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Annual events in Western Australia

JANUARY

HOPMAN CUP TENNIS TOURNAMENT
International tennis stars descend on Perth for this major tournament in the lead up to the Australian Open
PERTH CUP
The premier thoroughbred racing event on the Western Australian horseracing calendar
AUSTRALIA DAY SKYWORKS
The biggest celebrations of this National holiday are in Perth, with a huge fireworks show erupting every year from the Swan River
LANCELIN OCEAN CLASSIC
Australia's premier windsurfing event, held at Lancelin, just a couple of hours north of Perth
FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL
A month-long smorgasbord of entertainment to tickle your taste buds
CRICKET
Interstate and international season October to March
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Season: November to March
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE SOCCER
Season: October to April
SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
December to January

FEBRUARY

PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
One of the nation's most treasured arts festivals and Western Australia's premier cultural event
TASTE GREAT SOUTHERN FESTIVAL
Enjoy the bounty of fresh produce and wine on offer with events all over Australia's South West
GEOGRAPHE BAY RACE WEEK
Western Australia's largest yachting regatta, with events that attract competitors from around the nation and a racing schedule suitable for all levels of sailing ability
ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL
Music for music lovers in the unique setting of Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour
BOYUP BROOK COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Four big days of music, fun and laughter with concerts, a ute & truck muster, awards and more
ROTTNEST CHANNEL SWIM
Watch dedicated swimmers attempt the 19.5 kilometre swim between Rottnest Island and Cottesloe Beach on Perth's Sunset Coast
OPERA IN THE PARK
Join WA Opera under the stars at Langley Park, Perth for this popular and free event. Bring the family, your friends and a picnic
CRICKET
Interstate and international season: October to March
SUPER RUGBY
Season: February to July
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Season: November to March
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE SOCCER
Season: October to April

MARCH

SWIM WITH THE WHALESHARKS
The weather's warm, it's the perfect time of year for the experience of a lifetime, getting acquainted with the world's biggest fish who inhabit Ningaloo Reef. They're harmless! (March to June)
DRUG AWARE PRO MARGARET RIVER
Western Australia's only Six-Star World Qualifying series event has grown into a festival of surfing and entertainment
ARALUEN’S FREMANTLE CHILLI FESTIVAL
An award-winning festival that celebrates all things chilli and it's affiliated produce, including chilli beer!
WAGIN WOOLARAMA
A two-day extravaganza of all the best in rural and regional produce from the Golden Outback. The largest show of its kind in WA
SCULPTURE BY THE SEA
Cottesloe Beach transforms into a sculpture park with works by artists from across Australia and the world
MANDURAH CRAB FEST
A joyous celebration of the delectable crab, with events on over a weekend for the whole family. Held on the Mandurah foreshore
BROOME’S STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. For 4 days during full moon from March to October
WEST COAST BLUES ’N’ ROOTS FESTIVAL
WA's biggest festival of Blues 'n' Roots music held annually in Fremantle
PERTH CARAVAN & CAMPING SHOW
Discover the exciting world of caravanning and camping and check out all the latest accessories
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
Season: March to September
CRICKET
Interstate and international season: October to March
SUPER RUGBY
Season: February to July
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Season: November to March
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE SOCCER
Season: October to April

APRIL

EAT DRINK PERTH
A month of food-inspired events in the City of Perth
DRUG AWARE MARGARET RIVER SURF PRO
The world’s top ranked surfers descend upon the Margaret River region to compete
SWIM WITH THE WHALESHARKS
The weather's warm, it's the perfect time of year for the experience of a lifetime, getting acquainted with the world's biggest fish who inhabit Ningaloo Reef. They're harmless! (March to June)
FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL
Take to the streets with literally hundreds of street performers and artists during the largest festival of its kind in Australia
QUIT FOREST RALLY
Witness Australia's best off-road rally drivers in this event, one of the rounds of the Australian Rally Championship, in Busselton and Nannup
STRETCH FESTIVAL
S-t-r-e-t-c-h your imagination and expect the unexpected at Mandurah’s community arts festival
ALBANY’S FESTIVAL OF THE SEA
Showcasing the best and freshest of produce from the land and sea of the Great Southern precinct of the South West
NULLABOR MUSTER
A 3-day camping event with a variety of different outback activities, great for participating or just soaking up the atmosphere. Held in Rawlinna, 380km east of Kalgoorlie
BROOME’S STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. For 4 days during full moon from March to October
BUSSELTON FESTIVAL OF TRIATHLON
The foreshore in Busselton is the perfect backdrop for this great festival, which includes a children's triathlon and the challenging Half Ironman, a qualifying event for Ironman Australia
PERTH GARDEN FESTIVAL
A showcase of stunning gardens and outdoor lifestyle products, demonstrations and seminars
PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL
Three weeks of comedy mayhem as hundreds of the world’s funniest comedians take to venues across Perth
ANZAC DAY
Services are held throughout Western Australia to commemorate the 25,000 casualties suffered by Australian troops at Gallipoli during World War 1. In Perth the Dawn Service commences at the State War Memorial Precinct in Kings Park at 5.30am, followed by a march of returned servicemen and women through the centre of the city
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
Season: March to September
SUPER RUGBY
Season: February to July
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE SOCCER
Season: October to April
AUTUMN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

MAY

NINGALOO WHALE SHARK FESTIVAL
The weather's warm, it's the perfect time of year for the experience of a lifetime, getting acquainted with the world's biggest fish who inhabit Ningaloo Reef. The festival promotes the protection of the species and its environment, and is jam packed with entertainment, music and workshops from its base in Exmouth
ARGYLE DIAMONDS ORD VALLEY MUSTER
Over two weeks of music, dance, art, craft and Indigenous cultural treats, set amongst the awesome landscape of Kununurra in Australia's North West
THE AVON VALLEY GOURMET FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Showcasing a huge range of food and wine from all over the world and amazing fresh produce from the Avon Valley
BROOME’S STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. For 4 days during full moon from March to October
BUSSELTON HALF IRONMAN
Ironmen from around Australia will take to their bike, put on their goggles and lace up their shoes for the first race of the Half Ironman qualifying series for Ironman Australia
HBF RUN FOR A REASON
31,000 people run, walk, jog and stroll in the 12km and 4km distances around the scenic Perth CBD, participating either on their own or as part of a team
WAMi FESTIVAL
An event for music lovers, showcasing the best in WA music talent with gigs, free outdoor events and the WAMi Awards
WHALE MIGRATION
From May to October
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
Season: March to September
SUPER RUGBY
Season: February to July

JUNE

MANJIMUP TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE
Sample regional delights at this gourmet food festival
LEONORA GOLDEN GIFT
An athletics carnival with a difference – a bitumen road, plenty of red dust and $50,000 up for grabs. Held in the wheatbelt town of Leonora
CITY OF PERTH WINTER ARTS SEASON
This annual season celebrates the finest performances, exhibitions and events on offer in Perth. Ignite your senses and warm your mind this winter
PERTH MARATHON
The event’s picturesque 42km course follows the Swan river from Burswood to Applecross and back Truffle Kerfuffle Southern Forerst Food Festival Talented chefs, celebrities and foodies gather in Manjimup for this weekend-long culinary festival
NAIDOC WEEK
Celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
BROOME’S STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. For 4 days during full moon from March to October
SWIM WITH THE WHALESHARKS
The weather's warm, it's the perfect time of year for the experience of a lifetime, getting acquainted with the world's biggest fish who inhabit Ningaloo Reef. They're harmless! (March to June)
WILDFLOWER SEASON
June to November
WHALE MIGRATION
May – October
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
Season: March to September
SUPER RUGBY
Season: February to July
 

JULY

GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW
So much to see, do, and eat at this 3-day event with demonstrations and workshops by some of Australia's best chefs
QUIT TARGA WEST
4-day Tarmac Rally with up to 100 classic and modern cars competing over 30 special rally stages and attracting thousands of spectators to the various venues
REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Featuring over 100 individual works, a film competition, live music and special events, this is a standout on the Perth cultural calendar
DOWERIN FIELD DAYS
One of Australia's largest and most impressive agricultural expos. From tractors to cheeses, water tanks to stud rams, fencing products to fine wines, the Dowerin Field Days has it all
BROOME’S STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. For 4 days during full moon from March to October
WILDFLOWER SEASON
June to November
WHALE MIGRATION
May to October
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
Season: March to September
SUPER RUGBY
Season: February to July
WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

AUGUST

ACT BELONG COMMIT AVON DESCENT
A variety of watercraft take on the Avon and Swan Rivers in this gruelling two day race
YATES SPRINGTIME AT ARALUEN
Experience 120,000 tulips and other spring blooms bursting into a riot of colour at this renowned and ever-popular event in the Perth hills 
SHINJU MATSURI FESTIVAL OF THE PEARL
Pay tribute to the city of Broome and its beautiful offerings at this joyous festival in the North West (August to Septembr)
CHEVRON CITY TO SURF FOR ACTIV
40,000 people participate annually in the six events on a journey from Perth city to City Beach, one of Australia's most spectacular beaches. The second largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere
BROOME’S STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. For 4 days during full moon from March to October
WILDFLOWER SEASON
June to November
WHALE MIGRATION
May to October
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
Season: March to September

SEPTEMBER

PERTH ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW
Celebrate the best of the country in the city, with a week's worth of entertainment for everyone (held during Spring school holidays)
RAVENSTHORPE WILDFLOWER SHOW
Established for 26 years, this has developed into one of the best wildflower exhibits in Western Australia, with possibly the largest number in the world of different species of named wildflowers on display. Set amongst the beauty of the Hopetoun coast, and the Fitzgerald River and Frank Hann National Parks
AUSTRALASIAN SAFARI
Attracting international motorsport competitors in all kinds of vehicles, this is one intense off-road endurance rally through the Golden Outback and South West
KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDENS WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
This is the perfect time of year to explore Australia's largest botanical gardens, with beautiful wildflowers in bloom
PERTH FASHION FESTIVAL
Fabulous fashion events and activities including runway shows, WA Model of the Year and awards of excellence to the WA fashion industry
MINGENEW LIONS MIDWEST RURAL EXPO
A great expo showcasing the best in Australian rural and agricultural lifestyles
BROOME’S STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. For 4 days during full moon from March to October
WILDFLOWER SEASON
June to November
WHALE MIGRATION
May to October
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL
Season: March to September
SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

OCTOBER

CAPE TO CAPE MTB WESTERN AUSTRALIA
This full service mountain bike event leads participants over five days through bush tracks, sealed roads and forest trails from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste in the South West
FESTIVAL OF COUNTRY GARDENS
Showcases the lovely gardens to be found in the inland towns of Bridgetown, Balingup, Manjimup, Nannup and Pemberton
AWESOME INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL FOR BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS
A showcase of amazing and exciting contemporary art from all over the world
TELETHON
Western Australia's most loved children's charity event, this 25-hour appeal is enhanced with performances by Australian celebrities and local entertainers
BROOME’S STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. For 4 days during full moon from March to October
WILDFLOWER SEASON
June to November
WHALE MIGRATION
May to October
CRICKET
Interstate and international season: October to March
HYUNDAI A LEAGUE SOCCER
Season: October to April

NOVEMBER

MARGARET RIVER WINE FESTIVAL
Boasting some of the biggest-name chefs in the world – you’re invited to explore the gourmet village and take part in food and wine events throughout the region
ANACONDA ADVENTURE RACE
Part of the world's largest adventure race, competitors will race on land and in water around the South West region
PERTH CITY FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS
Seven weeks of Christmas events including turning on the Christmas lights in the City
WILDFLOWER SEASON
June to November
CRICKET
Interstate and international season: October to March
HYUNDAI A LEAGUE SOCCER
Season: October to April
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Season: November to March

DECEMBER

MANJIMUP CHERRY HARMONY FESTIVAL
Celebrate all things cherry with a long table lunch, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and entertainment
WA SYMPHONY IN THE CITY
This spectacular event under the stars in Perth features the WA Symphony Orchestra performing classical and movie favourites. The concert concludes with an explosive fireworks display
ST BARBARA’S FESTIVAL
Recognises the ongoing contribution the mining sector makes to the Goldfields Region
IRONMAN WA TRIATHLON
1,300 ironmen and women tackle this gruelling course around Busselton and the picturesque Geographe Bay
CHANNEL 7 CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Enjoy the colour and spectacle of your favourite floats and characters as bands, clowns, dancers, and TV personalities join Santa and his reindeer parade through the streets of Perth
PERTH CITY FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS
Seven weeks of Christmas events including turning on the Christmas lights in the City
CRICKET
Interstate and international season: October to March
HYUNDAI A LEAGUE SOCCER
Season: October to April
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Season: November to March
SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS