What’s Coming Up in Margaret River?
Surrounded by national parks, unique terrain, and pristine coastlines, the Margaret River Region is a beloved destination in Western Australia. With a lively art scene, a variety of stunning hiking trails, wonderful local food, and award-winning wine country, it is no surprise this region is so popular. And the fun doesn’t stop just because it gets cold!
This winter, the Margaret River region has a variety of events that will have you embracing the cold rather than fighting it. With events featuring music, cinema, food, wine, and more, there are plenty of ways to stay busy this winter.
June 2021 Events in the Margaret River Region
Start winter with a fun celebration of community spirit, the food, and the culture of Augusta during the annual Whalesong Festival.
The festival features an assortment of fun, family-friendly events and activities that showcase WA’s 3rd oldest settlement.
Highlights of the Whalesong Festival include:
- Saturday: The Magic of Dance Cultural Workshop and Bush Tucker Lunch
- Sunday: The Blessing of the Fleet to mark the start of Australia’s whale season
- Market stalls featuring locally made treasures
- Cooking demonstrations
- Live music
When and Where: Augusta, 4 June – 7 June 2021
Comedy Night With Jimeoin
Winter have you feeling gloomy? Laugh off the winter blues at a night of comedy by Jimeoin, an internationally-acclaimed comedian.
Since the early 90s, Jimeoin has been regularly showcasing his cheeky, clever humour in shows across the world and boasts multiple awards and television appearances including:
- Live at the Apollo
- Sunday Night at the Palladium
- Royal Variety Performance
When and Where: Margaret River HEART, Thursday 17 June 2021
Hunt For Black Gold
2021 will mark the Truffle Kerfuffle festival’s 10th year. This weekend-long event celebrates truffle season right in Manjimup, the hotspot of Australia’s truffle region.
This indulgent, immersive festival features such a wide range of decadent activities that you may have a hard time choosing between all the options.
- Live music
- Local wine sampling
- Cider and produce
- The chance to meet some of the growers and producers of the truffle-laden delicacies offered
- Guided wine tasting with Emma Farrelly
- Cooking workshops featuring top chefs
- Truffle hunts led by local guides
When and Where: Manjimup, 25 – 27 June 2021
July 2021 Events in the Margaret River Region
Cabin Fever Festival
Need some help fighting off cabin fever? Then check out the Cabin Fever Festival. With over 25 unique events, this festival is sure to help get you out of the house and enjoying the season.
Expect the riches of the Margaret River region during the festival with an extensive array of activities such as:
- Quality south-west wine, cheese, fireside brews, and warming food
- Soli – A Winter Discovery at Voyager Estate, an event showcasing the delicious organically grown southwest produce
- Live music
- Fondue by the Fire at Howard Park Winery
- Winter Wine Walk
- A plethora of local dining experiences
- A variety of masterclass endeavours
When and Where: Various locations, 16 – 25 July 2021
Mama Kin with Moon and Honey
The Cabin Fever Festival features a variety of live musical performances not to be missed, including Mama Kin with Moon and Honey as they take the stage at HEART.
Mama Kin is a WAM award-winning and ARIA nominated artist who brings a deep passion, soul, and warmth to her live shows. With emotion-packed lyrics, stirring arrangements, and a distinct vulnerability, she manages to make every audience member feel connected to something special throughout her shows.
Moon and Honey, a local duo, envelops audiences with their captivating, enchanting melodies and memorable performances. Often compared to The Paper Kites and Angus and Julia Stone, they create intimate soundscapes that are sure to draw you in and keep you captivated.
When and Where: Margaret River HEART, 23 July 2021
August 2021 Events in the Margaret River Region
Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Race Day!
Check out the excitement of Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) racing at the six-hour event hosted on the magnificent foreshore of Busselton.
What exactly is Human Powered Racing? This exhilarating event attracts teams from all over Australia and even overseas and features racers competing against each other on a closed controlled circuit. The 2021 event includes over a kilometre of fun, technical, demanding courses for racers to navigate.
The fun doesn’t stop at the excitement of the race. Hosted in a breathtaking setting just west of the Equinox restaurant on Geographe Bay, you are sure to want to stick around for a while. Overlook the calm waters of the historic Busselton Jetty, dine under fig trees, or just sit back and relax as you soak in the surroundings.
When and Where: Busselton Foreshore, 15 August 2021
A Global Comedy Sensation
Faulty Towers the Dining Experience is two hours of comedic relief, delicious food, and great drinks. The event is a loving tribute to Fawlty Towers, the iconic sitcom written by Connie Booth and John Cleese. This event offers a similar wacky, improvised humour as the beloved 1970s hotel.
Become part of the show as the audience become Faulty Towers restaurant diners, enjoying service by Basil, Manuel, and Sybil. Expect ingenious improvisation, all-over-the-place service, a three-course meal (’70s style!), and plenty of gags.
This global event has sold out across the world at Raffles Singapore, London’s West End, and Sydney Opera house. Now’s the time to secure your chance to see it at the Caves House Hotel before tickets sell out there too!
When and Where: Caves House Hotel, Yallingup, 18 August 2021
Festival For Film Fanatics
CinefestOZ Film Festival will be here again to take over the South West to show off a brand new line-up of over 40 screenings and live events.
Every year, this renowned film festival showcases high calibre film guests and an impressive line-up of new international and Australian short films, feature films, and documentaries.
Attracting all of the best new films, along with the most respected Australian filmmakers and actors, the festival awards Australia’s Greatest Film Prize worth $100,000.
The CinefestOZ program boasts a vast list of immersive film experiences and functions to attend, including the Red Carpet Feature Film Premieres and Gala Night.
Feature films and events are held among a variety of local locations such as:
- Boutique breweries
- Small bars
- Local cinemas
When and Where: Various locations, 25 – 29 August 2021
Where To Stay In The Margaret River Region
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Contact our friendly customer service team for more information on lodging or questions about the area or upcoming events in the Margaret River Region.