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What's on this week in the City of Perth

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Get ready to dive into a vibrant week ahead as we unveil the exciting lineup of events just in time for school holidays. From beautiful wildflowers on show to thrilling performances, we've got your weekly dose of entertainment covered.

Events for everyone

"Ripple Effect" Exhibition by George Aitken

Council House | Now until 10 October

Ripple Effect, an exhibition developed in partnership with KAMILĖ GALLERY (Cathedral Square and State Buildings), features the neon artworks of Western Australian artist George Aitken. The works translate through coloured fluorescent light, reflecting a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event, like ripples expanding across water when an object is dropped into it. Find out more here

Zooventure at Yagan Square

Yagan Square | Daily from 25 September 

Yagan Square Goes Wild This School Holidays With Zooventure! 

Get ready for an enchanting journey into the world of native Australian animals as Yagan Square transforms into a delightful menagerie these school holidays. Families and nature enthusiasts, you're invited to embark on an exciting adventure filled with immersive animal sculptures, dress-ups, and captivating storytelling. More here

The Lester Prize - artwork display

Art Gallery of Western Australia | 22 September to 26 November 

The Lester Prize is one of the country’s most recognised and prestigious fine art prizes – an award that places artists and the community proudly front and centre. The Finalists’ artworks will be on display at AGWA from 22 September to 26 November 2023. Find out more here.

2023 AWESOME Festival

Perth Cultural Centre | 26 to 30 September

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things (the AWESOME Festival) is presented annually in the Perth Cultural Centre.

The Festival showcases a spectacular array of events including theatre, creative workshops, ballet, music, exhibitions and a whole range of free activities! More here

Everlasting Kings Park Festival

Kings Park | 15 September to 1 October

A pink field of everlastings is only the start of the stunning show of flora in the Western Australian Botanic Garden. Take a step back in time as we bring back the memories of festivals gone by; and look forward to the future of our State's biodiversity. Find out more here.

Spring School Holidays at Scitech

Scitech | 23 September to 8 October

Step into the shoes of an astronaut and take a spacewalk with Oculus Quest VR headsets. Help bush animals figure out ‘What’s in the Box?’ in a curiously delightful puppet show. 
Go on a Power Trip in the Chevron Science Theatre and more! Get your tickets here.

Long Neck Brewery Octoberfest Celebration

Long Neck Brewery | 23 September to 29 October

Embrace the spirit of Octoberfest at Long Neck Brewery! Pair your favorited brews with mouth-watering German-inspired food offerings, adding an extra layer of authenticity to your Octoberfest experience. Find out more here.

Musos in the Malls - Celebrating original music

Hay Street Mall (outside David Jones) | 29 September and 6 October

The popular Musos in the Mall sessions are back! The City of Perth, together with Activate Perth, are this time celebrating original music. WA local artists will be performing their original music to crowds gathering in Hay Street Mall (outside David Jones) each Friday of the school holidays. Swing past for a song or stay for the whole performance! 

Perth Scorchers Fan Day 2023

WACA | 1 October

Head to the WACA Ground on Sunday 1 October from 11:00am to 1:00pm for the 2023 Perth Scorchers Fan Day. This is your opportunity to meet Perth Scorchers Weber WBBL and KFC BBL players, grab a signature and even a selfie! There will be plenty of other fun family activities like laser tag, mini golf, inflatables and bubbleology, face painting and airbrush tattoo.

Entry is FREE for all attendants with members and nonmembers welcome. More here.

TREE MAN, a large-scale interactive installation

Cathedral Square | 4 to 22 October

Discover Tree Man by ENESS, a large-scale interactive installation landing in Cathedral Square this October.
In an increasingly digital world, reconnect with the environment through the arms of Tree Man, an installation created in response to the digital-driven culture of contemporary times, a notion encapsulated visually through the sculpture’s screen-shaped head.

Margarita Masterclass

Neon Palms | Every Friday 

After it's success through Plateful Perth, Neon Palms is bringing back their margarita masterclass on Friday nights! The Margarita Masterclasses will get you to expert level in no time. Brush up on your skills and learn to create three Margaritas. 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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