We may not be able to span the globe, but August is decidedly the month where the world is coming to the Margaret River Region.
Think: Australia’s equivalent to Cannes Film Festival, stage shows, musicals, opera and dance at the Margaret River HEART venue, wintry indoor movie screenings and a very special truffle event. CinefestOZ is the headline act of the month (and the most star-studded soiree in the South West) replete with red carpet feature film premieres and a gala awards night.
Outdoorsy types, you’re in luck too. It’s the perfect time for a stroll along the Cape to Cape Track. Get set to catch the wildflowers just beginning to unfurl, and the whales are unmissable while you’re gazing over the ocean’s horizon.
Read on for the full details and to lock those dates in the diary.
Winter Movie Nights with Busselton Jetty | 5 & 19 August
Get cosy indoors by the jetty with marine-themed movies this month. Cape Mentelle bean bags will keep you comfortable, and tickets include a popcorn tasting tray and a selection of drinks. My Octopus Teacher is screening on August 5, or Chasing Coral on the 19th.
Amphibian | 5 August
Amphibian is a play aimed at teenagers (and adults) about two high schoolers from different cultural backgrounds brought together to face each other’s realities & hardships. Live on stage at Margaret River HEART.
The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond | 7 August
A tribute to the classic American singer-songwriter, Grammy Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. The Margaret River HEART will light up with Neil Diamond favourites like Sweet Caroline & Red, Red Wine.
World of Musicals | 10 August
An international cast brought together from the world’s finest musical productions will hit the stage at Margaret River HEART to bring some ultimate winter cheer. The show is a revue of all your favourite smash musical hits including The Lion King, Mamma Mia, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked and many, many more.
A Taste of Ireland | 12 August
A contemporary Irish music and dance show – laugh, cry & jig!
WA Good Food Guide’s Truffles Unearthed @ Voyager | 14 – 15 August
Immerse yourself this truffle season in an intensive food and wine experience. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to the winery and cellar at Voyager Estate (complete with barrel tastings and truffle snacks) followed by a four-course lunch at the restaurant.
Matt Hale Hypnotist – Fundraising Event | 15 August
What’s better then a great night out? A great night out for a great cause! Acclaimed hypnotist Matt Hale is going to be in Busselton for one night only, and if you have ever been to one of his shows you know you’re in for a real treat. There will also be a silent auction, DJ entertainment, and a delicious dinner from the talented chef’s at Shelter Brewing Co. Guaranteed giggles included.
Opera Australia Presents: Carmen | 19 August
The Spanish colour and rhythm of Bizet’s famous opera come to Margaret River HEART, with Opera Australia singers, a live chamber orchestra and a children’s choir drawn from the local community.
CinefestOZ 2021 | 25 – 29 August
Margaret River Region
Australia’s most iconic destination film festival is back this month! CinefestOZ is your chance to enjoy Australia’s answer to the Cannes Film Festival, attracting the crème de la crème of Australia’s film industry. With more than 40 live events and screenings from Busselton to Augusta, this celebration of the home-grown and international big screen brings five days of immersive film experiences in the region’s cinemas, wineries, boutique breweries, small bars and galleries. Think world premiers including full red carpet events, intimate in-conversation lunches, a community day celebrating Indigenous filmmakers alongside stall holders and local produce, and screenings of the finalists for the prestigious CinefestOZ Film Prize.
There really is something for everyone, download the CinefestOZ app to have the full program at your fingertips as soon as it launches on the 30th of July.
Fundraising Cocktail Party | 28 August
Nature Conservation Margaret River Region will be holding a fundraising cocktail party, to raise funds to protect the treasured coastline at at Gracetown. Held at the beautiful Cullen Wines, tickets include a spring tasting menu with matching wines, live music, and an exciting charity auction with some epic items on offer.
Now you know what you’ll be doing, you’ll need somewhere to stay. Book now with one of our local experts.
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Busselton JettyMonday - Sunday: 9:30 AM until 4:15 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Nature & Wildlife Spotting,Scenic Spot,Scuba Snorkelling & Diving,Sunny Day
3L Queen St, Busselton WA 6280
Arts Margaret RiverMonday - Friday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
27 Tunbridge St, Margaret River WA 6285
Margaret River HEARTMonday to Friday 10am - 4pm Open extended hours for events - check out our What's On pages on our website for event times!
47 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285
Voyager EstateWednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.Great For: Dine In,Disabled Access
41 Stevens Rd, Margaret River WA 6285