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Published 11 July 2024

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Summer Lovin,’ returns this November to the City of Bunbury!  

Back for its second year, the awesome summer program will feature a variety of events and place activations between 1 December 2024 to 31 January 2025. 

Summer Lovin’ will activate Bunbury's CBD and iconic waterways, with a series of community events and activities for residents and visitors to connect and participate, achieving a strong sense of community and belonging. 

The objectives of the campaign are to:  

  • Activate strategic locations in Bunbury 
  • Increase pride and a sense of belonging in the community 
  • Promote Bunbury as a hub of culture and creativity 
  • Support community and business-led events 
  • Increase visitation to the City Centre 
  • Strategically align events under a common theme 

The Place Activation team is looking for community groups, event organisers and local businesses within the CBD to develop and deliver independent events and activities that align with the Summer Lovin’ criteria.  

The team welcomes new initiatives and previously delivered events and or activities to apply. 

Check out the following criteria, and if your proposal meets these criteria, please apply.  

  • Occurs on spaces identified for activation, including Koombana Foreshore, Koombana North, Jetty Baths, Back Beach, Koolambidi Woola, Leschenault Inlet, Bicentennial Square, Graham Bricknell Music Shell, Queens Gardens, Guppy Park, or the CBD 
  • Occurs during the month of December and or January 
  • Is open, inclusive, and accessible to all members of the public to attend 
  • Contributes to a healthy, active, and/or connected community 
  • For businesses, Summer Lovin’ presents a unique opportunity to step outside your business-as-usual activity. We encourage you to consider pop-up or temporary activations for instance, a café could host a coffee and craft event, or a yoga teacher could lead a class in a local park. Let your creativity shine!  

Expression of Interest

If you are interested in joining the Summer Lovin' fun please apply via the button below.

  • Inclusion of event/activity details on the City’s website, Facebook (21k + followers), Instagram (6.5k followers), e-newsletter and City Focus (Bunbury Herald).

    Inclusion of event details in a dedicated Summer Lovin, printed promotional program, distributed throughout the South West.

    Assistance/advice in developing your offering.

    Opportunity for aligned events/activations to apply for funding through the City’s Grant program.

    Guidance in obtaining relevant permits for your event.

  • Be proactive in promoting your event/activity to the community.

    Tag the City of Bunbury in all social media posts to provide the City with the opportunity to re-share posts as feasible.

    Share any relevant imagery with the City of Bunbury to be used for future promotion.

    Inform the Place Activation team if the details of the initiative have changed, especially if the initiative is cancelled.

    Obtain relevant permits and approvals for the initiative.

    Collect initiative data, including attendance numbers, and provide relevant feedback to the city at the completion of initiative.

  • Sunset Markets at Koombana Foreshore presented by South West Pop up Shops and Events

    Beachflix at Koombana Foreshore presented by Café 62 Thirty

    Qi-gong at Jetty Baths, presented by Silver Yogis

    Chinese New Year Lantern Festival at Queens Gardens, presented by Bunbury Chinese New Festival

  • For further information about the EOI please contact the Place Activation team at or 9792 7144.