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Festivals are designed to bring people together in a community celebration of local food, culture, music and lifestyle. See what's on in Perth this summer.

  • The City at Christmas

    Perth | Dates: 18 Nov – 23 Dec, 2016
    The City at Christmas celebrates the magic of the holiday season by transforming the City into a wonderland of life, colour, light and activities. Perth is the place to be this festive period, commencing with the spectacular 'Turning On the Christmas Lights' in Forrest Place on 18 November.
  • An Outback Christmas

    Perth | Dates: 03 – 11 Dec, 2016
    This special new event sees Santa's workshop arrive down under from 3 - 11 December in Forrest Place over two weekends from 10am - 4pm. Get among the gum trees as Forrest Place gets a festive Australiana makeover for two weekends of outback Christmas crafting in a fun family atmosphere.
  • Mindarie Marina Christmas Festival and Markets

    Perth | Dates: 11 – 11 Dec, 2016
    Celebrate the festive season at Mindarie Marina on Sunday 11 December at the Christmas Festival and Markets proudly supporting the Whitefords Sea Rescue. The day will feature international street food stalls, carolers, Santa's Elves, live music and over 40 market stalls.
  • Castaway Festival

    Rottnest Island | Dates: 11 – 11 Dec, 2016
    CASTAWAY Festival returns in 2016 to Rottnest Island Sunday 11 December, 12pm - 7pm with an amazing line-up of some of Australia's most successful music exports. Castaway's the only WA festival to truly make the most of the Australian summer beach lifestyle we all live for.
  • Mandurah Community Christmas Pageant

    Mandurah | Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2016
    Come and experience the wonder of Christmas at Mandurah’s annual Community Christmas Pageant presented by ACTON Mandurah on Tuesday 13 December, 2016. Enjoy the pageant from 6pm followed by family fun and entertainment on the foreshore.
  • New Year's Eve on Rottnest Island

    Rottnest Island | Dates: 31 – 01 Jan, 2017
    End 2016 with a shimmering, sparkling BANG as you bring in the new year with a spectacular Fireworks display over stunning Thomson Bay on Rottnest Island. An early display time allows our littlest spectators to join in the fun and various venues around the Island will be hosting festivities for those wanting to continue the party.
  • Mandurah New Year's Eve Celebrations

    Mandurah | Dates: 31 – 01 Jan, 2017
    Come down to Mandurah's Eastern Foreshore on New Year's Eve for live music and fireworks to welcome in 2017. With hours of entertainment, activities and amusements the evening will be a great night out for the whole family.
  • FRINGE WORLD Festival 2017

    Perth CBD | Dates: 20 Jan – 19 Feb, 2017
    FRINGE WORLD keeps the good summer vibes going in Perth for 31 days of Perthect entertainment over four jam-packed weeks from 20 January - 19 February. Perth's 2017 Fringe World Festival is bigger, brassier and bolder than ever.
  • WA Cider Festival

    Pickering Brook | Dates: 21 – 22 Jan, 2017
    Join CORE Cider House for the ultimate craft cider experience! We are aiming to quench the thirst of WA's cider lovers with REAL cider from WA craft producers using fresh WA apples and pears. Over two days and four sessions in January on the spectacular orchard surrounds.
  • Electric Gardens Festival

    Red Hill | Dates: 04 – 04 Feb, 2017
    With a promise of mind-melting extended sets, ERIC PRYDZ is confirmed to hit Australia in January/February 2017 for a string of shows headlining Electric Gardens Festival including Perth for one smoking hot show only on Saturday 4 February at Red Hill Auditorium.
  • Perth International Arts Festival

    Perth | Dates: 10 Feb – 05 Mar, 2017
    One of Western Australia's premier cultural events, the Perth International Arts Festival is a feast of joyous, cutting-edge performances and activities for all ages, taking place in February and March each year.
  • Sunset Wine

    Scarborough | Dates: 18 – 19 Feb, 2017
    Celebrate Sunset Wine at Brighton Reserve, Scarborough on 18 & 19 February! Enjoying a classic summer sunset, tasting fantastic Western Australian wine, craft beers, ciders and spirits could not get better!


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