Events around Bunbury

Djeran Season

Banskia 'Parrot Bush' - sassdesigns ©
A key indicator of the change of season is cool nights and dew in the early mornings. As the season progresses the nights will become cooler and damper, along with further cool and rainy days.

The winds have also changed, especially in their intensity, with light breezes generally swinging from the south-east to south-west.

The previous season’s young have reached maturity and most have either left their parents or are getting ready to. And there’s lots of ants flying around. This is why it is also often referred to as the ‘ant season’ or ‘the season of adulthood’.

Djeran is a time of red flowers, including the red flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) on the south coast, as well as the smaller and more petite flowers of the summer flame (Beaufortia aestiva) in the north of Nyungar Country. You may also notice the red ‘rust’ and seed cones forming on the male and female sheoaks (Allocasuarina fraseriana), called condil. A lot of the Banksias are displaying their flowers too.

For those of you on the land today, if you have a wattle flowering in Nyungar boodja in April – on your property or verge nearby – remove it now before it seeds! It’s probably a weed that degrades local biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Without active control it will keep spreading, as these species are prolific seeders and grow really fast. Our native wattle species flower during Djilba season (roughly August to September) and are one of the key indicators of that season.

Info sourced from www.kooyarwongi.com.au – image courtesy of sassdesigns.com.au

 

FRIDAY 24th MAY

• Rose Hotel, 27 Wellington Street, Bunbury – ‘Nashville Nights’ from 8pm – Grab your cowboy boots and dust off those hats, because every Friday night, the Rose is turning into the hottest country music night in the West! For further information phone 9721 4533.

• The Wellington Hotel, 36 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Karaoke in the front Bar from 8.00pm. For further information phone 9724 3900.

• Froth Craft Bunbrewery, 12 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Pierce Brothers’ from 8.00pm. For further information phone 0407 718 751.

• The Burlington Hotel, 51 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Platinum Project’ from 8.30pm. For further information phone 9721 2075.

• Prince of Wales Hotel, 41 Stephen Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Shore Haven’ from 8.30pm. For further information phone 9721 2016.

 

• Running in the Shadows with Fleetwood Mac – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, 2 Blair Street, Bunbury from 8.30pm. They’ve sold more than one hundred million albums world-wide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Fleetwood Mac’s songs are part of international music history. Now, the Internationally acclaimed The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show ‘Running In The Shadows’ is heading to the BREC to pay homage to the superstar band. The six-piece rock band explore Fleetwood Mac’s extensive back catalogue, covering all the classic ballads, blues and rock songs from their five decade plus career. For further information and tickets visit: www.bunburyentertainment.com

 

SATURDAY 25th MAY

• Produce in the Park, Cobblestone Drive, Bunbury, from 8.00am – 12.00pm. All about food and fresh is best! Local fruit & veg, delicious coffee, freshest donuts & more. For further information phone Rebecca on 0428 414 720.

• Everyone is welcome to take part in the weekly Saturday morning event of Bunbury Park Run. You can run, jog, or walk twice (5kms) around the Big Swamp walk trail, in a timed event. Briefing takes place at 7.50am. Come and join this community event and have some fun and exercise at the same time. For further information visit: https://www.facebook.com/bunburyparkrun/

• Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, 2 Blair Street, Bunbury at 7.30pm. Australia’s biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 26th annual road trip around the country! Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep. Featuring a line-up of beloved comedy royalty alongside the freshest sensations from the Festival, all in one hilarious show that guarantees nationwide laughs.

• The Burlington Hotel, 51 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live with ‘LandSlide’ – Fleetwood Mac Tribute supported by ‘Totally 80’s’ and ‘Together in Line’. For further information phone 9721 2075.

• Prince of Wales Hotel, 41 Stephen Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Black River Ransom & PMX’ from 8.00pm. For further information phone 9721 2016.

• The Wellington Hotel, 36 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live music with ‘Licence 2 Thrill’ from 8.30pm. For further information phone 9724 3900.

• Froth Craft Bunbrewery, 12 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live entertainment with ‘Comedy Shack’  with ‘Micky J’, ‘Frankie Rowsthorne’, ‘Thabo Tshums’ & ‘David Tuffey’ from 8.30pm. For further information phone 0407 718 751.

• Karaoke Night, Treendale Farm Hotel, 8 The Promenade, Treendale  from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. Unleash your inner rockstar, sing your heart out, and make memories that hit all the right notes. Fuel up with delicious food, dance your heart out as everyone gets a chance to take the stage. Entry is free but we recommend booking your table to secure a spot, whether you’re singing or just coming down to enjoy the night, you’re in for a good one! Children are most welcome but must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. We kindly ask that children joining in the singing fun do so between 7pm and 8pm as from 8pm onwards it is adults only on the mic. For further information phone 6146 3521.

• The Crown Hotel, 113 Throssell Street, Collie – Live music with ‘Brandy Newton’ from 8.00pm. Sit back and relax to the sweet sounds of this laidback country crooner. Brandy is a singer-songwriter, based in Boyup Brook, who blends a diverse repertoire of country and rock classics with her own original compositions. Enjoy good music, good food, and a great atmosphere at the newly refurbished Crown Hotel. For further information phone 9778 5567. 

SUNDAY 26th MAY

• The Boyanup Farmers Market, South Western Highway, Boyanup from 8.00am to 12.00 noon. Locally grown fresh produce and lots of Artisan products from the region. Stalls of local produce including fruit and vegetables, lamb, beef, seafood, cheeses, cakes, chocolates, olive oil, jams, bread and nuts.  Loads of other stalls selling candles, natural soaps and olive oil products. For further information visit: https://www.boyanupfarmersmarket.com/

• Bunbury Geographe Motor Museum Carbies ‘n’ Coffee, 9.00am to 11.00am. Whether a fan or an owner of a classic car, bike, or unique classic vehicle, ‘Carbies N Coffee’ regular meetups are an opportunity to meet fellow motor enthusiasts, stay informed with what is going on and celebrate in style. The monthly meetups in the car park have taken on a life of their own, with motors from across the South West making regular appearances. It is an opportunity to see cars from across the eras, represented by favourite brands. These are FREE events. For further information visit: https://www.facebook.com/BunburyGeographeMotorMuseum/

• Walk to Defeat MND, Koombana Bay Foreshore, Anchorage Cove, Bunbury from 11.00am to 1.00pm Limber up and get ready to make a difference for Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA in Walk to Defeat MND Bunbury 2024. Join in for a fun day out and make every step count! Grab your family, friends, dog and neighbours  to take part in the flagship fundraising event. The Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA relies on the generosity of our supporters to be able to help those in need. For further information visit: https://www.mndawa.asn.au/events/57/walk-to-defeat-mnd-bunbury-2024

 

• South West Rail and Heritage Centre hold their open day every 4th Sunday from 10.00am – 2.00pm, 33 Turner St, Boyanup where the skilled artisans of the Boyanup Foundation will be practising their ancient crafts. As well as this activity, other SWRHC resident groups, the Capel Men’s Shed, the Preston River Old Machinery Group, and the South West Model Railway Group will be doing what they do best and there is the opportunity to see the restoration of a one-hundred-year-old carriage in action. Entry to the Centre is by donation and light refreshments are available in the iconic Picnic Van and from the sausage sizzle. For further information visit: https://www.facebook.com/SouthWestRailandHeritageCentre/

• Froth Craft Bunbrewery, 12 Victoria Street, Bunbury – Live entertainment  with ‘Under 18 Open Mic’ from 2.30pm. For further information phone 0407 718 751.

• Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre, 1 Arthur Street, Bunbury – Repair Café from 10am -12.30 pm. Repair Cafes are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together).  At Repair Cafe Greater Bunbury, find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. Also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. For further information visit: https://www.bunbury.wa.gov.au/museum