Mr Barval Long Table Dinner

March is that lovely month on the cusp between summer and autumn.

It is part of bunuru, one of six seasons of the south west as signified by the local Wadandi people, ushering in hot long days, shorter nights and marking the best time to spend by the region’s coast, rivers and waterways, fishing or otherwise.

This month sees a mix of events, from intimate workshops on pottery or oysters through to festivals celebrating historical settlement and rosé (but not all at once!)

There is something for the whim of every visitor.

Pinch Pot Mugs for Everyone | 3 March

Busselton

Origins Market’s unique workshop space gets put to good use – and in March it’s for a pinch pot mug session with Sasha from Made by the Sea. Sasha has her own stall within the market, selling one-off pieces of ceramic art, décor and gifts. In the workshop you will be guided through making two pinch pot mugs, one for you and one for your favourite person (or one for tea and one for coffee!). Spaces are limited and bookings are essential.

Origins Market Get Shucked Credit Russell Ord
Learn about Oyster pairings with Get Shucked! at Origins Market.

Aw, Shucks! at Origins Market | 4 March

Busselton

The oysters are going rogue at Origins Market, being paired with wine (classic, bravo!) but also beer, vodka, cider and mead. This unique ticketed event sees eight vendors from the Tasting Hall partner with in-house oyster business Get Pickled & Get Shucked. Eight beverages will be paired with oysters and other delectable seafood, as well as an in-depth tutorial on the secrets of seafood and alcohol pairing. There are only 20 spots available so book fast!

Rosé the Summer Away | 5 March

Cowaramup

Howard Park is holding an inaugural rosé event, celebrating all things pink in the wine world with an alfresco Rosé Bar. Ma La Dumplings, Normal Van and Mai Tardi form the food truck contingent, accompanied by the beats of DJ Erik. The Rosé line-up will feature Howard Park, Marchand & Burch, MadFish, Mon Tout & Grand Cru Rosé Champagne by Franck Bonville.

Shellfish & Chardonnay | 5 March

Cowaramup

Adding to the list of, quick frankly, epic options for the long weekend, Passell Estate are hosting a Shellfish & Chardonnay event. Enjoy delicious crayfish and shrimp rolls fresh off the BBQ, paired with a crisp glass of their chardonnay. There are limited spots available, so make sure you book online.

Mr Barval x Fervor Sunday Sundowner | 6 March

Margaret River

Mr Barval events sell out fast (case in point – a dinner with Fervor this same weekend) so be quick and get onto tickets for this Sunday Sundowner to farewell the last days of summer. The Caves Road cellar door has a welcoming and casual feel on the doorstep of the Boranup Forest, surrounded by lawns and picturesque views for lazing your days away. This collaboration event with food wizards Fervor includes standing canapes, a glass of wine on arrival and live DJ tunes.

Mr Barval Sundowner
Don't miss the Mr Barval X Fervor Sundowner.

TransCape SwimRun | 12 March

Dunsborough

The TransCape SwimRun is an adventure along the Cape Naturaliste coast – alternating between swimming and running with no transitions between the race legs. There are ten runs and nine swims along 26 kilometres of coast, between the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club. Participants compete in pairs, covering trails, beaches, rocks and paths through Meelup Regional Park.

Jazz Under the Jetty | 19 March

Busselton

The sophistication of the jazz lounge takes a new turn in this highly unique setting – eight metres underwater in the Indian Ocean, beneath the Busselton Jetty! The Underwater Observatory is the host venue for this jazz series, featuring star vocalist Paula Renee. Saunter around the observatory, watch the underwater world of sea life, sip on Wills Domain Wines and enjoy seafood canapes in this unforgettable evening.

Summer Breeze Session feat. Sash Seabourne & Tanya Ransom | 18 March

Busselton

Busselton’s ArtGeo Cultural Complex is a bit of a hidden gem for events in the region, being one of the most ambient locations to catch a live show. ‘The Courtyard’ is a relaxing alfresco lawn area surrounded by some of the city’s most significant restored heritage-listed buildings, dating back to 1860. Two fine WA musicians and songstresses, Sash Seabourne and Tanya Ransom, are hitting the stage for a free one-night show. Expect acoustic guitars, folk, blues and alt-country repertoires.

Margaret River Group Settlement Centenary | 26 March

Margaret River

A celebration of Margaret River’s history will take place by the banks of the town’s famous namesake river to celebrate the Centennial of Group Settlement to the region. The Margaret River & Districts Historical Society event commemorates the immigration of thousands of people firstly to Manjimup, then the (now) Shire of Augusta Margaret River since 1921. See demonstrations of wood turning, weaving, rug making, wool spinning, cooking and gold-panning as well as stalls, displays and entertainment all day long. Enjoy the animal nursery, morning tea, produce stalls, a sausage sizzle and much more.

Kelly Slater Margaret River Pro
World champion surfer Kelly Slater, Margaret River Pro.

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Margaret River Pro | 24 April – 4 May

Margaret River

The Margaret River Pro is a hugely anticipated annual event in a region that is known worldwide as a surfing mecca. All the biggest surfing names from around the globe have gotten wet in the waters around Margaret River Main Break. This season, the 2022 World Surf League schedule has positioned the Margaret River Pro as a mid-season decider, determining the finals fate of the world’s top professional surfers. Surfers Point, Main Break, South Side and The Box becomes a gladiator’s arena. The event hub brings all the vibe of a festival, with big screens, expert sporting commentary, food trucks and merchandise stands. Get up and personal to your surfing stars as they take to the walkway after their heats to sign autographs and stop for selfies.

Out Of The Woods Festival | 23 & 24 April

Busselton

The inaugural Out Of The Woods Festival is bringing a bunch of big name artists to the Busselton Foreshore, and this is one adventure that you want to embark on over the ANZAC long weekend. There are both single day and weekender passes available, with the whole festival experience built around the guiding principles of connection, creativity, celebration and respect.

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