24.04.2024

The glorious autumn sunshine doesn’t seem to run out of steam in the Margaret River Region, and neither does our spectacular events line up.

As the Wadandi season of Djeran continues to bring its beautiful autumnal glow, spectacular waves and just-right weather conditions, naturally you can’t wait to embark on an outdoors adventure and explore the exciting events scene. Whether you prefer a dive in the ocean at the Busselton Festival of Triathlon or a dive into the world of literature at the iconic Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival, the Margaret River Region is the place to be this month.

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Who’s Your Man?! – Jimeoin | 3 May

Margaret River

With more facial expressions than a baby eating a lemon, don’t miss Jimeoin as he takes you on a journey that’ll have you none the wiser by the time he takes his final bow. Who’s your man? Why, it’s Jimeoin, of course!

Busselton Festival of Triathlon l 4–5 May

Busselton

Busselton 100
Challenge yourself at the Busselton Festival of Triathlon. Photo: supplied

Tender is the Night – Abbe May & Dan Howls | 4 May

Margaret River

A beautiful collaboration of contemporary songwriting and classical strings, Tender is the Night takes you on a journey of mesmerising music. Featuring special guests Abbe May & Dan Howls.

Margaret River Ultra Marathon May | 11 May

Margaret River Region

With a gruelling and gorgeous track that winds through our region’s most beautiful forests, trails, beaches and bluffs, this 80km point-to-point trail race is the true test for runners. Starting at Hamelin Bay and ending at Howard Park Wines, the Margaret River Ultramarathon will see contestants challenge themselves like never before. Designed for all levels from elites through to newcomers, runners can tackle the course as a solo competitor or in a team.

Run past famous surf breaks, iconic wineries and charismatic coastal villages. Photo: supplied

Humans 2.0 | 11 May

Margaret River

Or how about you get your heart racing without even moving a finger? Humans 2.0, the next chapter of Circa’s internationally acclaimed Humans, is a symphony of acrobatics, sound and light.

No Scrubs @ The River | 11 May

Margaret River

Calling all Barbie Girls, Teenage Dirtbags and All Stars: join No Scrubs for a 90s and early 00’s party that will be Larger Than Life. You’ll be Dancing in the Moonlight, Spinning Around and Jumpin’ Jumpin’ as you Pump It with all the best throwback tunes from 1990–2009. If you Wannabe Livin La Vida Loca on the dancefloor then Say You’ll Be There and get in quick for tickets!

Edible Gardens Festival | 11–12 May

Margaret River Region

A ticket to the Edible Gardens Festival gets you into a range of carefully curated edible gardens open over two days, so you can tour the gardens and get up-close-and-personal with the green thumbs behind some of the best fruit and vegetable gardens in the Margaret River Region. Hear their stories, pick their brains, check out their set-ups and get pumped to put some of it into practice at your place.

Edible Gardens Festival
Connect with your community over one weekend that showcases productive, sustainable gardening. Photo: supplied

Mother's Day events | 12 May

Margaret River Region

Cape Lodge
Let Cape Lodge make this Mother's Day unforgettable. Photo: supplied

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival | 17–19 May

Margaret River Region

The iconic Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival celebrates storytelling across multiple art forms and includes a dazzling array of novelists, journalists, creative thinkers, artists, performers and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas. Book lovers will be swept off their feet with highlights such as keynote address by acclaimed philosopher Professor A.C. Grayling, a special Dinner with Holly Ringland waiting for them. There’ll be plenty of free events such as the Storytelling Snug for little bookworms, writing workshops and the Visual Stories Exhibition as well. If you’re staying in Busselton, look out for the Busselton Special Edition.

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival
Dive into the world of literature at the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival. Photo: supplied

2024 International Shiraz Tasting | 18 May

Wilyabrup

If you like your reds rich and spicy, you can’t miss Cherubino’s inaugural International Shiraz Tasting. Focussing on Cherubino’s spectacular 2019 vintage and featuring outstanding wines from some of the best shiraz regions in the world, journalist Ray Jordan, special guest Angus Hughson and owner, maker and grower Larry Cherubino are taking you on an immersive journey into the world of shiraz.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2024 | 24 May

Margaret River

Some of the world’s most hilarious acts are coming right to our doorstep! Gather your pals, secure your tickets, and get ready for a well-deserved blast of comedy when the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow graces the stage at Margaret River HEART – Nala Bardip Mia.

The 2024 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour | 25 May

Margaret River

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2024
Mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences. Photo: supplied

Pierce Brothers @ the River | 25 May

Margaret River

Australian indie folk rockers Pierce Brothers are bringing their new album Everything Is Bigger Than Me all around Australia in their biggest regional tour since 2019. The twins’ infectiously energetic show is sure to sell out quick, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Smoke Stack Rhino at Settlers Tavern | 31 May

Margaret River

Hailed as ‘Australia’s hottest up-and-coming blues and roots rockers’ by Beat Mag, Smoke Stack Rhino are bringing their first ever headline show to Margaret River. Get ready for a smokin’ good time at Settlers.

Smoke Stack Rhino
The trio recently dropped their new album The Mojo Funk. Photo: supplied

FOR THE DIARY

Truffle Kerfuffle | 28–30 June

Surrounding the Margaret River Region

Truffle Kerfuffle celebrates one of the world’s most luxurious ingredients, fresh black truffles, just minutes from where they are unearthed. Go truffle hunting, taste your way through the Festival Village, meet farmers and growers, discover local wine and produce and indulge in truffle laden experiences and exquisite dining events with world class chefs, only 90 minutes from Margaret River.

Truffle Kerfuffle
Truffle Kerfuffle is a foodie's paradise. Photo: Jessica Wyld

Cabin Fever | 12 - 20 July

Margaret River Region

Cabin Fever are bringing all the fire, food and fun across 10 wintry days that will leave you fuller than a late-night fridge raid. Tickets for the iconic winter warmer festival will go on sale in early May, so make sure to secure your spot at the most popular events which will sell out fast and book your accommodation sooner rather than later.

 

Cabin Fever 2023 Bushmans Ball
Winter will be your new favourite season. Photo: supplied

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