There’s always something going on in South West Australia and so there really is no reason to sit at home watching TV in your dressing gown during these winter weekends although you could be forgiven for snuggling up at CinefestOz in Bunbury perhaps.
Your coming-up activities could start in Nannup, or further north in Dwellingup, or how about Perth for the fashion shows?
The weather has been chilly, but not that chilly, and to tell you the truth temperature-wise it’s been about the same as a UK summer (I should know) without as much rain. We do need rain – those farmers in the wheat belt are crying out for it.
So without further ado, here are a few events which I’ve cherry picked from a huge array. You might also like to check out the Margaret River Busselton website which has a whole heap of ideas of things to do in the south west especially.
Nannup Flower and Garden Festival 2015
August 13-16, 2015
Nannup, Australia’s South West
Be inspired at the 2015 Nannup Flower and Garden Festival as it celebrates The Night Garden. Events and displays. Tulips. Winter flowers. Find out what happens in the garden at night.Be prepared to be delighted and surprised as you wander the festival.
August 26-30, 2015
Bunbury and the Margaret River region, Australia’s South West
CinefestOZ will take place over five days in August, showcasing some of the best Australian and French films, as well as filmmaker forums, film premiers, free community screenings and gala events. Cinefest OZ boasts the nation’s richest film prize of $100,000 for an Australian feature film, a major drawcard for the diverse pool of talent.
Chevron City to Surf for Activ
Karratha, Geraldton, Albany, Busselton, Perth
Perth City to Surf: The largest sporting community event in Western Australia, featuring a 4km walk/run/wheelchair, 12km walk/run, 21.1km half marathon and 42.2km marathon.
Act Belong Commit Dwellingup 100 MTB
September 5, 2015
WA’s biggest mountain bike event in Dwellingup saw more than 800 people participate in 2014. Three distances provide the opportunity for riders of all ages, fitness and levels to enjoy riding in the event; 100km Dwellingup Classic, Dwellingup 40km and the 14km D14 Novice Event and Schools Championship. An event village, located on the oval and set up adjacent to the start/finish area provides exhibitor stalls, food and beverage, athlete recovery area and entertainment.
Hidden Treasures Great Southern Bloom Festival
September 11 – October 12, 2015
Great Southern region, Australia’s South West
The Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern will be hosting its fifth Bloom Festival this year. The Great Southern blooms at this time of year with a huge array of treasures hiding in the bush and reserves such as rare spider orchids, cowslips and donkey orchids. Grab a festival program from your local visitors centre or online and choose from over 40 events happening during September and October, and plan your trip through the Great Southern discovering treasures at every bend in the road.
Telstra Perth Fashion Festival
September 15-20, 2015
Perth is fast becoming a fashion hot spot and with iconic events like Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, there’s little wonder why. Now in its 17th year, the Festival sees fashionistas experiencing high fashion events at a range of unique venues. With world-class runway shows, free public events and fashion lunches, the Festival’s line-up keeps getting better.
I sometimes write about fashion on my lifestyle blog, Lifestyle Fifty, so I’ll be going to the Fashion Festial for sure.
Have you got any tips or advice about exciting happenings in your neck of the woods over the next couple of months? It would be great if you’d give them a shout out in the comments section below.