It’s Labour Day in Western Australia on Monday, which is the perfect excuse get out and about and make the most of the long weekend. Whether you’re into beer, wine, art or music, this list of events will keep you busy.
Nannup Music Festival – Friday 2 March
Kicking off on Friday and carrying on until most people are returning to work on the Tuesday, the 29th Nannup Music Festival will feature more than 100 artists, an art walk, various workshops and a busking competition. Punters can either purchase a camping weekend ($190 for adults, $85 for youth and free for children) or a day ticket ($100, $45 and free).
South West Craft Beer Festival – Saturday 3 March
This is the perfect way for beer lovers to spend an afternoon over the long weekend. Running from 11am to 6pm, the South West Craft Beer Festival is hosted at 3 Oceans Winery in Margaret River with over 100 beers from dozens of local brewers. A $35 ticket will net you a beer glass and four tasting tokens.
Collie Art Prize – Saturday 3 March
The Collie Art Gallery will host the first of their biennial events that will see the largest single art prize in regional Australia, with first place taking home $50,000 cash, plus a $1,000 People Choice award. The Collie Art Prize will exhibit finalists’ works seven days a week, 10am to 4pm, until April 15, with general admission from no more than $5.
Porongurup Wine Festival – Sunday 4 March
Ten of the region’s most distinctive labels will be showcased at the Ponongurup Wine Festival, with a range of different events taking place between 4 March and 25 March. Among the main features are ‘One Wok Wonder’ cooking challenge and the ‘Great Grape Stomp’ competition.