Busselton awaits with an array of exciting events on its calendar. From sun-drenched beaches to lush vineyards and captivating cultural festivals, a destination that never fails to captivate both locals and visitors alike. As we step into the frosty winter ahead, the region is set to come alive with a diverse range of upcoming events, promising unforgettable experiences and memories to cherish. Whether you are a nature lover, an art enthusiast, or a food and wine connoisseur, Busselton has something for everyone. Join us as we take a sneak peek into the upcoming events that will unfold against the backdrop of this enchanting coastal paradise.
1. Cabin Fever Festival Busselton
14/07/23 – 23/07/23
Escape the winter blues and embrace the excitement of the Cabin Fever Festival in Busselton. With a lineup of events designed to warm your soul, this 10-day extravaganza promises an unforgettable winter experience from July 14th to 23rd, 2023. The festival is a celebration of all things cozy, offering a diverse range of activities that will ignite your senses and leave you with cherished memories. From roaring fires and delectable food to live music and immersive experiences, Cabin Fever Festival showcases the best of the region, spanning from Busselton to Margaret River and beyond. So, grab your favourite beanie, prepare for an adventure, and immerse yourself in these winter festivities.
Be sure to check out Heart of Cuba at Origins Market. Warming up your winter; the Latin way with a special event that will transport you to the lively streets of Havana. Get ready to experience a fiesta for the soul where Cuban food, rum-based cocktails, live music, and dancing collide.
2. Pedal Prix WA
20/08/23, 10 AM-4 PM
Calling all cycling enthusiasts and fans of human-powered innovation! Busselton is set to host an exhilarating event—the Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series. On August 20th, the region will become a hub of excitement and competition as teams from across the country gather to showcase their innovative, human-powered vehicles. This event, organized by AHPVSS, brings together passionate engineers, designers, students, and athletes who have dedicated their skills to creating efficient and aerodynamic vehicles powered solely by human strength. Spectators can witness the thrilling races, marvel at the ingenuity behind these unique vehicles, and cheer on the teams as they compete for glory. The Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series promises a weekend of innovation, camaraderie, and adrenaline in the beautiful setting of Busselton. For more information and event details, visit their official website at https://ahpvss.com/
3. CinefestOZ Film Festival 2023
Get ready for a cinematic extravaganza as the CinefestOZ Film Festival returns in all its glory for 2023. From August 29th to September 3rd, film enthusiasts and industry professionals will gather across Busselton, Bunbury, and Margaret River, transforming the picturesque Southwest region of Western Australia into a hub of cinematic delight. As Australia’s premier destination film festival, CinefestOZ promises an immersive experience, with screenings held in local cinemas, wineries, boutique breweries, small bars, and galleries, offering a unique blend of film and stunning landscapes. The festival highlights a diverse program of Australian feature films, documentaries, and shorts, providing a platform for emerging talents and established filmmakers to share their works with enthusiastic audiences. Alongside the screenings, attendees can engage in filmmaker conversations, attend extraordinary events, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere that permeates the festival. Get ready to be captivated by the magic of the silver screen and embrace the unforgettable experiences that await at CinefestOZ Film Festival.
4. Margaret River Region Open Studios 2023
Discover the vibrant arts scene of the Margaret River Region at the highly anticipated tenth annual Open Studios event, taking place from September 9th to 24th, 2023. This unique and free event, organised by Margaret River Region Open Studios, invites art lovers and enthusiasts to explore private art studios, engage with talented artists, and witness captivating works in progress.
The Open Studios event offers a wide range of art forms and styles throughout the region. From paintings and sculptures to ceramics and glasswork, the diversity and creativity of the artists will leave you inspired and captivated. This year we are lucky enough to have two entrants from Origins Market, the first being Flix Jewellery and the second being River Rugs; we will be cheering them on and wish them the best of luck! So whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply curious about the creative process, the Open Studios event promises a memorable and enriching experience.
5. Coastrek Margaret River 2023
Embark on a journey of adventure and wellness at Coastrek Margaret River 2023: Hiking for Healthy Hearts. This October, Australia’s most iconic hiking challenge for women invites you to traverse the stunning coastline and lush forest scenery of the Margaret River Region along the famous Cape to Cape track. With options to walk either 35km or 20km, participants will witness the breathtaking beauty of the region, from picturesque bays and rugged cliffs to captivating whale-watching opportunities and vibrant wildflowers. This year’s Coastrek promises to be the wildest yet, immersing you in the fascinating geology of Western Australia’s coast. Gather your team of four and join thousands of adventurous individuals, including both women and men, as you embark on this physical and mental health-boosting experience. By participating, you will not only enjoy an epic adventure with friends but also contribute to a meaningful cause, as Coastrek proudly supports the Heart Foundation. Mark your calendars for October 27th, 2023, and register for this life-changing event that combines fun, fitness, friendship, and fundraising. Lace up your hiking boots, follow your heart, and make a difference in the picturesque Margaret River Region.
Register now at Coastrek Margaret River WA, and get ready to put your heart into it.
6. Fine Wines Festival 2023
Sip, savour, and celebrate the finest wines of the Margaret River region at the highly anticipated Fine Vines Festival, taking place from October 20th to 29th, 2023. Immerse yourself in a curated selection of over 30 unique events that showcase the exceptional quality and depth of the region’s premium wine offerings.
As the Spring season unfolds, you’ll have the opportunity to gain insider access to the vines, connect with experts, and sample wines from over 80 local producers who have played a pivotal role in shaping the Margaret River region for over 50 years. From boutique wineries to well-established names, each sip will transport you to a world of exquisite flavours and craftsmanship. Indulge in exclusive museum tastings, embark on behind-the-scenes tours, savour exquisite dining experiences, participate in masterclasses, and revel in garden parties that celebrate the essence of this renowned wine region.
Whether you’re a seasoned wine aficionado or an occasional drinker, Fine Vines will have you embarking on a journey of exploration and discovery of all aspects of the Margaret River Wine Region.