup

Caves House Outdoor Cinema | Never Too Late

17 December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Summer Garden Moves at Caves House Outdoor Movies start Tuesday December 15th 2020 and run every Tuesday & Thursday (excluding New Years Eve) until February 25th 2021. Movies begin at 8:00pm (Can buy ticket from 6:00pm) Bring your own picnic blankets and rugs. Food and…

Caves House Outdoor Cinemas Yallingup

Caves House Outdoor Cinema | The Secret Garden

22 December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Summer Garden Moves at Caves House Outdoor Movies start Tuesday December 15th 2020 and run every Tuesday & Thursday (excluding New Years Eve) until February 25th 2021. Movies begin at 8:00pm (Can buy ticket from 6:00pm) Bring your own picnic blankets and rugs. Food and…

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Caves House Outdoor Cinema | Trolls World Tour

24 December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Summer Garden Moves at Caves House Outdoor Movies start Tuesday December 15th 2020 and run every Tuesday & Thursday (excluding New Years Eve) until February 25th 2021. Movies begin at 8:00pm (Can buy ticket from 6:00pm) Bring your own picnic blankets and rugs. Food and…

Caves House Outdoor Cinemas Yallingup

Caves House Outdoor Cinema | Onward

29 December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Summer Garden Moves at Caves House Outdoor Movies start Tuesday December 15th 2020 and run every Tuesday & Thursday (excluding New Years Eve) until February 25th 2021. Movies begin at 8:00pm (Can buy ticket from 6:00pm) Bring your own picnic blankets and rugs. Food and…

Festival of Busselton 2021

Festival of Busselton 2021

31/12/2020 - 31/01/2021

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…

Andrea Frances

Singing Workshops with Andrea Frances Manners at HEART Margaret River

05/01/2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Andrea Frances Manners is a member of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) and has been teaching and singing privately and in local schools for 12 years after training at WAAPA and privately in Perth. Andrea delights in working with children and…

Caves House Outdoor Cinemas Yallingup

Caves House Outdoor Cinema | Misbehaviour

05/01/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Summer Garden Moves at Caves House Outdoor Movies start Tuesday December 15th 2020 and run every Tuesday & Thursday (excluding New Years Eve) until February 25th 2021. Movies begin at 8:00pm (Can buy ticket from 6:00pm) Bring your own picnic blankets and rugs. Food and…

Caves House Outdoor Cinemas Yallingup

Caves House Outdoor Cinema | All My Life

07/01/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Summer Garden Moves at Caves House Outdoor Movies start Tuesday December 15th 2020 and run every Tuesday & Thursday (excluding New Years Eve) until February 25th 2021. Movies begin at 8:00pm (Can buy ticket from 6:00pm) Bring your own picnic blankets and rugs. Food and…

HEART Cinema: The High Note (M)

HEART Cinema: The High Note (M)

08/01/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A superstar singer and her overworked personal assistant are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers. Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent,…

HEART Cinema: I Am Greta (M)

HEART Cinema: I Am Greta (M)

11/01/2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults: if you don’t care about her future on earth, why should she care about her future in school? Within months, her strike evolves…

HEART Cinema: The Croods: A New Age (PG)

HEART Cinema: The Croods: A New Age (PG)

12/01/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family. The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first…

Caves House Outdoor Cinemas Yallingup

Caves House Outdoor Cinema | Dirt Music

12/01/2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Summer Garden Moves at Caves House Outdoor Movies start Tuesday December 15th 2020 and run every Tuesday & Thursday (excluding New Years Eve) until February 25th 2021. Movies begin at 8:00pm (Can buy ticket from 6:00pm) Bring your own picnic blankets and rugs. Food and…

HEART Cinema: The War with Grandpa (PG)

13/01/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs into the creepy attic. And though he loves his grandpa he wants his room back – so he has no choice but…

Drawing from Nature with Hive Artist Caro Bannister (8 – 14 years)

14/01/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this two-hour workshop participants will learn how to look closely at natural objects. Participants will explore line qualities; thickness and pressure, as well as various mark-making techniques, shade and texture using a range of drawing materials. Afterwards, participants will choose sections of drawing and…

CANCELLED: Karnidale Festival

15/01/2021 @ 6:30 pm - 17/01/2021 @ 12:00 am

Held over two days in January, Karnidale (formerly the Western Australian Circus Festival) is set in the unique and picturesque surrounds of Karridale. The 2021 event has been cancelled and will return in 2022. Please refer to event website for more details. The festival features…

HEART Cinema: I Am Greta (M)

HEART Cinema: I Am Greta (M)

15/01/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults: if you don’t care about her future on earth, why should she care about her future in school? Within months, her strike evolves…

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Stories from the South West Premiere @ Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

16/01/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Three local stories, three short digital plays. Stories from the South West presented by Perth At Home Theatre Inc. is a series of locally-written plays performed in their original locations. Join a lighthouse keeper during a storm in "At the Lighthouse”; enjoy a beer with…

HEART Cinema: Love Opera

21/01/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Nestled inside Griffith University on Brisbane’s South Bank, the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School is the brainchild of its eponymous leader, whose singular qualities as an opera singer have taken her from The Met to Covent Garden and all across Europe. This warm-hearted documentary follows…

Faulty Towers – The Original Dining Experience at Caves House Hotel

03/02/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Interactive Theatre International presents Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - Straight from London’s West End via the legendary Sydney Opera House, this international sensation is now returning to Caves House Hotel in August 2020. Officially the world’s most sought after tribute to the BBC sitcom,…

Busselton Fringe Festival

Busselton Fringe Festival 2021

05/02/2021 - 27/02/2021

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…

Dunsborough Arts Festival + Sculpture by the Bay

06/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The event goes for three days until Monday 8 March 3pm

Celebrate a long weekend of arts at the Dunsborough Foreshore! Sculptures, workshops, performances, concerts, art market, food and finale fireworks presented by Dianne Laurance! Wander through the parks and vote for your fav in Sculpture by the Bay or head to the Christian Fletcher Gallery…

Emergence Creative Festival

24/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 26/03/2021 @ 5:00 pm

EMRGENCE CREATIVE RESCHEDULED New dates 24 - 26 March, 2021. 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…

Margaret River Readers Writers Festival 2021

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

14/05/2021 - 16/05/2021

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2021 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…

Jazz by the Bay 2021

Jazz by the Bay 2021

04/06/2021 - 07/06/2021

Save the date: Jazz by the Bay returns to the Margaret River Region, 4-7 June 2021. The Jazz by the Bay team are busy planning an EPIC 2021 festival for you - 4 days of spectacular jazz, fine food and swingin' dance moves.  We can't…

A Taste of Ireland - Margaret River

A Taste of Ireland – Margaret River

03/07/2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

‘A Taste of Ireland―The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ comes to Margaret River for the first time with a performance that is ‘Celtic―for this generation’. Laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands. Hot off its premiere New York…

cabin fever festival

Cabin Fever Festival 2021

16/07/2021 @ 8:00 am - 25/07/2021 @ 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

Margaret River Region Open Studios

Margaret River Region Open Studios 2021

11/09/2021 - 26/09/2021

The Margaret River Region Open Studios returns 11 to 26 September 2021, 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…

Strings Attached Festival 2021

08/10/2021 - 10/10/2021

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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