Best Events in the Margaret River Region

Feast in the Forrest


Top 8 events in the Margaret River region.

Margaret River now plays host to dozens of major events, making it almost impossible to attend them all, even if you live in the area!  We’ve narrowed it down to just 8 of our favourite must do events for the months ahead.


Cape to Cape MTB – Hailed as one of Western Australia’s most successful events, the Cape to Cape MTB is now the nation’s largest multi-stage mountain bike race, attracting top athletes from around the globe. The event weaves its way through vineyards, bush tracks, small towns and along the coast. – October


Gourmet Escape – Food and wine superstars from around the globe descend on Margaret River for this three-day extravaganza. The event is a big deal, even for world-acclaimed chefs including Marco Pierre White, Rick Stein & Matt Moran, who serve up some of the best food and wine known to man! Our tip: Get your tickets early as the popular events sell out fast, also book your accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment.  –  November


Outdoor Cinema  – Running only in the summer months, this truly is a great way to spend a balmy down-south evening. Think wine, cheese, picnic rugs and a good movie all set in the beautiful vineyards of Cape Mentelle. You can pick up a program from the local tourist information centre. – November to May, weather dependent


Leeuwin Concert Series – Under a starry southern sky with the majestic backdrop of the karri trees, sipping excellent wine in the company of exceptional musicians, you’ll experience the magic of Leeuwin Estate. There are two concerts held annually, both bringing big name artists to the region. – January/March




Emergence Creative – The Emergence Creative Festival turns the iconic Margaret River region into a Creative Playground, bringing together like-minded creatives from across the globe for a four day sensory overload. 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. – March


Drug Aware Pro – Watch the best of the best take to our famous waves at Surfer’s Point. Flocking from all over the world for this get ready event, you will encounter such names as 11 times world champ and never ageing Kelly slater, plus many more world class surfers and fringe events. – April


Open Studios – Over this two-week event artists from around the region open their studios to the public giving art lovers the opportunity to step behind the scenes. Meet and greet over 80 local artists and see how their works come to life. And of course you may purchase some exceptional one-off pieces at a great price. – April


Readers and Writers Festival – As a celebration of literature, the Readers and Writers Festival brings together over 30 acclaimed writers from Australia and beyond. You’ll get the opportunity to pick the brains of your favourite authors as they share the secrets of their craft. – July


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