Touring Perth? Don’t Miss These 5 Popular Events
You, your friends and your family members have wanted to tour Perth for a while. You plan to rent a party bus so you can all see the sites together without paying for fare on separate taxis or rental cars. Although you want to see some of the usual attractions and famous historical locations, you also want a memorable experience filled with fun and excitement. You don’t want to take the same old tourist photos or wait in long lines without countless other visitors.
Fortunately, Perth has plenty of events year-round that you and your family won’t want to miss.
1. Fringe World Festival
This annual festival starts in late January and ends four weeks later, giving you plenty of time to explore the seemingly endless venues and programs. The Fringe World Festival features artists and acts that appeal to a variety of tastes, including circus, cabaret, comedy, dance, music and visual art.
Every year, the festival attracts hundreds of thousands of guests from around the world. And in 2015, the festival netted $4 million at the box office, making it one of the largest performance platforms in Western Australia.
2. Perth International Arts Festival
If you and your friends prefer a more artistic event, the Perth International Arts Festival is sure to satisfy. This annual festival runs from early February to early March, and it brings in artists, musicians and writers from around the world to perform. The large-scale programs include classical and contemporary
music, as well as dance, opera, theatre and visual arts.
The festival started in 1953, making it one of the oldest international arts festivals in Australia. And in 2016, you can expect popular bands such as The Panics, The Triffids and The Waifs, as well as theatre performances, such as ‘No Guts, No Heart, No Glory’.
3. Kings Park Festival
For all the photographers travelling with you on your party bus, don’t forget to stop by Kings Park. The Kings Park Festival is a five-day celebration in September, and its floral displays are breathtaking to behold. Additionally, you’ll find enough live music, workshops, exhibitions and guided walks in the botanic gardens to entertain the most fussy of family members.
Even if you miss the festival itself, Kings Park has plenty of events year-round that you, your family and your friends can enjoy. As you plan your trip, take a look at the Kings Park Events Calendar to see current and upcoming events.
4. The Perth Royal Show
Does your family love agriculture? If so, come to the Perth Royal Show in late September and early October. You’ll find plenty of informational exhibits, display animals, fairgrounds with rides, agricultural competitions and food vendors. The show also includes a nightly firework display that will leave you breathless and excited to come back each day of the event.
The Perth Royal Show started in 1831, and it has continued to run for over 100 years. In 2004, the Western Australian Self-Government named the show an icon of Western Australia.
5. Perth Heritage Days
If your tour group wants a quieter, more educational experience, the annual Perth Heritage Days will not disappoint. Though the program hasn’t been around long, it has more than its fair share of passionate presenters, anthropologists, dramatists and musicians to keep you coming back for more.
Heritage Days gives the city’s museums, churches, art galleries and gardens a chance to come alive so you can better appreciate Perth’s rich history. Better still, the family-friendly event is completely free. So don’t miss out on next year’s program in early October.
Enjoy Perth Year Round
These five events include some of Perth’s most exciting, educational and beautiful performances and displays. But remember that Perth has plenty more to offer you and your family. When you rent your bus, don’t hesitate to talk to the driver about other exciting opportunities in the area.