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Events in and around Port Hedland

Seasonal Fun and Exciting Events in and around Port Hedland, WA

Port Hedland, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is a hidden gem that offers a plethora of fun events and activities throughout the year. Whether you are a local or just visiting, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the popular seasonal events in and around Port Hedland:


1. Australia Day

Every year on 26th January, Australians celebrate their national day. In Port Hedland, the day is celebrated with a community breakfast, a flag-raising ceremony, and a range of fun activities for kids and adults alike.

2. Summer Nights

In the evenings during summer, the town comes alive with outdoor movies, live music, food trucks, and a festive atmosphere. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the warm summer breeze with friends and family.


3. Pardoo Beef Road Race

If you're into running or cycling, the Pardoo Beef Road Race is for you. Held annually in April, the event offers a range of distances and challenges for both novice and experienced athletes.

4. North West Festival

The North West Festival, held in nearby Port Hedland, is a music and arts festival that attracts thousands of visitors each year. It features local and international artists, food stalls, market stalls, and a range of family-friendly activities.


5. Karijini Experience

Winter is the best time to explore the stunning Karijini National Park, located a few hours' drive from Port Hedland. The Karijini Experience is a seven-day festival that showcases the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the park. It features guided walks, workshops, concerts, and art exhibitions.

6. Port to Port Swim

For the brave and adventurous, the Port to Port Swim is an annual open-water swim that takes place in August. The 1.6-kilometre swim from Cooke Point to the Port Hedland Yacht Club is a challenging but rewarding event for all ages.


7. Hedland Art Awards

The Hedland Art Awards, held annually in September, celebrate the diversity and creativity of art in the Pilbara region. The awards attract both local and national artists, with categories in painting, sculpture, photography, and more.

8. Blessing of the Fleet

The Blessing of the Fleet is an annual event that celebrates the maritime heritage of Port Hedland. The ceremony involves a procession of boats from the harbour to the beach, where a priest blesses the vessels and crews. The event also includes market stalls, food stalls, and a range of family activities.

Contact Details

For more information on any of these events, contact:

Port Hedland Visitor Centre
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland
Phone: 08 9173 1711
Email: tourism@porthedland.wa.gov.au

So make sure you mark your calendars for these amazing events and have a fantastic time in and around Port Hedland!