When it’s summer in the South West of Western Australia, you know that there will be some awesome events on!
The South West is WA’s most scenic region, offering world class tourist activities while providing locals with an abundance of natural beauty to enjoy. There’s plenty to do there in summer, and while there may be too many to list, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 to get you started on a road trip to the South West this summer.
South West Summer Events – Our Top 5:
1. Margaret River Gourmet Escape, 20-22 Nov 2015
An extraordinary festival of both food and wine, this festival boasts wine tastings, world top chefs up close with demonstrations, book signings and more. This is a scenic, culinary experience with a focus on ‘the world’s best’. Choose between different events happening in the region – the Audi Gourmet Beach BBQ, the Feast in the Forest or the Fraser Gallop Sundown Series.
Location: Leeuwin Estate, Gnaraway Road, Margaret River, WA 6285.
Website & Ticket Info: Gourmet Escape
2. Donnybrook Food and Wine Festival, 28th November
A free entry event that is family friendly, boasting free activities for kids, live entertainment and many specialty stalls. My Kitchen Rules 2015 Finalists Eva and Debra will be the special guest chefs.
Location: Amphitheater, Donnybrook, WA
Website & More info: Donnybrook Food and Winefest
4. Southbound, Busselton, January 8th-10th 2016
WA’s only premier music and camping festival. Located in the beautiful South West town of Busselton, this festival brings awesome talent from overseas along with home-grown Aussie artists, and to make the experience even more memorable, you can also camp on grounds. There’s also comedy acts, food and market stalls as well as various other entertaining activities.
Location: Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton
More Info & Ticket: SouthboundFestival
5. Re-Discover (Annual Street Art Festival), Bunbury 2016, January 13 – January 16
Looking for something arty and quirky? Attend the annual walking street art exhibition in Bunbury, where you will see street art on display on buildings and laneways around the CBD. This event was established to showcase Australian and international artists.
Location: Bunbury’s CBD
Website & Further Info: Six Two Three Zero
5. Busselton Jetty Swim, Saturday 13-Sunday 14 February 2016
The Busselton Jetty Swim is the premier ocean swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty and has been an annual event since 1996. Taking place over two days, there will be entertainment, activities and family-friendly fun, with the swim taking place on the morning of Sunday 14th February.
Location: Busselton Jetty
Website: Busselton Jetty Swim