Things to do on WA Day Perth 2019 – UNDER CONSTRUCTION

2018 Carnival Fever Perth

WA Day Long Weekend – Saturday, 2 June to Monday, 4 June, 10am to 5pm
Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds, Corner Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington

Carnival Fever is back and BIGGER than ever!


Meet and greet Peter Rabbit, and watch his amazing performance live on stage.
Free Unlimited Carnival Ride Madness!
New Horizons Pro Wrestling competing for the FEVER CUP!
Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Unlimited Carnival Rides, Food Trucks, Carnival Games and the list goes on and on!

One entry price, all rides and entertainment FREE!

Best of all we have EARLY BIRD tickets available at CRAZY discounted rates!
What are you waiting for, grab a bargain now while they last.

Rides include the Super Nova, Star Flyer, Super Sizzler, Bumper Cars, Kiddie Coaster, Motorbikes, Bee Jets, Carousel, Bungee Jump, Tea Cups, Sky Flyer, Dragon Ride, Raptor Slide, Shark Inflatable & more.

These ride cost $6 – $15 at any other event.
That’s unlimited rides for what you would normally pay for one!

* available until sold out.

One Entry Price
All Rides & Entertainment FREE

Tickets $25.00
Group of 3: $65.00
Group of 4: $85.00
Under 2’s Free
*A booking fee from $1.99 per transaction applies.

Tickets entitle you to unlimited rides & entertainment.
Tickets for each day are limited so please book your tickets now to avoid missing out.

*excluding food trucks & game stalls.

Book your tickets online today!


WA Day 2018 Festival

Sunday, 3 June, 10am to 10pm, and Monday, 4 June, 10am to 9pm
Elizabeth Quay, Geoffrey Bolton Avenue, Perth

The flagship WA Day Festival event returns to the quay for two days over the WA Day long weekend.

Foodies, families and fun-seekers will be kept busy on Sunday as Elizabeth Quay celebrates all that is great about our State. Overflowing with fun, interactive activities, food, music, performance, fireworks and much more.

Feast on a range of delicious foods from a swathe of food trucks at the International Eat Street. For the first time there’s Bar, Bites and Beats in Elizabeth Quay, featuring Insta-worthy bites that showcase incredible local produce and Bar Pop’s unique urban cool bars. So you can listen to the epic sounds whilst snacking. It’s every foodie and music lovers dream.

Let the kids run wild in the Play in WA zone filled with fun, interactive activities. Featuring a silent disco, gold panning from Perth Mint, inflatable zone, a mascot race and much more to keep the little ones entertained all day.

The family fun concludes with a spectacular WA Day Fireworks at 7pm.

WA Day SOTA Festival

Monday, 4 June, 12pm to 9pm
Elizabeth Quay, Geoffrey Bolton Avenue, Perth


Co-presented by WAM, enjoy the banging tunes from some of WA’s biggest and best home grown talent. With headliners that span everything from alternative rock to Aussie hip-hop. SOTA’s line-up includes a mix of WA favourites, old and new. Many of these artists will be returning to home soil from international or national tours to party at SOTA Festival 2018.

In addition to these epic sounds we have plenty of food, drink and activities to keep you hydrated and your energy levels high enough for dancing all day long. Feast on a range of delicious foods from a swathe of food trucks at the International Eat Street or, for the first time we have Bars, Bites and Beats; featuring Insta-worthy bites that showcase incredible local produce and Bar Pop’s unique urban-cool bars. Bar, Bites and Beats is every foodie and music lovers dream.

SOTA is an all ages gig with licensed and non-licensed areas to watch all the action on the main stage.

Visit website for more information

Mandurah WA Day Winter Festival

Monday, 4 June, 4pm to 8pm
Make Place, Tuckey Street, Mandurah

Mandurah will come to life with a WA Day Winter Festival to celebrate the best of Western Australia.  Jam packed with activities for the whole family. Inspired by our diverse global community, you will be greeted by the sounds of some of Mandurah’s best young musical talent, before entering a world of fun entertainment to explore.

Wander over to the Suitcase Markets and Tiny Shop on Wheels pop-up shop for a place to discover and buy unique, handmade items or visit the interactive Australian wildlife experience the kids will love!

Treat yourself at our huge line-up of food trucks bringing you the best of fresh WA produce. There will be an array of exciting cultural activities, dancing and sharing stories. With interactive workshops, traditional Japanese drumming circles and Indigenous Corroboree. Dance the night away with our Spanish Salsa and Bollywood dance demonstrations.

Visit website for more information

Bunbury WA Day Festival

Monday, 4 June, 10am to 9pm
Stirling Street Arts Centre, Corner Charles & Stirling Streets, Bunbury

There’ll be something for everyone in this local Festival of Western Australian music, food, sports, arts and culture.

From 10am to 3pm there will be loads of family fun with activities to keep the kids engaged all day. Top of the Stairs Puppets will bring the joy and magic of puppetry to both children and adults. There’ll be art competitions, face painting and a Radrock climbing wall and trampoline. Bunbury artists Dee Mosca and Helena Sahm will reveal their interactive creations at inTENTactive. Enjoy live music with Good Nights and the World’s Biggest Wanjoo. Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture with Indigenous art and damper making.

Visit website for more information

WA Day in Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Sunday, 3 June, and Sunday, 4 June
Fishing Boat Harbour and surrounds, Mews Road, Fremantle

WA Day celebrations in Fremantle are set go off with a bang at Fishing Boat Harbour, with fireworks set to light up the sky during the long weekend. The Fremantle Harbour Traders Group has banded together to create the two-day inclusive celebration known as the Celebrate WA Festival, which includes a fireworks spectacular on June 3 on the eve of the official WA Day public holiday.

Local Aboriginal elders will open the event on June 3 with a traditional smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country, followed by a range of cultural music and dance events from different ethnic backgrounds. Across the weekend there will be numerous musical and dance performances in and around the harbour, including Italian, Greek and Latin styles and the Chung Wah Association Lion Dance Troupe, culminating with the fireworks at the family-friendly time of 6pm Sunday.

The harbour will play host to a range of other free activities including face-painting and bouncy castles for children, a suitcase market, roving buskers and more.

Visit website for more information

Free Ping Pong at Cathedral Square

Friday, 1 June to Monday, 4 June
Cathedral Square, corner of St George’s Terrace and Barrack Street, Perth

Come along with the kids this WA Day long weekend and check out the refurbished Cathedral Square. Keep fit and have fun playing a game of Ping Pong for free using bats and balls collected from the Library during office hours, from 8am weekdays and 10am on Saturdays and from noon on Sundays.

Although it is not essential to book, it is recommended – see

Fremantle Heritage Festival

Friday, 1 June to Monday, 4 June
In and around the streets of Fremantle

Fremantle is a city of festivals and entertainment, with regular free concerts and a busking and street performance culture. It is also home to one of Australia’s best festival programmes – the Heritage Festival!

This will be held at various locations throughout Fremantle and it celebrates the many stories of Fremantle’s rich cultural heritage, its custodians, makers and creators. The programme is always vast and diverse, and this year is no exception!

Will you be at the ‘Rum Punch Pirate Party’ in Mojos or Capella singing at the Town Hall? Or you may fancy the vintage collectors’ fair, then take a look at the Maritime Museum for open day. There is a mixture of free and paid events to keep you here in Fremantle and surrounds for the whole of this Festival.

The Fremantle Heritage Festival also delves into its exciting past. There will be tours, walks and talks covering a variety of topics including:

  • Art
  • Prison Life
  • Indigenous and maritime history
  • Fantastic live music performances
  • Exhibitions featuring art and photography… and much more!

2018 Model Railway Exhibition

Friday, 1 June to Monday, 4 June, 9am to 4pm
Claremont Showgrounds, 8 Ashton Avenue, Claremont

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 WA MODEL RAIL EXHIBITION in June!

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

There will be 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 over 30 model layout exhibitors and 13 trade exhibitions. Not to mention the dioramas (3D railway scenes) and LIVE demonstrations.

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

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!

WA Day Festival on Rottnest Island

Friday, 1 June to Monday, 4 June, 8am to 5pm
Rottnest Island

WA Day Festival is a state-wide celebration and in 2018, Rottnest Island will be hosting a range of entertainment for all to enjoy!

Activities include:
-Entertainment in the Settlement – Saturday
-Face Painting
-Aboriginal Dancing
-Smoking Ceremony
-Aboriginal Arts & Crafts
-Sand Art
-Beach Bonfires & Story Telling
And much more!

Make the most of the WA Day long weekend with our accommodation special – book 3 nights and enjoy the 4th night free! Details at

Book your ferry tickets with:
Rottnest Express –
Rottnest Fast Ferries –
SeaLink Rottnest –

For more event details, visit

Swan Bell Tower Free Open Day

Monday, 4 June, 10am to 3.30pm
Swan Bell Tower, Barrack Square, Riverside Drive, Perth

Monday 4 June is the Western Australia Day weekend holiday and in acknowledgement of this important date in our state’s history, The Bell Tower will throw open its doors to the people of Western Australian.

For people that have not visited the Tower yet, or have not been there for a while, this is an opportunity to experience bell- ringing, see the historic bells and amazing bell and time-piece exhibitions. You can also take in the spectacular view from the Tower’s magnificent observation deck.

Visit the website for more information


Penguin Island

Monday, 4 June, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Ferry departs from 153 Arcadia Road, corner of Penguin Road, Shoalwater

WA Day, Monday 4th June, will be the last day this season for your family to visit Penguin Island before it closes for penguin nesting season and wintery weather until September. Ferry and discovery centre packages start from $19 per child (3-12 years old) and can be booked online. Ferries depart hourly between 10am and 3pm. Don’t miss out before Penguin Island closes!

2018 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival!

Saturday, 2 June to Sunday, 3 June, 10am to 4pm
Evandale Homestead, 2 Henry Street, Pinjarra

Gather the family and head to Pinjarra this WA Day long weekend for the 2018 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 music by Circus, Junkadelic Brass Band, Two Tone Music and Hype
Over 100 market stalls
Vintage car and machinery displays
Wine Tasting Shed and licensed area
Woodturning demonstrations
Heritage tours
Food trucks

Activities for the kids:

Ecofairies performance
Free dance and percussion workshops by Junkadelic Brass Band
Free laser tag
Free face painting
Free art and craft
Free Energise Zone
Amusement rides and showbags
Camel and pony rides
Petting zoo

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

Gosnells Railway Markets Family Fun Day

Monday, 4 June, 1pm to 4pm
Gosnells Railway Markets, 5 Fremantle Road, Gosnells

Gosnells Railway Markets is having a fun day!
Face Painting
Animal Farm
Bouncy Castle
Popcorn… And so much more! Bring the kids down and join in on the fun.
Food Court open 9am until 8.30pm
Fresh Produce open 9am until 8.30pm
Retail open 9am until 5pm
Seafood open 9am until 5.30pm
Bakery open 9am until 5.30pm
Butcher open 9am until 5.30pm
Hope we see you down at the markets for our fun day!



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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