Perth, which sits on the banks of the Swan River, is proud to be Australia’s sunniest capital city. With a lack of big city bustle, that befits the world’s most remote capital city, Perth has boomed in recent years, making it a popular lifestyle choice. Western Australia boasts some of the whitest beaches in the country, the largest collection of wildflowers on the planet and the opportunity to swim with dolphins in the wild.
Major Events and Festivals in Perth
Australia Day Celebrations 26th January 2017
Officially to commemorate the landing of the first fleet in 1788, but off the record this is a day of celebrating Australia and what makes this country great. Boat races, parties and picnics a plenty. www.australiaday.com.au
Perth International Arts Festival
Perth comes for this festival that offers theatre, music, film, visual arts, literature and free community events. Local and International artists take place in this month long annual festival that runs events all over the city. Lots of fun for the whole family. www.perthfestival.com.au
Eat, Drink, Perth –Food Festival. March
Perth’s biggest food festival is held over a month with events all over the city, from degustation dinners to cooking classes and cocktail evenings. There are also food fairs and twilight markets serving delicious food to ensure no one leaves hungry. www.enjoyperth.com.au
Chinese New Year Celebrations February 2016 www.chinesenewyear.com.au
See one of Perth’s most vibrant and exciting celebrations as the Chinese community invites you to join them to Welcome in the Year of the Monkey!
Kulin Bush Races: October
A fun, family friendly event held in the shire of Kulin that includes live music, fireworks and horse races. Bring a tent or caravan to camp out free on the Friday and Saturday nights and enjoy the Great Aussie Revival breakfast before you head home. www.kulin.wa.gov.au