The temperature may be cooling down but that doesn't mean your social calendar should with Winter Fest 2019 set to warm up Perth this season.
Winter Fest which runs from 24 June to 21 July - will see an impressive program of free events and experiences around the city from unique art installations and school holiday activities to make-believe snow in the malls and live ice carving.
There will also be creative installations across the city, theatre, art and music performances and delicious food and drinks on offer at the city's cafes, restaurants and bars that are guaranteed to warm you up. Check out some upcoming events below or visit www.visitperth.com.au/winterfest for the full program.
Cosy at the Quay
21 June - 20 July | Elizabeth Quay
Elizabeth Quay have everything you need to warm up and escape the cold weather this winter. Why hibernate when you can explore arts and crafts markets, grab a tasty treat or bite to eat, have a cheeky beverage, catch some live music or just enjoy the beautiful views in the heated undercover alfresco areas.
Makuru at Yagan Square
21 June - 21 July | Yagan Square
There is something on offer for everyone during the Noongar season of fertility, and the first rains, Makuru. Kids' winter storytelling, marshmallow toasting and falling 'snow' in the Amphitheatre, ice sculpting in the Market Hall, alfresco Winter Warmers - exclusive winter dishes available at all our food outlets, live music and more.
Skating At Elizabeth Quay
28 June - 21 July | Elizabeth Quay
Skating At Elizabeth Quay offers a unique winter wonderland ice skating experience for the whole family to enjoy. A world class entertainment precinct with magical lighting, music, fantastic rides including ice slides, jumping castles, kanga skating aids and delicious food and beverage.
Winter Lights at Brookfield Place
3 - 13 July | Brookfield Place | FREE
The heritage buildings in Brookfield Place will be illuminated with spectacular light shows run nightly from 6-11pm and located within the precinct will be thought provoking light installations and performers to keep everyone entertained.
Winter Fest Theatre
6 - 21 July | Forrest Place | FREE
Featuring magicians, acrobats, comedians, jugglers, singers and dancers, Forrest Place will be transformed into a theatrical hub these winter school holidays. Perfect for adults and children alike. Bookings are essential for this free event. Tickets available soon - stay tuned!
Water Wildlife Up Close
8 - 12 July | Carillon City | FREE
For families looking to entertain the kids these holidays, there will be Water Wildlife Up Close in Carillon City giving little scientists the opportunities to meet and learn about sharks, sea stars, urchins, frogs and other sea creatures.
Plus show your receipt from any purchase made in the city to claim your limited-edition Umbrella (minimum spend $50– limit to one per person). For more visit www.visitperth.com.au/events/winter-fest-umbrella-redemption.