What’s Happening in March?


What's Happening In March?

Concerts, creativity and cultural experiences.

Well 2021, that was a bit of a plot twist. While February was absolutely packed with events, it was also the month that the big C decided to arrive in Western Australia and put a halt to festivities.

Never fear, luckily there are plenty of events to keep you busy in March, including a few extensions from February. You’ve got more time up your sleeve to catch the fun of Busselton Fringe Festival, enjoy live music smattered amongst the regions wineries, and get your culture fix at one of the many art exhibitions.

Movies at Cape Mentelle

Sculpture By The Bay – Dunsborough |  Until 2 March


Now in its 12th year, Dusborough’s Sculpture By the Bay is a highlight of the region’s artistic calendar. Take a stroll along the foreshore to see the larger installations, before pottering through Christian Fletcher’s gallery for the remaining works from over 90 emerging and stablished local artists.

Livelighter Busselton Fringe Festival | Until 7 March


A good fringe festival needs no introduction, and 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. Be sure to pop the Fringe Fun Day in your diary at the ArtGeo complex, for a whole day of chilled out entertainment and pop up bar to keep you hydrated and well fed.

Outdoor Movies |5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 March

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Last chance to enjoy Cape Mentelle’s Movies under the stars. A glass of wine, a starlit sky and a blockbuster on the big screen – it doesn’t get much better than that. This months screenings include RAMS, Long Story Short, My Salinger Years, The Furnace and Minari.

Trans Cape Swim Run | 6 March


The newest oceanic opportunity for fitness fiends to tackle, the Trans Cape Swim Run is an endurance swimming and running event from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to the Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club. Pick a fellow athlete and compete in pairs, where between two sets of legs you’ll swim 4.5km and run 22km.

Sun-sets on the Bay | 6 March


One of the cruisiest spots to catch the sunset, the Busselton Amphitheatre is playing home to the last of their sun -sets on the bay on the 6th March with Busselton Brass. Pack a picnic and listen to this cohort of local musicians, while the sun sets over the Indian ocean.

The Beatles – 50 Years On Tribute Show | 6 March

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Feel free to come in your best 60’s get-up to twist and shout to The Beatles – 50 Years on Tribute Show, by one of the world’s best Beatles tribute bands: The Beatle Boys. 25 chart toppers will be sure to get pulses racing and toes tapping. The next generation is encouraged to join those of you who boogied to The Beatles the first time round; kids 10+ are welcome to get excited and experience Beatlemania at Margaret River HEART.

International Women’s Day Brunch | 8 March


Get inspired with a morning of conversation, networking and incredible food at the picturesque Aravina Estate on International Women’s Day. Hear from trailblazing women in business and the challenges they faced in their careers and personal life.

Undalup Bunuru Festival

Undalup Bunuru Festival | 13 March

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Be sure to pop this date in the diary, as the Act-Belong-Commit Undalup Bunuru Festival is a full day out for the family celebrating cultural awareness and heritage. Everyone is invited to this community event down on Riflebutts Reserve in Prevelly, a meeting place between the land and the sea. With a packed schedule of entertainment, live music, dancing, workshops and traditional food, there are lots of opportunities to get involved and immerse yourself in the community celebration.

Argyle Pink Diamonds and Jewellery at JahRoc | 20 March

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If you are partial to a bit of bling, you’ll likely have heard that the famous Argyle Pink Diamond mine closed its doors in 2020. This means that their pink sparkles are now exceedingly rare, so it’s a treat to have the largest collection of Argyle Pink Diamonds on show at JahRoc gallery. Diamond specialist Gersande Price will be in the gallery all day to help answer all of you diamond questions.

Quickie Wedding Day  | 20 March


Not one for the fuss and fancy of a blown-out wedding? Well, for just $650 you can pop down for a romantic weekend to Cowaramup and get hitched at this month’s Quickie Wedding Day with celebrant Anita Revel. All the essentials will be taken care of; all you need to do is turn up with your beloved, up to 4 guests (if you like), and a willingness to sign your life on the dotted line!

Here Comes The Sun Music Festivall

Backstories Margaret River  | 27 March

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Backstories is a festival with a difference – you don’t even need to leave your street! A storytelling festival with a twist, you’ll only find out the exact venue a couple of days before the date, however you can be assured it won’t be too far from your own backyard. Grab a picnic and shake out a blanket, as two storytellers capture your imagination with a good old fashioned yarn. This is a free event, however do be sure to book in advance.

Margaret River Camping and Leisure Show | 27 March

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Who doesn’t love exploring the tents and caravans of an Aussie camping and caravan show? Head down to Gloucester Park for Margaret River’s Camping and Leisure Show and you’ll be rewarded with plenty of camping inspo; along with a bucking bull, bouncy castle, food vans and vintage cars.

For The Diary

Here Comes The Sun Concert Series | 23 – 25 April


Get set for a 3-day music festival amongst the vines this Anzac Day Long Weekend. The line-up for Here Comes The Sun Concert Series includes ShockOne (Friday 23rd April), Crooked Colours (Saturday 24th April) and Tame Impala (Sunday 25th April). A celebration of WA artists; each night features a slick lineup of locals to kick on with.

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

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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