Gascoyne in May will in 2020 roll into June with the regions sunny winter weather.

Gascoyne in May is a coordinated circuit of 'Black Ops Arts Festivals' held on consecutive weekends across the isolated region of the Gascoyne in Western Australia.  Mostly free to attend, each festival is themed to reflect its diverse and individual locations, each celebrating and sharing local culture, stories and natural wonders!  In 2020 our festivals :


Barefoot Black Tie 
Denham, Shark Bay

 6 - 8 May 2022

gascoyne river music festival tile

Gascoyne River Music Festival 
Gascoyne Junction

13 - 15 May 2022


Burringurrah Festival of Fire 
Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community

20 -21 May 2022



Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival 
21 - 24 May 2022 (Black Ops Arts Festival) 

reef festival tile

Festival of the Reef 
Coral Bay

3 - 5 June 2022


eventtide tile

5-6 June 2021 / 9 - 12 June 2022

The Gascoyne is the size of the UK and is the most sparsely populated region in the state. The coastal area include the Ningaloo Reef and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, while the hinterland includes the Kennedy Range and Mt Augustus, the largest monocline in the world.