What’s Happening in February?

 

What's On in February?

Water sports, artistic endeavours and a frothing good beer fest!

This month is absolutely packed full of events and fun opportunities to get out and about in the region. Whether your natural habitat is amongst the lycra of running fanatics or the rich ambiance of a theatre filled with live performance, you’ll find a date to pop in your diary.

Of course in the wine calendar, February is the season for both harvest and the new vintage, so there are ample wineries celebrating new releases of their finest Margaret River wine.

The best bit about Feb though? Kids are back at school so you can enjoy a cheeky mid-week lunch at one of the delicious summer menus on offer in a winery restaurant or brewery.

Don’t miss out on the alfresco festivities before summer is a distant memory once again!

Busselton Fringe Festival

A vibrant feast of artistic mediums at the Busselton Fringe Festival.

Outdoor Movies | Throughout February

Margaret River & Yallingup

Cape Mentelle’s Movies under the stars are one of the highlights of the year in Margaret River. A glass of wine, a starlit sky and a blockbuster on the big screen – it doesn’t get much better than that. Never fear, if you are a movie lover but Margs is a bit far to travel, Caves House has the northern end of the cape sorted with their summer season of Outdoor Movies. Settle in for a night in front of the big screen as the sun sets over the gardens of beautiful Caves House Hotel. Movies screen every Tuesday and Thursday, with drinks and food available at the main bar and pizza shack.

Livelighter Busselton Fringe Festival | 12 February – 7 March

Busselton

A good fringe festival needs no introduction, and Livelighter Busselton’s Fringe Festival is no exception. Throughout February and March you’ll find plenty of artistic action, from street performers through to comedy, dance, theatre, cabaret and even a touch of circus.

A  Fortunate Life + Audience Q and A | 12 February

Margaret River

It’s not too often that the region gets a visit from an award winning theatre troop, so don’t miss your chance to catch A Fortunate Life, complete with an Audience Q + A at Margaret River’s HEART. A full sensory experience, dive into the work of A.B Facey with an audio-visual and live theatrical experience bringing the autobiography to life by Theatre 180 and CinemaStage.

Busselton Jetty Swim Festival

Spectators can get amongst the action at the Busselton Jetty Swim.

Busselton Jetty Swim | 13-14 February

Busselton

While you’re too late to sign up and swim, there is still plenty of fun on the day for spectators at the 2021 Busselton Jetty Swim. Enjoy watching the hard working athletes make their way around the 3.6km course, while you get to indulge in coastal breezes from the shore, and watch the fight of the fittest. The fastest competitors clock in at just 40 minutes.

Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Run | 13 February

Busselton

If you’d prefer to put one foot in front of the other instead of swimming in the Jetty Swim, the same weekend hosts the Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Run. Strap up your sneakers and give it a go; it’s one of the flattest race routes in the country for runners, so an ideal race for beginners. Be sure to register nice an dearly however, as the prime slots fill up fast. Ease in with a 5km option if you’d like to keep things gentle.

Bettenay Wines x The Moroccan Experience Lunch | 14 February

Cowaramup

Dial up the romance this Valentines Day with an intimate lakeside lunch at Bettenay Wines. There’ll be delectable food from Chef Ismail Benlamlih + the Moroccan Experience, delicious wine and live music throughout the afternoon. Go on, splurge on your loved one – they deserve it.

Evans and Tate

Evans & Tate celebrate 50 years of winemaking, join in the festivities at their Wilyabrup cellar door.

Evans & Tate 50th Celebrations | 20, 27 February, 6 March

Wilyabrup

Evans and Tate have been crafting world class wine for over 50 years. To mark this momentous occasion, they’re celebrating with a series of events at their Wilyabrup cellar door. It’ll be a relaxing afternoon amongst the vines with live music, delicious Yallingup Cheese grazing packs and fabulous wine.

Dunsborough Arts Festival and Sculpture By The Bay | 26 February – 1 March

Dunsborough

Head down to the foreshore to catch some of the region’s most exciting artists work in the Dunsborough Arts Festival and Sculpture By The Bay Prize for 2021. Three days of arts festivities await; with outdoor concerts and food vans, along with arts markets and even a spot of yoga, belly dancing and circus skill training! Be sure to stick around until the grand finales with fireworks and the prize winner announcement.

Mr Barval x Fervor Dinner | 26 February

Margaret River

One of the silver linings of the WA travel bubble is that we are lucky enough to have the Fervor team all to ourselves. Join the culinary crew for the Mr Barval & Fervor Collaboration Dinner & 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva Pre-Release. Dine under the stars and enjoy a night filled with Italian inspired vino and a uniquely Australian dining experience.

South West Craft Beer Fest | 27 February

Busselton

THE beer lovers event of the year in the South West, the  South West Craft Beer Fest is back and bigger than ever at Busselton’s Signal Park. You’ll not go thirsty with over 120 craft beers on offer from more than 20 local breweries set up for the day. Take your pick from the day session or the night session, depending on the vibe you are after: both will be full of frothy goodness, food trucks and DJs to keep things pumping along.

South West Craft Beer Festival Busselton

Get your froth on at the South West Craft Beer Festival.

For The Diary

Good Day Sunshine Festival 2021 | 6 March

Dunsborough

One of the best Aussie line-ups you’ll see this year; the Good Day Sunshine Festival brings together music legends such as Missy Higgins, Ben Lee and The Waifs for an outdoor concert to kick your shoes off for. Thrown down a picnic blanket, sip a glass of vino and boogie on down to your hearts content.

For a comprehensive list of what’s on this month, check out our events guide.

Photo Credits: Elements, Tim Campbell Photo & Kelly Harwood Photography

Author Cassandra Charlick

Cassandra Charlick is a hat collector. Current hats on the stand include freelance travel writer and photographer, wine explorer, cake enthusiast, jazz singer, and communications specialist at Brillig Communications. She finds deep joy in travelling throughout this beautiful part of the world and sharing the stories of the people and communities that live in the region. Of course, one of the best parts of travel is arriving home, and there’s no place she’d rather unpack her suitcase than here in Wadandi country. Instagram: @casscharlick Web: cassandracharlick.com

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