Get ready to immerse yourself in the marvels of the Margaret River Region this month.

For those who crave adventure and sports, dive into a myriad of swimming, biking, and surfing events that span our coastline. Stretching from Geographe Bay to Cape Leeuwin, revel in stunning spectator views and soak up the sun at beach parties while cheering on seasoned athletes and passionate hobbyists.

If you’re itching for vibey tunes, brace yourself for an unforgettable musical journey set against stunning backdrops as the Perth International Jazz Festival descends on the region. From intimate cave settings and lush vineyards to scenic foreshores and artisan distilleries, the festival is gearing up to be one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year.

Read on for more November events and festivals you need to carve into your calendar, and find more future events here.

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Busselton Foreshore Sunset
Savour music against the backdrop of the Busselton foreshore at Perth International Jazz Festival - On Tour. Photo: Russell Ord

3000 Generations & The Next One | 1 November

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The Wadandi People have lived here through the last ice age. They have adapted and survived over tens of thousands of years through an intrinsic knowledge of how to care for and benefit from the abundance of this island refugium. This special presentation with Wadandi Elder, Dr Wayne Webb, and MRBTA Chair Stuart Hicks AO offers the opportunity to discover what we can all do at the local level to support a vibrant Aboriginal culture and protect country.

Tour of Margaret River | 3 November

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Tailored for teams, the Tour of Margaret River presents an exclusive format that enables amateur cyclists to go head-to-head with professional tour peloton riders. With an impressive participation rate of over 100 teams annually (surging to 160 in 2022), TOUR stands out as one of the most expansive competitive road cycling events in Australia.

Tour of Margaret River. Photo: Supplied

Boston Switch & Bread Gang at Settlers | 3 November

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Join Settlers Tavern for an electrifying evening of music as two exceptional acts co-headline a night you won’t want to miss. Bread Gang, the dynamic DJ duo from the east coast, and Boston Switch, the Western Australian sensation who’s been setting off electronic music radars, will take the stage to deliver a sonic experience like no other.

The 41st Margaret River Classic | 3 November

Surfers Point

The Margaret River Surf Classic boasts a rich legacy as one of Western Australia’s enduring events, marked by its esteemed reputation and a distinguished roster of former champions, including some of the state’s best surfers. Across all divisions, substantial prizes await with the added incentive of securing a spot in the trials of the 2024 Margaret River Pro for the victors in the Open Men and Open Women categories. Make your way to Surfers Point to witness the surf action unfold!

Photo of surfer holding a surf board looking into the camera with ocean in the background
The Margaret River Surf Classic is held at Surfers Point, Prevelley. Photo: Supplied

Busselton Show | 3 - 4 November


Churchill Park will be transformed into a vibrant hub of activity over two exciting days of competition, vibrant stalls, agricultural showcases, thrilling sideshow rides, games, and entertainment during the Busselton Show. Friday night promises an electrifying climax with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza.

Gates open at 3pm, and the food trucks and sideshow alley come alive from 4pm. Saturday’s schedule extends from 9am to 4pm, featuring free children’s activities in the main ring starting at 10am, including offerings like face painting and pony rides.

Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race | 4 November


The Eagle Bay Epic stands as the paramount off-road adventure race set in a stunning backdrop. Participants will delve into the serene waters of Geographe Bay for a swim and kayak, traverse picturesque coastal trails on foot, and tackle dynamic single tracks for an exhilarating mountain bike ride through Meelup Regional Park. Commencing and concluding at the Eagle Bay Brewery, contestants, along with their support crew, can savour post-event refreshments such as beer, wine, and delectable food, all while taking in the breathtaking vistas extending toward Cape Naturaliste.

Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race
Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race. Photo: Supplied

Candles & Cocktails - Pour & Sip | 4 November


Join House of Hobby in this comprehensive 2-in-1 workshop, where you’ll gain a complete understanding of crafting your own unique hand-poured soy candles. This immersive experience not only covers the art of soy candle pouring, but also delves into the creation of reed diffusers that emit fragrances. This workshop is an ideal choice for anyone keen on mastering the art of crafting candles and diffusers, as it offers step-by-step guidance throughout the entire creative journey.

Melbourne Cup | 7 November

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Female DJ standing in front of a DJ desk, wearing a white hat and pink top
Melbourne Cup at Rústico at Hay Shed Hill. Photo: Supplied

Perth International Jazz Festival On Tour | 11 - 12 November

Margaret River Region

Immerse yourself in the eagerly awaited Perth International Jazz Festival – On Tour. This unique edition takes place in breathtaking venues across our region, including the enchanting Ngilgi Cave’s Amphitheatre Chamber, offering a one-of-a-kind sensory and auditory feast for jazz aficionados and cave explorers alike.

On Saturday, November 11th, the Busselton Foreshore Amphitheatre becomes a hub of musical delight, featuring a diverse lineup of local bands starting at noon. This family-friendly and free event invites you to savour music against the backdrop of the Southern Hemisphere’s longest timber-piled jetty, a picturesque sight to behold. Mark your calendar for more jazz-infused excitement with the festival’s Opening Night Party at West Winds Distillery, Jazz In The Garden at Aravina Estate, and Groovin At The Tap House at Rocky Ridge.

Geo Bay Swim Cool Water Classic | 11 November


Dive into the refreshing waters of Geographe Bay with the Geo Bay Cool Water Classic, a thrilling 20km point-to-point open water swim. This exciting addition to Western Australia’s open-water swim events is poised to become the ultimate way to embrace the arrival of summer. Beginning in Dunsborough and culminating at the iconic Busselton Jetty, the action won’t be limited to the water. With lively beach parties strategically placed along the course, solo swimmers, duos, and teams can refuel, switch swimmers, and bask in the enthusiastic cheers of spectators.

Aerial photo of the end of Busselton Jetty
Geo Bay Cool Water Classic culminates at the iconic Busselton Jetty. Photo: Tourism WA

The Sunshine Club | 17 November

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Heralded as a “brilliant new landmark in Australian musicals” (The Australian), The Sunshine Club is written and directed by proud Noonuccal Nuugi man Wesley Enoch AM, an acclaimed creative force in Australian Theatre. The award-winning show is a thought provoking, vibrant and above all joyful night of theatre and music, featuring a talented cast of 11, including emerging and established First Nations artists, and a 5-piece live band.

Luminate: A Full Moon Mini Retreat | 27 November

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Partake in this renowned event led by Amber from Yoga and Therapy With Amber, along with a wonderful community of kindred women, hosted at Fair Harvest Permaculture. The evening commences with an enlightening philosophical discussion guided by Amber, where she unveils the celestial arrangements and their correlation with Traditional Chinese medicine. Following this, immerse yourself in the serenity of Qi Gong, meridian exercises, and an extensive Yin Yoga session, while Ute envelops you in enchanting sounds and vibrations. To complete the experience, Amber will provide soothing CranioSacral Therapy, ensuring a holistic and rejuvenating journey.

For the Diary

Yallingup Malibu Classic | 2 - 3 December


The Yallingup Malibu Classic is a historical longboarding competition, with a history harking back to 1985. It is now one of the premier longboarding contests on the calendar.

Ironman Western Australia | 3 December


Busselton bills itself as the regional event capital of WA and it is arguably the hugely popular annual Ironman that kicked off that reputation. The world-class sporting competition has been a stalwart of the Asia Pacific triathlon scene since 2004. Encompassing the iconic Busselton Jetty & pristine Geographe Bay beachfront, the contest is renowned worldwide as the place to go for a personal best, with the bike & run legs of race being some of the flattest of the global Ironman circuit.

Ironman Busselton
Ironman WA. Photo: Supplied

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