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Events in Australias South West


region=australias-south-west&type=events&from=01-May-2021&to=31-May-2021


CinefestOz Albany

Lights, Camera….Albany! CinefestOz is coming to Albany this year, showcasing the best of Australian Film with free community screenings and special film events.

  • Dates:Apr 29 - May 1
  • Time(s):Session Times Vary
  • Venue:Orana Cinemas Albany & Albany Town Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:CinefestOz
  • Ticket Price:$16 - $20
  • Type:Free
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Other:Film Events,Film Festivals

Description

The inaugural CinefestOZ Albany will take place from 29 April to 1 May, allowing a new audience of movie lovers to experience and celebrate the very best in Australian Film. This year's program is packed with 7 features, 12 short films, special film events, the Cinesnaps schools program and an Industry Program session. It boasts an array of live screenings and exciting events which are sure to satisfy every movie buff. Hurry, tickets are now available for purchase!

Live Free Music at Aravina Estate

Our March lineup has been announced! Free Event, featuring talented local musicians at Aravina Estate every weekend in March, April and May.

  • Dates:20 Mar - 8 May
  • Venue:Aravina Estate
  • Time(s):11am to 5pm

Details

  • Food & Drink:Winery Events,Wine
  • Other:Flowers & Gardens,Travel
  • Hosted By:Aravina Estate
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Music:Free

Description

Spend these sunny Autumn weekends lazing on our lawn, sipping on your favourite Aravina wine or beer, along with our delicious pizzas and listening to some of the best local talent around.

Laine Wolfe | Saturday 20 March | 12 - 3pm

Kareema | Sunday 21 March | 12 - 3pm

Ricky Green | Saturday 27 March | 12 - 3pm

Charlee Jones | Sunday 28 March | 12 - 3pm

Laine Wolfe | Friday 2 April | 12 - 3pm

Kareema | Saturday 3 April | 11.30am - 2.30pm

Mitch Baker | Saturday 3 April | 2.30pm -5.30pm

Katie White | Sunday 4 April | 11.30am - 2.30pm

SoWhat | Sunday 4 April | 2.30 - 5.30pm

Ricky Green | Monday 5 April | 12 - 3pm

Katie White | Saturday 10 April | 12 - 3pm

Ricky Green | Saturday 17 April | 12 - 3pm

Katie White | Saturday 24 April | 12 - 3pm

Ricky Green | Sunday 25 April | 11.30am - 2.30pm

Whiskey Dogs | Sunday 25 April | 2.30 - 5.30pm

Kareema | Monday 26 April | 12 - 3pm

Bella Blackmore | Saturday 1 May | 12 - 3pm

Ricky Green | Saturday 8 May | 12 - 3pm

Busselton Festival Of Triathlon

The SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon celebrates 20 years in 2021. Save the date and book in for this iconic event on Saturday 1st May.

  • Dates:May 1 - 2
  • Time(s):Starting 7.00am
  • Venue:Busselton Foreshore

Details

  • Hosted By:SunSmart
  • Ticket Price:Spectating is free, registration from $395
  • Type:Free
  • Sports:Triathlon / Ironman

Description

In addition to the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3, which will remain the premier event of the festival, we will also host an SunSmart Kids Triathlon and the Funman Teams Triathlon.

The expansion of the SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon allows for a more inclusive weekend of events that brings a new level of excitement to Busselton.

Food vendors and entertainment will be provided onsite throughout the afternoon and evening, continuing until 7.30pm. There will be no entry fee to attend the celebrations.

This event is not just for regular triathletes – it’s the perfect opportunity to dip your toe into the water of multi-sport events. With a range of distances to suit all ages (from 7-70+) there are no excuses not to join in the fun! If you can’t participate but would like to watch, spectating is free and as the State Standard Distance Championships, there will be some great racing on offer.

Dardanup Art Spectacular & Art Trail

Great art, good wine, delicous food and amazing views all in one weekend!

  • Dates:May 1 - 2
  • Venue:Multiple Venues in Dardanup & Ferguson Valley

Details

  • Hosted By:Dardanup
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Drawing,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Other Visual Arts

Description

The Dardanup Art Spectacular is an annual event held in May aimed at celebrating both established and emerging talent from our region. Supporting both emerging and established artists.
 
Experience our exhibition as well as beautiful venues around Dardanup and the Ferguson Valley hosting artists as part of our Art Trail. Many opportunities to purchase art from local and emerging artists and to see them making their art.
 
 

Margaret River Ultra Marathon 2021

The Margaret River Ultra Marathon provides an incredible journey through the forests, trails, beaches and bluffs on the beautiful Cape to Cape coastline in South West WA.

  • Dates:May 1
  • Time(s):7.00am
  • Venue:Multiple venues

Details

  • Hosted By:Rapid Ascent
  • Ticket Price:Entry fees start from $217
  • Sports:Running

Description

The 80km point to point course takes runners through huge Karri tree forests, along cliff top trails providing endless coastal views, over huge granite domes and rock slabs, along crisp white sandy beaches and through some of the vineyards that make the region so popular for visitors.

It will take runners on a journey through a diverse range of breathtaking landscapes, starting at Hamelin Bay in the south and finishing at the Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery at Wilyabrup in the north, on Saturday 1st May 2021.

Runners from across Australia and overseas are expected to travel to Margaret River for this extraordinary event which has been designed as an achievable challenge for all levels, from elites through to trail running newcomers who can divide the 80km distance into a relay with the five different legs varying between 10km and 20km.

Entries for the 2021 Margaret River Ultra Marathon is now open.

Details:

When: Saturday May 1st 2021
Where: Margaret River, South-West Western Australia
What: An 80 kilometre ultra marathon with two options; Solo 80km or relay team of 4-5 runners doing one (or more) legs each. Solo junior runners can also enter and there is a Kids race on Sunday 2nd May.

The Margaret River Pro 2021

See the best surfers in the world battle it out on the waves this year at the iconic Margaret River Pro.

  • Dates:May 2 - 12
  • Venue:Multiple venues

Details

  • Hosted By:World Surfing League
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Sports:Surfing,Spectator Sports,International Comp

Description

The Margaret River Pro forms part of the World Surf League (WSL) World Championship Tour (WCT), where the top-ranked male and female surfers compete over a 12-day period. This is one of eleven WCT events globally, which occur at iconic destinations including Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa, North America, French Polynesia, Europe and Hawaii.

Grab some mates, and head down to Surfers Point, Prevelly to watch the best surfers in the world battle it out. A contingency plan is in place for the comp to move to North Point Gracetown if necessary, so whatever the weather, you’ll be able to watch some serious surf.

The 2021 Margaret River Pro is a free spectator event, open to all ages. As well as the main comp, there’ll be opportunities to see live music and kids activities at the Margaret River skate park.

All tour stops and dates subject to change due to applicable COVID-19 related restrictions, including global travel restrictions.

Margaret River Readers And Writers Festival

A not-to-be-missed event for book lovers, with the chance to hear from your favourite authors while enjoying some of the Margaret River's best food and wine experiences.

  • Dates:May 14 - 16
  • Venue:Margaret River HEART

Details

  • Other:Literature,Author Talks,Writers Festivals

Description

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia (WA). Each year it brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.

Themed ‘Future Tense’, the festival will look at both possible and highly imagined futures through a literary lens, to explore and share visions for the future from some of Australia’s most renowned writers, speakers and thinkers.

MSWA Albany Swim

Swim with us in 2021. The MSWA Albany Swim has become an iconic, much anticipated, annual community event for the region. Join swimmers of all ages, for an eight-hour relay challenge.

  • Dates:May 15
  • Venue:Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:MSWA
  • Type:Community,For Charity / Fundraising
  • Ticket Price:Spectator Entry Fee: $10 - See website for Competitor Fees
  • Sports:Swimming,Spectator Sports

Description

The MSWA Albany Swim is an amateur swimming event, that takes place at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre; where teams compete to swim the longest distance in a set 8-hour period. Teams of 10 challenge themselves in the swim - they must have one swimmer in the water at all times for the duration of the event. There are no rules on how the competitors swim the event (freestyle, backstroke, or doggy paddle!) and 2021 will see an adjustment to the rules, that allows all swimmers to utilise swimming aids during the event. For example, one competitor may choose to swim 10 continuous laps before passing to the next person; whilst another team may rotate their swimmers every two or four laps. As long as each person in the team swims a minimum of six laps or equivalent, the team score is considered valid.

Capel Makers Trail

The lush green township of Capel is becoming a new hub of South West arts, crafts, and other hand-made creations with its second Capel Makers Trail.

  • Dates:May 21 - 23
  • Time(s):9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Venue:Shire of Capel

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free,Workshops
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts,Video,Photography,Historical,Craft,Aboriginal,Drawing,Painting,Sculpture,Youth
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Lectures & Talks
  • Hosted By:Hummingbird Promotions Inc.

Description

This new creative hub located in the Shire of Capel will host the second Capel Makers Trail, Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd May 2021 9am - 5pm each day. Bringing the community together the Trail features Regional artists, sculptors and handcrafters displaying their unique works in their home studios and local community centres. Meet the makers, learn their stories and be inspired by Makers Making’. Even gain some hands-on experience using long forgotten skills. Along the Trail there are many opportunities to buy art and artisanal products.

Spectrum Space Symposium 2021 - Bunbury

The annual Spectrum Space Symposium is a signature event for anyone with an interest in autism, its opportunities and challenges.

  • Dates:May 29
  • Time(s):7:30am - 5pm
  • Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Spectrum Space
  • Ticket Price:$110 - $192
  • Type:Community,Workshops
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,Symposia
  • Event Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Description

The Spectrum Space Symposium 2021 brings together individuals on the spectrum, family members, carers, allied health professionals, service providers, educators, and anyone with an interest in autism, its strengths and challenges, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect and network. For the first time, we're taking this unique event on the road to bring inspiring speakers, including those with lived experience, to three regional locations in Western Australia. Presentations will include keynote and breakout sessions on a wide range of topics designed to inform, inspire and engage. Keynote speakers include Andrew Whitehouse, Emma Goodall and Tom Tutton; as well as local lived experience. As the Symposium takes place during school hours in smaller communities, we are offering educators the option of attending for ½ day, to help with the challenge of sourcing and paying for relief teachers.

Busselton Rotary Markets

  • 0428 354 017

Start your Sunday morning right with a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, browse stalls with local arts and crafts, fruit and veg.

  • Dates:Every 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month.
  • Time(s):7am - 12:30pm
  • Venue:Signal Park, Busselton

Details

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

Description

The Busselton Rotary Markets are held every 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month, at Signal Park near the Busselton Foreshore.

For stallholder enquiries contact Lawrie Walter on 0428 354 017 or visit the Busselton Rotary Markets Facebook page.

fledgling

An exhibition of wildlife photography

  • Dates:Apr 2 - May 3
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm Wednesday to Sunday
  • Venue:Petrichor Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:Petrichor Gallery
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Photography

Description

Pip Beckerling has dedicated years to studying and observing the birds and animals of the Walpole Nornalup Inlets Marine Park. The exhibition, fledgling, captures the essential nature of the wonderful environment surrounding Walpole through the lens and eyes of one of Western Australia’s most talented nature photographers. “My hope is that through these photos others may be able to feel some of the same wonder and joy in the beauty of these wild birds that inspires me!”

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