South West, Western Australia

Busselton events

Looking for Busselton events while in town? Well there’s no shortage of fun, festivities and attractions in this gorgeous South West city. Below are some of our favourite events that are taking place in Busselton in 2020.

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Jazz By The Bay

Dates announced soon

Held in winter, Jazz by te Bay is Western Australia’ premiere regional jazz fesitval. Held across more than 20 venues in Busselton and beyond, the festival aims to get locals and visitors out of hibernation and into some cosy venues where they can dance, swing and jive to over 200 artists across four incredible days. There’s also great food and wine events throughout the festival.

Weekly markets

Every weekend

Busselton has a number of weekend markets held at various times and locations around the city. For your fair share of local produce, crafts, delicious pastries and preserves, handmade items, soaps, candles, great entertainment and more, visit the City Of Busselton website.

Festival of Busselton

1 – 31st JAN 2020

the Festival of Busselton has been successfully entertaining locals and visitors of the region for over 56 years. This free festival runs a number of events that run throughout the month of January. From the sandcastle competition, glow rides, a treasure hunt, chalk and more – the Festival of Busselton has an exciting program that will keep you coming back for more each year.

Busselton Jetty Swim

9 FEB 2020

The annual Busseton Jetty swim is upon us. InN it’s 25th year, The Sunsmart Busselton Jetty Swim has grown from a small and local city swim to an internattionally recognised event, with an impressive turnout of 3300 competitiors lined up for 2020. Whether you’re keen to swim or just be apart of the incredible atmosphere, it’s definitely a day you don’t want to miss.


1 – 3 MAY 2020

Discover the world of exciting elite iron men and women in this world class sporting event. Spectators line the foreshore of Busselton to cheer on the athletes for the swim in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay, the flat and fast bike leg through the Tuart Forest and the run along the foreshore of Busselton. You don’t want to miss this.


26 – 30 AUG 2020

Your chance to rub shoulders with the stars. CinefestOZ, held every August, is Australia’s premier destination film festival. It attracts filmmakers, stars and visitors to Australia’s South West, with a massive program of film related events and film industry forums in the Western Australian centres of Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and surround.

Cape to cape MTB

22 – 25 OCT 2020

The Cape to Cape MTB is a four-day mountain bike stage race through the Margaret River region in Western Australia. The event is a challenge for riders of all levels, either recreational or competitive. The course is set to an iconic backdrop of world-famous surf beaches, private farmland and national parks.

Tour of Margaret River

6 – 8 NOV 2020

Deemed a bike race like no other, the Tour of Margaret River is one of the latest stage races in Australia, drawing some of the biggest names in cycing. The race brings both amateur and professional rideriung teams around the beautiful Margaret River Region of Western Australia who can complete directly against each other.

Gourmet Escape

8 – 17 NOV 2020

This is a must-see 10 day food and wine event for every foodie. Over 50 culinary superstars, hosting 45 once in a lifetime dining experiences that span acros 3 stunning locations within the Margaret River region – this is one epicurean dream you don’t want to miss and will certainly never forget.