What's on this long weekend

Wondering what to do this long weekend? Check out our recommendations

There is so much to do in Your Margaret River Region this long weekend, no matter what direction the weather may take.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with wineries, breweries and restaurants, caves and lighthouses and our breathtaking coastline. We have a circus and orchestra visiting the region, plus outdoor cinemas, Australia Day breakfasts and exotic food vans. If you’re looking for inspiration for your long weekend, look no further.

WA Circus Festival

26 January – 29 January
Vansitart Road, Karridale

The Western Australian Circus festival is three days of non-stop music, comedy, cabaret and theatre from midday until midnight, plus some of the finest circus performances in the world today. There will be over 100 performers, all set within an inspirational festival environment.
Enjoy free camping, market stalls, great food and amazing bars. This is a family-friendly event with circus workshops for the kids (and adults), a flying trapeze, kids shows and adult shows later in the night.
You can purchase a one-day ticket or enjoy the full festival environment with a three day pass.

More info

Fireworks in Busselton

Festival of Busselton Closing Night Concert & Fireworks
27 January

Enjoy live music with Murphy’s Lore, one of WA’s most iconic cover bands. Formed by brothers Chris, Courtney and Kieran Murphy in 1991, they have thrilled audiences both here and abroad. The event will finish off with a bang of fireworks from the Busselton Jetty.
Food and drink stalls will be available. This is an alcohol free event.

More info

Orchestra at Clairault Streicker

28 January

The Chamber of Orchestra of St George’s College UWA
Clairault Streicker Estate | 3277 Caves Road, Wilyabrup 6280
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$100 (includes welcome drink and two-course meal)

The Chamber Orchestra of St George’s College are returning to the South West after a successfully sold out concert in 2017. The Orchestra are presenting two exciting programs, under the direction of acclaimed Australian violinist, Paul Wright.

More info

Revitalised experience at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Open 9am – 5pm daily

Guided tours every half hour from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Visitors can now enjoy panoramic ocean views from the new observation platform, beautifully landscaped lawns, plus refreshments from the restored lighthouse keeper’s cottage housing a brand-new café operated by Busselton’s popular restaurant, The Goose.
Children will love the new nautical themed playground. Nestled in the playground’s sandpit is a 1930’s wooden clipper boat, restored with the assistance of the Dunsborough Men’s Shed.
This is a unique and fun experience for the whole family.

More info

Outdoor Cinema at Cape Mentelle

Friday, 26 January
Three Summers (M)
At a summer music festival, the feisty lead singer of an Irish folk band meets a folk music-hating Theremin player and sparks literally fly. More info
Saturday, 27 January
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (M)
Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. More info
Sunday, 28 January
Wonder Wheel (PG)
On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife. More info

Food Vans

Margaret River Catering & Hire food truck
26 January

Surfers Point Rd
Prevelly, Western Australia 6285
Time: 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Head down and try their delicious breakfast and lunch range along with coffees available all day long.

Spice Odysee-Indian Food Van
26 January

Rotary Park
53/69 Bussell Hwy
Margaret river, Western Australia
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Margaret River Yakitori Van
27 January

Rotary Park
53/69 Bussell Hwy
Margaret river, Western Australia
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Australia Day Breakfasts

Margaret River
January 26

Gloucester Park on Walcliffe Road
8am – 10.30am
Come along for some yummy breaky, entertainment and the citizenship ceremony! Cooked breakfasts are $5 per person and under 12 years old are free.
Cowaramup
January 26

Pioneer Park
7.15am – 9.30am
Come along for a yummy full  breaky and the citizenship ceremony!
Breakfast is by donations and the citizenship ceremony begins at 8.30am.
Augusta
January 26

Augusta Community Resource Centre, 66 Allnut Terrace
11am and a light lunch is provided (not breakfast) with a speaker.
Speeches and music kick off at 11.30am!
Busselton
January 26

Busselton Foreshore
Corner Marine Terrace and Queen Street
7:00 am – 10:00 am
Citizenship Ceremony and BBQ Breakfast for the community.

Outdoor BBQ locations

Amber Atkinson

About Amber Atkinson

Amber has a background in marketing and journalism and currently runs her own marketing consultancy, Margaret River Marketing. Previously she has held positions at The Wine and Truffle Co, Fairfax Media and The West Australian.

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