The Mecca of Summer Festivals is right here in Perth.
Yes, it’s summer again in Perth, but instead of cranking the air-con and lounging on the couch, there is a myriad of activity and culture you can become immersed with. In the summer time, the city becomes a Mecca of festivals that put its cultural side on full display. 2016 will see the return of a variety of events that will get you out of the house and having a good time.
Celebrate different cultures at the Twilight Hawkers Market: Oct 16 2015- Apr 29 2016
Feeling peckish? Indulge in delicious delicacies from all over the world at the Twilight Hawkers Market every Friday in Forrest Place between 4.30pm and 9.30pm. There is nothing better than enjoying a tasty new dish after work as live local music keeps you entertained while you gorge yourself at this Perth food festival.
Celebrate Perth’s multiculturalism at the finest food festival Perth has to offer. Why not start your dinner at the Shak Shuka stand with their namesake dish, consisting of free range eggs in tomato sauce wrapped up in a crusty baguette? You will also find traditional Japanese takoyaki balls or feast on an Argentinian meat plate. Afterwards you can even grab an Italian crepe for dessert!
Get inspired by the Fringe World Festival: Jan 22-Feb 21
Who says the eastern states get all the best entertainment acts? The Perth Fringe Festival is the third largest in the world, bringing together comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists and dancers from all over the globe.
In the mood to laugh? Check out the various stand-up and improvisational comedy acts. Need something to keep the kids entertained? Try a puppet show! There is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re going on your own, with friends, as a couple or with your kids.
This Perth festival is known for bringing cultural, social and economic benefits to the state, having a positive impact in what would otherwise be another long, hot Perth summer.
Find your muse at the Perth International Arts Festival: Feb 11-Mar 6
Are you tired of the same old Shakespeare and Ibsen plays being performed over and over again? The Perth International Arts Festival will help you rediscover your passion for theatre with enthralling reimaginings of their work. See Hamlet as you have never seen it before, as the Tiger Lillies tell the Bard’s most famous tragedy in a cabaret-style show giant puppets and music.
The Perth International Arts Festival also showcases the work of local and international writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers. Go to a writing workshop or take your kids to Art & Motion where they will develop an appreciation for skateboarding from acclaimed American skating legend Russ Howell.
There is something for everyone at the Perth International Arts Festival - Find out more now.
Get out of the house this summer
Now that you know of all the awesome events scheduled in Perth, there is no good excuse for you to confine yourself indoors. Experience these cultural showcases right on your doorstep!
Stay up to date with all upcoming Perth Festivals and get the most out of your summer!