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2024 Events

Events, times, dates & locations are subject to change.  Keep up to date by following our Facebook page.

Sunday 31st Dec

New Year’s Eve Concert – Featuring Last Minute 

Busselton Foreshore Amphitheatre, 6pm – 9pm

Join us as we see out the year with live music and fabulous food! Local talet “Last Minute” will be belting out the classics so come prepared to dance and sing along!! The night will conclude with the burning of the iconic Festival Spirit made by our friends at Busselton Men’s Shed. This is a free family-friendly event so you can celebrate with everyone!

 

Saturday 6th Jan

SUP Dragon Board Races

Busselton Jetty Beach, 9:30am – 1pm

Mighty Red Paddle Co Dragon Boards are built for teams of 4. These stand up paddle boards glide through the water swiftly with the power of 8 arms paddling at once!

Come and take advantage of the professional instructors and boards generously supplied for the day by SUP Life Busselton and Perth SUP School.

Register your team, choose a team theme and dress for the occasion. The registration fee is $20 per team with all money raised donated to charity. Head over to www.suplifebusselton.com.au to book your team in. Limited space so don't delay!!

Great prizes for Best Dressed, Best Wipe Out, Best Team Name, and The Ultimate Dragon Slayer. We have it all covered!

Spectators are free and encouraged to cheer loudly!

 

Sunday 7th Jan

The Big Water Fight

Signal Park Busselton, 3pm – 4:30pm

Join us in the epic water fight battle for 2024!! BYO water pistols and prepare to get drenched! Bring your own bucket for speedy refills! There will be free water slides too and ice-cream for sale.

 

Monday 8th Jan

Outdoor Cinema – Paper Planes

Art Geo Courtyard Busselton, 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx.

Food & coffee will be available for purchase from a selection of food vans. Movie starts when the sun is set but come early to get your spot! Before the film everyone can have a go at making their own paper planes and see who can fly the furthest! Please only bring low back chairs or picnic blankets so that everyone can enjoy the film.

 

Wednesday 10th Jan

Sandcastle Competition

Busselton Foreshore Beach (between big jetty & little jetty), 10am - 12pm

Grab your buckets & spades and head on down for this all-ages competition! Thanks to our friends at the Busselton Jetty there will be prizes available for the most amazing sandcastle creations! Entry is free!

Please contact the team at The Busselton Jetty for more information on this event.

 

Thursday 11th Jan

Pirate’s Day on The Leeuwin II

Allie’s Landing on Busselton Jetty, 9:30am - 11am 

Dress in your best pirate outfit and come onboard the Leeuwin II docked at Allie’s Landing on the Busselton Jetty. For a gold coin donation, you can explore the ship and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed kids! This is an all-ages event so anyone who loves to dress up like a pirate, and/or wants to see the Leeuwin, can come along!

 

Thursday 11th Jan

Yalyalup Twilight Picnic & Glow Ride

Georgiana Molly School, 6pm – 8:30pm

Relax by on the grass of the school oval with live music by Jensen Emmett and grab dinner from one our food vans, or pack a picnic. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes to ride along our lakeside course in a bicycle parade around the nearby park! Glow sticks and recycled materials are highly encouraged! There will also be market stalls on the night for some fun shopping! This is a free family-friendly event.

 

Saturday 13th Jan

Dogs Day Out

Kaloorup Oval Vasse, 8am – 12pm

Bring your dogs along for all the fun! There will be market stalls for dog lovers, a sausage sizzle and a coffee van. You can enter your pooch in our pet parade to win some pawesome prizes! Show off their talents, or simply show off how cute they are! Prizes for best dressed too, so you can even dress your doggo up! Entry is FREE!

**Please note: all dogs must be on a leash at all times, dog poo bags and water will be provided. Please no unsociable dogs**

 

Sunday 14th Jan

Dunsborough Twilight Picnic

Dunsborough Foreshore, 6pm – 8:30pm

Enjoy sunset by the beach with live music (Act TBA) and grab dinner from one our food vans, or pack a picnic. There will be market stalls on the night for some light shopping and other activities for the whole family! This is a free family-friendly event.

 

Monday 15th Jan

Outdoor Cinema – E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Art Geo Courtyard Busselton, 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx.

Food & coffee will be available for purchase from a selection of food vans. Movie starts when the sun is set but come early to get your spot! Please only bring low back chairs or picnic blankets so that everyone can enjoy the film.

 

Wednesday 17th Jan

Petticoat Lane

Queen Street Busselton, 6pm – 9pm

The centre of town becomes a huge twilight market as stalls set up and businesses open their doors for late night trade. There will be food and entertainment galore to keep you going as you shop ‘til you drop! This year will see many new stalls join us as well as lots of old favourites.

 

Friday 19th Jan - Sunday 21st Jan

Art in the Park

Mitchell Park Busselton, 8:30am - 5pm Fri & Sat & 8:30am - 4pm Sun

Experience an art gallery in the park at the heart of town. This event is proudly run by the Busselton Art Society. 

 

Saturday 20th Jan

Main Event Concert

Busselton Foreshore Amphitheatre, 5pm – 9pm

Don’t miss the Festival’s spectacular Main Event! The evening will kick off with Battle of The Bands 1st heat – don’t miss seeing what amazing talent the local kids have! Then we welcome back Jordan Anthony as our headline act, performing covers and originals with his band.

 

Saturday 20th Jan

Fireworks

Busselton Foreshore, 9pm

At the conclusion of the concert turn your attention to the sky as we light up the night! Our amazing fireworks display will be released from the iconic Busselton Jetty and can be seen across the bay. 

 

Monday 22nd Jan

Outdoor Cinema – Oddball

Art Geo Courtyard Busselton, 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx.

Food & coffee will be available for purchase from a selection of food vans. Movie starts when the sun is set but come early to get your spot! Please only bring low back chairs or picnic blankets so that everyone can enjoy the film.

 

Thursday 25th Jan

Busselton Twilight Picnic

Busselton Foreshore, 6pm – 9pm

Party by the ocean with live music from Scott Pearce & Stewie Music from 6pm – 8pm. Then from 8pm – 9pm get up and dance to the sounds of Fusion Groove! Dinner options available for purchase from one our food vans, or pack a picnic. There will be market stalls on the night for some light shopping and other activities for the whole family!

Friday 26th Jan

Community Open Water Swim

Busselton Foreshore, from 5:30am 

Hosted by Swimming Australia. Registrations open at 5:30am, briefing at 6:50am and the first wave of the race takes off at 7:00am.

For more information on  this event please head to swimming.org.au

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