A Guide to Festivals and Events in Perth

With near-perfect sunny days all year round and a relaxed beachside atmosphere even in the heart of the city, Perth is one of the best Australian festival destinations.

If you’re wondering what to do in Perth, look no further as we’ve discovered the top Perth festivals and events.

Oktoberfest in the Garden, Perth
Oktoberfest in the Gardens

Celebrate the time-honoured Aussie tradition of beer appreciation at Oktoberfest in the Gardens, one of the best Perth festivals and events and the largest Oktoberfest in Australia. Bringing the annual German cultural festival to WA, Oktoberfest is the ideal day out with friends for raising a stein and belting out a drinking song.

Located in Langley Park in the CBD, the festival features traditional Bavarian themes, two expansive beer halls and live music and DJs from 1 pm until 9 pm. Sample authentic imported beers, wines and ciders perfectly accompanied by delicious German specialties including sausages, roast meats, pretzels and cakes. Be sure to dress up and take part in one of the competitions including traditional Oktoberfest games as well as Miss and Mr Oktoberfest.

Rumfest, Perth WA

This Perth festival is all about rum, ribs and reggae. Enjoy everything Irie in West Australia with all local artists, DJs, food trucks and spirits.

This intimate annual event is held at The Great Northern Distillery, home of the renowned Canefire rum. For the brave of heart, the 4 kg rib-eating contest is unmissable. Otherwise just kick back with a rum cocktail and soak up the reggae love. Be sure to find out more details about dates and line-up closer to the time for Rumfest 2019. 

Act-Belong-Commit Bonjour Perth Festival
Act-Belong-Commit Bonjour Perth Festival

Experience the only Perth festival and event where Francophiles can be completely immersed in French culture. All the food, drinks, and fashion at Bonjour Perth are French in origin and design.

The event is family-friendly- you can even bring your dog along for the perfect day out. Children under 12 can usually attend the event for free, but everyone else has to buy a ticket. This annual event has recently expanded to not just showcase Gallic culture but to include other French-speaking regions around the world including Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Mauritius and Central and West Africa. 

West Coast Fiction Festival, Perth
West Coast Fiction Festival

Bookworms and budding authors alike will be delighted by this festival which offers fans the opportunity to meet best-selling Australian authors and promotes creative writing in Australia.

Enjoy entertainment and markets or splash out on a VIP ticket with access to an author cocktail party. All proceeds from the event go to a great cause, Share the Dignity, a Perth foundation for homeless women. This event debuted in 2018, so be sure to keep an eye out for 2019 details and dates. 

Crown Perth
Crown Hotels Perth

After a busy day out in Perth, festival goers will appreciate the luxurious accommodation on offer at Crown Hotels. Sink into one of our supremely comfortable beds and enjoy unparalleled service and intuitive technology. Make one of the three Crown Hotels in the city your base as you explore what’s on in Perth. 

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