Dewy mornings and earlier sunsets gently ease our region into the cooler season, but highlights such as the Margaret River Pro keep the event scene hotter than ever.

April marks the beginning of Djeran, also called the Season of Adulthood by the traditional owners of Wadandi Boodja (Saltwater People’s Country). The surfing conditions are spot on, autumn leaves cover the region’s parks in golden hues and warming sunshine teases you to hit the outdoors – especially looking at the fantastic events offer this month.

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School Holiday family fun | 2 – 9 April

Margaret River Region

Mermaid sip and paint
The region's exciting school holiday events promise fun for the whole family. Photo: Mermaid Sip & Paint

Open Mic Night at Settlers Tavern | 4 April

Margaret River

Join Settlers Tavern as they team up with River and Vines, revered locals who share their passion for music and the community, to celebrate the vibrant talent of our local music scene.

Evans & Tate Redbrook Masterclass | 4 April

Margaret River

Brush up your wine knowledge at Evan’s & Tate’s Redbrook Masterclass. Matt and Feleasha will take you through a guided tasting, providing viticultural and winemaking insights behind each of the Redbrook wines. Premium cheeseboards to graze on will be a perfect match this immersive wine experience.

Evans & Tate
Experience Evans & Tate’s most highly awarded wines and museum releases in their Redbrook room. Photo: Supplied

Sons of the East | 5 April

Margaret River

After sell-out shows in London, LA, New York, Paris and Barcelona, Sons Of The East are bringing their thrilling live show home to Australia this year. This tour will be supported by Double J and will include appearances at Port Fairy Folk and Dream Fields Festivals, and, most importantly, the River Hotel in Margaret River.

Dolce Vita by Cherubino | 5 April


Embrace the sweetness of life at Cherubino’s Dolce Vita. Gather your mates and enjoy life’s finest pleasures: aperitivo, premium wines, beer, Napolitan pizza, sunset, great company, and live DJs – this is a free event.

Dive into the good life at Dolce Vita by Cherubino. Photo: Cherubino Wines

An Evening with Feature Artist: Tamika Hogan | 5 April

Margaret River

Join celebrated Margaret River painter Tamika Hogan at Voyager Estate, for a special evening to unveil her new series “Colours of Kambarang”, accompanied by the soulful sounds of singer-songwriter, Jinna Yang. You can visit her exhibition until mid-May, too.

Good Day Sunshine 2024 | 6 April


Dust off your favourite dancin’ boots, because Good Day Sunshine is dropping the most mind-blowing line up of the year. Converging at 3 Oceans Winery will be the all-star team of John Butler, The Cat Empire, The Bamboos, Caravãna Sun, Tijuana Cartel, and Banjo Lucia. Simply unmissable.

Good Day Sunshine
Six of the greatest live acts in the country, all together for one epic day, at Good Day Sunshine 2024.

Think Mental Health WA Surf Trials | 7 April

Margaret River

It wouldn’t be the Margaret River Pro without the Think Mental Health WA Surf Trials. Top local male and female surfers compete for a wild card spot to compete side by side with their idols, showcasing their incredible talent on a world stage.

Maragret River Pro | 11 – 21 April

Margaret River

Margaret River and world-class waves are basically synonyms, and the Margaret River Pro is the place to be blown away by the world’s most talented surf pros. Once again, this year’s event will be positioned as the mid-season decider – expect to see the world’s best surfers put everything on the line to advance to the second half of the world tour. Even better — spectating is free.

To keep the party going while you’re in the region for the Pro, check out the Margs Pro Party ft Boston Switch at Settlers Tavern on 12 April and the Rusty & The River The Beefs/Pretty Uglys Live Music event on 19 April. Wind down with the new surfing movie Hurry & Wait by Anthony Spencer on 11 April.

Lakey Peterson
Surf legend Lakey Peterson demonstrated her exceptional talent at the 2023 Pro. Photo: Cait Miers / WSL

Here Comes the Sun | 13 April


Taking over 3 Oceans Winery, Here Comes the Sun is the ultimate big kid escape offering plenty of magic moments and music set to transport you into a rad realm. Featuring the epic line up of Ocean Alley, Ball Park Music, Ruby Fields, Jack Botts, South Summit, and Clews, this sold-out event is going to be one for the books.

Bell Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream | 13 April

Margaret River

Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem. Fast, funny and family-friendly, this Shakespeare favourite at Margaret River HEART – Nala Bardip Mia will leave you enchanted.

Bell Shakespear A Midsummer Night's Dream
Enjoy an explosion of comic confusion at Bell Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo: Arts Margaret River

40+Fabulous | 18 April


Don’t miss the Fringe World Festival’ WA Winner for Best Comedy and Australia’s Got Talent Finalist at the Augusta Hotel presenting her hilarious show 40+Fabulous. This show is for anyone needing more self-love, laughter, or a sign to tell them their weird, quirky light needs to shine a little more.

End of Vintage Cocktail Party at Wills Domain | 27 April


Vintage is well and truly wrapped in the region, so it’s about time for an epic End Of Vintage Cocktail Party! An array of acclaimed local chefs are teaming up with the Wills Domain team, serving delicious canapes and bites you’ll remember for a long time.

Wills Domain
Celebrate the end of another fantastic vintage at Wills Domain. Photo: Wills Domain

ANZAC Day Services | 25 April

Margaret River Region

Observe ANZAC Day at memorial services in the Margaret River Region on 25 April. Watch this space for more details closer to the date.

The Other Side of Me | 27 April

Margaret River

The two dancers in The Other Side of Me represent different sides of the same person, The British side, and the Indigenous Australian side. Follow the captivating story of a young Indigenous man who was adopted from the Northern Territory, and taken to England. His young life ended while in custody over there and he never got to return to his home – except for in his dreams.

The Other Side of Me
The Other Side of Me is presented by Gary Lang NT Dance Company, BlakDance and Arts Margaret River. Photo: Arts Margaret River


Busselton Festival of Triathlon | 4 – 5 May


With events for all ages and abilities, Busselton Festival of Triathlon is not just for regular triathletes – it’s the perfect opportunity to dip your toe into the water of multi-sport events. Compete solo or as a team in the Busselton Foreshore Triathlon, grab the family and enjoy the Busselton Fun Run or Kids Triathalon or take on the main event: the Busselton 100which incorporates a 2km swim alongside the iconic Busselton Jetty, an 80km ride through the Tuart Forrest and a 18km run along the pristine Geographe Bay.

Busselton Festival of Triathlon
The iconic Busselton Jetty is the heart of the popular multisport event. Photo: Busselton Festival of Triathlon

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival | 17 – 19 May

Margaret River Region

The 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. Created and presented by Arts Margaret River, this not-to-be-missed event for anyone who loves arts, culture, books and the Margaret River Region.

Bryan Brown
Australian actor and author Bryan Brown was welcomed to the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival stage in 2023. Photo: Supplied

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