What's On In the Albany Region
‘What’s On’ – a list of events in and around Albany, for our tourism industry operators, visitors and residents.
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Thank you to Judy Walker Photography for your photo of the 'Albany Daisy'
Three Plates and a Chef-Chestnuts (Mount Barker)
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 6:30pm
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 12:30pm
Poachers Ridge Winery
1630 Spencer Road Narrikup, WA, 6326 Australia
We are excited to be bringing our unique pop up long table dining experiences to the Great Southern Region this July.
7th July 6:30pm - 9:30pm DINNER
8th July 12:00pm - 2:30pm LUNCH
Our signature ‘Three Plates and a Chef’ experiences celebrate a hero ingredient, subtly woven through three amazing courses paired with divine local wines.
This July, chestnuts are our hero ingredient, and our chef is already planning special ways to bring this local produce through each course.
We have sourced award winning wine directly from some of the best boutique cellar doors in the Great Southern Region to bring to the table for you to experience.
One wine from each of the wineries will be paired to each of the different courses plus there will be sparkling on arrival.
The menu is kept top secret up until your arrival on event day, but one thing we can assure you is that each course will be a foodie delight in this one-off pop up dining experience.
This event will be extra special we host the event at Poachers Ridge Winery overlooking the amazing views of the vines, celebrating all this amazing region has to offer.
Ticket prices are all inclusive of three courses, paired wine and sparkling on arrival and booking fees. Dietary requirements can be catered too if advised in advance. Group booking discount available for groups of 6 or more.
There will be a bus pickup from Albany.
City to Surf in Albany, Western Australia
Sunday, 23 July 2017
Middleton Beach, Albany, WA
The Chevron City to Surf for Activ in Albany, Western Australia has 12km and 4km running and walking events, and a 4km wheelchair event.
This event is part of the WA City to Surf series. Finish all five events in the series in one year and be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Southern MTB Albany
In 2016 the Albany Mountain Bike Club partnered with event management company Project3 to develop an all-encompassing multi day MTB festival. A new cross country 30km and 50km stage race was introduced through some of the most picturesque and challenging terrain that Albany has to offer. The Jump Comp took centre stage on York St in the middle of Albany’s bustling CBD and took centre stage for the new Event Village at the Albany Town Square for the weekend.
If you’re a hardcore rider, committed mountain biker, daredevil, or just like to ride we’ve got something on for you! Southern MTB 2017 weekend promises more challenges and thrills for participants and spectators alike. Dedicated to bringing Albany to the world stage of mountain biking competitions, Southern MTB will be showcasing Albany and its scenic surrounds as an irresistible destination for mountain bikers from all over the world.
Southern Peaks is a cross country MTB race over either 37km or 50km.
Starting at the stunning Maitraya Private Resort travelling over some of the most stunningly beautiful coastline the region has to offer. Maitraya Private Resort is normally closed to the public so, this is the only time you be able to ride around this beautiful pristine estate.
Thanks to the Dept of Parks and Wildlife the route then travels through more breathtaking coastal scenery to the highly anticipate Emu Point channel crossing where riders are ferried across surprisingly quickly! The route then travels through a variety of sneaky single track, gruelling climbs and the ‘hidden’ highlights of central Albany finishing in the Albany Town Square Event Village.
Continuing from the Albany Town Square Event Village delivering even more challenging climbs, steep descents and of all round amazing views from the top of Mt Melville. Riders finish up back at the Albany Town Square Event Village for celebrations and well-deserved beverage!
Course map and detailed information will be released in the week prior to the race.
Southern Peaks includes access to some tracks and trails that can only be ridden during the event. It is greatly appreciated that all riders acknowledge this and respect these landowners outside the race period.
Event date: Saturday 23rd September
37km &50km Start time: 9:00am
Start location: Maitraya Private Estate*
*The start for both the 37km & 50km event
Presentations: 5:30pm – Event Village (Albany Town Square)
The Albany Urban Downhill manifests everything that is fast, daring and exhilarating that you can do on two wheels. A gutsy, steep downhill course riddled with tough terrain and built features – it’s no wonder this competition has been such a huge hit with daring downhill riders from around the world.
Beginning from Mt Clarence, where we pay our respect to the Anzac’s, gravity will challenge the riders early over a new and very exciting route down the Mounts. High speeds over rock faces through scenic bushland before breaking out into the Urban environment winding down a few of the steepest roads in WA. Course designers are currently busying themselves crafting new features to test even the bravest of the brave as they weave their way through the houses to the finish line in the centre of Albany.
We are fortunate to be able to offer an exciting new route for the 2017 Albany Urban Downhill, some of which is not available to ride at any other time
The Albany Urban Downhill is an exciting yet daunting course for those who prefer not to peddle!
Event date: Sunday 24th September
Bike Check: 1pm
Practice Runs: 1:30 – 2:30pm
Round 1: 2:30– 3:30pm
Round 2: 3:30 – 4pm
FINALS: 4pm – 4:30pm
The Jump Comp took over Albany in 2016 and secured it’s place amongst Australia’s extreme sporting spectacles. The Jump Comp will be integral to the Albany Town Square Event Village, finishing right in the heart of the village offering the ultimate stage for riders to show off their tricks, kicks and whips at will.
New for 2017, the Jump Comp will deliver a slopestyle multi feature course launching off sea containers and stomping huge dirt landers. It is just getting better and better…
Saturday night will be the night to be in the Albany Town Square Event Village. Spectators will be able to secure their spot early and warm their hands around the fire pits while enjoying their favourite beverage and smashing a woodfired pizza or two. When the competition on course finishes, we will kick on in the village with live entertainment and more.
vent date: Saturday 23rd September
Start time: 7pm
Presentations: 9pm– Event Village (Town Square)
Entry fee: $60
Southern Art Trail
The Great Southern Art Trail is held annually and promotes local galleries and artists. Entries for participating as a member are closed for this year.
2017 dates for the Southern Art and Craft Trail
Sat 16th Sept - Sun 8th Oct
More than 250 artists will display their works, including paintings, felt work, sculptures, photography, woodwork, jewellery, glass art, ceramics and many more, enriching the cultural fabric of the region.
10th ALBANY ART PRIZE 2018
National Acquisitive Prize For Contemporary Australian Painting
$25,000Acquisitive prize + studio residency
$2,500 Highly Commended Prize
$2,500 People’s Choice Prize
ENTRIES OPEN: September 8th, 2017
ENTRIES CLOSE: December 8th, 2017
Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern
Sep 01, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
Spring paints our landscape in yellow and green as the crops and pasture look their very best and a short stop along the way will reveal many 'hidden treasures' including patches of wildflowers, natural scenery and photo opportunities.
Our festival 'events' and activities introduce visitors to the wonders of the Great Southern including our magnificent wildflowers, natural attractions such as the Stirling Range, Fitzgerald and Porongurup National Parks, award winning wines and locally grown foods, open gardens in full bloom, train rides and whale-watching along the coast.
There is something for everyone so take the time to seek out those other treasures including local cafes, war memorials, heritage buildings, museums in each town and much more.
For more information please click HERE