Perth is pretty great, but there’s a whole lot happening elsewhere in the State that could take your fancy this month—and justify a sneaky weekend getaway too!
From arts, music and food to racing and mud, there are some awesome regional events happening as far north as Broome and as far south as Margaret River this month. Whether you want to really embrace the throws of winter down south or escape it all together and opt for northern sunshine, there’s an event in store for you. Here are five events happening in regional WA this July!
Mowanjum Festival | 5 July
Just down the Gibb River Road from Derby, in the community lands of Mowanjum, you’ll find one of WA’s most incredible festivals: the Mowanjum Festival. Every year in July this festival is hosted by the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre, sharing the vibrant cultures of the local Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal peoples. It’s quite the spectacle as dancers, musicians and performers of all ages participate in traditional dance, sharing the stories of their people. Places are limited to attend, but it’s well worth the effort.
South West MudFest | 7 July
If you want to really embrace the winter weather and get down and dirty in the mud, the South West Mud Fest is the best place to do it. Tackle the 5km course—it’s suitable for the whole fam, including your pooch!—full of obstacles that are uniquely South West: think tractor tyres, bird nettings, dams and beer kegs!
A Taste Of Broome | 12 July
A Taste of Broome is a unique music picture show with culinary experiences curated around the distinctive Indigenous culture within Broome's multicultural community. Promoting the vibrant soul that is the essence of Broome’s identity, the festival-style events offer music, media, dance, food, arts, tradition and heritage!
Broome & Derby Races | 7, 14, 21 & 27 July
Quit winter and opt for a balmy holiday up in Broome, complete with a visit to the infamous Broome or Derby Races. The Race season runs across July, so you’ll pretty much have the opportunity to don your Sunday best and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the races no matter when you visit.
Cabin Fever Festival | 13—22 July
If you’re going to be stacking on a few extra kg’s for winter, you might as well do it right: by eating and drinking your way around the Margaret River region, that is. Cabin Fever Festival puts a hold on hibernation with more than 45 events packed with the best cheese, wine, chocolate, and seam-splitting comfort food that the Margaret River region has to offer, hosted at some of the region’s most exclusive, iconic and interesting venues. Think intimate farm to plate dinners, cheese toastie battles, and espresso martinis galore! Check out our list of everything you don’t want to miss at Cabin Fever this year!
Sticking around Perth? Here's what's on in Perth this July.
Image credit: Broome Visitor Centre