This free all day family-friendly festival on Saturday 25 November from 10am to 3pm, hosted by Busselton Jetty Inc, is a celebration of the community leadership and passion that saved the Jetty after Cyclone Alby destroyed it in 1978.
Join in the festivities on the foreshore including performances, competitions, treasure hunt, time capsule, exhibitions, sausage sizzle, displays, bouncy castle, fishing clinic, Westpac Rescue Helicopter on display, giveaways and much more. The Jetty will be free to walk on the day.
The Save the Jetty Committee (now known as Busselton Jetty Inc) was incorporated in 1987.
Kindy to Year 4 – WIN the chance to be a Busselton Jetty Train Master
Entries due Monday 20 November 2017 to Busselton Jetty Interpretive Centre
Download colouring page here – 30th Anniversary Colouring Competiton
Design a Train of the Future Competition
School Years 5 to 10 – WIN a Samsung Tablet
What will the Busselton Jetty Train look like in 2050? Will it go underwater, will if fly?
Entries must be A3
Entries due Monday 20 November to the Jetty Interpretive Centre
Winning entries will be displayed at the celebrations on 25th November
Download details here – Design a Train Competition
In the spirit of the original fundraising efforts to Save the Jetty, a Walkathon will be held to recognise the amazing efforts of John Bussell. In 1979 John walked the length of the Jetty up and back 151 times, covering 580km in 14 days to raise money to repair the Jetty and to raise awareness that it was still OK after the cyclone. Stamps will be issued at the Underwater Observatory and the Jetty Shop for each one way leg completed by the participant. Sponsors are asked to commit to sponsorship of each 1.841km completed – all proceeds will go to Light the Night for Leukemia research.
Download details here – Walkathon Entry Form
Win a Tiffany and Co Strand of Pearls
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the formation of Busselton Jetty Inc (BJI), one lucky new member will win a beautiful Tiffany and Co strand of Pearls valued at nearly $1,000! Nine lucky others will have the chance to win a Wish Pearl. To enter simply become a member of BJI between 27 October and 23 November 2017. The 10 finalists (or authorised representative) must be available for the draw at the event on Saturday 25 November.
Light the Night
The Leukemia Foundation’s Light the Night event will follow at 5pm so grab your picnic blanket and join an evening of fun at the foreshore, before an inspiring walk along the Jetty at 7.30pm. There’ll be live music, roaming entertainers, games, bouncy castle, face painting, food and refreshments.