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Movies in the Vineyard Every night in January and February
A variety of arthouse, family-friendly and current mainstream films are screened in
the winery grounds. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn.
Cape Mentelle Winery, Margaret River, lunapalace.com.au/moviesinthevineyard/
Southbound Festival January 1-3
A three-day music and arts festival featuring Australian and international acts
including Paul Kelly, Interpol, Joan Jett, Eskimo Joe and Angus & Julia Stone.
Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton, southboundfestival.com.au
Festival of Busselton January 15-22
The 47th Festival Of Busselton features a street parade, street
markets and performers.
The Karnidale Mini Arts Festival January 22
A day of circus, music, arts and fun.
Lunar Circus site, Karridale.
Sundowner Free Family Concerts
Every Sunday in February, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Pack up a picnic and round up the kids for these free concerts
run by Arts Margaret River.
Pioneer Park, Cowaramup, margaretriver.com
The Busselton Jetty Swim February 6
The world-class 3.6km ocean swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty has grown
from a local event to an internationally recognised event attracting more than 1000
competitors. This year’s swim coincides with celebrations marking the re-opening
of the restored Busselton Jetty. The weekend of February 5-6 sees entertainment,
activities and a fun run, culminating in the swim on Sunday morning.
Busselton Jetty, Busselton, busseltonjettyswim.org.au
Leeuwin Concert Series 2011 - Roxy Music February 19-20
Roxy Music provides the entertainment at the renowned
concerts in Leeuwin’s natural amphitheatre.
Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River, leeuwinestate.com.au
Margaret River Shorts February 26 -27
A ‘best of ’ selection from previous year’s festivals.
Colonial Brewery, Margaret River, mrshorts.com
Geographe Bay Race Week February 25 - March 4 .
This is the largest annual yachting regatta in Western Australia.
A full social calendar complements the racing.
Geographe Bay, Busselton, geographebay.com
TropFest March 5-6
Gather at Mad Fish Wines for the annual short film festival.
Mad Fish Wines, Miamup Road, Cowaramup, tropfest.com/au/
Augusta River Festival March 6
Bands, fireworks, market stalls and the infamous drink can regatta make up this
annual festival in Augusta.
Augusta riverfront, margaretriver.com
Michael Buble March 6
The crooner brings his Crazy Love tour to Sandalford.
Sandalford Estate, Margaret River, sandalford.com
Margaret River Wine Region Festival March 17-21
The annual Margaret River Wine Region Festival celebrates the bounty of
the region with street fiestas, long table lunches, master classes, a Vintage Festival
and a Twenty20 cricket match and lunch.
Margaret River region, margaretriverfestival.com
The Great WA Bike Ride March 19-27
A nine-day, all-inclusive, fully supported cycling and camping
adventure. The 560km journey explores forests, beaches and
world-famous wineries in Australia’s South-West.
Throughout the South-West, bwa.org.au
Margaret River Shorts March 26-27
A festival of short films made locally and further afield.
Colonial Brewery, Margaret River, mrshorts.com
Drug Aware Pro April 3-10
The six-star prime Men’s and Women’s World Qualifying Series international surfing
competition is a free event and Margaret River will see some of the world’s best
surfers to do battle in the powerful waves at Surfers Point. There’s entertainment too.
Surfers Point, Margaret River, margaretriver.com
Quit Forest Rally April 15-17
The West Australian round of the Australian Rally Championship attracts Australia’s
best rally drivers for a weekend of fast and challenging competition.
Busselton & Nannup, westernaustralia.com
Vintage Stomp May 15
Celebrate the end of the local grape harvest with a family event featuring wine and
beer tastings, markets and food stalls, children’s activities, dance and entertainment.
A street parade kicks things off.
Voyager Estate, Margaret River, voyagerestate.com.au
Ironman 70.3 May 7
The rebranded long course triathlon comprises a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km
run leg. It’s a qualifying event for the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship
held at Phuket, Thailand, in December.
Arts Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival May 13-15
Margaret River’s key annual literary event.
Margaret River Cultural Centre, artsmargaretriver.com
Whale Watching Flinders Bay, Augusta
The first of the whales can be spotted off the coast as they migrate north.
Injidup Beach, in the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park, near Yallingup
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