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Events in the City of Albany

Events are an important part of our community, both socially and economically.

From large-scale regional events that bring visitation to the region, to grassroots community events that celebrate community spirit, our identity, diversity and heritage.

The City of Albany organises a range of annual and special events for our residents and visitors to enjoy, but also encourages and supports others to run events in Albany too.

Albany is an ideal place to hold events. We have all the facilities and infrastructure needed to hold events of any size, from festivals to concerts, adventure sports and everything in between.

If you’re planning to hold an event in Albany you may need approval and our Events Approval Team. We are happy to guide you through the process so you can have confidence your event will be safe and run smoothly. To find out more about holding an event in Albany, please see Organising An Event

To find out about upcoming events in the City of Albany, please see What’s On.

Key Annual Events

Major annual events that are held in Albany include:

Taste Great Southern

Albany Car Classic 

Albany Agricultural Show


City of Albany's Annual Events

The City of Albany’s key annual community events include:

  • Christmas Festival & Pageant 
  • New Year's Eve Family Picnic & Fireworks
  • Binalup Festival 
  • Albany Maritime Festival
  • US Submariners Memorial Service

For more information, head to our events website.

Upcoming Opportunities 

Christmas Lights Trail 2024 Business Expressions of Interest 

Expressions of Interest are OPEN NOW

Local businesses have a fantastic opportunity to shine this festive season by participating in the City of Albany’s Christmas Lights Trail.

Here’s just a few reasons why you should have one of the trail lights at your business:

Attract More Customers: Being part of the Christmas Lights Trail will draw more foot traffic to your business. Visitors following the trail will be excited to explore and engage with businesses along the route, giving you the chance to showcase your products, services and brand to a wider audience.

Marketing Opportunities: Engaging your business with the Christmas Light Trail provides ample marketing opportunities such as selfie competition, social media campaigns, special festive promotions, collaborate with surrounding businesses to create a hub of Christmas Trail excitement, host a lighting ceremony where the giant Christmas light is turned on for the first time or a name the light competition.

For example; your business could host a ‘best selfie taken with your Christmas light’ competition where participants uploaded their image to Instagram with a hashtag of your choosing with a winning prize on offer.

Your business could partner with other businesses in the same location, creating a business hub where one Christmas light is located within the business hub and each business contributes a prize on rotating weeks for the  best selfie uploaded to Instagram with the chosen hashtag.

Enhance Community Spirit: The Christmas Lights Trail is a much-loved community event that brings people together in the festive spirit. By participating, your business will contribute to the community's holiday cheer, fostering a positive and welcoming atmosphere that residents and visitors alike will appreciate.

Increase Brand Visibility: Having a beautifully lit display at your business location will increase your visibility and make your brand stand out. The festive lights will catch the eye of potential customers, creating a memorable impression and encouraging repeat visits.

Support Local Economy: By taking part in this event, you support not only your own business but also the local economy. A vibrant and festive business district attracts more visitors and encourages spending within the community, benefiting all local enterprises.

Join us in making this holiday season magical for everyone in Albany. Decorate your business with one of our Christmas trail lights and light up the path to a brighter, more prosperous future!

Let’s see the Trail spread beyond the CBD, perhaps down to Middleton Beach, or along the foreshore and Marina, or even along Peels Place/Frederick’s Street.

To find out more and submit your expression of interest click here 

Food Vendors 

Expressions of interest are OPEN NOW.

The City of Albany delivers a diverse cultural program of annual events including festivals, concerts and children’s events. If you are a food / beverage vendor with quality offerings and exceptional presentation the City of Albany welcomes your expression of interest to participate in the 2024 Community Events Program.

Food vendors can register their interest by completing the following Food Vendor Expression of Interest (EOI) Form. Vendors that submit an EOI will be included in the City’s food vendor database for consideration ahead of each event.

To find out more and submit your expression of interest click here

Maritime Festival

Expressions of interest OPEN NOW.

Now in its fourth year, the Maritime Festival has consolidated its place as a key annual event, cultivating the region’s cultural audience and delving into the city’s maritime legacy in preparation for the 2026 Bicentenary.

The City of Albany’s Events Team invites commercial operators, community groups, local businesses, emerging and established performers and entertainers who would like to be a part of the 2024 Festival Program to submit an Expression of Interest.

If you are an individual, group or organisation wishing to participate in the festival, or if you have a ready-made act/activity or a brand new idea to celebrate our maritime heritage, we would love to hear from you!

To find out more and submit your expression of interest click here

G+B Exhibition

Expressions of interest OPEN MONDAY 22 APRIL.

As part of the 2024 Maritime Festival, the City of Albany is staging the annual G & B Exhibition. Artists are invited to develop and enter new works that have been inspired by our maritime environment and show a predominance of green and blue within their artwork.


The City of Albany’s Events Team invites Great Southern emerging and established artists who would like to be a part of the 2024 Exhibition to submit an Expression of Interest.

Only the first 50 entries will be accepted for the G+B exhibition 2024

To find out more and submit your expression of interest click here

Summer Event Series

Expressions of interest open soon for the 2024/2025 Summer Event Series featuring the:

  • Christmas Festival & Pageant, Saturday, 7 December 2024

  • New Year's Eve Picnic & Fireworks, Tuesday, 31 December 2023

  • Binalup Festival, Sunday, 26 January 2025

To be notified when Expressions of Interest open  click here 


Sponsorship brings the opportunity for community building, brand exposure and partnership development through these community events.

The City invites your business to become part of its success with a range of sponsorship opportunities to suit you. For other opportunities, or if you have a partnership idea that you would like to present to the City, please contact the City's Events Team on 08 6820 3000 or via email.