Geraldton-Greenough Sunshine Festival 6 October 2019

Sunday 6th October 2019


For Sixty One years the Sunshine Festival has been a proud community event, showcasing all the Midwest has to offer

This year’s festival is to be held down at our state of the art Milt Purpose Centre, located on the pristine Geraldton Foreshore.

​We promise to bring you a vibrant celebration with an abundance of free and ticketed events for all ages. Don’t forget the Sunshine Festival Parade to take place on Sunday 6th October 2019.

Full of colour, music and dancing this is a must see event.

Whether you live here, are coming to visit or just love Geraldton, taking part in Geraldton's annual Sunshine Festival is a worthwhile experience.

 

THE HISTORY of ONE of AUSTRALIA's

OLDEST EVENTS, the SUNSHINE FESTIVAL...

In 1958, a group called the Geraldton Retail Traders' Association came up with the idea of holding a tomato festival in Geraldton...

...perhaps inspired by previous festivals such as the Wonthella Progress Association's Bazaar days and Spring Festival Parades in the early and mid 1950s.

The Geraldton Guardian took up the idea, publishing an editorial on 30 August 1958 commending these enterprising citizens on the concept. As the group's plans evolved, the name changed to the Sunshine Festival, no doubt to draw attention to the consistently sunny days in the region, and on 21 August 1959, the longest running regional festival in Western Australia was born.

2018 marks the 60th festival, a major milestone in anyone's language. Looking back, not much has changed since its inception. It is largely run by a group of volunteers with substantial support from the City, sponsors and businesses and there are events in this year's festival that have been present right from the start. These include the much loved children's Chapman Animal Hospital Pet Parade, the Sunshine Festival Float Parade, the CWA Sand Sculptures as well as many other opportunities for the community to gather together and celebrate all that life has to offer in the Geraldton region.

Join us in celebrating the 60th Geraldton Sunshine Festival from the 6th-12th of October for a week of activities for the whole family.

Enquiries

Contact: Ian Fisher

Phone: 0401 622 157

Event Date(s)

  • Sunday 6th October 2019