Gascoyne in May is a coordinated circuit of festivals held on consecutive weekends across the region themed to reflect diverse and individual locations, each celebrating and sharing local culture in true Gascoyne style.
Barefoot Black Tie, Denham, Shark Bay
1 - 3 May 2020
The Barefoot Black Tie festival will be staged over four days at locations such as Ocean Park, Little Lagoon, and the Shark Bay Town Oval. Featuring enriching experiences, live entertainment & high arts in situ, the 2020 program will see Creality Cabaret, a restaurant at the edge of history, Creatura Festival Spectacle – 10 meter fire breathing Dragon, and the best of Dance, Circus, Comedy and Music.
Gascoyne River Music Festival, Kennedy Range National Park
8 - 10 May 2020
The Gascoyne River Music Festival boasts a jam packed program guaranteed to enliven one’s spirit and get everyone dancing – Upper Gascoyne style! Set south of the Kennedy Range National Park, the community of Gascoyne Junction is proud to present a vibrant festival of arts, culture and of course music! Substantial free workshops program including circus, weaving, yoga, plasma cutting, cultural tours and a critical mass of local, national and international acts.
Burringurrah Festival of Fire, Burringurrah
15-16 May 2020
A Burringurrah Festival of Fire is a week long Artists in Residency program in School and Community result in community content for the Festival, including new original Hip Hop music form our Blood Beats program, Junk Percussion, Fire Sculptures, and the hunting of and preparation of Bush Trucker. Saturday afternoon & night the Burringurrah community hosts a fire sculpture field, Roo Stew, world music, circus, dance, comedy and a ballet of stars & satellites overhead!
Festival of the Reef, Coral Bay
5 - 7 June 2020
Various events - check out the program here Festival of the Reef
5 - 7 June
Carnarvon is the newest addition to the Eventide Arts Festival series and is proud to drive an arts and cultural agenda for the Gascoyne’s regional centre on Ingarrdda Country. Thursday - In situ on Gascoyne River with a smoking ceremony, 'Contours' contemporary Indigenous dance and live acoustic music. Friday - Creality Cabaret present narrative treads which capture chapters in Carnarvon past, and facilities the sharing of local stories using digital projection, circus arts, comedy and music. Saturday sees the Carnarvon Fascine host ‘Heartland Concert’ from afternoon to early evening. Sunday - Spindrift Sundowner at the One Mile Jetty, Sunsets Cafe, boasts helicopter tours, food, and another perfect twilight concert.