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Events in Margaret River Region

Events in Margaret River Wine Region


16th Annual Margaret River Art Auction

The Annual Margaret River Art Auction is now in its 16th year. This popular event continues to showcase diverse works from the region’s most prominent artists as well as talented emerging artists.

  • Dates:Nov 6
  • Time(s):6.00pm
  • Venue:The Heart Margaret River


  • Hosted By:16th Annual Margaret River Art Auction
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Art Exhibitions:Drawing,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Other Visual Arts,Aboriginal
  • Type:Adults Only,Community
  • Music:Free
  • Food & Drink:Wine,Beer,Food Event
  • Other:Arts & Crafts


Our 2021 event will be held on Saturday 6 November at the exciting new venue, The Heart from 6pm. Up to 300 guests will bid on more than 100 items of fabulous art. Tickets are $25 and include complimentary supper and a free glass of Margaret River Wine. There will be live music and a Mark Heussenstamm `original` door prize.$7000 WORTH OF ARTISTS' AWARDS ON OFFER. Monetary awards, kindly donated by our event sponsors, will be presented on the night to four exhibiting artists:The Margaret River Art Prize $3500; Brewhouse People's Choice Award First Prize $1200; Nature Conservation Margaret River Sustainability Prize $800; $1000 Packers` Prize and NEW award -Emerging Artist Prize $600. There will also be an exciting new development - A showcase of rare and distinguished wines from the region for auction will be up for auction.

Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race

An awesome adventure weekend for everyone with the ultimate mix of mountain biking, ocean swimming, kayaking and trail running through a pristine playground.

  • Dates:Nov 6 - 7
  • Venue:Eagle Bay


  • Hosted By:Rapid Ascent
  • Sports:Swimming,Paddling,Running,Cycling


The event weekend will feature three off-road adventure races in south-west Western Australia with each course traversing in and around Eagle Bay, Dunsborough, Meelup Regional Park and Geographe Bay. The Leeuwin Long Course will headline the weekend with a non-stop course covering a gruelling 23km mountain bike, 2km ocean swim, 13.5km paddle, and 12.5km trail run which takes competitors along the breathtaking coastline. The run leg also includes a water jump and 50m swim mid-way through. The Naturaliste Short Course offers a steppingstone into adventure racing with a 13km mountain bike, 1.2km ocean swim, 5km paddle and 7.9km trail run. The Kids Adventure Challenge is very popular with kids aged up to 13 years as they tackle a 4km running and obstacle course. Each event will start and finish at the Eagle Bay Brewing Co which offers sweeping views out to Cape Naturaliste in Geographe Bay, and provides the perfect venue for the all-important post-race celebrations. Close to 5,000 competitors and supporters are expected over the two-day event, from adventure racing stalwarts and previous participants, to local community members, families, first-timers and hundreds of local primary school kids.

Perth International Jazz Festival: 'On Tour' in Busselton

Presented as part of the Perth International Jazz Festival. An afternoon of swingin’ jazz at the Busselton Amphitheatre as part of our new PIJF ‘On Tour’ series.

  • Dates:Nov 13
  • Time(s):1pm - 6pm
  • Venue:Busselton Foreshore Amphitheatre & Stage


  • Hosted By:Perth International Jazz Festival
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Music:Jazz
  • Festivals:Perth International Jazz Festival


PIJF hits the road for its new ‘On Tour’ series and first stop is a day of swingin’ jazz on the Foreshore. Expect world-class jazz from WA’s finest spanning swing to modern jazz and traditional New Orleans as well as a dedicated stage set up for swing dancing. We invite you to bring a rug and a picnic and/or treat yourself to local delights from Rocky Ridge Brewing Co or the permanent food offerings in the area like Shelter Brewing Company, Equinox Restaurant & Bar, Busselton Beach Shack or make a night of it at Amalfi Resort. FEATURING: The Love Rats • Gemma Farrell Quintet • OZ Big Band • Libby Hammer Quartet This free event is courtesy of Lotterywest & City of Busselton For more info, go to: perthjazzfest.com/event/pijf-on-tour-in-busselton

Western Australia Gourmet Escape

Western Australia Gourmet Escape returns in November 2021, transforming WA into an epicurean hub of culinary delights!

  • Dates:Nov 17-21
  • Venue:Leeuwin Estate


  • Hosted By:Western Australia Gourmet Escape
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Celebrity Chef,Food Event,Restaurant Events,Spirits,Wine,Winery Events


This once-a-year chance to feast, sip and party your way through an array of new fine dining and casual events plus the old favourites, including the Westpac Gourmet Beach BBQ and the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate will be here before you know it! In the past seven years, some of the biggest names in the culinary world have visited Margaret River including the likes of Nigella Lawson, Heston Blumenthal, Marco Pierre White, Curtis Stone, and Rick Stein to help us showcase the region’s finest wines, craft beers, and amazing local produce. Don’t miss out on the chance…. To TASTE fine local produce from Western Australia, curated by culinary talent. To MEET world-renowned celebrity and Michelin-starred chefs. To SIP celebrated Australian wines, beers and spirits with famous critics in the award-winning wine regions of Western Australia. To EXPLORE extraordinary locations in Western Australia.

Harvest Feast

Come celebrate Harvest Feast at Yarri Restaurant & Bar this August 2021!

  • Dates:21 Nov
  • Time(s):Opens 11:30am
  • Venue:Yarri Restaurant & Bar


  • Hosted By:Yarri Restaurant & Bar
  • Ticket Price:$175
  • Type:Community
  • Food & Drink:Celebrity Chef,Festival,Food Event,Wine


A collaborative, paddock to plate multicourse lunch featuring the flavours of Western Australia with locally grown produce at Yarri.

A meeting of minds when Restaurateur Palisa Anderson brings her passion for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs on her organically certified Boon Luck Farm in Byron Shire to the Dunsborough restaurant of local celebrated Chef Aaron Carr.

A parentship enhanced by the philosophies of Chef Jo Barrett who has spent the past six months living in and growing, harvesting and cooking food sourced from the Future Food Systems building (we’re talking food metres, not miles here).

Planting is underway in the Yarri kitchen gardens for a November harvest to create a modern Australian feast paired with Snake + Herring wines.

Archives of Humanity

Co3 Contemporary Dance presents ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY screening.

  • Dates:November 24
  • Time(s):7pm to 8pm
  • Venue:Margaret River HEART


  • Hosted By:Arts Margaret River
  • Ticket Price:Free Event, bookings essential
  • Type:Free
  • Performing Arts:Dance


In February 2021, Co3 Contemporary Dance presented ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Devised and directed by Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill and commissioned by Perth Festival, it celebrated community and explored ways individuals respond and care for each other in a crisis. It featured an inter-generational cast of 21 dancers plus a remarkable set of over 1500 fabric birds hand-made by members of our WA community using their own recycled clothing. The intent was to collect from individuals their written stories reflecting the life of the garment, immigration and isolation during the evolving pandemic. The stories were then displayed on a wall for audiences to read as they entered the performance and the birds united, soared above as a collective symbol of endurance and hope. Through Co3's free touring program called Under the Same Sky, Margaret River audiences will have the opportunity to attend a free screening of this highly acclaimed world premiere production, ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY. Bookings are essential via the Arts Margaret River website.

Ironman Western Australia 2021

A stalwart of the Asia Pacific triathlon scene since 2004, IRONMAN Western Australia 2021 will be in the scenic town of Busselton, in the south-west region of the vast state of Western Australia.

  • Dates:Dec 5-6
  • Time(s):starts 6:45am
  • Venue:Busselton Foreshore


  • Hosted By:Ironman
  • Type:Community
  • Sports:Spectator Sports,International Comp,Triathlon / Ironman


Since its debut on the Australian calendar in 2004 the IRONMAN event has seen tremendous growth, both in size and reputation among the triathlon community, and widely recognised globally as a world class sporting event. The event has become enormously popular with athletes and spectators alike and is renowned as a spectacular destination race and holiday venue. A tribute to the City and people of Busselton who support and contribute to the huge success the event has become. Incorporating the iconic Busselton Jetty, IRONMAN Western Australia is renowned worldwide for being the place to go for a personal best, with the bike and run courses amongst the flattest on the global IRONMAN circuit.

Karridale Festival

Circus acts from around the world, market stalls, bars, great food, workshops, free camping, a children's program and infamous late night shows!

  • Dates:Jan 14 - 16
  • Venue:Karridale


  • Hosted By:Lunar Circus
  • Performing Arts:Circus
  • Festivals:All Festivals


Karnidale 2022 will be held over 3 days situated on the incredible purpose built festival site in Karridale. With 4 big tops, the famous Dr Reg Bolton Cabaret bar, possibly the most unique venue in WA - the bus stop and the amphi theatre stage, we have the foundations of an amazing 3 days of celebration of some of the finest circus in the land. Bands will be playing all day, and we will have market stalls, food stalls, kids workshops and so much more!

Busselton Jetty Swim

A 3.6 km open water swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty plus family fun, entertainment and activities all weekend long.

  • Dates:Feb 12 - 13
  • Venue:Busselton Jetty Beachfront


  • Hosted By:Busselton Allsports Inc
  • Type:Community
  • Sports:Swimming


The premier ocean swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty, in the south west of Western Australia. Since 1996, the Busselton Jetty Swim has grown from a local event to an internationally recognized event. The SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2022 event will be our 27th year and we will celebrate over 2 days with entertainment, activities and family-friendly fun, with the swim taking place on the morning of Sunday 13th February 2022.

Busselton Festival Of Triathlon 2022

'Feel that Busselton Buzz' and choose from four races; the Fun Run, the Busselton 100, the Foreshore Triathlon or the Kids triathlon, each with a range of distances to pace yourself to your liking!

  • Dates:April 29 & May 1, 2022
  • Venue:Busselton


  • Hosted By:Busselton Festival of Triathlon
  • Sports:Endurance,Triathlon / Ironman


The SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon is entering into its 21st year and is an event that is much loved by the triathlon community. It is an event with long standing history, originating in Collie before moving to Rottnest Island, Margaret River and finally settling in the town of Busselton where it has been welcomed by the community since 2002. The event also offers a range of festival events for those upcoming athletes looking to kick start their triathlon career in a fun and exciting way. This includes the Teams Triathlon, perfect for those who a new to triathlon and are looking for a lighthearted introduction on what it has to offer. There is also the SunSmart Kids Triathlon, great for the little ones who have watched everyone else cross the finish line over the weekend and are eager to give it a go themselves.

DADS - Dance Makers Collective

Dance Makers Collective have discovered a secret underworld of Dad dancing, and to create their new show they’ve called in the experts, their Dads.

  • Time(s):7.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Venue:Margaret River HEART
  • Dates:July 22


  • Hosted By:Arts Margaret River
  • Ticket Price:$35 adult, $30 ArtsMR member, $20 youth, $98 family (2 adults + 2 youth)
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre


Interviewing and dancing with their Dads revealed secret headphone and tambourine routines, African Dance lovers, 1960's garage party dancing and so much more. The dads won't be busting their moves on stage in Dads, but audiences will hear the interviews recorded by their sons and daughters, and their musical preferences form the soundtrack to the show. The team have taken inspiration from their family histories, memories of dance, and their own experience of being professional dancers. It's not all daggy dad dance moves, although there's a few, but a beautiful foray into the layman's perspective on art. DADS was shortlisted for the 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance. "Rather than being a light-hearted surface-skate across embarrassing dad anecdotes, DADS ventures a subtle enquiry into male frailties. It challenges stereotypes of paternity and masculinity and exposes a charming vulnerability in older men. It also uncovers seams of Sydney's social history and multicultural character, audible in the many accents and historical expositions evident in the soundtrack. DADS, manages to link contemporary and social dance via a touching exploration of the parent-offspring relationship." Tony Osbourne, RealTime

Cooking Class with Chef Tone at Cape Lodge

Working with seasonal local produce from the Margaret River, discover some kitchen tips and recipes from Cape Lodge Chef, Tony Howell.

  • Dates:Oct 9, Nov 6, Dec 11
  • Time(s):11.30am
  • Venue:Cape Lodge


  • Ticket Price:From $95
  • Food & Drink:Restaurant Events


One of the most highly revered dining rooms in Western Australia, Cape Lodge Lakeside Restaurant offers classically prepared country fare showcasing the best produce sourced from local farms, the kitchen garden and the freshest of seafood direct from local fisherman and the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean.

Perth International Jazz Festival

Find 2021's Perth International Jazz Festival on the Busselton Foreshore for live performances from The Love Rats, Gemma Farrell Quintet, OZ Big Band and Libby Hammer Quintet this November.

  • Dates:November 5,6,7 & 13
  • Time(s):Sat 13 Nov, 1pm to 6pm
  • Venue:Multiple Venues


  • Music:Jazz,Music Festival
  • Hosted By:Perth International Jazz Festival
  • Festivals:Perth International Jazz Festival


Perth's International Jazz Festival's (PIJF) 2021 program is bigger than ever with added free community events and an expansion into Busselton on Saturday 13 November – proving everyone loves experiencing live music in WA's COVID-free bubble!

This year’s PIJF ‘On Tour’ will offer world-class jazz from WA’s finest spanning swing to modern jazz and traditional New Orleansas well as a dedicated stage set up for swing dancing. You’re invited to the Foreshore to make a day of it – bring a rug and a picnic and/or treat yourself to the local delights from the food offerings in the area, as well as craft beer and wine from PIJF hospitality partner, Rocky Ridge Brewing Co. 

Janine Daddo "Moments with You" Exhibition at JahRoc

Janine Daddo Moments With You 13th November – 4th December

  • Dates:13th November – 4th December
  • Time(s):10am - 5pm Daily
  • Venue:JahRoc Galleries


  • Hosted By:JahRoc Galleries
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting


Janine Daddo brings a joyful collection of paintings to JahRoc Galleries that celebrate relationships and love, including some cheeky animal spirit. Captured on canvas by Janine is the journey of life where we cherish the little things and special moments that create memories. This exhibition explores the true essence of the iconic Margaret River lifestyle that is enjoyed by holidaymakers and residents alike. The sea, the wine, the trees, the love.. Visit JahRoc Galleries to view “Moments With You” and make sure you allow yourself enough time to enjoy the story in each piece. 13th November – 4th December. www.jahroc.com.au

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