Bunbury hosts a huge day of Australia Day celebrations for all ages before highly anticipated firework display

Amy JohnstonBunbury Herald
Bunbury Skyshow. Australia day 2016. Jon Gellweiler
Camera IconBunbury Skyshow. Australia day 2016. Jon Gellweiler Credit: Jon Gellweiler/South West Times

Bunbury is set to host a huge Australia Day celebration, making sure there is something for all ages to enjoy throughout the day.

Bunbury kicks off its huge annual SkyFest celebrations at a bright and early 6.30am on Wednesday with the Bunbury-Koombana APEX Australia Day breakfast at the Graham Bricknell Music Shell.

Residents are invited to enjoy a cooked breakfast to fuel up before heading across the road to the Leschenault Inlet for the 30th annual The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Australia Day Fun Run.

Bunbury mayor Jaysen Miguel
Camera IconBunbury mayor Jaysen Miguel Credit: Luke McPherson

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The festivities start again at 4pm with a welcome to country before while the evening entertainment which includes carnival rides, an obstacle course, circus workshops and fire performances and a petting zoo.

Bring the whole family to the Cinefest OZ community screening from 4.15pm at the Bicentennial Square to watch Australian-made films 100% Wolf first before H is for Happiness at 6.30pm

Local market stalls and food trucks will also be present, along with live music.

Once the sun sets at 8.30pm the night will light up with the highly anticipated Skyworks.

For something more low key, the Koombana Bay Sailing Club will host an Australia Day event from 2.30pm, with the competitive sailing course from 3pm.

Live act Wasted Sunday will perform from 5.30pm. The club will also hold an all you can eat sausage sizzle and has a licensed bar.

The Wellington Hotel will celebrate Australia Day along with its first birthday all day with cheap food and drink specials and live music from the Velvet Edge

Danielle, 10, and Ashlee Burke, 10, and Rhys, 7, and Ethan Pitts, 10, wait for the fireworks.
Camera IconDanielle, 10, and Ashlee Burke, 10, and Rhys, 7, and Ethan Pitts, 10, wait for the fireworks. Credit: Briana Fiore/Harvey-Waroona Repo/Harvey-Waroona Repo

Bring your picnic rug to the Shire of Dardanup‘s Australia Day breakfast at Carramar Park from 8am before a day of activities, including a bouncy castle, magician, live music and a choir.

Eaton residents can enjoy a breakfast feast at the Eaton Foreshore from 8am before a citizenship ceremony and the WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards. Kids can enjoy activities including Old McDonald’s Animal Farm, face painters, a bouncy castle, a magician and the Lions train.

The Brunswick Junction Lions Club will host its annual Australia Day breakfast at the Tom Pearson Pavilion at the Brunswick Showgrounds.

South West residents attending Australia Day events are reminded to wear masks and practise social distancing.

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