Bunbury came alive this week with the launch of its inaugural race week Carnaval, an extravaganza of events centred on the premier Bunbury Cup race day.
For the first time, the South-West capital hosted a week-long celebration of the region’s fine food, great music and diverse range of entertainment for all ages.
”The Bunbury Carnaval is a fantastic example of community, business and government working together to expand the cultural experience of people living in and visiting the area,” Norm Marlborough said.
The South West Development Commission (SWDC) proudly supports the Bunbury Carnaval and this year contributed to its State-wide promotion.
The commission has joined forces with the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce and Industries, together with the Bunbury Turf Club and various businesses and Government agencies to ensure the event becomes a major drawcard for the region.
The SWDC provided Carnaval programs to some 70,000 people across the State.
More than 16,000 people attended the Bunbury Cup alone, up 20 per cent on last year’s number.
Among the highlights, the James Morrison Live at Dalyellup Beach concert attracted 3,000 people and 2,000 fans turned out to watch the 20/20 cricket match between the WA Western Warriors and the local legends.
“This annual event has the potential to make a significant contribution to the local economy and further cements Bunbury and the South-West as a leading destination for its sporting and cultural events,” Mr Marlborough said.
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