Augusta River Festival

What’s Happening in March?

From river festivals on the Blackwood to concerts, creativity and culinary endeavours.

It’s here. Don’t tell anyone, but March is actually our favourite month in the Margaret River Region. The days are cooler, the vines are starting to turn golden and the hive of summer activity has subdued from a buzz to a gentle hum.

That’s not to say there isn’t anything to keep busy with. March brings out the best in locals and visitors alike. Without the crowds, we can enjoy the bounty of music concerts, local art festivals and leisurely afternoons wine tasting and picnicking in some of the regions prettiest spots.

For those that prefer to work up an appetite before feasting on local produce, there are plenty of opportunities in our pristine national parks. Got a competitive edge? Say farewell to the month with a weekend of adventure race swimming, cycling and running in Australia’s largest off-road triathlon.

What are you waiting for? Get down here and go!

Augusta River Festival
Augusta River Festival

Augusta River Festival | 3 March

Augusta

The Blackwood River is central to the livelihood of much of the South West. Join in the annual celebration of the river with the Augusta River Festival. A whole day of entertainment will keep kids and adults going, with music from acts such as Mamma Kin and over 60 stall holders. Don’t miss the famous Blackwood Regatta!

The Leeuwin Concert 2019 with Paul Kelly | 9 March

Margaret River

The annual Leeuwin Concert put Margaret River on the map back when no one had ever heard of ‘a concert in the bush’. Tickets have sold like hot-cakes to this match made in heaven: a stage framed with Karri trees, kookaburras singing in the background and Paul Kelly’s iconic song writing to complete the scene. Oh, and of course – there’s THAT Art Series Chardonnay to sip throughout the evening..

Ocean Film Festival 2019 | 11 March

Margaret River

Keep your feet dry whilst exploring the depths of the ocean with the Ocean Film Festival screening in Margaret River’s recently refurbished arts centre. A carefully curated selection of the best films feature the world’s oceans in the starring role. Let yourself be whisked into the world under the waves.

The Waifs @ Caves House Hotel | 30 – 31 March

Yallingup

Anyone growing up in Australia in the past thirty years is bound to have The Waifs on their life soundtrack at some point. Listen to the groups memorable folk inspired tunes amongst the rolling gardens of Caves House as the month draws to an end.

Open Studios Margaret River
Artist Rebecca Cool, Margaret River Open Studios

FOR THE DIARY

2019 Cullen Award for Excellence | 1 June

Margaret River

The Cullen Award for Excellence recognises and rewards individuals, companies or institutions from all over the world, who contribute in a positive way towards promoting the Western Australian Wine Industry. Join the who’s who of the wine world for this special dinner and announcement of the third recipient of the award since it’s inception.

Open Studios | 27 April – 12 May

Margaret River Region

Don’t miss your chance to peer into the working lives and studios of some of the regions busiest artists with Open Studios. Over 16 days, you can watch more than 130 local artists at work and learn about their creative practices. The largest event of its kind, it’s also FREE.