27 April – 1 May 2022


Shore Leave, traditionally the name given to time off for naval workers.

Shore Leave is a four-day event celebrating the culture, food and adventure that make the Midwest region unique. The name Shore Leave is a nod to the rich maritime history and the connotations of holiday, leisure, and adventure synonymous with the region.

The festival will also host one of the most unique dining experiences in Western Australia with the Abrolhos Long Table Lunch. Join us for a once in a lifetime dining experience on the Abrolhos Islands.

A central focus of the festival will be the Beach Price Markets at Fisherman’s Wharf. These markets will showcase Geraldton’s seafood and regional produce. Visitors will experience a bustling seafood market with a diverse range of fresh seafood for sale, live cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs all while enjoying a beer and some tasty seafood treats.


Shore Leave respectfully acknowledges the Yamatji Peoples who are the Traditional Owners and First People of the land on which the event will take place. The Nhanhagardi, Wilunyu, Naaguja. We would like to pay our respect to the Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of the Yamatji Peoples.

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