In Perth for the Summer or staying for a while? Well good news, you’re in for a treat!
WELCOME TO PERTH! You’ve made it to the capital city of Western Australia – it’s a whole mixed bag of cultures, food and picture-perfect beaches. Can’t leave out the fact that it has some of the sunniest weather around, making Summer time the perfect place for all thing’s festival (lucky you!). You’ll be able to find a diverse range of events and festivals that are bound to pique your interest. From music, art, food and brews, comedy, environmental and fringe festivals – the options are endless so we’ve compiled a list to break it down for you – get your sunnies and fanny packs ready!
Fringe World Festival
17 Jan – 16 Feb
How could we ever miss out on a Fringe World Festival mention?! Local artists, Australian artists and artists from all over the world come over to the Fringe World Festival to perform. From cabarets, comedies, musicals, circus – the list is endless and a Summer in Perth is not possible without a visit to a Fringe show! Don’t forget to check out the central hubs of Fringe for some food trucks, outdoor bars and free entertainment.
Perth Festival 2020 – Highway to Hell
7 Feb – 1 Mar
Make your way through Perth like a local and discover ozzie talent at the Perth Festival – Highway to Hell this year! If you’re into arts, culture and music then this a festival for YOU. Don’t miss out on tuning into some of the best artists from Western Australia and watch them come together to showcase their craft all across Perth’s theatres.
WA Cider & Pork Festival
29 Feb – 1 Mar
Pair up your cold, local ciders with some of the best pork dishes from Perth’s food trucks and restaurants. Located at Burswood Park, this festival will be showcasing a huge range of ciders from across Australia to match with a delicious pork burger, ribs or bao.
Hyde Park Fair
1 Mar – 2 Mar
Hyde Park is more than just a pretty park! In early March, it will be holding the Hyde Park Fair with over 200 stalls full of arts & craft and foodie delights at every corner. The wide variety of entertainment, amusements and activities will ensure both your little ones and wisest family members will have a full day of fun!
Ocean Film Festival World Tour
3 Mar – 6 Mar
You can never have too many film festivals in your life. Especially when you get to see amazing marine creatures, coastal cultures, ocean-related sports and everything about the oceanic environment. This one’s for all you ocean lovers. Catch it in Australia before it heads out around the globe!
Perth Japan Festival
Maybe you want to immerse yourself into another culture while you’re in Australia? You’re just in time for the Perth Japan Festival where you can enjoy all things Japanese, from food, dance, music bands, cultural exhibitions and did we mention Japanese food?
Holi, Festival of Colours
9 Mar – 10 Mar
Holi is one of the major festivals in India and it’s happening in Perth (lucky you!) where things get a little bit (or a lot) …colourful! This grand and lively event involves playing with different types of colours, smearing each other with bright shades, sprinkling colourful water and exchanging snacks and sweets! Of course, it’s not a festival without some dancing too.
WA Made Film Festival
13 Mar – 15 Mar
Short films, documentaries, feature films and all things movies can be found at the WA Made Film Festival where local filmmakers feature their work to a large audience across the 3-day film festival. Check them out across Northbridge at the Northbridge Piazza and Palace Cinemas!
27 Mar – 28 Mar
Explore the best rare brews and local street food at Perth BeerFest. There’s going to be Masterclasses, breweries, music, comedy and an amazing view of the sunset at Langley park – it’s everything you want from a festival and more.
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