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What's on this week in the City of Perth

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Looking for exciting things to do in Perth City this week? Look no further! From vibrant festivals to bustling street markets and everything in between, there's a multitude of events and activities to choose from.


Ahead of the weekend


Council House | Now to Friday, 28 April

The Design Institute of Australia, with the support of the City of Perth and Stylecraft presents Icons – Australian Design. An exhibition of Iconic Australian Products curated by Ian Wong. This collection has been successfully exhibited around Australia and Asia but has never been seen before in Western Australia. 

The collection includes a variety of products designed in Australia including furniture, electronics, appliances and everyday objects. Find out more


Kevin Hart Tour

RAC Arena | Wednesday, 29 March

Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedy icon, Kevin Hart, is making his highly anticipated return to Perth with his new show, Reality Check. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.


The Big Meet – Careers Fair

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre | Wednesday, 29 March

Every year Australia’s leading employers travel the country looking for high quality graduates and undergraduates. The Big Meet is your opportunity to meet up to 80 of these organisations in one day and in one location. Find out more here


Stories in the park

Perth City Farm | Wednesday, 29 March

Head to Perth City Farm for Storytime under the trees. They'll be reading their favourite picture books and singing nursery rhymes and songs together. Book now!



Twilight Hawkers Market

Forrest Place | Friday, 31 March

The FINAL Twilight Hawkers Market for the season is on this Friday. Showcasing Perth’s diverse food culture, tickle your tastebuds and try a variety of affordable cuisines from around the globe. Find out more here


Resources Technology Showcase (RTS)

WesTrac Activation | Supreme Court Gardens | Friday, 31 March to Tuesday, 4 April

Come on down to Supreme Court Gardens to have a look at some of WesTrac’s incredible large scale Cat® mining and construction machinery. Find out more here.

RTS Exhibition and conference | Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre | Sunday, 2 April to Tuesday, 4 April

Prepare to be amazed! Resources Technology Showcase is back and it’s packed with futuristic tech that you won’t believe! Imagine stepping into mind-blowing augmented reality, see incredible robotics in action, check out the new mining game apps and take part in amazing remote operating systems! 


Boorloo Heritage Festival

Throughout the city | Saturday, 1 April to Sunday 30 April

The City of Perth is thrilled to bring a month-long celebration of our built, natural, and cultural heritage to our vibrant city. With over 100 events over the month of April, the festival offers a mix of heritage walks, talks, and workshops, as well as a number of family friendly activities, so there is truly something for everyone to enjoy!  Checkout our top picks for this week here



Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre | Saturday, 1 April

Celebrating 10 years of TEDxPerth, the flagship event is set to return bigger than ever with a fresh new venue and an exciting line up of speakers that will have you captivated for the day.


City of Perth Band 125th Anniversary Parade

Murray & Hay St Mall | Saturday, 1 April

Come and experience a treat for the ears as multiple bands parade through the Murray and Hay Street Malls, with a special mass band finale in Forrest Place. Find out more here.


Asics Bridges Fun Run

Barrack Square | Sunday, 2 April

Lace up your sneakers and get ready for an unforgettable day of running at the ASICS Bridges Fun Run. This annual event is a favourite among Perth runners and offers a beautiful course that takes participants across some of the city's most iconic bridges.


Football Derby

Optus Stadium |Sunday, 2 April 

The RAC Western Derby returns to Optus Stadium as Fremantle host West Coast for the 56th iteration of the much-loved local match. Get your tickets now!

On a little longer...


WA Museum Boola Bardip | Now until 23 April

Travel into the weird and colourful world of Wonderland at WA Museum's latest exhibition. During this one-hour guided tour you will see Alice's world come alive, as you delve deeply into Lewis Carroll's life and work. Perfect for people of all ages, this tour offers something for everyone, and explores Wonderland through literature, images and film. Journey with us down the rabbit hole into an immersive world of storytelling, mad hatters and tea parties. You need only bring your imagination, and a little bit of curiosity. Purchase tickets here.

Half Mad Bar

WA Museum Boola Bardip | Fridays, Now until 21 April

Can't visit during the day? Enjoy an adventure in Wonderland in the evening at the Half Mad Bar.
Explore the Wonderland exhibition at your own pace with drinks, music, performances and more. Whether you fancy a "Drink Me" cocktail, a spot of flamingo croquet, or just the chance to don your best Wonderland-inspired cosplay, there's something for everyone at Half Mad Bar. Head here for more details.

Wonderland’s Mad Hatter's Tea Parties

WA Museum Boola Bardip | 10:30am & 2pm, Friday, Saturday & Sundays | Now until 23 April

Dine in the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Wonderland and enjoy an immersive and unique experience with friends!
Following your tea party experience take part in a curated tour through the Wonderland exhibition, guided by Museum staff. Click here for more details.

Rooftop Movies

Now until Sunday 2 April

Everyone's favourite rooftop cinema is back for another summer of blockbuster flicks and throwback favourites. Set six floors up above the hustle and bustle of Northbridge, this popular pop-up movie destination is home to spectacular city sunset views, retro caravans, comfy bean bangs and palm trees high in the sky. To find out about the upcoming program, visit here

Lotterywest Films

UWA's Somerville Auditorium, Crawley | Now until 9 April

Kick back under the stars and enjoy a picturesque outdoor movie location featuring local and international indie films. 

Check out what's on here.

Boorloo Heritage Festival

Throughout the city | Saturday, 1 April to Sunday 30 April

The City of Perth is thrilled to bring a month-long celebration of our built, natural, and cultural heritage to our vibrant city. With over 100 events over the month of April, the festival offers a mix of heritage walks, talks, and workshops, as well as a number of family friendly activities, so there is truly something for everyone to enjoy! Find out more here

Coming up...

World Transplant Games

Various locations in Perth | Saturday, 15 April to Friday, 21 April 

The World Transplant Games, the largest sporting event for transplant recipients in the world, are coming to Perth in April 2023. The Games will see the city painted orange as people from 60 countries around the world, come together to compete in 17 different sports over 7 days. Fine out more here


Bogan Literature: Pride & Prejudice

Rooftop Movies | Thursday, 13 April to Sunday, 7 May

You are cordially invited to the world premiere of Bogan Literature – where, for the first time, Rooftop Movies will be transformed into a stunning theatre beneath the stars! Written and performed by award-winning, WA comedy-theatre artists, this season of Pride & Prejudice is a homegrown triumph of live ‘n’ local talent. Book your ticket here


Puppets in the City 

Forrest Place | Wednesday, 12 April

See giant puppet Leor come to life and get the chance to become a puppeteer with sessions of String Symphony starting from 1:30pm at Forrest Place and running throughout the day until 8pm. Find out more here

On all month…

Enjoy these weekly happy hours… 

Caballitos | Wednesday | 4pm – late

  • $15 Candyritas (cocktails)

Hadiqa | Everyday | 5:00pm – 6:00pm 

  • $10 Turkish Delight Martini 

Huxtaburger | Monday 

  • $20 Hangry Burger Packs, all day 

The Globe | Every Monday | All day 

  • $20 Parmi with chips or salad 

The Globe | Every Tuesday | All day 

  • $10 Tommy’s Margaritas and $15 Loaded Tacos 

The Globe | Daily | 4:30pm - 5:30pm 

  • $10 Espresso Martinis and sipping back $8 selected pints and $7 house wines 

Wolf Lane | Friday | 4:30pm - 5:30pm 

  • 50% OFF selected cocktails 

RAC Arena  

With international travel back on the cards, some of the world’s biggest music acts are heading back to Perth to play RAC Arena over the next few months.  

Check RAC Arena’s upcoming calendar here.

Optus Stadium  

This world class entertainment facility, right here in Perth, offers spectators a ‘fan-first’ approach in both design and technology. The Stadium hosts AFL, soccer, rugby league and union as well as some of the world’s biggest musicians. 

Surrounded by the Stadium Park, there is everything from nature playgrounds in the Chevron Parklands to the BHP Boardwalk and Amphitheatre, picnic areas for a family barbeque and public art.  

Experience the energetic atmosphere of Optus Stadium with this calendar of epic events, visit our Optus Stadium hub here.


  • 3-hour Free Parking on Weekends & Public Holidays (CPP Cultural Centre, CPP Pier Street and CPP His Majesty’s)
  • FREE Night Parking from 6pm, 7 days a week
  • $13 All-Day Weekday Parking at select car parks

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