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Events in and around Karratha
Seasonal Fun and Exciting Events in and Around Karratha
Karratha, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is known for its stunning natural attractions, unique culture, and adventurous spirit. Throughout the year, the city and its surrounding areas host a variety of seasonal events that are fun and exciting for both locals and visitors alike. Below are just a few of the events that you won't want to miss.
Autumn (March – May)
1. Karijini Experience
The Karijini Experience is a week-long festival celebrating the Pilbara's cultural and natural heritage, usually held in early April. It features a variety of events, including Indigenous cultural tours, art exhibitions, live music performances, and guided hikes in Karijini National Park. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the Pilbara's unique culture and history while immersing yourself in its stunning natural beauty.
2. North West Festival
The North West Festival is a two-day music and arts festival held annually in Karratha in early May. The festival features a lineup of popular national and international musicians, as well as local artists, performers, and food vendors. It's a great opportunity to dance, sing, and celebrate the end of summer with friends and family.
Winter (June – August)
1. Winter Markets
The Winter Markets are a series of themed markets held monthly at the Karratha Visitor Centre from June to August. The markets showcase a variety of local arts and crafts, food, and live entertainment and are a great way to support the local community.
2. Red Earth Arts Festival
The Red Earth Arts Festival is a week-long celebration of art, music, and film held annually in August. The festival features a variety of events, including live music performances, theatre shows, art exhibitions, and film screenings. It's a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy the creative talents of the region.
Spring (September – November)
1. Karratha 1,000
The Karratha 1,000 is a fun run held annually in September. The event features a 1 km kids' race, a 5 km fun run, and a 10 km race, with participants running through Karratha's stunning natural scenery. It's a great opportunity to get active and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
2. Dampier Dash
The Dampier Dash is a charity fun run and walk held annually in October. The event features a 5 km and 10 km race and is a great way to support a good cause while enjoying the beautiful coastal scenery of Dampier.
Summer (December – February)
1. Christmas Light Display
The Karratha Christmas Light Display is a community event held annually in December. The event features a variety of houses and businesses decorated with colorful Christmas lights, creating a festive atmosphere throughout the city. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate with friends and family.
2. Moonrise Cinema
The Moonrise Cinema is a summer outdoor movie event held annually in February at the Karratha Golf Course. The event features a variety of family-friendly films, food vendors, and live entertainment. It's a great way to enjoy a warm summer evening under the stars.
For more information about these events and other fun things to do in and around Karratha, visit the Karratha Visitor Centre at 4548 Welcome Road, Karratha WA 6714, or call (08) 9144 4600. The Visitor Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.