WA Day Family Events 2019

WA Day is a celebration of our great state. It commemorates the foundation of the Swan River Colony near Perth in 1829. Formerly known as Foundation Day, it was changed to WA Day to reflect our diverse culture and to respect the longer history of the Aboriginal community.

If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the WA Day 2019 weekend, then Buggybuddys has you covered! Head along to the FREE WA Day Festivals or SOTA gigs around the state. Check out our list of fun events around Perth including live performances, festivals, open days and more for the whole family to enjoy.


WA Day Festival 2019

Sunday, 2 June and Monday, 3 June, 10am to 9pm
Burswood Park, Resort Drive, Burswood


WA Day Festival is back, bigger and better than ever in 2019.
Join us on SUNDAY, 2 June 2019 and MONDAY, 3 June for a full, funpacked day of activities from 10am.

🧚 Bigger than ever Kids’ zone
🦸 Our popular Mascot Race featuring all your favourite WA teams
💛 Gold panning in our Arts meets science zone
🤸Bupa Australia Play in WA
🍽️ Synergy Eat Street
🍔Perth’s best Foodtrucks
🎆 Spectacular Fireworks
❓ And more…

FREE event – No registration required
Sunday, June 2 from 10am
Monday, 3 June from 10am
#SOTAFest #WADay


SOTA Festival 2019

Monday, 3 June, 12pm to 9pm
Burswood Park, Resort Drive, Burswood


Get ready for a FREE, all-ages gig featuring an epic line-up of local talent.

Co-presented by WAM, you’ll enjoy banging tunes from some of WA’s biggest and best home-grown artists and performers.  In addition to these awesome sounds we’ll have plenty of food and drink to keep you hydrated and dancing all day long.

So all ages won’t miss a second of the SOTA Fest action, we have a bigger than ever all ages area right in front of the stage.

Check out our Facebook @sotafestival and Instagram @sota_festival pages for all you need to know.


WA Day Festival Pinjarra

Saturday, 1 June, 4pm to 8.15pm
Edenvale Homestead and Tea Rooms, 1 George Street, Pinjarra


Pinjarra, make some noise at the free Alcoa Pinjarra WA Day Concert. Hosted by Shire of Murray with some of WA’s best live bands.






The day will also be to foodies’ tastes, with delicious cuisine on offer from over 25 street vendors, and refreshing drinks from local brewer, Thorny Devil.


LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival 2019

Saturday, 1 June and Sunday, 2 June, 10am to 4pm
Edenvale Homestead and Tea Rooms, 1 George Street, Pinjarra


Gather the family and head to Pinjarra this WA Day long weekend for the 2019 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival!

Murray’s largest free, community event, is set to entertain the whole family with an exciting line-up of acts, activities and attractions including:

– Live entertainment by AViiDA, Hype, Dawyray, roving performers and buskers
– Over 100 market stalls
– Vintage car and machinery displays
– Wine Tasting Shed and licensed area
– Woodturning demonstrations
– Heritage tours
– Food trucks

Keep the little ones occupied with:

– The Bubble Party Show by Team Bubbly
– Camel and pony rides
– Free Eco Faeries Energizer Zone
– Amusement rides and showbags
– Free laser tag
– Face painting
– Free art and crafts

Immerse yourself in Pinjarra’s unique history, vibrancy and lifestyle.

The 2019 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival is proudly supported by the Shire of Murray, Healthway promoting the LiveLighter message, Lotterywest, Tourism WA, Alcoa, Pinjarra Community Bank Branch, MZI Resources and Cleanaway.


Model Railway Exhibition 2019

Saturday, 1 June to Monday, 3 June, 9.30am to 4pm
Australian Model Railway Association WA Inc, 24 Moojebing Street, Bayswater


Perth’s largest Model Railway Exhibition – not to be missed!

Do you love model trains? Are your children or grandchildren, or parents/grandparents fascinated by them? Yes? Well, do not miss the opportunity to get together for the annual MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION in June!

Come along to see the amazing train layouts the modellers have put together. The intricate scenery and attention to detail really is a sight to see, not to mention solving the Model Railway puzzles!

Free Bouncy Castle for the young ones. Take the train ride around the exhibition.

There will be a HUGE range of model rail on display. The different settings will light up your imagination as you peek into a mini rail world. You can even operate one of our U drive layouts! There will be 36 model layout exhibitors and 9 trade exhibitions, local and from other states. Not to mention the dioramas (3D railway scenes).

Fans of LEGO® will also be ecstatic to see what displays Briktober-Perth and WA Brick Society have – these are always a marvel of design and clever construction.

For those with a need for speed, try your hand at the ‘Slot Cars’.

Plus lots of the Kindred Societies will be there, ‘CastleDare’, ‘Hotham Valley Railway’, ‘Perth Electric Tram Society’, Bennett Brook Railway’.

A display of remote control trucks and cars will also be on show. See these trucks pull road trains consisting of two or more trailers.

There is also a great selection of food and beverages so you can stay for the whole day!

Don’t miss out on this model rail extravaganza!

Online ticket buyers will be able access the exhibition through a express lane and can attend thirty minutes earlier.

Family (2 adults 2 children) $30
Adult $14
Child $9
Seniors/Pension Card Holders $10
Carer Card Holders/Children under 6 FREE

#annualmodelrailwayexhibition #AMRAWA #railmodel #modelbuilding #modeltrains


WA Day Festival Fremantle

Sunday, 2 June, 12pm to 8pm
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Mews Road, Fremantle


Exciting news for Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour!

We are thrilled to announce the hugely successful WA Day Festival returns to the world renown Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour on Sunday 2 June 2019!

Join us for a day of celebration of our Western Australian community. A time to come together to celebrate, share and value cultural diversity.

A cultural explosion featuring world heritage and culture, music, dance, cuisine and arts showcasing the rich cultures that collectively represent our truly unique Western Australian community.

A family friendly, free entry event commencing at midday through to 8pm.

Let’s celebrate a Good Day in WA!


Act-Belong-Commit Cahoots in Concert

Sunday, 2 June, 10am to 11.30am
Burswood Park, Resort Drive, Burswood


Cahoots in Concert (formally ability idol) is a community based talent competition, providing all abilities with the opportunity to showcase their singing and performing skills.


WA Day Festival Bunbury

Sunday, 2 June, 10am to 5pm
Bicentennial Square, Blair Street, Bunbury


Gather the troops and bring them down to Bicentennial Square for a day of great free family entertainment hosted by the Stirling Arts Centre.

There’s load of live entertainment from local bands, Bollywood Dancers, traditional Noongar dance and Top of the Stairs Puppets. Entertain the kids with craft activities and laser tag. Plus Market stalls, cultural experiences and lots of delicious food to enjoy from local food trucks.


WA Day Festival Newman

Friday, 31 May to Monday, 3 June
Newman Town Square, Rodgers Way, Newman


The WA Day Festival provides an opportunity for Pilbara residents to celebrate  their state and experience the abundance of local culture, film and foods available in West Australia.

Attendees will get to take part in an educational language lesson with the Martu artists of the region , they will experience cultural diversity through a short film festival and experience local treasures through WA food tastings and local community markets.

2019 WA Day Festival Onslow

Saturday, 1 June, 5pm to 11pm
Onslow Sports Club, 47 Third Avenue, Onslow


We all appreciate the beauty of Onslow’s natural spirit and lifestyle. And now’s the perfect time to celebrate our special part of WA at Onslow WA Day Festival!

Hosted by the Shire of Ashburton, this free event brings the community together to enjoy a great Festival of live music, local market stalls, kids’ activities, fishing and sporting displays and even a free BBQ!


WAZouk Sandpit Beach Dancing 2019 Summer

Sunday, 2 June, 3pm to 8pm
Scarborough Amphitheatre, Scarborough Beach Foreshore, The Esplanade, Scarborough


Date 2 June 2019 (Sunday)

Venue: The Sandpit at Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre

3:00pm to 3:45pm – Free Bachata – Ritmo Caliente Dance Academy

3:45pm to 4.30pm – Free Kizomba Lesson – Riovana Dance Academy

4.30pm till 8.00pm – Mix of Latin and Brazilian music for mainly Salsa/Bachata/Kizomba/Zouk plus a little taste of all other Latin and Braizilian Music.

COST: $5.00.

Get yourself a wristband before hitting the sand floor.

Feel free to share event on Facebook.

NOTE: Dancing is on concrete which will have a light covering of sand for a perfect pivoting action all throughout the event! It is recommended you bring old sneakers or shoes with RUBBER soles.

Save the proper dance shoes (with leather/suede soles) for a wooden or laminated flooring.

It can get COOL after the sun sets. bring something warm. Jacket or a blanket.

NO ALCOHOL – Scarborough beach is an alcohol free zone, and is strictly monitored regularly by police and rangers.

There is a couple of bars and a number of licensed restaurants within 200m of the Amphitheatre.

Refreshments for sale at the DJ console

Bottled water and Soft drinks $2

Coconut water. $3

****Help support this event by buying a drink.****



Vincent Fire Station Open Day

Sunday, 2 June, 10am to 1pm
29 Carr Street, West Perth


Perth’s newest Fire Station is opening its doors to the community for their first Open Day!

Take a tour of Vincent Station, see displays for road crash rescue, fire extinguishers and firefighting equipment. There will be face painting, a coffee van and sausage sizzle.


Family Nature Day

Sunday, 2 June, 2pm to 4pm
Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre, corner Flynn and Selby Streets, Wembley


Thanks to our enthusiastic volunteers, the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre is open this Sunday (and every first Sunday of the month), providing an opportunity for families to enjoy the natural history of Herdsman Lake together on the weekend.

Feel free to explore the centre and get involved in nature-based activities such as scooping for aquatic fauna. There will also be a guided bird walk around the lake, starting at 2:30pm, so don’t miss out!

FREE for Friends of the WA Gould League or $5 person/$20 Family.

Friends of the WA Gould League get FREE entry to the Centre for 12 months, FREE entry to Family Nature Days and Discounts for our annual events. They also receive a limited edition 80th Anniversary Badge in 2019 and a Nature Passbook with a sticker to collect each Noongar season.


2019 Kalgoorlie WA Day Festival

Monday, 3 June, 9.30am to 2.30pm
Museum of the Goldfields, 17 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie


WA Day Festival is back, bigger and better than ever in 2019. Join us on Monday 3 June for a full, fun packed day of activities from this FREE community event!
* Gold panning from Hannans North Tourist Mine
* Aboriginal artefact carving by Craig West
⚪ Bubble Bonanza by Super Sarah
* Camel rides by Humpy Camels
* Goldfields Pet Show
* Bizircus
* Chalk art by Linda Rae – Artist and Body Painter
* Fat Buddha Thai food
* Sam’s Soft Serve

☕ Queen Bees Coffee
❓ And more!
Museum of the Goldfields
Monday 3 June
9:30am – 2:30pm

2019 WA Day Festival Albany

Monday, 3 June, 10am to 3pm
Museum of the Great Southern, Residency Road, Albany


There’s no better place to celebrate WA Day. Bring the whole family and enjoy live entertainment, culture, delicious food or try your luck in the Annual Thong Throwing Competition.

There’s some great local performers and Indigenous dancers. With loads of activities for the kids including a petting zoo, reptiles, clowns, face painting and a bouncy castle and obstacle course.

WA SHORT FILMS ON SHOW PRESENTED BY SCREENWEST. Filled with lots of laughs, some young love, bee business, families coming together, a touch of sports magic and a whole lot of fun. From creators in Broome and beyond to inner city to right down south of WA, these shorts are suitable for all by a range of talented WA filmmakers.

Soak up some culture with Community Art Piece “Our Coastal Landscape, photography forum and Museum of the Great Southern Discovery Centre activities and exhibitions.

Foodies can take their pick from the Wood Fired Treats Van, Cultcha Kitchen, authentic Chinese street food or homemade cakes and sandwiches just like Nanna used to make from the Red Cross.


2019 WA Day Festival Geraldton

Monday, 3 June, 10am to 2pm
Museum of Geraldton, 2 Museum Place, Geraldton


The WA Day Festival is here, and ‘family fun’ is officially on the menu.

If you love a barbie, then come on down and enjoy Geraldton’s Biggest BBQ – it promises to be a multicultural feast, with everything from seafood, burgers, paella, vegetarian delights and damper to enjoy.

Immerse yourself in the culture of our region, with entertainment from Phil Walleystack, as well as Aboriginal performances and incredible sand murals to behold. You’ll also find discovery trails inside the Museum, as well as giant WA native animals and the Museum of Geraldton Travelling Exhibition – The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018.

WA Short Films on Show presented by Screenwest. Filled with lots of laughs, some young love, bee business, families coming together, a touch of sports magic and a whole lot of fun. From creators in Broome and beyond to inner city to right down south of WA, these shorts are suitable for all by a range of talented WA filmmakers.

The Museum deck will also come alive with a new pop up cafe and live music. Or get involved with the fishing competition, Long Boat rides or Volunteer Sea Rescue.

You also have a chance to experience the Museum of Geraldton like never before with “living exhibitions’ featured by Euphorium Youth Academy.

There’s plenty to keep the kids busy, too. They’ll love the Scinapse science activities and Kidzhub Chill-our tent. Or they can try out the surf machines, art and craft activities, or cuddle up to some very cute critters.


2019 WA Day Festival Port Hedland

Monday, 3 June, 3pm to 8pm
Civic Centre Gardens, McGregor Street, Port Hedland


Co-presented by WAM, this awesome, drug and alcohol-free event features a FREE all-ages gig with a huge line up of home-grown talent.

There’s also Street eats to enjoy, as well as a range of fun kids’ activities and more.


Act-Belong-Commit International Flower Celebration Day

Monday, 3 June, from 2pm
Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, 48 Canning Road, Kalamunda


After performing SOLD OUT show Traditional Christmas for kids 2018, MTA brings another exiting event – International Flower Celebration Day! There needs to be a day that’s about spreading happiness to others by means of a simple flower! Each country has their national flower! The event will commence at 2pm – stage show “Geese Swans”, games, competitions, face painting, master classes, art exhibition & auction, flowers parade and more!
Special guest – Pevnev Ballet Academy! Be the first to see!


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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