Performing Arts in Perth

Fringe World Festival

If you’re challenged by nudity, offended by swearing and hate being drawn from the audience into a show, look away now. Perth’s cheekiest arts festival, Fringe World originated in 2011 and is already third biggest i…
Religious in Fremantle

Blessing of the Fleet

An October tradition since 1948, this event was brought to Fremantle by immigrants from Molfetta, Italy. It includes the procession of the Molfettese Our Lady of Martyrs statue (carried by men) and the Sicilian Mado…
Art in Perth

Perth International Arts Festival

Artists such as Laurie Anderson, Dead Can Dance and Sleater-Kinney perform alongside top local talent. Held over 25 days, it spans theatre, classical music, jazz, visual arts, dance, film and literature. Worth sched…
Music in Fremantle


WA's skinny-jean hipsters party to the planet's up-and-coming indie acts. The ubercool festival takes place around Fremantle's West End and Esplanade Reserve.
Cultural in Perth

Kings Park Festival

Held throughout September to coincide with the wildflower displays, the festival includes live music every Sunday, guided walks and talks.
Cultural in Fremantle

Fremantle Festival

In spring the city's streets and concert venues come alive with parades and performances in Australia's longest-running festival.
Sports in Perth

Perth Cup

New Year's Day sees Perth's biggest day at the races, with the party people heading to 'Tentland' for DJs and daiquiris.
Art in Perth

Awesome International Festival for Bright Young Things

This 13-day contemporary-arts festival celebrates young creativity with exhibitions, film, theatre, dance and wacky instruments. It strikes a balance between international performers and audience participation.
Fireworks in Perth

Australia Day Skyworks

Around 250,000 people come down to the riverside for a whole day of family entertainment, culminating in a 30-minute firework display at 8pm.
Fair in Perth

Perth Royal Show

A week of funfair rides, spun sugar and show bags full of plastic junk. Oh, and farm animals.