Summer is slowly slipping into autumn, but warm temperatures are keeping the Margaret River Region and its events scene as hot as ever.

March marks the final weeks of Bunuru, the Season of Adolescence, which is also known as the second summer to the traditional owners of Wadandi Boodja (Saltwater People’s Country). This is the season of sun-kissed days, perfect for exploring the region’s coastal tracks, jumping on a sailboat and enjoying the epic events on offer.

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Beerfarm Rodeo | 1-2 March


We’re kicking off the month and March long weekend with the Beerfarm Rodeo! Bring the fam, as with a full point rodeo, local food trucks, market stalls, kids activities and live music, there’ll be something for everyone. This popular event is currently sold out, jump on the waitlist.

Kick off the month and March long weekend with a rodeo at Beerfarm. Photo: Supplied.

Augusta Weekend Fiesta | 1-4 March


Another staple long weekend event! Featuring a wide range of free and low-cost fun events, enjoy everything from outdoor movies, town buskers, local markets and face painting to SUP board races, live music, food trucks, guided walks and much more at the Augusta Weekend Fiesta.

Cape Grace Winemaker’s Pick 2024 | 2 March


Conrad and Rob from Cape Grace Wines invite you to join them for their Winemaker’s Pick and be a winemaker for a day. Help them harvest and process their award-winning red grapes, get intimate insights into vintage and have all your wine questions answered. Your hard work will be rewarded with a barrel tasting and scrumptious “Vineyard Worker’s Lunch”.

Dunsborough Arts Festival | 2-4 March


A local favourite, the Dunsborough Arts Festival will return this March long weekend. Featuring highlights such as free concerts, Sculpture by the Bay, a Small Sculptures Exhibition, art markets, food stalls and fireworks, the Dunsborough Foreshore becomes a magnet for both locals and visitors. Park in town and enjoy the short walk or if you have bikes, ride them in.

Sculpture by the Bay
Take a stroll along the Dunsborough Foreshore and enjoy the Sculpture by the Bay competition entries. Photo: Chad Jackson.

Sunday Sundowner in Augusta l 3 March


As if the stunning views of the Augusta Hotel weren’t reason enough to spend your whole Sunday afternoon there, add spectacular live music — courtesy of Arts Margaret River — in the mix. This free Sunday Sundowner in Augusta is part of a series that aims to enable all families of all backgrounds the opportunity to attend a concert as a family group.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2024 | 8 March

Margaret River

Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases a 3-hour celebration of our oceans comprised of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. Inspiring and thought-provoking, the breathtaking program is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations.

Ocean Film Festival
Celebrate the captivating beauty of our oceans. Photo: Andre Rerekura from Terra Australis, freediver Anoushka Freedman.

TransCape SwimRun | 9 March


Grab your favourite goggles, running shoes and training buddy and experience the beauty of the Cape, beaches and Meelup Regional Park like never before. TransCape SwimRun is about experiencing nature in the purest possible way, respecting, appreciating – and delighting in – the environment you’re moving through.

Run with your goggles and swim in your running shoes at TransCape SwimRun. Photo: Daniela Tommasi Photography.

WA Gravity Two-Day Enduro | 9-10 March

Margaret River | Dunsborough

Whether you’re a weekend warrior wanting to push your limits, or an elite rider hoping for a podium finish, WA Gravity Two-Day Enduro is for you. There are a massive 26 categories available to ensure there is fun and competitive racing for everyone. Spectators are welcome, don’t miss Western Australia’s biggest MTB series and the region’s stunning local trails.

South West Beer Festival | 16 March


Beer lovers will rejoice at the incredible range of 175+ brews to try from 25 craft breweries and cideries, including some crazy, delicious, mind-boggling special and new-release brews showcased by each brewer at their bar. Throw in some local gourmet bites and some of the best live acts and DJs from the region – the South West Beer Festival is a real highlight of our region’s festival calendar.

South West Beer Fest in Busselton
The best of the South West craft breweries will come together for a celebration of the region’s produce, music and of course beer. Photo: Russell Ord.

Emergence Creative | 19-22 March

Margaret River

Great things emerge when you unplug, break down façades, and dig a little deeper. Get ready for four days of shot-in-the-arm keynotes, hands-on co-lab sessions and satellite events, led by a gathering of the best local and international creative professionals in their fields. Book your tickets for Emergence Creative and prepare to get inspired.

Pacific Avenue at Shelter Brewing Co. | 22 March


Get ready for a legendary night at Shelter Brewing Co. as Pacific Avenue is heading to the South West. Described as a sound that blends classic rock & roll with a contemporary indie flavour, the band has had a meteoric rise with their EP ‘Strawberry Skies’ and multiple song rotations through Triple J.

Busselton Fringe | 3-24 March


March signals the return of the much beloved Busselton Fringe festival, promising a delightful array of entertainment to tickle every taste bud. From mesmerising dance performances and side-splitting comedy to jaw-dropping circus acts and beyond, the festival boasts a line-up featuring cherished local talents and exciting new faces.

Busselton Fringe Festival
Transcend the ordinary at Busselton Fringe 2024. Photo: Elements Margaret River.

Diesel – The Forever Tour | 23 March

Margaret River

One of Australia’s greatest success stories, the American-born Diesel, has spent three decades weaving an effortlessly magic musical touch into his rock and blues-fuelled sounds, both as part of the band Johnny Diesel & The Injectors and, more recently, as a solo artist. His Forever Tour is heading to Margaret River HEART – Nala Bardip Mia this month and yes, you’ll kick yourself if you miss it.

Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay and Seafood Celebration Lunch | 23 March

Margaret River

Enjoy a special shared table lunch on the beautiful veranda at Leeuwin Estate in honour of the release of the spectacular 2021 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay. Featuring canapes, live music and seated multiple courses paired with Leeuwin Estate’s beautiful Chardonnay range, you’ll remember the Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay and Seafood Celebration Lunch for a long time to come.

Leeuwin Estate
Dine and wine on the stunning veranda at Leeuwin Estate. Photo: supplied.


Good Day Sunshine | 6 April


John Butler, The Cat Empire, The Bamboos, Caravãna Sun, Tijuana Cartel, and Banjo Lucia — do we need to say more? Converging on Margaret River’s 3 Oceans Winery the unmissable all-star line-up will make this year’s Good Day Sunshine an epic day of live music. Get your mates on board and book your tickets!

Good Day Sunshine

Margaret River Pro | 11 - 21 April

Margaret River

Margaret River and world-class waves are basically synonyms, and the Margaret River Pro is the place to be blown away by the world’s most talented surf pros. Once again, this year’s event will be positioned as the mid-season decider. This means you can expect to see the world’s best surfers put everything on the line to advance to the second half of the world tour. Even better — spectating is absolutely free.

Margaret River Pro
Expect to see the world's best surfers put everything on the line at the Margaret River Pro. Photo: Jess Ker Photo

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