Family Friendly Events for August 2019

What a great month of family events we have coming up for August! Just because schools gone back doesn’t mean the family fun has to stop. If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of August, then Buggybuddys has you covered! Check out our full list of exciting events around Perth including live performances, sports events, festivals and more for the whole family.


Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand

Thursday, 1 August to Saturday, 3 August
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, 174 – 176 William Street, Perth


Presented by the State Theatre Centre of WA and Bangarra Dance Theatre

A celebration of contemporary dance, story and culture

Join Bangarra as the company celebrates its landmark 30th anniversary season with a stunning display of contemporary dance theatre. As Australia’s only major performing arts company with its origins in the land, Bangarra is inspired by 65,000 years of culture and the continual evolution of Indigenous storytelling.

Proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from all over Australia come together as a creative clan to harness a shared spirit. The result is Bangarra’s powerful dance language, and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design. At the helm is award-winning artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page. Together, they create original and breathtaking experiences. This is your chance to be part of it.

“Bangarra – at the absolute top of its game” Time Out

Avon River Festival

Friday, 2 August, 4pm to 9pm


Join us on the banks of the Avon River for our annual Avon River Festival!

This year’s highlights include:-
– Huge fireworks display on the Avon River
– Stage Show
– Family Fun Zone
– Rides for all the family
– Sideshow Alley & Roving Entertainment
– Community Street Parade
– Markets for the avid shoppers
– Local food venues and street food

Details are subject to change, so stay tuned for updates and information as the event approaches.

We’ll be looking for market stalls and entries into the float parade until late July. For more information, please contact Laura on 08 9622 8309, or

Please note that this is a pet, alcohol, and smoke-free event, and that road closures will be in place throughout central Northam

This event is hosted by the Shire of Northam, and proudly supported by Lotterywest.

Avon River Festival

Port Kennedy Farmers Market

Saturday, 3 August, 9am to 12pm
Veterans Park, Endeavour Drive, Port Kennedy


Come along to a Saturday morning Farmer’s Market!

From 9am to 12pm meet local bakers, cake & cupcake decorators, jam & sauce makers, honey, fresh produce, sweets & pantry goods!

Enjoy a hot coffee, breakfast roll and a delicious snack whilst listening to the acoustic tunes.

Walk down with your fur baby – we will have a pet friendly obstacle course set up for you to enjoy with them!

There will also be a variety of carboot stalls open to the public! Registration is essential.

Port Kennedy Farmer's Market

City of Bayswater – Community Tree Planting Day at Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary

Saturday, 3 August, 9am to 11am
Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary, Memorial Drive, Bayswater


Roll up your sleeves and join the City of Bayswater and Friends of Eric Singleton Wetlands to help revegetate the natural area.

We recommend wearing enclosed footwear, a hat and raincoat just in case. There will be some trowels and gloves available, but please bring your own along if you have them.

Tea and coffee will be provided. You’re welcome to bring along a plate of morning tea to share with the other volunteers.

Avon Descent Festival 2019

Sunday, 4 August, 10am to 3pm
Lilac Hill Park, 850 West Swan Road, Caversham


The City of Swan and Perth Airport Avon Descent Festival is set to make an even bigger splash in 2019!

Positioned on the water’s edge at the iconic Lilac Hill grounds, it’s the prime spot to cheer on the competitors as they speed on by!

Off the water, this years’ festival program is the biggest yet, with a bumper program of FREE fun for the whole family from 10am – 3pm.

The Movida Estate Main Stage will feature a jam packed line up including tunes from the Jonny Taylor band, the slapstick and acrobatic feats of the Splat! Games Show, silky smooth dance moves from Perth’s favourite street performer Mickey J and interactive fun with Rock ‘n’ Toddle.

The Perth Airport Fun Zone will be a mecca for kids young and old. It will be packed with vintage fair rides, inflatable slides and ninja challenges, interactive games and a ride on train, plus activities from Scitech, Native Animal Rescue, Whiteman Park, Mundaring Arts Centre, Swan Active Midland, Perth Scorchers and Thinking Green.

Those with a green thumb will love the Midland Gate Garden Party where you can plant and decorate your very own sweet pot plant and meet the face painting Freedom Fairies.

For those looking for a more relaxed vibes, the Avon Ridge Retreat will provide a little slice of serenity by the river, with luxurious massages and other secret treats.

Meander through bountiful stalls at The Vintage Collective Markets which will this year also include their iconic pinup parade, bake off, and a display of vintage vehicles and caravans to swoon over.

When the hunger pangs hit, the delicious street food fare from the food truck pop up will be on hand to fix you up while you sit and take in the festival atmosphere from our lounge and dining space.

Getting to the festival is easy, with free shuttle busses from Guildford Train Station and Midland Gate running all day and some free parking on site.

The Avon Descent Festival is proudly supported by Lotterywest, Perth Airport, Midland Gate, Movida Estate, Avon Ridge Estate, EMRC and The Vintage Collective Markets Perth Western Australia.

Avon Descent Finish Line Community Event

Sunday, 4 August, 11am to 6pm
Bayswater Riverside Gardens, Milne Street, Bayswater


Cheer on the fearless Avon Descent competitors as they cross the finish line at Riverside Gardens. Enjoy food trucks, market stalls, entertainment and activities for the whole family. Entry is free.

Avon Descent Finish Line Community Event

Avon Descent Family Fun Day

Sunday, 4 August, 11.30am to 2pm
Garvey Park, Fauntleroy Avenue, Ascot


Get up close to all of the action at the City of Belmont FREE Family Fun Day and celebrate the Avon Descent.

Cheer on competitors as they head towards the finish line of this gruelling 124km white water race.


◾ Live race commentary in a riverside marquee
◾ Free face painting
◾ Coffee van
◾ Free soup
◾ Helicopter rides (discounts available for City residents – proof of residency required, limits apply)
◾ Free native tubestock plants (limits apply, proof of City residency required)
◾ Game Vault
◾ Simulator amusement ride

Supported by Lotterywest.

GoldBlooded Fan Day

Sunday, 4 August, 11.30am to 4.30pm
UWA Sports Park, 10 McGillivray Road, Mount Claremont


Want to get up close and personal with the Qantas Wallabies and Buildcorp Wallaroos?

Embrace the footy fever and come along to our FREE fan day at UWA Sports Park on Sunday 4 August in Perth.

Your action-packed day will kick off at 11.30am with a variety of fun filled activities including appearances from the Wallabies and Wallaroos mascots, junior rugby matches, BBQ, music and much more!

Meet the Wallaroos from 12.00-13.30 and the Wallabies from

We can’t wait to see you there!

Town of Victoria Park – John Mactivation Launch

Sunday, 4 August, 10am to 1pm
John Macmillan Park, Kent Street, Victoria Park


Celebrate the new and improved John Macmillan Park at this family-friendly, pet-friendly event.

Free activities for children including face painting, giant bubbles, bouncy castles, roving performers, puppet shows and much much more!

• Official opening and time capsule burial ceremony 10.30am
• Cartooning workshop with KaBOOM! Toons in the library
• Rotary swap meet from 6.30am in the Park Centre carpark
• Storytime and mud kitchen in the park
• Vic Park Farmers’ Market
• Perth Lynx and Redbacks competitions and activities
• Blender bike and competitions near Leisurelife

Grab an event ‘passport’ and explore the event for your chance to win prizes!

In partnership with Vic Park Farmers’ Market, Victoria Park Rotary and Hawaiian’s Park Centre.

Carine Dog Space Bark-A-Que & Community Open Day

Sunday, 4 August, 9am to 12pm
Carine Open Space, Okely Road, Carine


We are so excited about the new enclosed dog space at Carine open space that we are throwing a free sausage sizzle and doggy event to celebrate!
Come down and check it out on the 4th August 9am-12pm. Aussie Pooch Mobile will be there giving away a free sausage sizzle and offering grooming tips for your pooch and Vet West will be there offering free vet advice aswell. Streetside Coffee Van will also be onsite too so you can get your morning fix with your free sausage!
So save the date and come check out the new dog space while supporting your local community!

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – Woodvale

Monday, 5 August, 11.30am to 1pm
Meerilinga Family & Children’s Centre, 30 Chichester Drive, Woodvale


This day has been celebrated on August 4th for more than 30 years. This year we will be celebrating at Meerilinga Woodvale with arts and crafts, indigenous dancing and Kangaroo Stew. All are invited!

When: Monday, 5th August
Time: 11.30am – 1pm
Where: 30 Chichester Drive, Woodvale, WA, 6026

For more details contact Jenni Magenta via or call 9309 3462

Buildcorp Wallaroos Open Training Session Perth

Wednesday, 7 August, 11.30am to 4.30pm
UWA Sports Park, 10 McGillivray Road, Mount Claremont


Want to get up close and personal with the Buildcorp Wallaroos?

Embrace the footy fever and show your support at their only open training session before they take on The Black Ferns on Saturday, 10 August!

Watch the international team at work and meet and greet the players after the session.

We look forward to seeing you there!

City of Wanneroo – Children’s Book Week – Tales of History & Mystery

Thursday, 8 August, 6pm to 7pm
Wanneroo Library, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo


Embark on a fascinating tale trail bursting with history, intrigue and delight. Don your best superhero or book character costume. Led by master storyteller Glenn Swift. Recommended for ages 4+

Free event but tickets recommended.

Moonboorli (Beyond) – National Science Week WA Launch

Saturday, 10 August, 10am to 4pm
State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth


If you think science is just sterile labs and white coats, it’s time to take a step beyond!

Moonboorli (Beyond) is a special free event and a gathering place for culture, ideas, knowledge and storytelling, at the State Library of WA. Celebrate your curiosity and bring science to life in ways you’ve never imagined before:

• See sound take shape in our zoomusicology installation
• Discover hypotheticals based on science fact and science fiction
• Learn about science through Country, Language, and Story
• Reinvent scrap materials as sustainable human-powered machines
• Create jewellery from your own DNA and develop synthetic protocells
• Find out about the latest scientific trends in WA and beyond.

Get involved and experience science in creative and unexpected ways through a day-long program of free presentations, workshops, performances, installations, activities, and showcases of the latest scientific developments This is your chance to meet people who can change the world and learn how you can make an impact of your own.

Find out more at


Moonboorli (Beyond) is a National Science Week WA Co-ordinating Committee initiative presented by Propel Youth Arts WA and supported by the Australian Government through Inspiring Australia as part of National Science Week.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, and an opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society. National Science Week 2019 will run from 10-18 August.

Moonboorli (Beyond) takes place on Whadjuk Country, the ancestral lands of the Noongar nation. Propel Youth Arts WA acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to land and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

Mandurah Hustle – Urban Adventure Challenge

Saturday, 10 August, 8am to 3pm
Mandurah Foreshore, Mandurah


If you are into the amazing race, or exploring the outdoors or just having a great time then you are going to love the Mandurah Hustle. In teams of 2, you will explore the City answering questions, solving puzzles and completing challenges. It is going to fun, fast (or slow if you want) with a hint of adventure. All you need is a pair of joggers and sense of humour + perhaps be up for anything .

Tickets essential!

2019 LiveLighter SJ Community Fair

Saturday, 10 August, 10am to 4pm
Serpentine Jarrahdale CRC, 2 Paterson Street, Mundijong



All the fun of the fair comes to Mundijong for one boisterous and entertaining day – Saturday, 10th August 2019!
On display will be:-
~ Art, Photography, Textiles, Metalwork & Woodwork in the CRC building
~ Street entertainment throughout the day
~ Sideshow alley & showbags
~ Market & food stalls and vans
~ Landcare displays
~ Animal farm for the kids
~ Batting cage for t-ball kids at the Byford Bushrangers stand
~ Slot cars
~ Vintage motorcycles
~ Vintage tractor display … and so much more
Street entertainment – details will be released closer to the event.

08 95255917


Fire, Fable & Feast

Saturday, 10 August, 5pm to 10pm
CORE Cider House, 35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook


You’re invited to get wacky with us for our annual winter fest – a night of fire, fable, feasting and fun. A totally unique orchard experience.

Scour the cupboard for some pots and pans, dress up in weird and wonderful medieval or pagan attire and dance and sing the night away. Let’s make a heck of a racket!


Our event is based on wassail, an ancient pagan practice of casting away bad energy and scaring off evil spirits to ensure a good apple harvest for the next season. 👹

We bang pots and pans, sing and dance around the bonfire amongst the apple trees. Wear your gumboots! There will be hearty food, bar, pagan entertainment, live music, games and festivities in the Apple Shed. Plus prizes for the best dressed! 🥁

Mulled cider is offered on arrival, and warming hearty food (and smores!) to satisfy hungry bellies. There will be a three-course meal option for those wanting to have a sit-down dinner before the festivities. 🌭🔥

This is a night to let your hair down and just have some fun!

Wassail!! Wassail! Apple trees – bring on your bounty! 🍎

General Admission – Adult $30+bf (includes mulled cider on arrival)
General Admission – Child $15+bf
General Admission w/ 3-course meal* in Orchard Bistro inc. free cider on arrival – Adult $75+bf
General Admission w/ meal* in Orchard Bistro inc. apple juice + ice cream – Child $30+bf

🍻Mulled wine, mulled cider, Apple Pie cider + Apple and Pear cider cans
🧙‍♀️Medieval fancy dress
🔥Fire Twirler
💃🏻Morris dancers
🎶Live music
🎁Prizes for Best Dressed


Dinner sittings between 5.30pm – 6.15pm
Your dinner start time will be confirmed by our team once you’ve purchased your ticket

Adult – $75+bf inclusive of cider and entry
Entree – choice of
Smoked Chicken Salad, Onion Aioli, Cos Lettuce, Slow Roast Tomato, Prosciutto Crisps. (GF)
Warm Tomato Salad – Buffalo Mozzarella, Garlic Croutons, Rocket, Candied Walnuts (GFO, V, VO)

Main – choice of
Crispy Skinned barramundi, Spicy Chorizo, Chickpea and Capsicum Braise, Rocket Pesto (GF)
Cider Braised Beef Cheek, Cauliflower Puree, Poached Pear, Potato Rosti, Green Beans, Jus (GFO)|
Vegetarian option available

Dessert – choice of
Spiced Apple Frangipane Tart, Salted Caramel Parfait, Crème Patisserie, Raspberry Gel (GF)
Ruby Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Marshmallow, Shortbread, Rhubarb, Pomegranate Turkish Delight (GF)

Child – $30+bf includes Core Cider kids menu plus apple juice, ice cream and entry

“Here’s to the tree, old apple tree, that blooms well, bears well.
Hats full, caps full, three bushel bags full, an’ all under one tree. Hurrah! Hurrah!”

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Saturday, 10 August & Sunday, 11 August
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah


Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again. Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment – for children 5 to 105. It delights and disgusts in equal measures. Don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world‘s number one storyteller and from the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine

Ages 5-105

Warnings: Haze, smoke and strobe effects, loud music

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

The Blossom Fairies Save the Bees Stage Show

Saturday, 10 August & Sunday, 11 August
Memorial Hall, 117 Stirling Terrace, Toodyay


Come on a Fun Fairy Adventure as our Blossom Fairies Bluebell, Rosa-Lea and Sunflower help Abby the Bee educate children on how they can help save and protect the bees of the world and our environment. With lots of fun, Storytelling, Singing and Dancing, the children will delight in this wonderful Fairy Story. The Show, Meet and Greet and photo opportunity afterwards runs for approx 1 hr.

Merchandise will be available for sale on the day including T-Shirts, Fairy wing/Skirt Sets, Bee Caps and Foil Balloons.

Water/Juice will also be available to purchase at the Venue.

Crooked Carrot Market Day

Saturday, 10 August, 9am to 2pm
The Crooked Carrot, corner Rigg Road & Forrest Highway, Myalup


We are having another fabulous market day under our marquee.
A new range to showcase, all with a quirky twist. Details of stall holders will follow.

Free Movie Night – Zootopia

Saturday, 10 August, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Swan Active Beechboro, 332 Benara Road, Beechboro


Join Us for a fun night out for the whole family. We will be screening Zootopia on the indoor basketball courts, with 200 bean bags & popcorn for your comfort with roaming entertainment and games before the movie.

The movie starts at 6:30pm,

Places are limited so please register to secure your spot.

This event is proudly brought to you by the City of Swan.

Kalamunda Garden Festival

Sunday, 11 August, 8am to 12pm
5 Barber Street, Kalamunda


A free, community event celebrating gardening! Loads of gardening-related stalls, activities and guest speakers. Wheelchair accessible. Dogs welcome.

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Tuesday, 13 August to Friday, 16 August
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, 174 – 176 William Street, Perth


Think you know the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again!

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-­loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists.

Seriously funny and frighteningly silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment especially for children 5 to 25, that’s sure to delight and disgust in equal measures.

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

McIntosh & Son Mingenew Midwest Expo

Wednesday, 14 August & Thursday, 15 August


#wellseeyouinmingenew at the largest Agriculture Trade and Lifestyle show in the Midwest of WA.
Hosting some of the biggest names in the industry, providing an exciting insight into what the agricultural sector has to offer and highlighting the technologies of tomorrow.
A great day out for the whole family, entertainment, competitions, market stalls, education information, machinery and livestock.

Peel Zoo – Hands-on Science Show

Saturday, 17 August, 1pm to 2pm
Peel Zoo, Sanctuary Drive, Pinjarra


Learn how to make your own ice cream, play with slime…. Not only will you get to watch some wacky science, you’ll get to try your hand at heaps of your own experiments! Plus you’ll get to meet a selection of our friendly animals and learn all about the wildest branch of science – zoology!

Casey Australia Tours – Nannup Flower & Garden Festival Tour

Saturday, 17 August, 7am to 5pm
16 Murphy Street, O’Connor


Through the south west to beautiful Nannup on the Blackwood River. Enjoy Nannup and the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival, stunning stalls, gardens, displays, information and sales.

This show has grown in variety and size in the last few years to now be one of our most popular regional events.

In the afternoon we take one of the most delightful drives in Western Australia to quaint little town of Balingup. Including Morning Tea.
Lunch not Included.

Seniors: $105
Adults: $109
School Age Children: $80

LiveLighter Multicultural Eid-Adha Carnival

Sunday, 18 August, 11am to 7pm
Burswood Park, Resort Drive, Burswood


The LiveLighter Multicultural Eid-Adha Carnival is set to be bigger and better than ever….
LiveLighter Multicultural Eid-Adha Carnival
Sunday 18 August 2019
Gates open 11:00 am till 7:00 pm
Fun day for the whole family
Stalls… Camel Rides… Henna… Performances…. International food
AAA Multicultural Eid-Adha Carnival offers spectacular celebrations including a carnival with many fun-filled rides, shows and a variety of international cuisines.
comes together to celebrate Eid Carnival.
The event provides a unique opportunity for our communities to experience a true sense of what Eid is. The Carnival is a full day event a day of family fun and entertainment.
The Australian Arab Association (AAA) is holding the 14th annual Multicultural Eid Carnival in Western Australia. Many businesses come together in our unique bazaar to showcase their products and services to the community.

Nature of Science Community Expo

Sunday, 18 August, 10am to 3pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, corner Kent Street & Queens Park Road, Wilson


… get in touch with science and sustainability! Investigate how we strive to make sense of our natural world and adapt to changes – with hands on activities, workshops, presentations and displays for the whole community!

What’s On?
Wadumbah Dance Group, solar science, Scitech shows, native animal encounters, prominent Aboriginal presenters, waste as a resource, bug science, recycled wood workshop, native plant giveaways, Castledare Miniature Railway rides, competitions, sausage sizzle and much more…

Something for all ages – kids, teens, adults.

Children’s Competition
(Children in Kindy – Year 6)
Design a logo that can be used on a banner to advertise the theme of the Expo.
Entries close on Wed 7 August 2019 at 4pm WST.
Win Fantastic Student and School Prizes!

Dowload Entry Form here –

Mums, Bubs & Tiny Tots in Bull Creek

Thursday, 22 August, 10am to 11am
Bull Creek Community Centre, 24 Liechhardt Street, Bull Creek


Music Book presents mini-concerts for little ones and their loved ones in the Bull Creek Community Centre. The concert features Perth classical musicians playing light classics, favourite songs and nursery rhymes. Grownups are invited to bring a coffee and relax while tiny tots absorb the magic and joy of live music. No one minds if the little ones sleep, play, sing, dance, have a snack or make some noise!
THURS 22 AUGUST: Songs and Music with Emma Jayakumar and Felicity Kingston.
THURS 28 NOV: To be confirmed.
The Bull Creek Community Centre is on the corner of Hassell Crescent and Leichhardt Street in Bull Creek. Doors open at 10am and the concert starts at 10.15am, finishing at 11am. Suitable for ages 0 – 4 years, and their parents, grandparents and carers, the concert is proudly supported by the City of Melville, and Forgotten Books, and is part of our Community Centre Concerts 2019 series.
Tickets are $8 for adults and FREE for little ones, and are available on or at the door.

2019 Perth Makers Market – Twilight at Yagan Square

Friday, 23 August, 4pm to 9pm
Yagan Square, corner Wellington Street & William Street, Perth


Perth Makers Market is excited to bring a twilight market series to Yagan Square!

Bringing together a highly curated selection of our handmade artisan stalls come and join the fun of shopping handmade.

Browse the stalls, enjoy food from the businesses at Yagan Square and see the best that WA has to offer all in one easy access, central location in the Perth CBD.

Perth Science Festival

Saturday, 24 August & Sunday, 25 August
Robinson Pavilion – Claremont Showgrounds, 1 Greylands Road, Claremont


The Perth Science Festival is back for another year! Experience more than 50 hands-on activities, explosive shows, roving performers, native animals, competitions and more.


For one day only!

The festival features more than 50 stallholders from various STEM organisations running interactive activities across the entire weekend. Organisations include tertiary institutions, government departments, small businesses, not-for-profits, charities and more!

We feature a diverse range of fields, covering more than 10 different areas of STEM. We also include activities that target a range of ages from little scientists corner for young children, to gaming technology for youth, and resource management and sustainability for adults.

Follow us @PerthSciFest on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for event updates.

Proudly organised by Scitech and supported by the Australian Government.

Casey Australia Tours – Cambinata Yabbie Farm Tour

Saturday, 24 August, 7am to 5pm
16 Murphy Street, O’Connor


Come with us and meander through some beautiful countryside through National Parks on a new tour travelling to Kurkerin, to enjoy a tour of the Cambinata Yabby Farm, owned and operated by the Nenke’s since 1990.

After touring their famed farm, you will enjoy a feast of freshly steamed yabbies, salad and freshly made bread for a banquet lunch and have a little time to walk off the over indulgence before jumping back on the coach to head back to Perth.

Including Morning Tea, Lunch and Farm Tour.

Beverley Show 2019

Saturday, 24 August, 9am to 11pm


The Beverley Agricultural Society Inc is a non-profit organisation which has more than 160 family memberships. Together, with an amazing team of local volunteers, sponsors and supporters, we host our annual show which attracts more than 3000 people from the Beverley Community, surrounding districts and Perth.

Dalwallinu Show 100th Year

Saturday, 24 August, 8am to 8pm
Recreational Grounds, Dalwallinu


Our Dalwallinu Agricultural Society is celebrating 100 years for 2019 and what better way than to have a Show! This year’s show is going to be big so save the date…24 August 2019. Make sure you book accommodation also so please check out the options here:

Here is a list of just some of the entertainment and fun we have lined up for all ages!

Fireworks approx. 7pm
Band, Afterglo
Sheepdog Demonstrations by Malcolm Seymour
Shearing Demos
Beaut Ute comp
BIG Raffle
Incredible Creatures
Regional Men’s Health Pitstop

Balingup Medieval Carnivale 2019

Saturday, 24 August & Sunday, 25 August
Brockman Street, Balingup


Balingup Medieval Carnivale is held in the tiny town of Balingup over the 4th weekend of August. We’re the largest and oldest medieval carnivale in Western Australia.
As a ‘Not-For-Profit’ organisation we fund our event mainly through gate takings and stall holder payments, and as our constitution states – any surpluses made will be used to benefit the people of Balingup and its surrounds.

Tickets available here.

Chevron City to Surf

Sunday, 25 August, 6am to 3pm
Perth CBD


Support the Heart Foundation at this year’s Chevron City to Surf!

Could you go one bigger than crossing the finishing line in WA’s oldest and most loved community fun run? How about running to raise money for the Heart Foundation?

When you sign up to support the Heart Foundation at this year’s Chevron City to Surf, you’re taking huge steps to:
– Tick completing a “fun run” off your bucket list
– Take the fight to Australia’s biggest killer: heart disease

Sign up for Chevron City to Surf:

When you sign up to join Chevron City to Surf, you will need to pay a general registration fee. It’s important to know that the Heart Foundation does not receive any funds from this fee.

The only money received by the Heart Foundation is money that you fundraise through taking part in Chevron City to Surf. To help raise money to support heart disease research, prevention and support work, you need to set up your fundraising page.

STEP 1: Register for the Chevron City to Surf –

STEP 2: Set up your fundraising page –

STEP 3: Start raising money to support the Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation appreciates your support. Thank you! We’re here to support you as you run to raise money to fight heart disease:
– Get your first donation and receive a Heart Foundation Sweat Band
– Raise $200 or more and receive a Heart Foundation Running Singlet
– Access ideas and advice from a Fundraising Coordinator

Get running:

People run the Chevron City to Surf for a range of reasons, from keeping fit through winter to achieving a personal goal; many runners do it with heart.

Everything that we do at the Heart Foundation is made possible through the support of everyday Australians. We rely on community generosity to:
– Fund world-leading research
– Develop care guidelines for health professionals
– Support high-quality care for people living with heart disease
– Help Australians to live heart-healthy lifestyles
– Advocate to government and industry across initiatives to improve heart health

We’ve been fighting for Aussie hearts for more than 60 years: we’re glad to have you running with us.

For more information, contact Amanda Beardmore:
Email –
Ph – 08 9382 5936

City of Rockingham – Rockingham Arts Centre Open Day

Sunday, 25 August, 8am to 12pm
Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham


Join in the fun at the annual Rockingham Arts Centre Open Day event!

There will be lots of free art activities for all ages to enjoy including, raffia weaving and Chinese calligraphy, as well as face painting and a drum circle. The kid’s zone will have sand art card making for kids to make a special card for Father’s Day.

On the day be sure to check out ‘The More Smalls’ art exhibition by the Rockingham Regional Arts Inc., view the hireable spaces and find out more about the regular community art workshop program on offer all year round.

This event is presented in partnership with Rockingham Regional Arts and Friends of the Rockingham Arts Centre Inc.

Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days

Wednesday, 28 August & Thursday, 29 August
Dowerin, Memorial Ave, Dowerin


The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days is an agricultural expo located in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. The event has continually expanded over the past 54 years to become the largest and most successful event of its kind in the state.
The Field Days provide businesses, offering a wide range of products and services, with an opportunity to showcase their capabilities and promote their brand to a targeted audience. Exhibitors range from manufacturers and distributors of farm machinery and allied equipment, rural services, information technology to lifestyle and leisure products and services. The Dowerin Field Days are a valuable shop window to the farming community.

South Perth Window Wanderland 2019

Saturday, 31 August, 6pm to 8pm
South Perth


The suburb of South Perth will experience a Window Wanderland for the first time, seeing the windows of Mends Street and Angelo Street come alive with fun and creative displays on the evening of Saturday 31 August, 2019 – a perfect date to farewell winter and welcome the spring!

The window displays will be created by children attending schools and early learning centres in the suburb of South Perth and surrounds. There will also be some displays by local artists and creatives.

Please bring a torch, wear high visibility clothing, and collect a special trail map for exploring the two main streets of South Perth.

Businesses will be open as usual for visitors to enjoy the wonderful dining, dessert and drink options available on both Mends St and Angelo St.

Although we encourage you to visit Window Wanderland during the main event on Saturday evening, the installations will be on display throughout the weekend to view at any time of day.

City of Cockburn – Dads ‘n’ Tod’s Beach Trail

Saturday, 31 August, 9.30am to 11am
Coogee Beach Reserve, 4 Powell Road, Coogee


Cost $5 – Registration Required

Become a beach combing detective and trek along Coogee Beach with us to discover who lives in our oceans.

Morning tea and sunscreen provided. Please bring hat, water bottle and toddler requirements.
Meet near playground

Father’s Day Farmers Market at Perth City Farm

Saturday, 31 August, 8am to 12pm
1 City Farm Place, East Perth


Fathers Day is a very special day to celebrate the great men in our lives. Come down to Perth City Farm for this Father´s Day Market. We have stalls with great gift ideas for Father`s Day, as well as our regular stalls. As always, we will have live music and face painting.
See you there!!!

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Saturday, 31 August, 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Katanning Town Hall, 52 Austral Terrace, Katanning


Saturday 31 August, 1:30pm
Katanning Town Hall
Adults: $15, Children aged 3 -17: $10, Infants 0 – 2: Free
Tickets available at the Shire of Katanning Administration or at

Erth’s widely acclaimed show, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™, takes audiences into a new dimension of theatre. Meet awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet! Erth’s dinosaurs are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.

Get up close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras, connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology. Meet our most recent zoo addition, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator, discovered in QLD and is the most complete meat-eating skeleton yet found in Australia. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™ includes a menagerie of insects and dinosaurs that once roamed free around the world and are now in daily residence.

Learn how to feed and interact with Erth’s dinosaurs in a once in a lifetime interactive experience. Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to these prehistoric creatures.

Country Arts WA and Act-Belong-Commit present Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo
Produced by Erth Visual & Physical Inc.
Locally presented by Shire of Katanning

Yilgarn Agricultural Show

Saturday, 31 August, 9am to 12pm
Southern Cross Oval, Spica Street, Southern Cross


Come join us on the 31st of August for our Annual Agricultural Show! Lots of Entertainment lined up to make this the greatest show yet! Come support your Local Show in 2019.

Mounsher Amusements
Ricochet Circus
Southern Cross St John
Southern Cross Fire Brigade
Southern Cross Boot Soooters
and many more!

Doors Open at 9:00 AM
Parade starts at 11:00AM
Bar opens at 12:00 PM
Live Music from 3:00 PM
Fireworks at 7:00 PM

$15 Dollars for Adults
$5 Seniors and Pensioners
Free for Children 16 and under

86th Mullewa Show

Saturday, 31 August, 9am to 8pm
Mullewa Recreation Centre, Main Road, Mullewa


Come to the 86th annual Mullewa Show on Saturday 31st August and enjoy the best value, family day out in the Midwest at the peak of wildflower season. See the Mullewa Gift, Mullewa Quick Shear, Baby Animals, Market Stalls, Pavilion Exhibits, Side Show Alley, Fireworks and much much more!


About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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