Bunbury turns it on for Australia Day

The Australia Day fireworks are always a popular attraction over the Leschenault Inlet. AUSTRALIA Day has always been a day in which Bunbury citizens come together and celebrate the nation we live in and this year’s City of Bunbury Skyfest Australia Day festivities promise to be the best yet.

With so many things to see and do, you and the family can enjoy a huge day of fun throughout the Bunbury CBD.

Starting at 6.30am, you can enjoy a delicious cooked Aussie breakfast at the Silverchain fundraising breakfast.

The last two years’ funds made it possible for Silverchain to purchase new assets for the charity group.

Following the breakfast, you and the kids can participate in the annual Bunbury Mail Australia Day Fun Run.

The starter’s gun blasts off at 7.30am on the Pat Usher promenade and you can participate in either the 5km walk, 5km run or 10km run.

The Mayor’s Australia Day citizenship and award ceremony will follow the fun run an hour later, beginning at 8.30am at the Graham Bricknell Music Shell.

You can catch the Bunbury City Band performing at the music shell half an hour before the ceremony just before a welcome to country and the national anthem are performed.

After that, why not check out the Australia Day fair that runs down Blair Street and through Bicentennial Square?

The fair is on from 2pm to 9pm and will also be running at Bicentennial Square on January 24 and 25.

You will find carnival rides, a side show, food and beverage stalls and roving entertainment.

There is also plenty on offer for the kids this Australia Day, with the free Kanga Kids’ Zone operating from 2pm to 7pm.

There will be plenty of things to do including crafts, circus activities, a song and dance show and more.

For mothers and fathers with young children, the Bupa baby base located near the kids’ zone is available for you to feed, settle or change your baby or toddler.

Freedom Island is another popular feature at Bunbury’s Australia Day celebrations.

Operating from 2pm, Freedom Island is a hive of activity for teenagers with local DJs, bands and a mini water park.

The senior’s space will also be running this year.

Adjacent to the main event, the space will provide a quieter and more inclusive area from where you can enjoy the festivities.

The Dale Alcock Concert is the perfect way to enjoy the late afternoon/evening period of the day.

Kicking off at 3pm, the family concert will feature local South West artists.

Then to close out the day, you can’t look past the brilliant fireworks display.

At 8.30pm, Bunbury’s sky will be lit up with a beautiful array of fireworks.

For more information about the Australia Day activities visit the City of Bunbury website at bunbury.w a.gov.au

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