Haven’t got plans over the New Year’s period?

No dramas –  your event planning just got a whole lot easier!

We’ve gone and done all the groundwork for you, so you can go ahead and pop that bottle of Pét-Nat instead.

Read on for some of the best events happening in the Margaret River Region to farewell 2023 and bring in 2024.

Photo: Lenton Brae Estate

Events before New Year's Eve

20 Days of Summer Festival | Aravina Estate

Between 27 Dec – 14 January, this free event at Aravina Estate celebrates summer with live sunset music sessions, flowing craft beer, Aperol spritzes and delicious food. Coupled with outdoor tables and umbrellas on the lawn, free picnic rugs to use and a fully fenced playground, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

A group of people enjoying drinks under an umbrella at Aravina Estate
Celebrate summer with Aravina Estate. Photo: Supplied

Summer Live Music at Clairault Streicker

Sway as you swirl your wine throughout summer at Clairault Streicker and enjoy live music from 12pm onwards on Wednesday 27, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 December.

Vino Paradiso | Cherubino Wines

Dreaming of sundowners, lawn lounging and a taste of the Mediterranean? Vino Paradiso is back, and this time the team at Cherubino is making a full day of it! Join them on Friday 29 December for an all-day wine paradise filled with live music, DJs, Mediterranean-inspired food trucks, drinks and Cherubino’s award-winning wines.

Black Whip & The Magic Lizards | Settlers Tavern

Black Whip and the Magic Lizards is an artist’s’ collective sharing funky rock music from different parts of the world. Latin to soul-rock will light up the eve’s dance floor for the last Saturday️ of the year at Settlers Tavern.

Cove New Year Market | Dunsborough Foreshore

Shop local at the Cove New Years Market on Dunsborough Foreshore. Bring the entire family and enjoy shopping for jewellery, art, homewares, fashion, kids wear, gifts plus so much more! Food vans will be available so hang around for a bite to eat and a dip in the Bay.

Dunsborough Boat Ramp
Head for a dip in the bay after a browse at Cove New Years Market. Photo: Russell Ord

Twilight Markets | Caves House

Nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding Yallingup area, the Twilight Markets are a delightful way to spend a warm summery evening. Hosted at Caves House, peruse the local vendors and stall holders with a backdrop of fairy lights, lush heritage gardens and live music as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Summer activities | Shelter Brewing Co.

Shelter Brewing Co. has got a bunch of activities running these summer school holidays to keep the kids entertained while you relax with a cold one in hand.

Events on New Year's Eve

Are We There Yet 2024? | Beerfarm

Join the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash – Are We There Yet 2024! This year, Beerfarm is turning the dial up to eleven with their biggest line-up of West Australian artists. They’re bringing you an exciting mix of disco, dance, jazz, funk, rock, pop and more with two stages, secret silent disco and multiple bars.

Beerfarm is dialling it up for their New Year's Eve bash. Photo: Supplied

Caves House NYE 2023 | Caves House Hotel

Join Caves House this NYE for their biggest party yet! Featuring 2 big headliners, 22 artists, 3 channel silent disco, festival production, caves valley viewing, open air dance, NYE countdown, bars and food trucks and an array of activated spaces.

New Year's Eve Party with Glam Funk Live | The River

Party at The River this New Year’s Eve with live disco, pop & soul classics from GLAM FUNK live plus DJ’s pumping out the perfect good time soundtrack. Be quick though, there aren’t many tickets left.

New Years Easy | Clancy's Fish Pub

This is New Year’s Eve fun for the whole family with free face painting for the minnows, delish food ‘n bev, live music from Brayden Sibbald (6pm) and early 8pm New Year’s Countdown.

Clancys Fish Pub Dunsborough
Bring the whole fam bam to Clancy's New Years Easy. Photo: Supplied

New Year's Eve at Southcamp | Southcamp

See out 2023 at Southcamp! Get down to the Brewhouse for the ultimate fiesta with DJs, Mexican street eats, drink specials and more.

New Years Eve Concert | Busselton Foreshore

Say goodbye to 2023 and celebrate the official start of the Festival of Busselton with their annual New Year’s Eve concert. Local talent “Last Minute” will be belting out the classics so come prepared to dance and sing along! The night will conclude with the burning of the iconic Festival Spirit made by our friends at Busselton Men’s Shed. This is a free family-friendly event.

New Years Eve Dinner | Cape Lodge

Join Cape Lodge in the heart of the Margaret River wine region for an intimate New Year’s Eve celebration. The indulgent evening begins with Augusta abalone with seaweed butter, tempura, and Leeuwin Coast akoya with native lemongrass and continues with a sublime four-course menu with matched wines.

Cape Lodge NYE dinner
Join Cape Lodge for an intimate New Year’s Eve celebration. Photo: Supplied

NYE @ Har Bar | Har Bar Dunsborough

Get ready to ring in the New Year at Har Bar where the party is going to be off the hook! Get ready for a night filled with great music and awesome vibes, dance the night away with friends and sip on refreshing drinks.

NYE with 43 Cambridge | Settlers Tavern

Get ready to rock into the New Year with 43 Cambridge, Perth’s favourite four-piece rock band with over 20 years of experience. Join Settlers Tavern for a night filled with high-energy guitar rhythms, powerful vocals, and harmonica-driven beats. Dress up as your favourite rocker for a chance to win cash prizes too!

NYE at Hally's | Hally's Busselton

Teaming up with Bass Invaders, Hally’s are kicking off the party early with a daytime dance starting at 4pm. They’ve got 5 hot DJ’s creating the party vibes downstairs then mixing it up on the rooftop later in the night with their mix of club/bass/dance.

Shake Some Action NYE | The Firestation

The Firestation will be cranking up the smoker and putting on some great BBQ, as well as some rock and roll, funk, soul and jive with DJ Patsy Disco (End of Fashion) taking to the decks. As you’d expect for a BBQ hoedown, they’ll keep you lubricated with a full array of craft beer and Firestation cocktails.

NYE Burning Man | Rio’s

Join for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration at Rio’s! Get ready to unleash your inner party animal as Rio’s bring the iconic Burning Man festival vibes to the heart of Margaret River.

Events after New Year's Eve

Great Gable New Year's Day Bash | The River

Great Gable is heading back to The River for a massive show to kick off 2024! They’re bringing mates Humble Armada & Fool Nelson along for the ride, with more special guests to be announced.

Gallery Cellar Live Music | Leeuwin Estate

Enjoy the sounds of local Margaret River artist, Emjay Angeni alongside a glass of wine and cheese on the Leeuwin Estate Winery veranda. Join Leeuwin Estate Winery in their Art Gallery’s Cellar from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Reservations not required.

Leeuwin Estate Winery veranda
Enjoy the sounds of local Margaret River artist, Emjay Angeni at Leeuwin Estate. Photo: Jasmine Ann Gardiner

Chris Hawker | Settlers Tavern

Join Settlers for a rejuvenating start to the New Year’s recovery at Settlers Tavern’s beer garden. Delight in the soulful melodies curated by Chris Hawker, a seasoned musician with an eclectic mix of tunes that promises to elevate your spirits.

School Holiday Arts & Craft | Gathered Organics

Enjoy facilitated sessions for kids with a range of self-guided stations including water colour and acrylic painting, beading and jewellery, upcycled creations, air dry clay, origami, wool weaving, seed planting and more. The stations include examples and written explanations to suit all ages and abilities, with two staff on hand to help and supervise.

Latin Party | Har Bar Dunsborough

All mateys and Latin enthusiasts, set your sails for a night of caliente rhythms! Let the beats of salsa, bachata and more transport you to a tropical paradise amidst the rustic charm of Har Bar’s wooden haven.

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