Top 10 things to do in Bunbury this week

South Western Times

Arguably the biggest event on the community calendar, Australia Day Skyfest and other celebrations dominate our list this week.

1. Skyfest

Australia Day firework display in Bunbury
Camera IconAustralia Day firework display in Bunbury Credit: classic international

The City of Bunbury Skyfest Australia Day celebrations will be held at Bicentennial Square and Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell on Friday.

The festivities kick off with a breakfast at 6.30am organised by the Apex Club of Bunbury Koombana followed by the Bunbury Runners Club Fun Run and the Mayor’s Citizenship and Awards Ceremony.

Enjoy family-friendly activities, entertainment, food and drinks from 11am onwards.

Fireworks will finish up the celebrations with a spectacular lighting up of the Bunbury sky.

For more information, contact the Bunbury City Council on 9792 7000.

2. Film festival

Escape the heat this summer and relax with some of the best films from around the globe.

Enjoy a hand-picked selection of 12 films with 35 sessions over five consecutive weekends at BREC.

From home grown Aussie humour, international comedies, stellar animation and mind-blowing documentaries, there is something for everyone.

For more information and tickets, contact the Box Office on 1300 661 272.

3. Mashd N Kutcher

Party away Australia Day with dynamic duo Mashd N Kutcher at The Cube Garden Party.

The popular DJ’s headline the set on Friday from 6pm at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre along with a huge line-up of acts.

The night will provide amazing views for the Skyfest fireworks as it overlooks the picturesque Leschenault Inlet. Contact the Box Office on 1300 661 272 for tickets.

4. Hottest 100

Head to the Rose Hotel or Trafalgars Hotel to countdown Triple J’s Hottest 100 on Saturday from 11am.

The Rose Hotel will have the usual antics along with ping pong, Play Station and leftovers from Australia Day.

Trafalgars will have all-day meals and $10 cocktails.

5. Mesa Cosa

Good times are guaranteed as Melbourne’s Mesa Cosa roll into Prince of Wales Hotel for an explosive show.

Once described as the love child of The Birthday Party and the Dead Kennedys, the frenzied punk, garage and rock sound of Mesa Cosa is not to be missed.

Tickets are available from www.coolperthnights.oztix.com.au.

6. Australia Day golf

Bunbury Golf Club hosts a two-day Gold Letter Australia Day Classic on Saturday and Sunday from 7.30am.

Members and visitors are invited to participate in this individual stableford event.

For more information, contact the club on 9725 1231.

7. Drama Play

Discover fun, creativity and joy through storytelling, script and character development, movement, acting, voice and improvisation.

Withers Library hosts Kerry Shaw from the Play Company for children aged five to 12 for a morning full of laughter, play and positive energy on Thursday from 10.30am.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

8. Harness racing

Harness racing returns to Donaldson Park this Sunday when the Bunbury Trotting Club hosts yet another excellent meet.

With races, full bar and canteen facilities, there is plenty to do on and off the track.

With the Manea Classic just a month away, there is no better time than now to get into the harness racing action.

9. Race meet

Regional Championships. Winner Niccatrice.
Camera IconRegional Championships. Winner Niccatrice. Credit: Simon Merritt Western Racepix

Spend Australia Day trackside when the Bunbury Turf Club hosts the Australia Day meet.

Not only will there be excellent horse racing to watch, but there will be live music until 6.15pm and children’s activities all day.

Gates open at midday, with the first race from 1.08pm.

10. Movies

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Camera IconThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Setttle into the red seats at Grand Cinemas Bunbury for I, Tonya and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on Thursday.

I, Tonya chronicles the darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding while Three Billboards tells the story of a mother’s daring acts to help solve her daughter’s murder.

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