Community events form the backbone of Bunbury’s social calendar. The City also attracts many regional, and occasionally state, competitions and events. Two major events on the social calendar are Christmas in the City, which combines the carols by candlelight, festival and street parade, and the Sky Fest Australia Day Celebrations.

Bunbury is also home to annual iconic music festival, Groovin the Moo.

Check the Events Calendar here to take advantage of all the exciting events coming up.  

The City strongly encourages and supports community, industry, cultural and sporting groups to deliver their own events. We invite you to discuss your event with the City of Bunbury Events team.

Events Support Team

To ensure your event is delivered safely and of the highest quality, the City’s Events Team can provide assistance to applicants to:

  • Discuss venue options for your event
  • Provide assistance in booking a Council venue/ground
  • Provide advice in event management
  • Assistance in applying for and obtaining relevant event permits
  • Provide information on Council funding programs
  • Provide options and referrals on local businesses, entertainment and activities

City of Bunbury Hosted Events

Christmas in the City - (Event page here)

The annual Christmas celebration combines the street parade, festival and carols concert. Held on the second Sunday in December, Christmas in the City invites the Bunbury-Geographe community to celebrate the festive season.  It features free activities and entertainment for the whole family. Line the streets of the CBD to watch the parade of colourful floats pass by. Then make your way to Graham Bricknell Music Shell to sing-along to Christmas carols.

Stallholder applications are now closed.

Bunbury Summer Jam

Are you a musician, magician, artist or think you can strike up a crown entertaining on the street? Register your interest to be a part of the City of Bunbury’s Bunbury Summer Jam, a street entertainment series adding vibrancy to the Bunbury CBD and promoting the City’s permit-free Share the Spot busking locations.

Four Summer Jams will be held throughout Summer from 11am – 2pm on the same Saturdays as the Bunbury Markets; 2 and 16 December 2017 and 6 and 20 January 2018. Street entertainers will be placed throughout the Bunbury CBD and Marlston Waterfront, and will receive $75 from the City of Bunbury, as well as being able to take donations from the public of course.

Expressions of interest for street entertainers are open now!

To register your interest, complete and return the Expression of Interest form here by Friday 24 November 2017.

An event map for people interested in checking out the Summer Jam will be launched closer to the event. 

For queries please contact the City’s Events Team on or 9792 7000.

If you’re interested in busking in Bunbury, check out the City of Bunbury’s guidelines and permit-free Share the Spot locations here

Sky Fest Australia Day Celebrations - (Event page here)

The annual Sky Fest Australia Day Celebrations is held on 26 January.  It invites the Bunbury-Geographe community to share in a nation-wide celebration of pride. The event is held at Bicentennial Square and the Graham Bricknell Music Shell.   Sky Fest hosts an entertaining day out for the whole community.  It is fully inclusive with live music, free activities, rides, and more.

Stallholder applications are now closed.

City of Bunbury Events Strategy

Together with the Bunbury Events Advisory Group (BEAG), the City of Bunbury has developed an Events Strategy that identifies, attracts and supports a diverse range of events to Bunbury-Geographe, which will guide the BEAG and Council Officers.

Download the City of Bunbury Events Strategy 2017-2020

Please click on the relevant link below to access all event-related information. If you can't find what you are looking for please call the events team on 9792 7000.

Using City of Bunbury Venues

Advertising your Event

City of Bunbury Billboard and Banner Hire

Share the Spot (busking, street appeals, information distribution)

Grant Funding Program