The Festival of Busselton was first held in 1964 and started by the Rotary Club of Busselton with great support from the local community. Over the years, local residents took over the organisation of the Festival and to this day continue to volunteer their time and expertise to ensure a continually evolving and relevant community experience for all!
The 2021 Make Smoking History Festival of Busselton will celebrate 57 years of bringing free family events and entertainment to the southwest and the organising committee is currently hard at work behind the scenes finalising the Festival's much-loved event programme. Once complete, you will find the details for all of next year's fabulous events online right here!
If you want to be involved and would like to provide sponsorship or volunteer your time and services to help deliver the Festival of Busselton, please use the form on our Contact Page and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
Welcome to the 2021... Festival of Busselton
The City of Busselton is a very proud long-time sponsor of
the Festival of Busselton. This locally born festival has
enjoyed outstanding longevity, and the fact that it continues
to be embraced with such enthusiasm is testament to the
community’s genuine affection for it.
Long before the region carried the mantle ‘Events Capital
WA’; the Festival was delighting locals and drawing visitors.
The success of the Festival of Busselton, especially during
the early years, paved the way for the evolution of our now
truly brilliant event calendar. The Festival offers wonderful
opportunities for free family fun and a great excuse to come
together with friends to enjoy what’s on offer in the
Busselton CBD, foreshore and surrounds.
Festival time is synonymous with summer time here in the
City of Busselton and the 2021 programme is packed with
events and activities, with a fresh take on some of the
classic events as well as the introduction of some new ones. A highlight this year is the addition of the
family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at the Busselton foreshore with live music and fireworks.
This year, perhaps more than ever, the importance of re-connecting and enjoying our community with our
loved ones has never been bigger. We ask all attendees to look after yourselves and your family’s health,
and to adhere to directions given particularly with regard to COVID. Your actions will go a long way to
ensuring events like this can continue.
I would like to thank the Festival Committee on their professionalism and dedication in what has been a
particularly challenging year. I would also like to acknowledge the numerous volunteers who selflessly
give their time, and the other sponsors of the Festival, as it is only through continued local business and
community involvement that these free family focused events can remain viable and grow.
Have a safe and happy summer.
Mayor Grant Henley