Gascoyne in May will in 2018 roll into June with the regions sunny winter weather

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 2018 our festivals include:


Barefoot Black Tie 
Thursday 3 - Sunday 6 May

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Gascoyne River Music Festival 
Gascoyne Junction
Friday 11 - Sunday 13 May


Burringurrah Festival of Fire 
Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community
Saturday 19 May


Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival 
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 May

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Festival of the Reef 
Coral Bay
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 June

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Friday 8 - Sunday 10 June

The Gascoyne 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.