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The Drop Festival 2020 Busselton (CANCELLED)

Slap on your sunscreen and get set to party with Boy & Bear, The Presets, Ball Park Music, Allday, DZ Deathrays, Kita Alexander and Graace - this is a day not to be missed!

  • Dates:25 April
  • Time(s):1:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Venue:Barnard Park
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:The Drop Festival
  • Venue Address:Marine Terrace Busselton, WA 6280
  • Ticket Price:$115.80
  • Type:Festivals,Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Music Festival

Description

The Drop Festival is back for a third tour that's set to be bigger & better! Grab your mates, we're heading to Busselton in April.

About this Event

Slap on your sunscreen and get set to party with Boy & Bear, The Presets, Ball Park Music, Allday, DZ Deathrays, Kita Alexander and Graace - this is a day not to be missed!

 

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION:

  • We require all names on tickets to match ID. Security will be checking on the day. Changing names later will cost an admin fee.
  • Everyone must provide valid ID to enter the event. Check the FAQ’s to make sure you’re covered.
  • This is an all ages event.
  • All attendees aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a responsible parent and/or guardian holding a valid Adult (18+) Event ticket. An adult can accompany maximum 2 minors. Full details here.
  • Children 10 and under are free but must be registered for a ticket.

For more info and conditions of entry please visit our website.

 

FESTIVAL BUSES

Gannaways Bus Charters are running four bus services to get you to & from the festival without the stress. Return bus services run from these centres, making stops along the way:

BUS 1 : BUNBURY / AUSTRALIND

BUS 2 : PREVELLY / MARGARET RIVER

BUS 3 : YALLINGUP / DUNSBOROUGH

Tickets for these services are only available from Eventbrite and must be bought online in advance. There are no sales on the day.

Visit our website under GETTING THERE for bus times.

BUS 4: BUSSELTON SHUTTLE BUS is a shuttle service from Vasse, along the Busselton Hwy towards Barnard Park. Tickets are $5 and can only be bought when boarding the bus each way.

Please note: children need a bus ticket to use this service.

Becoming Australian | Lesley Meaney (CANCELLED)

A culmination of five decades of the art work of Lesley Meaney

  • Dates:Feb 17 - May 24
  • Venue:The Holmes À Court Gallery | Vasse Felix

Details

  • Hosted By:The Holmes À Court Gallery | Vasse Felix
  • Venue Address:Vasse Felix, Caves Rd & Tom Cullity Drive, Margaret River WA 6284
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Other Visual Arts,Painting

Description

This show unfolds as a sensorial experience of fiery sunburnt colours, luminous greens and deep earthy tones. The works evoke a sense of place and belonging, as a sustained, experimental and unique response to the Australian landscape. For Lesley Meaney, each new body of work is another journey, another discovery, another set of artistic challenges to resolve along the way towards becoming Australian.

Taste Great Southern (CANCELLED)

A festival that celebrates award winning wine, delicious fresh produce and amazing flavours of the Great Southern.

  • Dates:Mar 26 - Apr 5
  • Venue:Great Southern Region
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern,All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:CMS Events
  • Venue Address:Great Southern Region
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Travel,Winery Events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Celebrity Chef,Cider,Festival,Food Event,Food Market Events,Restaurant Events,Wine

Description

11 days, 30+ culinary experiences, 20+ chefs

A festival that celebrates award winning wine, delicious fresh produce and amazing flavours of the Great Southern. Located along the pristine southern coastline and expanding into the farming hinterland it includes major centres Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Kojonup and Katanning.

With 20+ chefs including local stars, Perth talent and the inaugural MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin and fan favourite Derek Lau across 30+ not-to-be-missed culinary experiences, this festival will be home to a music festival, a wine and food festival, long lunches, degustations, premium pairings, community markets and free events.

Great Southern produce is fresh, seasonal and exceptional. Foods like oysters and seafood, chicken, beef and lamb, heirloom vegetables and cheeses all excel on the south coast. You can indulge in all the delicious fresh produce and amazing flavours at many of the events.

The award-winning wine, winemakers and breweries of the Great Southern will also feature across the program. You can expect to sip, taste and savour wine varietals such as Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Riesling, alongside craft beer made locally in the Great Southern.

Feast on the amazing culinary creations from the very talented local stars as they team up with Perth talent and our Australian Guest Chef while they host a range of smaller intimate gatherings to larger events.

Choose from several self-drive adventure packages and include the beautiful natural attractions such as Walpole’s Tree Top Walk and The Gap as well as manmade attractions. With Easter the following weekend, why not stay longer in the Great Southern!

Indulge. Feast. Savour. Adventure

Taste Great Southern is the heart of Western Australian food & wine!

A Sense Of Place Private Tasting Experience (CANCELLED)

'A Sense of Place' Private Tasting Experience is not to be missed

  • Dates:Mar 26 - Apr 5 (excl. Sat 28)
  • Time(s):11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm
  • Venue:Singlefile Wines
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:90 Walter Road, Denmark, 6333
  • Ticket Price:Based on packages
  • Ticket Price FROM:$59
  • Ticket price TO:$59
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Wine

Description

If you are looking for a wine tasting with a difference, Singlefile Wines 'A Sense of Place' Private Tasting Experience is not to be missed.


You will be greeted warmly by your Singlefile host at the Cellar Door with a glass of vintage Singlefile sparkling then led on a tour of the grounds and estate vineyard (weather permitting).


In the Private Tasting Room you will be guided through a selection of current vintage varietals as well as a museum release and a special barrel tasting. A true behind-the-scenes insight into Singlefile’s history, vineyard and people that showcases the best of the Great Southern wine region.


They encourage guests to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy before or after their tasting session. No food is provided.
11.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm sessions available each day (excluding Saturday March 28).
Don't forget to snap a photo in their picture frame at the beginning or end of your journey and use #singelefilewines
Ticket includes 1-2 hour guided tour of Singlefile Wines' estate and tasting of 7 wines in their Private Tasting Room on the property.

High Cheese *SOLD OUT* (CANCELLED)

Back by popular demand with a twist Swiss flare! Raclette comes to the Amazing South Coast!

  • Dates:Mar 27, Apr 3
  • Time(s):5.30 to 8.30pm
  • Venue:The Beach House at Bayside
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:33 Barry Court, Albany
  • Ticket Price:$65
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

The Beach House at Bayside will once again be showcasing a range of un-brie-lievably delicious cheeses highlighting Great Southern producers in a fine spread of sweet and savoury items of the High Cheese variety … and are also thrilled to be bringing a fun raclette experience to this years event - think melty, gooey, cheesy, savoury .. YUMMY!

Top that with a welcome glass of  premium Great Southern wine in the gorgeous surrounds of Albany's National Tourism Award Winning Boutique Hotel - The Beach House at Bayside.

Book early - it's going to be grate!

Ticket includes a cheese themed high tea with raclette experience and a glass of wine on arrival. Additional drinks available for purchase.

For more information on the event, please contact The Beach House at Bayside on 08 9844 8844 or [email protected]

Albany Farmers Market (CANCELLED)

Real farmers come and sell fresh produce they have grown or reared themselves from their farms down the road.

  • Dates:Mar 28, Apr 4
  • Time(s):8.00am to 4.00pm
  • Venue:Albany Farmers Markets
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Collie St, Albany WA 6330
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Food & drink,Free
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events

Description

On offer is a huge range of the very freshest seasonally available fruits, vegetables, farmed meat, dairy, cheese, fish, seafood and much more all from the Great Southern Region.

Make A Toast (CANCELLED)

An evening of some of the region's best bread topped off with some exquisite local toppings, tapas and cheese.

  • Dates:Apr 1
  • Time(s):6.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:131 York Street, Albany WA 6330
  • Ticket Price:$70
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Other

Description

Everything is better on toast

8 Courses  - Local Produce - Artisan Sourdough - Natural Wine

With a menu that everyone can get involved in, be prepared to taste the best of the breads, the best of the butters and the best of the produce the Great Southern has to give, including seafood and meat.

Complimentary cocktail on arrival and Brave New Wine wines to purchase on the night makes this April Fools day look not so foolish. Come down and get toasty with Bredco.

Ticket includes entry, cocktail on arrival, 8 courses including fresh local sourdough varieties with accompaniments.   

Emergence Creative Festival (POSTPONED)

Creativity is everyone's business, so come get amongst it in Margaret River this March, 25th-27th.

  • Dates:Postponed indefinitely
  • Venue:HEART Margaret River
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Emergence Creative
  • Venue Address:47 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River
  • Type:Festivals,Music,Talks & Lectures,Technology,Winery Events

Description

Dubbed the 'anti-conference', Australia's South West's own idea's fest is an influential celebration of creativity where ideas get off the ground. Held each year in the magical town of Margaret River, marketers, content-makers, innovators, futurists, leaders and artists across music, film, advertising, photography, digital, experiential and visual arts come to Emergence to collaborate and share knowledge in a unique brains trust. Whether it's ideas, inspiration, networking, industry insights or emerging trends you're after, The Emergence Creative Fesitval brings it all together in a wild few days. 

This year's festival theme is 'Human Connection in a Post-Digital World,' the question being, is our digital attachment as consumers and businesses detaching us from human experience? Our keynotes and workshops will explore how we can harness the benefits of new tech, dodge the pitfalls and connect as people in a post-digital landscape. 

Alongside many keynotes and hands-on workshops are satelite events and pop-ups that celebrate the beautiful region of Margaret River and allows you to network and connect with other like-minded individuals. 

Check out our website, Facebook and Instagram for all the ticketing info, this years speakers and what we have in store for 2020. 

Unpalatable Opening Night (CANCELLED)

Allow your senses to become overwhelmed & experience how food can be used as a material for making art.

  • Dates:Apr 1
  • Time(s):6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Venue:Vancouver Arts Centre
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:85 Vancouver St, Albany WA 6330
  • Ticket Price FROM:$50
  • Ticket price TO:$60
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

Local artists will respond to the concepts of excess waste and over indulgence by working with expired food products in a new and innovative way culminating in an other worldly art installation.

Be the first to see the exhibition and celebrate the space and art with a dress up free exhibition on April 1.

Ticket includes complimentary cocktail (or soft drink for under 18s), canape platters made with local produce, roaming musicians and a room full of food art.

The exhibition will be open to the public April 2, 9.00am - 4.00pm, Friday 3, 9.00am - 4.00pm and Saturday 4, 10.00am - 3.00pm.

For more information on the event, please contact Vancouver Art Centre on 08 6820 3740 or [email protected]

Unpalatable (CANCELLED)

Allow your senses to become overwhelmed & experience how food can be used as a material for making art.

  • Dates:Apr 2 - 4
  • Time(s):Fri & Sat, 9.00am to 4.00pm; Sun, 10.00am - 3.00pm
  • Venue:Vancouver Arts Centre
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:85 Vancouver Street, Albany
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

Local artists will respond to the concepts of excess waste and over indulgence by working with expired food products in a new and innovative way culminating in an other worldly art installation. 

Great Southern Wine Journey (CANCELLED)

Don't miss your chance to discover the sub regions and learn more of what makes them special in a tasting masterclass led by a guest presenter!

  • Dates:Apr 2
  • Time(s):6-8.30pm
  • Venue:NLV Clubhouse
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:20 Alison Parade, Albany
  • Ticket Price:$75
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Wine

Description

The Great Southern has five distinctive wine subregions which is unique in Western Australia! The subregions of Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup all boast award winning wines that are being recognised across the globe!
This is your chance to discover the sub regions and learn more of what makes them special in a tasting masterclass led by Andrew Hoadley from La Violetta.


The Great Southern is well known for their Riesling and Shiraz and in this Masterclass you can taste, compare and contrast one Riesling and one Shiraz from each wine subregion.
While getting to know Great Southern wine, Derek Lau, MasterChef’s ‘Dumpling Master’ will be dishing up amazing canapes to round off a night of great wine, great food and great company!


If there’s a wine you love, there will be order forms on the night so you can get your favourites delivered after the event!
Ticket includes return transport from Albany by Busy Blue Bus, Riesling and canapes on arrival, five tastings of the 2 varietals from Great Southern wine subregions, presentation and substantial canapes, cheese and a glass of wine to finish. All food by Derek Lau.


The event is sponsored by Labelmakers WA. The latest upgrade that Labelmakers Group is undertaking at their Wangara site in Perth represents an ongoing commitment to the West Australian wine market and other premium label categories.
Great Southern Development Commission supports the Great Southern Wine Journey.

Beef It Up (CANCELLED)

Due South invites you to join their incredible chef Nic Lancaster and MasterChef 2019 Fan Favourite, Derek Lau for a delicious three course long table dinner.

  • Dates:Apr 3
  • Time(s):6-10pm
  • Venue:Due South
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:6 Toll Place, Albany
  • Ticket Price:$120
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Restaurant Events

Description

Due South invites you to join their incredible chef Nic Lancaster and MasterChef 2019 Fan Favourite, Derek Lau for a delicious three course long table dinner. 
The menu will be crafted by Nic Lancaster and Derek Lau to showcase the best fresh produce available from the Great Southern region and feature Stirling Ranges Beef.
Each course will be paired with a premium museum wine from award winning wineries, The Lake House Denmark and Plantagenet Wines.
The dinner will be MC'd by Dianne Bortoletto, a passionate traveller, food lover and freelance writer. Hear from Derek Lau and Paul West (guest), previously from River Cottage Australia as Dianne interviews them on all things food, beef and local produce!
Due South is located on the waterfront of the Princess Royal Harbour and boosts pristine views, the perfect backdrop to an amazing evening of high quality food, wine, chefs and good company!
Ticket includes three course dinner by Nic Lancaster and Derek Lau matched with premium wines from The Lake House Denmark and Plantagenet Wines, MC'd by Dianne Bortoletto and appearance and interview from Paul West.

wood | water | walpole (CANCELLED)

Exhibition by Malcolm Lindsay

  • Dates:Apr 4 - May 3
  • Time(s):10am - 4pmm

Details

  • Hosted By:Petrichor Gallery
  • Venue Address:8 Nockolds Street, Walpole
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free,Homes and Design
  • Visual Arts:Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting

Description

In this exhibition, Malcolm captures the elements of the Walpole area - forests, inlets and rivers - in his distinctive graphic style.

Tree Elle's Gourmet Garden Party (CANCELLED)

A day to be remembered in the spectacular gardens at Tree Elle Retreat filled with mouth watering delights from Chef Sally Francis of Runes Catering!

  • Dates:Apr 4
  • Time(s):11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Venue:Tree Elle Retreat
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Tree Elle Retreat, 4993 South Coast Highway, Bow Bridge WA 6333
  • Ticket Price:$185.00
  • Type:Food & drink,Garden
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Wine

Description

Join us for a day to be remembered in the spectacular gardens at Tree Elle Retreat filled with mouth watering delights from Chef Sally Francis of Runes Catering and hosted by Perth MC, Dianne Bortoletto.

Enter through the Secret Garden to the sound of live music and enjoy a complimentary drink from the bar featuring a signature cocktail, Great Southern wines & local beers.

Relax with friends in the luxuriously styled marquee, lounges, long tables & bar high tops set amongst the gardens.
Feast on the beautiful graze table filled with south coast produce & wander through the fairy tale gardens before settling in to an afternoon of lively entertainment, delicious food & drinks, lawn games & new friends.

Ticket includes entry to the stunning private gardens of Tree Elle Retreat, complimentary drink on arrival of your choice with further drinks available for purchase, seating in the undercover marquee or outside, live music from local talent and four course lunch including a styled graze table, canapes, gourmet bowls & dessert petit fours all featuring local produce.    

Elements: Fire, Earth And Wine (CANCELLED)

The essential elements of Fire, Earth and Wine, in a collaboration between Garrison, Manuka and Cherubino Wines.

  • Dates:Apr 4
  • Time(s):11.30am to 3.30pm
  • Venue:Garrison Restaurant
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:7 Forts Rd, Mount Clarence WA 6330
  • Ticket Price:$165
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Celebrity Chef,Food Event,Restaurant Events

Description

Join guest chef Kenny McHardy from Manuka Woodfire Kitchen and John Saville Wright of Garrison Restaurant for a four course meal with the amazing views from Garrison Restaurant.

All produce used in the menu is straight from the Great Southern region, with courses straight from Kenny's Woodfire oven and wines matched from Cherubino Wines.

Ticket includes four course meal, with a shared main course, matched with Cherubino wines.

For more event information, please contact Garrison Albany on [email protected] or 08 9842 6654.

Albany Wine & Food Festival (CANCELLED)

Join us for a memorable day of award-winning wine, craft beer, local food, live music and talented chefs!

  • Dates:Apr 4
  • Time(s):11.30am-5.30pm
  • Venue:Eyre Park
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Middleton Road, Middleton Beach, Albany
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$95
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

Held at Eyre Park, a picturesque landscape in the heart of Albany, the festival will feature 40+ brands from across the Great Southern.

You can sip, taste and savour 100+ wines from Great Southern wineries, then buy a glass of your favourite to match with excellent food by the local foodies while enjoying live music from local artists. Then top up your cellar by supporting the locals and buying a bottle or two! 

All the favourites are back for 2020 including the Wine Theatre presented by Great Southern Development Commission with three wine appreciation classes with Foni Pollitt, an award winning Sommelier and the Harvey Norman Cooking Theatre with our guest chefs Paul West formerly from River Cottage Australia, Derek Lau from MasterChef 2019 and the local Amy Hamilton from the awarding winning Liberte taking centre stage with MC Anne Gare sharing their cooking tips and inspiration.

After a cooking demo, head over to the Bankwest Stand and get a Paul West cookbook signed by himself and take it home to make all the goodies there!

Want to indulge, then the The Lake House Denmark VIP Lounge is also returning bigger and better! It’s an exclusive retreat with wine, Wilson Brewing Co beer and food by Wheels and Peg included, and now with more furniture and near the live music, it has that VIP feeling!

Come to the festival to discover new wines, taste great food, listen to local artists and enjoy a cooking demo or wine class, whilst overlooking the lake at Eyre Park!

Great Southern Development Commission supports the Albany Wine & Food Festival.

If you would like to volunteer at the festival, please email your interest to [email protected]

General Ticket
Pre purchase - $17.50
At the Gate - $20

General Ticket includes entry, souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine tasting, complimentary cooking demos and live music.

Food is available for purchase and we encourage you to buy by the glass or bottles for take home and support the wine makers, brewers and distillers.

VIP Lounge Ticket
Pre purchase only - $95

The VIP Lounge Ticket includes entry, access to the VIP Lounge with under cover and garden courtyard, premium Plumm wine glass, complimentary wine & beer from the bar, catering during the afternoon, plus the normal event complimentary wine tasting, complimentary cooking demos and live music.

Weekend Pass
Pre purchase only - $70

Weekend Pass includes General Ticket to Albany Wine & Food Festival on Saturday 4 April (Valued at $20) - inclusions as above AND General Ticket to Southern Sets on Sunday 5 April (Valued at $70) - includes entry, souvenir tasting glass (for adults) access to live music from local, Perth and National music acts.

Wine Appreciation Class Ticket
Pre purchase only - $10 (does not include entry to the event)

Wine Appreciation Ticket includes tasting and talks on 4 Great Southern wines with guest presenter.

Children under 18 are free with a guardian

For more event and ticketing information or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on [email protected] or 08 9201 9888.

Amazing Marron Feast (CANCELLED)

An evening of tasting the finest local produce Denmark has to offer, with four courses and matching wines.

  • Dates:Apr 5
  • Time(s):12.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Venue:Pepper & Salt Restaurant
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:1564 South Coast Hwy, Denmark WA 6333
  • Ticket Price:$150
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Degustation,Food Event,Other

Description

Experience the magic of the region's infamous fresh water delicacy in this four course dinner by Silas Masih, one of WA’s best regional chefs and head chef of Pepper & Salt and visiting guest chef Paul West, formerly of the River Cottage Australia tv series.
Join them on a journey exploring the many ways that marron can be enjoyed matched with wines from the region.


This previously sell out event will again be MC'd by Anna Gare, a local favourite as you overlook the rolling hills and sweeping vineyards of Denmark and hear from a local musician playing ambient music.


Ticket includes 4 course dinner starring Marron by Silas Masih and Paul West matched with local wine, local artist and MC'd by Anna Gare.

Southern Sets (CANCELLED)

Celebrating contemporary music, with Great Southern wine, beer and delicious food while overlooking the picturesque lake at Eyre Park in the heart of Albany.

  • Dates:Apr 5
  • Time(s):2.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue:Eyre Park
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Middleton Road, Middleton Beach, Albany
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Music:Music Festival
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$70

Description

Sit around a table with friends or pull up a rug and enjoy Great Southern, Perth and National in an eventing filled with amazing acts and hosted by Dianne Bortoletto.

As the sun sets, enjoy the reggae beats of Bobby Alu, a Byron Bay singer, ukulele strummer and drummer, for a chilled-out afternoon.

Then bringing in the evening is the raw early 80’s funk group Sex on Toast, with their hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul.

During the afternoon listen to The Little Lord Street Band, a Perth based alternative folk country rock group as well as a fantastic local line-up of Great Southern artists including The Kris Nelson Band, Los Car Keys and Diggin the Jig. 

Gates will open at 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start!

2.00pm - 2.45pm – Los Car Keys
3.00pm - 3.45pm – Diggin the Jig
4.00pm - 4.45pm – The Kris Nelson Band
5.00pm - 5.45pm – Little Lord Street
6.10pm - 7.10pm – Bobby Alu
7.40pm - 8.40pm – Sex on Toast

General Adult Ticket
Pre Purchase - $60
At the Gate - $70

General Child Ticket (12 - 17)
Pre Purchase - $25
At the Gate - $35

Children under 12 enter free with a guardian.

General Ticket includes entry to Southern Sets, souvenir tasting glass (adults only) access to live music from local, Perth and National music acts.

Weekend Pass - $70 (Pre purchase only)

Weekend Pass includes General Ticket to Albany Wine & Food Festival on Saturday 4 April - General Ticket includes entry, souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine tasting, complimentary cooking demos and live music AND General Ticket to Southern Sets on Sunday 5 April - inclusions as above.

Rosé Runway for Radiance at Happs Wines (POSTPONED)

A Feel-Good Fashion Parade.

  • Dates:Postponed from Apr 18 to TBA
  • Time(s):2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Venue:Happs Wines

Details

  • Hosted By:Happs Wines
  • Venue Address:575 Coomonage Road, Dunsborough, WA, 6281
  • Ticket Price:$30 per person
  • Type:Charity / Fundraising,Fashion,Food & drink,Winery Events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Wine

Description

SAT 18 APRIL, 2-4pm at HAPPS WINES.

Join real-people models and local boutiques to help Happs Wines raise money for this worthy cause.
Radiance brings services together to support and enhance the emotional well-being of parents and raise awareness around perinatal anxiety, depression and adjustment difficulties. Money raised from the event will be donated to Radiance to assist in the establishment of a support centre in Busselton, WA. $30 per ticket: glass of sparkling wine on arrival, shared platters, door prizes, discounts and raffles. Wines also available for purchase at special event prices.

Margaret River Region Open Studios (POSTPONED)

Margaret River Region Open Studios turns the South West into art lovers paradise, giving you the opportunity to visit the artists you know and love, and ones you're yet to discover!

  • Dates:POSTPONED
  • Time(s):Approx. 10am to 4pm daily
  • Festivals:All Festivals,Margaret River Open Studios

Details

  • Hosted By:Margaret River Region Open Studios
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture

Description

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED:

Following an emergency meeting of the Margaret River Region Open Studios board this morning, and significant communication with many of our artists over recent days, we have made the difficult, but we believe appropriate, decision to postpone this year’s Open Studios event. Whilst we do not have a mass audience, we feel that this is the most socially responsible course of action to take in this rapidly changing environment. We will reschedule the event to Spring 2020 and update our communications channels as appropriate. We encourage our event supporters to continue to engage with our artists via their social media channels and websites while they continue to produce new creative work, and thank them for their interest and support to date. The South West will be transformed into an art lovers’ paradise for 16 days this April and May for Margaret River Region Open Studios.

 

More than 110 artists will throw open their studio doors to welcome art lovers and share their passion.

The event, now in its seventh year, features painters, sculptors, illustrators, jewellers, printmakers, glassblowers, ceramicists, potters, photographers, furniture makers, woodworkers, textile artists, metalworkers, mixed media artists and upcyclers who share a love of this beautiful part of the world.

Make a holiday of it and plan your itinerary to go off the beaten path and visit studios of artists you know and love, and some you don’t but who might just be the next big thing! Recognisable artists include Leon Pericles, Rachel Coad, Lauren Wilhelm, Rebecca Cool and Christian Fletcher.

The event stretches across an area of almost 700 square kilometres from Busselton to Augusta, encouraging you to visit some of the 110+ Artist studios scattered throughout the Margaret River Region.

See the website for full artist and studio details and information. From March, pick up an event guide at your local Jackson’s Drawing Supplies store or local Visitor Centres and attractions.

Following an emergency meeting of the Margaret River Region Open Studios board this morning, and significant communication with many of our artists over recent days, we have made the difficult, but we believe appropriate, decision to postpone this year’s Open Studios event. Whilst we do not have a mass audience, we feel that this is the most socially responsible course of action to take in this rapidly changing environment. We will reschedule the event to Spring 2020 and update our communications channels as appropriate. We encourage our event supporters to continue to engage with our artists via their social media channels and websites while they continue to produce new creative work, and thank them for their interest and support to date. 

Groovin The Moo 2020 (CANCELLED)

Are you ready to boogie?? Let’s get jivin’ as Groovin is heading back to Bunbury in 2020. Put this date into your diary and let’s get crackin’!

  • Dates:Apr 26
  • Time(s):10.30am-11pm
  • Venue:Hay Park, Bunbury
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Groovin The Moo
  • Venue Address:95 Parade Rd, Withers WA 6230
  • Ticket Price:TBA
  • Type:Festivals,Music
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17
  • Music:Music Festival

Description

Margaret River Ultra Marathon (POSTPONED)

80km Ultra Marathon along the epic Margaret River region

  • Dates:Postponed from May 9 to Oct 17
  • Venue:Hamelin Bay

Details

  • Hosted By:Rapid Ascent
  • Venue Address:Hamelin Bay 6288
  • Type:Charity / Fundraising,Sports,Travel

Description

Saturday 9 May 2020. Entries Now Open!

An incredible journey through the forests, trails, beaches and bluffs on the beautiful Cape to Cape coastline in South West WA.

You will run past famous surf breaks, iconic wineries and charismatic coastal villages in a journey that is as magical as the Margaret River region is beautiful.

Tackle the race as a solo competitor and run the full 80km course or team up with a group of friends and complete the course as a relay team of up to 5 people doing one (or more) legs each.

Whether you’re an ultra-marathon rookie or long-distance devotee, make The Margaret River Ultra Marathon your next goal! 

DATE Saturday 9th May, 2020
DISTANCES 80km solo ultra marathon, or 80km relay team (of 2 to 5 runners)
Leg breakdown: 11km, 18km, 19km, 20km, 12km
LOCATION Start – Hamelin Bay, Western Australia
Finish – Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery, Caves Road, Wilyabrup
WHO Australia’s elite runners through to trail running newcomers who are keen to experience the beautiful south west – all welcome.

 

Balingup Weekend Adventure

Leave your worries behind as we transport you to the picturesque Blackwood area.

  • Dates:Friday 15 May 2020 at 2:30pm to Sunday 17 May 2020 at 6:00pm
  • Venue:Balingup

Details

  • Hosted By:Bibbulmun Track Foundation
  • Venue Address:Balingup
  • Ticket Price:$290.00
  • Sports:Walking

Description

On Friday night we stay in Donnelly River Village before starting our two-day walk north.

Spend two glorious days walking through karri/jarrah/marri forest finishing with views across the Blackwood valley. Stay at a typical campsite and enjoy the serenity of the forest.

Experienced guides are on hand to offer guidance and support. Freshen up on Sunday afternoon with a hot shower before boarding the bus back to Perth.

 

Seven

SEVEN links together Western Australia’s best trails and most spectacular climbs to form the ultimate one day challenge in Australian cycling.

  • Dates:May 16
  • Time(s):7.00am
  • Venue:Melo Velo Nannup

Details

  • Hosted By:Tour of Margaret River
  • Venue Address:8 Warren Rd Nannup
  • Ticket Price FROM:$95
  • Ticket price TO:$165
  • Type:Sports
  • Audience:Adults
  • Sports:Cycling

Description

The 125km route features ten categorised climbs, with over 3000 metres of elevation gain. The scenery along the way is more typical of North American landscapes than how people typically imagine Australia to be. The route has been designed to be difficult, completion of all seven sectors will represent victory, SEVEN will redefine your limits, and succeed or fail, it will be an experience that you will remember forever.

With 237 competitors in 2018, 550 in 2019 and over 800 expected in 2020, SEVEN is fast becoming one of the most popular off-road events on the WA cycling calendar.

The course starts and finishes in the picturesque township of Nannup, approximately 40 minutes drive from the major regional centres of Busselton, Bridgetown and Margaret River. The Melo Velo Cafe and Bike Shop is our event village host, and their delightful grounds along Brockman Street provide the perfect starting point for your SEVEN adventure. The route winds its way around the golden triangle of cycling in WA that is formed by connecting the townships of Nannup, Bridgetown and Donnybrook. This area is estimated to be around 30,000 acres and have in excess of 1000km of rideable roads and trails.


Thanks to the unique topography of the valley and peaks between Nannup and Balingup, the ten major climbs of SEVEN are amongst the best that the State has to offer. These climbs range in length from 1.2km to 4.5km long with gradients frequently touching on 20%. Our advice is to not use too much energy too early. The primary climbs of Brockman Farm, The Crucible, Kinky, Arcadia, and Chainsaw Ridge are in particular challenging to tired legs.

The route has only 2.6kms of single track at the finish and virtually no fire trails. All the roads used in SEVEN are unpaved and well-formed with a mix of dirt, gravel, hard-packed clay, quartz grit and mica. They wind, climb, switchback and descend through pine plantations, state forest and farms. The best way we can describe the roads of SEVEN is “parallel single track”. They are exciting, challenging and magnificent to ride.


SEVEN is open to riders of all abilities, however a medium to high level of fitness will be required to complete all seven sectors in the allotted ten hours. The event is not suitable for road bikes. For riders from non MTB backgrounds we strongly recommend the use of caution on descents, as for every epic climb in the event there is a corresponding downhill.


Enter with the intent to try and ride all seven sectors (SEVEN) or choose from an 85km/1700m option that takes in five sectors (FIVE) or a 50km/1100m option that takes in three sectors (THREE). There is also an option for people to sign up to be a part of our crew if you would like to be a part of the event, but don’t feel that you are up to riding.


Rider registration is from 4pm to 7pm on the Friday before the event at the Melo Velo Event Village along Brockman Street, Nannup. A rider briefing will be held immediately after from 7pm to 7:30pm. We ask that all riders make the effort to register on Friday evening and attend the rider briefing.


The race starts on Brockman Street in Nannup at 7am sharp. We ask that all riders be on the start line by 6:45am for the pre-race briefing at 6:50am. All riders must be officially registered to start. Those who cannot make registration on Friday are asked to be at the registration desk at 6am on Saturday to collect race packs. 

 

Jazz By The Bay 2020 (CANCELLED)

Held across more than 20 venues in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River Jazzy the Bay gets people swinging, scatting and jiving

  • Dates:May 29 - Jun 1
  • Time(s):12am - 11.59pm

Details

  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Jazz

Description

Providing more than 40 performances by over 200 artists across four days Jazz by the Bay Jazz by the Bay is Western Australia's premiere regional jazz festival.

The festival features free and ticketed live soul, funk, jazz big band, bebop and swing performances during the day and into the night on the street, in wineries, bars, theatres and private properties.

Jazz by the Bay provides a complete feast for the senses with many events including stunning local food and wine in the experience. In the words of Dave Brubeck, 'Take Five' and go where the in-crowd go this June.

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