With summer officially here to stay for the next few months, here’s a taste of the variety of events coming up across Perth!
Fringe World Festival (26 Jan – 25 Feb 2018)
. Unquestionably the big boy of cultural festivals in Perth, Fringe will once again be returning for a month of exhibitions, shows, performances and, of course, food, with the popular Noodle Palace set to take over Elizabeth Quay.
Perth Festival (9 Feb – 4 Mar 2018).
Though not as famous as Fringe, the long-running international Perth Festival, founded by the University of Western Australia, has a schedule that includes circus shows, classical music performances, and dances, perfect for fans of the arts.
Aboriginal Cultural Experience (till 28 Jan 2018).
Eager to learn about WA’s Noongar heritage? Take a trip to Yanchep National Park for an entertaining and educational session on the world’s oldest living culture. Why not take a hike down one of the park's many walking trails, pay a visit to the koalas or even go for a swim at Yanchep Lagoon while you're there?!
Classic Cinema Club (til 28 Dec 2017).
For all you movie buffs looking to relive cinema’s golden age, the James Street Amphitheatre is once again hosting Classic Cinema Club, filled with free evening screenings of masterpieces like West Side Story and The Sound of Music until the end of the year.
Falls Music & Arts Festival (6 – 7 Jan 2018).
If you’re a bigger lover of music than film, the Falls Festival will be right up your alley, combining the best of Freo’s unbeatable pubs and eateries with some of the biggest names in the indie music scene.
Hopman Cup (30 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018).
If it gets too hot outside (which it often does), settle down in the comfort of Perth Arena, which will play host to the Hopman Cup, with tennis great Roger Federer once again lighting up the court.
Rottnest Channel Swim (24 Feb 2018).
Nothing says Perth like a good swim in the sea, and what better way to do it than to put your endurance to the test by swimming from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island!
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe (2 – 19 Mar 2018).
Actually, nothing says Perth better than its beaches, and Sculpture by the Sea, an exhibition of art installations along the shores of Cottesloe Beach, will give all you beach bums something to admire while working on that perfect tan as summer draws to a close.