Events Calendar

The Accidental Encounters display

Kalbarri: Now to 27 March 2016

The Accidental Encounters exhibition encompasses the stories of the first recorded European (Dutch) landings in Shark Bay, Western Australia, and the four 17th and 18th century Dutch VOC shipwrecks off the Western Australian coast.

Learn more about event and exhibition 

GAMEX - game fishing competition

Exmouth: 17 to 25 March 2017

Join Exmouth Game Fishing Club (EGFC) for Western Australia's premiere fishing tournament - GAMEX. This six-day event is held in the fish-rich waters at the tip of Ningaloo Reef off Norwest Cape.

Learn more and book your tickets.

Nukara Music Festival

Geraldton: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March 2017

Set in a unique outdoor bush setting on Nukara Farm in the scenic Chapman Valley, this boutique music festival has been successfully running & growing for over 10 years. With over 8 hrs of various live original Roots music on a balmy night, along with overnight camping, the festival runs from 5pm – 2am (gates open 3pm) with a recovery music breakfast the next morning.

Learn more and book your tickets.

Vally View Air Display

Chapman Valley: Saturday 8 April 2017

Valley View will come alive with a spectacular Air Display including Parachutists, Vintage, Military and Aerobatic Aircraft Displays. From sedate Vintage Aircraft formation fly-pasts, to stomach churning eye-popping aerobatics – there will be something for everyone. Joy Flights and Tandem Parachute Jumps will be available on the day.

Learn more and book your tickets. Chapman Valley can be accessed by Geraldton and Northampton.

Dongara Retro Festival

Dongara-Port Denison: Saturday 8 April 2017

Celebrate 50 years of the Dongara Denison Drive In Theatre (WA's longest running drive-in cinema) with a day throwing back 50 years. A Vintage car arena with military vehicles, roller-skate dome, rockability dance demonstrations, retro markets and food vans plus of course - the drive-in cinema will be screening movies in the evening

Contact the Dongara Port Denison Visitor Centre for more details and accommodation bookings.

TropiCOOL festival

Carnarvon: Saturday 5 to Monday 7 May 2017

Carnarvon TropiCOOL Festival features a rich program of the best music acts, markets, great food and awesome entertainment. Called TropiCOOL due to the town's sub-tropical weather, Carnarvon is a vibrant multicultural hub, the ‘food bowl’ of Western Australia and brimming with natural attractions and unique experiences.

Learn more about the festival and book your accommodation with the Carnarvon Visitors Centre .

Quaff Food and Wine Expo 

Geraldton: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May 2017

Quaff Food and Wine is a two day Lifestyle Expo in the vibrant seaside city of Geraldton. "Quaff” is a 16th Century word that means “to drink heartily - to drink a beverage copiously and with hearty enjoyment.” Quaff showcases food, wine, beverages and lifestyle products from all over Australia with a special focus on products sourced in the bountiful Midwest region.

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Shark Bay Fishing Fiesta

Denham: Friday 12 to Sunday 19 May 2017

The 23rd Shark Bay Fishing Fiesta will be held in May and combines a fishing competition with plenty of  entertainment, outdoor markets, quiz nights and much more. The event is held over a week and is attended by people from all over the country. 

Learn more and book your accommodation via the Shark Bay Discovery and Visitor Centre

Ningaloo WhaleShark Festival 

Exmouth: Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May 2017

The annual Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival highlights the community’s relationship with the yearly visitation of the whale shark, the largest fish in the ocean.The Festival is for all ages and is possibly the only event in honour of that unique, spectacular creature, the whale shark which is recognised both nationally and internationally.

Learn more and book your accommodation.

Mullewa Muster and Rodeo

Mullewa: WA Day Long Weekend - Friday 2 to Sunday 4 June 2017

In 2017, the Mullewa Muster will host the Australian Championship Rodeo on Saturday June 3, 2017Don your boots, hats and chaps for the ultimate family experience of the red dust, the 'beaut ute' competition, rodeo action and country music in the outback.

Free camping on grounds open Friday. Mullewa is also accessible from Geraldton, book your accommodation with the Geraldton Vistor Centre.

Learn more about the rodeo!

Adventurethon Kalbarri

Kalbarri:  WA Day Long Weekend - Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June 2017

Grab a mate and compete as a team or individuals at Adventurethon in Kalbarri.Starting with the Great Trail Run into town, pick up the kayaks for a paddle and finish with a mountain bike along the Murchison river and through the Kalbarri National Park. 

Register and challenge your physical endurance!

Shark Bay Far Western Speedway Championship

Denham: Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July 2017

The Far Western Speedway Championships is part of teh Shark Bay Winter Festival. This is a three day event starting on Friday with a street parade, Saturday is the Shark Bay Far Western Speedway Championship (this is the biggest one day speedway meet in Australia) followed by entertainment and fireworks, and Sunday hosts the Winter Markets with side show, stalls and more entertainment. 

Learn more and book your accommodation via the Shark Bay Discovery and Visitor Centre

The Mid West Car Sprints plus Show'n'Shine

Port Denison: Queens' Birthday Long Weekend - Saturday 23 and Sunday September 2017

Show N Shine
- Vehicles from the normally hidden away beauties to the all-out street machines will be on display for everyone’s enjoyment. All vehicles are welcome to come along, park up and enjoy the day. 

Sprints - Single car timed experience, Port Denison was the ideal choice with a section of tarmac roads along the picturesque sea front that would provide a challenging 1.2km course. 

Contact the Dongara-Port Denison Visitor Centre for more details and accommodation bookings.

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