Enjoy a weekend of activities and entertainment at the beachfront in Busselton.  Family friendly activities start on Saturday afternoon and continue throughout the weekend, including local artists performing, skate exhibition through to giant games on the foreshore of beach games and sandcastle competitions on Sunday.  We plan activities suitable for all ages and everyone is welcome to join in or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere.  Below are activities that are provided by our team at SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim, as well as activities that are presented by other community groups and clubs that you can participate in over the weekend.  For a full list and timing schedule, please see our programme.

Presented by SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim


SunSmart Beach Classic Games

Sunday 11th February, 2018 - Busselton beachfront

For those not taking part in the swim, there are plenty of great activities and competitions taking place on the foreshore on Sunday, 11th February 2018.

The fun kicks off at 9.00am with the SunSmart Family Treasure Hunt followed by the SunSmart Classic Beach Games.  The action really hots up with kids and parents taking part in the sandcastle competition, egg and spoon relays, 3 legged races, sack races, tug of war and more!

Plenty of fantastic prizes and passes have kindly been provided by local businesses and sponsors so head down to the foreshore and try your luck – just remember to be SunSmart! See you there!


Carbo Load Dinner

Saturday 10th February 2018 - The Equinox Kiosk from 5pm

If you are planning on carbo-loading the night before the SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2018, why not purchase a carbo-load take-away dinner from The Equinox Kiosk? The meals are $15 per person and include pasta served with a choice of sauce, plus salad and a bread roll. It is the meal of choice for anyone planning to swim around the Jetty on Sunday morning!

The carbo-load dinners are the perfect solution if you are planning on heading to the foreshore to watch the free concert. You won't need to pack a picnic! The meals are tasty and nutritious and a big thanks is extended to the team at The Equinox for organising the Carbo-Load Dinner each year.

Presented by Community Groups & Clubs

float parade

54th Festival of Busselton Float Parade

Saturday 20th January, 2018

Leaving from Signal Park and winding through the centre of Busselton's CBD.  Volunteers organise the floats from 3:30pm and let them loose at 4pm to travel down Queen Street, then along Prince Street, Stanley Street, Albert Street, before returning up Queen Street to Signal Park.

Prizes awarded in loads of categories including best float, best business float, best children's decorated bicycle, best float with children.

Grab a spot on the side of the road and watch the fantastic floats created by Busselton's clubs, organisations, events and businesses.  (Please note Roads will be closed to traffic).

DOWNLOAD the Festival Float Parade flyer

fun run 2017

The SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun Run

with Ambassador Steve Moneghetti

Saturday 10th February 2018

The half marathon and fun run is held annually on the 2nd weekend in February. The event has grown from 200 participants in 2009, the first year, to over 1300 participants in 2017. Competitors take part in half marathon, 10km and 5km fun runs which commence from the Busselton foreshore. Numbers are expected to increase this year with the announcement that former Olympic Marathon Runner, Steve Moneghetti, is the 2018 Ambassador for the half marathon.

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Scenic Helicopters

Scenic Tours of Geographe Bay

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th February, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it is like to fly in a helicopter? Now you have your chance to get up in the air and check out the scenery of the spectacular Geographe Bay from the sky!

The SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim has organised a dedicated helicopter aerial patrol to survey the waters surrounding the Busselton Jetty from 7.50am to 11.50am during the races and Scenic Helicopters have kindly offered to conduct scenic tours throughout the weekend to give everyone the opportunity to witness the spectacular sights of Busselton.

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