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Events in Golden Outback

Events in Australias Golden Outback


2021 Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize is a popular and esteemed regional art competition that attracts artists from all across Australia.

  • Dates:Sep 18 - Oct 22
  • Venue:Goldfields Arts Centre


  • Hosted By:City of Kalgoorlie Boulder
  • Art Exhibitions:Drawing,Painting,Sculpture


This annual event has been running for over 30 years and has become an important occasion in the Western Australian arts calendar. Art Prize provides a wonderful platform for artists to gain public exposure, and opportunities for the community to witness and experience the plethora of arts right here on our doorstep. In 2018, the Goldfields Arts Centre became the home of the Art Prize exhibition, giving the exhibition space to grow, and provides opportunities for both local and out of town artists to exhibit their work in the premier arts facility of the Goldfields. In 2019, the City made significant changes to Art Prize, including an increased prize pool, skill building initiatives and a focus on producing a contemporary exhibition. As a result of these changes, Art Prize was a huge success with 320 people attending the Awards Night and almost 2,000 people visiting the exhibition. The City is excited to bring the competition back in 2021. The City is dedicated to creating a place where people want to call home which is reflected in the theme for this year of “Identity: Individuality in a Modern World”. Registrations are now open.

LiveLighter Bloom Festival 2021

Welcome back the flower season at the Bloom Festival 2021 celebrating all things spring.

  • Dates:Sep 18 - Oct 17


  • Ticket Price:$0 - $35
  • Other:Flowers & Gardens
  • Festivals:All Festivals


With the wildflower season flourishing, the Bloom Festival celebrates the renewal of spring throughout the Great Southern, focusing on the wildflower tapestries and town cultures that make up this diverse region.

With a full month of things to do and see over 19 towns the festival encompasses more than 50 events and displays. It is well worth taking the time to enjoy what nature and passionate people have to offer!

The style of events includes arts, crafts, displays, entertainment, exhibitions, fauna, floral themed activities, food events, guided tours, heritage, landcare, markets, Noongar culture, open gardens, organics, trails, wildflowers, wine events and workshops.

Plan some time off with your favourite people and pack your camera to record all the Insta moments you will treasure all year. Follow the suggested itineraries or make up your own!

The presentation will show you across the region from Mount Barker in the south, Kojonup and Woodanilling to the north, Pingrup in the east to Frankland River in the west. It will take in major centres such as Katanning, Gnowangerup, the Stirling Ranges and the Porongurups.

This year marks the Bloom Festival’s 10th anniversary, and it’s the perfect time to discover your own hidden treasures in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

The LiveLighter foundation has created a Wildflower Bush Walking Guide that can be found here.

Kulin Bush Races

The Kulin Bush Races is far more than just horse races!

  • Dates:Oct 1-3


  • Ticket Price:$80
  • Type:Community
  • Sports:Horse Racing


The weekend offers up to 4,000 excited guests a wide range of events and activities starting on Friday afternoon and finishing up with a good hearty breakfast on Sunday morning. There is something for everybody; camping, live music, novelty events, kids' entertainment, races and great country hospitality.

Come and join the fun!

Landor Races

The Eastern Gascoyne Race Club will celebrate 100 years as a club on the weekend of 1st to 4th October 2021.

  • Dates:Oct 1- 4
  • Time(s):10am-10pm
  • Venue:The Eastern Gascoyne Race Club


  • Hosted By:The Eastern Gascoyne Race Club
  • Ticket Price:$200
  • Type:Community
  • Sports:Horse Racing


It will be a great weekend for all to celebrate, it will be run as per our current programme along with some extra commemorative events The Landor Races are the Eastern Gascoyne Race Club’s traditional bush race meeting. The meeting is held annually in the third term school holidays (October) at the racecourse near Landor Station. The meeting has a colourful history and truly outback flavour. In 1921 at a combined mustering camp, which was the custom in those days, a number of stockmen from stations in the area from Milgun, Mt Augustus, Mt Seabrook, Erravilla and Landor were having a day off. These men were resting and doing their washing when they started to argue about who had the fastest horse. Following discussions with interested parties from the surrounding stations, the EGRC was formed and the Landor tradition was born.

Mangowine Homestead Concert

The annual Mangowine Harvest Festival & Concert will take place again this year at Mangowine Homestead.

  • Dates:Oct 2
  • Time(s):4:30pm-10:30pm
  • Venue:Mangowine Homestead


  • Hosted By:Mangowine Homestead
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Gig Guide


Mangowine Homestead, a 16-kilometre drive north from the township of Nungarin, provides the perfect venue for a night under the stars. Gates open at 4.30pm at the Mangowine Homestead grounds and the pre-entertainment begins on our outdoor stage at 5.00pm with the main entertainment act commencing at 6.30pm. Buses available from Merredin and Nungarin to Mangowine Homestead. To reserve a place on Merredin Bus contact Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre on 9041 1666, for Nungarin Bus contact Nungarin CRC 9046 5400

Yalgoo Emu Festival

The popular annual Yalgoo Emu Festival event is back with outback fun and challenges

  • Dates:Oct 2 -3
  • Time(s):Starts 9:30pm


  • Type:Community


Excitement is mounting in Yalgoo as the town prepares to welcome visitors from near and far for its own special brand of outback entertainment at the annual Yalgoo Emu Festival.

The smoke and alcohol-free family-friendly festival is jam packed with fun challenges and hilarious emu-themed events at Yalgoo’s Old Railway Sporting Complex.

TX Civil And Logistics Western Australian Goldfields PGA Championship

The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia returns to the goldfields in 2021 for the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder WA PGA Championship presented by TX Civil & Logistics

  • Dates:Oct 6 - 9
  • Venue:Kalgoorlie Golf Course


  • Type:Community
  • Sports:Golf


Played at one of the most spectacular courses on the tour renowned for its rich red bunkers and breathtaking scenery, Kalgoorlie Golf Course will host the 2021 event from 7th-10th October.

The CKB WA PGA Championship would not be complete without the TX Civil & Logistics Road to the Outback Challenge where leading amateurs partner the pros for an inside the ropes competition. Played across the final two rounds of WA PGA competition, the Road to the Outback Challenge has fast become a highlight for participants and pros alike.

Lorna Mitchell Spring Festival

Enjoy over 150 stalls, local entertainment and loads of fun-filled activities for the whole family.

  • Dates:Oct 10
  • Time(s):9.30am
  • Venue:Hammond Park


  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Other:Markets


Come along and enjoy everything about spring in Kalgoorlie-Boulder at the Lorna Mitchell Spring Festival presented by Northern Star Resources and supported by Make Smoking History WA!

Brass Monkeys

The creators of "Children are Stinky" bring you an all new, action-packed, super exciting circus spectacular.

  • Dates:Oct 13
  • Time(s):5.00pm-7.00pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre


  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price:$13.75-$15.00
  • Type:For Kids,Community
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Circus


'Brass Monkeys' celebrates kids who march to the beat of their own drum. Bursting with high calibre acrobatics, a ton of comedy, live music and high flying tricks, this show is perfect for little kids and grown ups who like a big brass belly laugh!

Dandaragan Repertory Club Presents 'Snow White'

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Round up the family and prepare to be entertained as Dandaragan Repertory Club presents their 2021 performance 'Snow White'

  • Dates:15 & 16 October 2021
  • Time(s):7pm - 10pm
  • Venue:Dandaragan Community Centre


  • Hosted By:Dandaragan Repertory Club
  • Ticket Price:Friday night is family night: Kids Under 12 $10 Adults $40 Saturday night ticket includes a scrumptious dinner: Kids under 12 $35 Adults $65


October 15 & 16 at Dandaragan Community Centre Friday night is family night! Kids Under 12 - $10 Adults - $40 Saturday night ticket includes a scrumptious dinner Kids under 12 - $35 Adults - $65 for tickets call Adele Grey 0429 091 085

Menopause The Musical

See what millions of women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 20 years. It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®

  • Dates:Oct 21
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre


  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price:$69.90
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Musicals,Comedy


Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to Esperance this October! Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change”. This sidesplitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! 


Dust off you lederhosen and head to Aggie's Cottage to celebrate Oktoberfest! With plenty of food, entertainment and beer 'Dandanhausen' Oktoberfest at the Cottage is an event not to be missed!

  • Dates:23 Oct 2021
  • Time(s):4pm - 11:30pm
  • Venue:Aggie's Cottage


  • Hosted By:Wolba Wolba Heritage Site Committee
  • Ticket Price:$35 - including a Stein mug and entertainment


Aggie's Cottage will be transformed into a German Beer Hall for 'Dandanhausen' Oktoberfest celebrations. Prepare for an evening of lederhausens and dirndl dresses, food, beer, games and entertainment! Ticket now on sale - $35 includes Stein mug and entertainment.


Whisper! Speak easy! The police are coming!’ Darrrrlings…. Haven’t you heard?

  • Dates:Oct 23
  • Time(s):7.30pm-11.45pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre


  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price:$24.50-$29.50
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Dance


Candy Shop Show Australia

It’s the Roaring 20’s again and you’re invited to sign our dance cards and join us for a fabulous night of jazz, Charleston and prohibition-style giggle water with the hotsy-totsy cast of SPEAKEASY!

Reynoldson Reserve Festival Weekend

Against the backdrop of the stunning array of wildflowers, experience market stalls, bus tours, botanical talks and rides & activities for the kids.

  • Dates:Oct 29 - 31
  • Venue:Multiple Venues


  • Other:Flowers & Gardens


See Reynoldson Reserve when the wildflowers are in bloom and enjoy activities including wildflower displays, vintage car displays and many more.

The Australian Beatles and Jumping Jack Flash

This double headline concert is a fabulous evening of nostalgic rock'n'roll entertainment with Australia's most authentic Beatles & Rolling Stones tribute shows.

  • Dates:Oct 30
  • Time(s):7.30pm - 11.00pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre


  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price:$44.00 - $49.00
  • Music:Rock,Pop,Country & Folk,Tribute Band


The performance includes colourful costumes and authentic instruments with look-alike musicians performing all the hits we know and love from The Beatles and Rolling Stones. The show starts with the early years of The Beatles with grey suits and mop-top hair, continues to the Sgt Pepper era and beyond to Abbey Road. After the interval Jumping Jack Flash take over with their mesmerising tribute to The Rolling Stones covering their biggest hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Pre-Covid, these bands were on a constant world tour, with performances in Macau, Japan, Singapore, UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and some of the world's biggest cruise ships for Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises. Now back in Australia, the bands are touring regional WA. Get ready to experience an exciting night of rock'n'roll classics with many exciting costume changes and authentic instruments! TICKETS: Adult: $49 Student: $44 Concession: $44

Club Merlot

Club Merlot is a social club held on the second Friday of the month at the Hopetoun Community Centre.

  • Dates:Second Friday of Each Month
  • Time(s):7:30-8:30pm
  • Venue:Hopetoun Community Centre


  • Hosted By:Hopetoun Community Centre
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Wine


Entry is $10 pp plus bottle of wine to share. Entry includes a grazing board of selected cheeses. Sometimes a blind wine tasting takes place and often have a winemaker or vineyard owner attend for wine tasting their products. We welcome new comers and visitors to town. There is one rule and that is that no-one is allowed to talk about work. This is a great space for those who love just getting together and enjoying wine cheese and socialising in a relaxed atmosphere.

Lotterywest Morning Melodies

There's nothing like a bit of music for lunch!

  • Dates:Every Second Thursday
  • Time(s):11.00am-1.00pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre


  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Type:Community


On the second Thursday of the month between 11am-1pm, bring your lunch and $5 to the Esperance Civic Centre for some LOCAL live music from 12-12.45pm.

Kondinin Art Show

Kondinin Artists' Group present the 2021 Annual Art Exhibition and Shire of Kondinin Acquisition Prize.



WIth $11,000 in prize money, the Kondinin Art Show attracts a very high calibre of artwork that is on display and pieces available for purchase during the five-day exhibition.

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