13 Extraordinary Events in Busselton This Spring

Here's what's on in the Margaret River region

The City of Busselton is the events capital of Western Australia, so it's no wonder there's always something to do in and around the city. We've rounded up 13 events in Busselton and around the region to get you out and about. The only problem you may have is choosing which event to attend. When in doubt, choose them all.

1. Next Wave Southwest Music

Get your friends together for an evening of indie music in Dunsborough. Next Wave Southwest Music showcases six rising musical acts. Expect soft acoustics, punk rock, and everything in between.

When: September 27, 2019
Where: Clancy's Dunsborough
Why: Support local talent

southwest mudfest 2019- dog and family friendly
Photo: Southwest Mudfest

2. Southwest Mudfest

A favourite Busselton event for fitness fans, dogs and kids is the Southwest Mudfest. This annual obstacle course will challenge your mind, body and emotions as you push yourself  through the mud, sweat and tears. Choose from 5 or 12 kilometres. There's also a 1-2km kids' course (recommended for 5 and up), and dogs are welcome too.

When: September 29, 2019
Where: Bootleg Brewery
Why: There's a burger and a beer at the finish line

Here Comes the Sun Festival at Three Oceans Winery

3. Here Comes the Sun Festival

A day of music by Amy Shark, San Cisco, Seth Sentry while enjoying fine Margaret River wine? Yes, please.

When: October 12, 2019
Where: 3 Oceans Winery, Margaret River
Why: Music and wine

4. Strings Attached Festival

Guitar lovers and anyone with a great appreciation for string instruments will enjoy this one. Strings Attached Festival is a mix of exhibition, performances, and workshops. Look for players such as John Butler, Laine Wolf, and Ash Grunwald, just to name a few.

When: October 11 – 13, 2019
Where: Various venues in Margaret River
Why: For the love of good music

5. Busselton Marathon

This family-friendly running Busselton event is open to ages five and older. The 5, 10, 21.1 or 42.2km course begins at Barnard Park and loops around giving participants stunning ocean views along the way.

When: October 13, 2019
Where: Barnard Park, Busselton
Why: For the glory

6. Busselton Show

The 159th Busselton Show rolls into town for a weekend of tradition and fun for all. Farmers and creatives can enter the many competitions in hopes of a ribbon, while adrenaline seekers get their thrills on the rides.

When: November 1 and 2, 2019
Where: Churchill Park, Busselton
Why: Loads of fun for all ages

7. Dunsborough Songfest

More than 40 singing groups and choirs will be part of the 10th Dunsborough Songfest. It's a weekend dedicated to singing with workshops, concerts, and fun.

When: November 8-10, 2019
Where: Dunsborough
Why: Singing makes you happy

8. Act Belong Commit Radiance Festival

Join in the family fun with this free event in Busselton to support women's health. There'll be market stalls, entertainment, education, prizes, and a big pram walk.

When: November 10, 2019
Where: Signal Park at Busselton Foreshore
Why: Free family event

Gourmet Escape at Leeuwin Estate

9. Western Australia Gourmet Escape

It all began as the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, but this year the much-loved event will reach as far as Perth and the Swan Valley, hence the new name, Western Australia Gourmet Escape. Events in the South West include the ever-popular Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate, Gourmet Beach BBQ, and celebrity chef encounters.

When: November 16-17, 2019
Where: Leeuwin Estate and beyond
Why: Why not?

10. Brunch De Récupération

This brunch is all about recovering from the night before and what's the best way to do that? With delicious food and a little hair of the dog. Prepare to be wowed with share plates created by Vasse Felix Head Chef Brendan Pratt and glasses of elegant bubbles. Afterwards, head to the WA Gourmet Escape's Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate and continue enjoying the best gourmet food and wine of the region.

When: November 17, 2019
Where: Vasse Felix Restaurant
Why: Boozy brunch

11. Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night

This annual event in Busselton is a favourite amongst charitable locals. Participants will walk along the Busselton Jetty in support of blood cancer research with lanterns aglow to “light the night”. Register online to reserve your lantern for collection from 5pm on the day.

When: November 23, 2019
Where: Busselton Foreshore
Why: Raise funds for leukaemia

12. Life Ride

In conjunction with Tour de Cure and the Leukaemia Foundation, Life Ride makes its way to Busselton and Margaret River for the first time. Active cyclists (more than 100) will ride 300-450km as a group over three stages to raise money for blood cancer research.

When: November 24-26, 2019
Where: Busselton and Margaret River
Why: Support the Leukaemia Foundation

13. IRONMAN Western Australia 2019

IRONMAN Western Australia 2019 returns to Busselton on the first day of summer, but it's such as huge event in Busselton, it deserves to make our springtime list. If swimming, cycling, and running is your passion, get yourself in it to win it.

When: December 1, 2019
Where: Busselton Foreshore
Why: Challenge fitness


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