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Published 03 October 2023

Skyfest 2024 returns to Bunbury's Koombana Bay on Friday 26 January 2024 with an exciting array of events and activities! Featuring live music, food trucks, markets, Strongperson competition, beach activities and of course an impressive fireworks display to light the night sky.

The Mayor's Citizenship Awards and the annual breakfast hosted by the Apex Club of Bunbury Koombana will kickstart the day at 6.30am at Koombana Foreshore, and the ever-popular The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Fun Run returns at 7.30am at Pat Usher Foreshore.

There is an impressive line-up of events happening throughout the day along Koombana Foreshore, Koolambidi Woola and Koombana North. A beachside concert will see the start of the evening festivities at 4pm as well as an outdoor broadcast by Hit95.7. At 8.30pm it will be time to look up for the fireworks display - set to be our biggest and most impressive yet!

  • 10am to late – Summer Carnival 

    12pm to 7pm – Markets and Lego play at Market Square

    4pm to 9pm – Food trucks, beach concert and entertainment at Koombana Foreshore

    8.30pm – Fireworks display launched from Jetty Road

  • Exciting lineup of performers from 4pm to 8.30pm to hit the beach concert stage.

    • Koondarm Dance Mob
    • Anchormen
    • Fingers ( Mitchell Cullen)
    • The Platinum Project
  • 10am to late | Summer Carnival at Koombana Bay | More information

    From 10am | Taffys 12 and under Colouring Station and Competiton at Taffys Koombana North

    12pm to 7pm | Lego Construction Station at Market Square, Hosted by Southwest Lighthouse Lego Group and Bunbury Town Teams

    12pm to 7pm |Markets at Market Square, Hosted by South West Pop-up Shops and Events

    12pm to 5pm | Lego Mosaic Creations at Koombana Bay Dome Café, Hosted by Southwest Lighthouse Lego Group and Dome Bunbury

    3pm to 8pm | Southwests Strongest Man & Woman at Koolambidi Woola (Bunbury Youth Precinct), Hosted by South West Strength

    3pm to 5pm| Beach Volleyball Come and Try Drop-in Games 12+ at Koombana Bay , Hosted by Bunbury Volleyball Association

    4pm to 9pm| Dinner at Dusk food trucks at Koombana Foreshore carpark

    4pm to 9pm | Lebanese Cuisine and DJ Beats at Cedar by the Water (this is a ticketed event please contact Cedar by the Water)

    4.30pm to 5.30pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm | Shipwreck Talks with Barbara Rae at Koombana Footbridge. Hosted by Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre Book via Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre Events | Eventbrite

    5.30pm to 6.30pm | Beach Volleyball Exhibition Matches at Koombana Bay, hosted by Bunbury Volleyball Association

    6pm to 10pm | Uptown Balcony Beach Party at Dolphin Discovery Centre*Booking required* Book tickets here

  • Skyfest fireworks show with Hit 95.7 broadcast will begin at 8.30pm launching from the end of Jetty Road.

    There will be a Full Exclusion Zone on Friday 26 January from 6pm to 9.30pm.

    Jetty Road will be closed to traffic from 10am Thursday 25 January to 12pm Saturday 27 January.

    There are so many amazing viewpoints for the fireworks from Boulters Heights, the Cut, Grand Canals and more we encourage you to explore these locations.

    The fireworks can be noisy and overwhelming for some people – we encourage you to bring earplugs or headphones to wear during the fireworks show if this applies to yourself or someone you know.

    • Cruise on a Beam scooter and save by using discount code SKYFEST24
    • A free event Shuttle Bus service will be available from Bunbury Forum and Bunbury Bus Station to Koombana Foreshore.
      • Getting to Koombana Foreshore: Shuttles will operate between Bunbury Forum and Bunbury Bus Station to the event from 3.30pm every 10 minutes until the last service at 8.10pm
      • Getting from Koombana Foreshore after fireworks: Shuttles will operate from the event area to Bunbury Bus Station and Bunbury Forum until 9.55pm every five to 10 minutes.
    • Bus Services – Park and ride with bus services running from Dalyellup, Eaton, Australind, Carey Park and Bunbury Forum, with free travel to and from Bunbury.
      • Getting to Bunbury by bus: The below service routes will be running on a Saturday timetable to support you in getting into the Bunbury Bus Station, where you can then jump on an event shuttle bus to Koombana Foreshore.
        • Australind | Route 841 plus additional service departing Kingston at 6.24pm
        • Eaton/Millbridge | Routes 844, 845 plus additional 845 service departing Kingston at 6.38pm
        • Dalyellup | Route 843 plus additional services departing Norton Prom at 5.45pm and 6.45pm
        • Bunbury | Routes 827 , 828,  829, 830, 832 plus additional 828, 829 and 832 services departing South West Health Campus at 6.39pm (828), 7.07pm (829) and 5.59pm (832)
      • Leaving Bunbury CBD: Additional services will operate post-event to support you in getting home. The below service routes and times will all leave from the Bunbury Bus Station:
        Route To Departure Times
        841 Australind (Travers Drive Before Paris Road) 9.15pm & 9.30pm
        845 Australind (Kingston) 9.15pm & 9.30pm
        844 Eaton (Millbridge) 9.15pm & 9.30pm
        827 Bunbury (Ince Road/Alyxia Drive) 9.25pm & 9.35pm
        828 Bunbury (Bunbury Health Campus) 9.25pm & 9.35pm
        832 Bunbury (Bunbury Health Campus) 9.15pm & 9.30pm
        830 Bunbury (Somerville Drive/Hildas ) 9.15pm & 9.35pm
        843 Dalyellup (Norton Promenade /Hutt Drive 9.15pm & 9.35pm

    Don’t forget about Bunbury’s escooter services too.

    BEAM scooter discount!

    Simply use the code: SKYFEST24 for your discount.

    • Event Communication Board handout (clickable link)
    • Lost children wristband available at City of Bunbury information desk (located at Koombana Foreshore near Beach Concert and entertainment area)
    • Event shuttle bus accessible stop (suitable for wheelchair users and parents with pram due to installed ramps and matting.
    • Special event ACROD parking will be available at Symmons Street Carpark (next to Rivers – 31 Symmons Street, Bunbury). Bays will be limited and monitored, please present a ACROD sticker to the event parking marshal to utilise this parking area. Event patrons can then access the Shuttle bus service from Bunbury Bus Station.
    • Accessible toilets facilities
  • Drive and Park – click here to see where you can park and accessible parking options.

    Parking in the CBD is free on Public Holidays!

  • Koombana Drive will be closed from Blair Street/Casuarina Drive to Austral Parade from 3.30pm to 10pm.

    Jetty Road past the moorings/pens to allow for the fireworks exclusion zone.

    Please plan ahead.

  • If you have any queries regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact the City’s Events Team,, phone: 9792 7144, stay up to date via our Skyfest Facebook event. Interested in volunteering for Skyfest? Apply here.

    Skyfest is part of our Summer Lovin', view the range of activities in the program below.