Western Australia Circus Festival Returns

Get ready for three days of endless fun as the Western Australia Circus Festival returns this January! For those fortunate enough to be in the region on Australia Day weekend (January 26th to 28th), this is an event that you mustn’t miss.

The news article “The Western Australia Circus Festival 2013″ has full details on this event. It says the following about its history: “Lunar Circus began in 1995 and spent the first 6 years of its existence touring all over Australia, bringing circus acts and musicians to many isolated corners of the country. In 2002 they spent a year touring Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia before returning to work on their base 30 kilometres south of Margaret River. Once established, in 2004 they founded the Lunar Circus School and in 2007 held the first ever Western Australia Circus Festival.” http://www.weekendnotes.com/western-australia-circus-festival/

The Festival:

The first Western Australia Circus Festival was a massive success in 2007 and it has been growing in popularity and size since then. Now running over three days in January every year and held from noon until midnight, the event offers a lot more than circus performances as it features entertainers from across the globe. There are outdoor shows, Big Top shows, bands, acrobats, family shows, late-night adult cabaret, comedy, food stalls and markets, all contributing to endless fun.

2013 Highlights

The renowned Spanish acrobats Estropicio use Chinese pole, double balance, double trapeze, dance and acrobatics in original and unique pieces which explore different journeys and personalities with insight and humour.

The Matchbox Big Band of Vienna will grace the Western Australia Circus Festival. They have travelled around the world to play their original tunes and comedy at live gigs, business meetings, inaugurations, rocket launchings etc.

In between, visitors can watch the dance, high dive, try out the flying trapeze or participate in a workshop. And of course, the circus festival won’t be complete without performances by its hosts– the Lunar Circus.

Watch the video to have an idea of what the Western Australia Circus Festival has to offer


Tickets for the festival are currently on sale. There is a range of options, with three-day weekend passes including free camping. In case you can’t afford to buy a ticket, you can get in touch with the organisers for volunteering in return for a weekend ticket.

Go to the website  for more information on the Western Australia Circus Festival

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I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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