There’s always something happening in the area of Busselton & Vasse. With its sparkling blue ocean, lush forests and white sandy beaches, there’s no wonder why it has developed a fantastic reputation as the place to come for events. From music, arts, cultural and cultural events to sporting competitions, there’s something to cater to all ages and interests.
The festival of Busselton
A highlight of the summer season, this two-week event has plenty of free activities for people all ages to enjoy. A deckchair-cinema screening starts the festivities, with a fireworks display and concert wrapping things up. January.
The Busselton Jetty Swim
Solo swimmers and relay teams take to the water for the 3.6km swim around Busselton Jetty, with two days of entertainment, activities and family-friendly fun. February.
Plane spotters will be soaring with delight as more than 100 aircraft, including 30 rare planes, take to the skies. There are also vintage and classic car displays, restored military vehicles, aviation-related stalls and hangar displays, plus entertainment for the kids. March.
Quit Forest Rally
Barnard Park hosts the best rally drivers in the country during the Quit Forest Rally, WA’s high-octane round of the Australian Rally Championship. Stages take place around Busselton and Nannup and it’s free to attend. March/April.
Busselton festival of Triathlon
Witness a gruelling three days of competition, including the challenging Busselton IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon featuring a 1.9km swim, 90.1km bike ride and 21.1km run; plus the SunSmart Kids Triathlon for seven to 15-year-olds. May.
Busselton hosts CinéfestOZ, a film festival that showcases and celebrates Australian and French films over five dazzling days, with premieres, screenings and gala events. August.
Busselton Wildflower Exhibition
No need to go bush – the Uniting Church Busselton’s annual Wildflower Exhibition is a 90-year tradition, featuring some of the most beautiful flowers growing wild in the southwest corner of WA. October.
Sunsmart Ironman WA Busselton
The SunSmart Ironman WA has forged a reputation as the place to achieve a personal best, thanks to the flat and fast course comprising a 3.8km swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty, a 180km ride through Ludlow Tuart Forest, and a 42.2km run to finish things off. December.