Gascoyne in May will in 2017 roll into June with our sunny winter weather. SIX festivals, over seventeen events in six weeks across a journey of 2700km.
Gascoyne in May is a coordinated circuit of festivals held on consecutive weekends across the region. Mostly free to attend, each festival is themed to reflect its diverse and individual locations, each celebrating and sharing local culture in their own Gascoyne style. In 2017 our festivals include:
TropiCOOL Festival in Carnarvon Friday 5 - Sunday 7 May
Barefoot Black Tie in Denham, Shark Bay Friday 12 May - Saturday 12 May
Burringurrah Festival of Fire staged in the remote aboriginal community of Burringurrah Saturday 20 May
Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival in Exmouth Wednesday 25 - Sunday 28 May
Festival of the Reef in Coral Bay Friday 2 - Sunday 4 June
Gascoyne River Music Festival, Gascoyne Junction Friday 9 - Sunday 11 (AM) June
The Gascoyne is the most sparsely populated region in the state. It is a major tourism destination, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. The coastal area incorporates internationally recognised features such as the Ningaloo Reef and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, while the hinterland includes the outstanding features of the Kennedy Range and Mt Augustus.