Don't worry if the weather is cooling down – Perth is just heating up with these great free events across the city in April.
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April Central Park, Grand Boulevard, Joondalup Visit website
Held over three big days, the Joondalup Festival is a wealth of interesting things to do and see, from comedy and music shows, kids shows, art installations, circus acts, talks and theatre, community projects (such as the Twilight Lantern Parade and Community Choral Project) plus food, bars and more.
Cockburn Cultural Fair Saturday 6th April Harmony Oval, Harvest Lakes, Atwell Visit website
Head along to this free family event and enjoy the diversity of culture represented in Cockburn. There is no better time to show solidarity and support, and you will enjoy cultural dancers, a mariachi band, roving performers, inflatables, animals and critters and Taiko Japanese drums. See the finalists battle it out for Cockburn's Got Talent along with other live entertainment, live cooking demos and plenty of food and drink to buy.
Set on the banks of the beautiful river, this free festival takes full advantage of this marvellous natural resource. There will be plenty of free activities and entertainment, try kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, visit the pirate cove and have a go on the inflatable rides or free wave swing carnival ride. There will plenty of free music and entertainment, a gourmet food village, cooking demos and more.
Celebrating Banksia Park Primary School's 30th anniversary, this traditional fete will have all your old favourites from market and food stalls, rides and games, entertainment and plenty of local community groups. Plenty to do for adults and kids of all ages.
Subiaco Street Party
Saturday 6th April
Rokeby Rd, Subiaco Visit website
The Street Party is Subi's biggest event of the year, attracting tens of thousands of visitors (hint – come by train) to enjoy a huge party with food trucks, market stalls, performances and music, rides, games, workshops and more. Pet and family friendly.
Willetton Community Fair
Sunday 7th April
Burrendah Reserve, Willetton Visit website
Head to the fair for a full day of fun with rides and games, arts and crafts, food and markets, community and entertainment. Something for everyone.
Buddha's Birthday and Multicultural Festival
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April
Supreme Court Gardens Visit website
Show your support for the wonderful diversity of Australia and head to the Buddha's Birthday & Multicultural Festival. Taking place over two days, this is a family-friendly and respectful event, providing the people of Perth a chance to see, hear and taste a variety of experiences through ceremonies and rituals, cultural displays and exhibits. You will also enjoy a wide range of vegetarian food and multicultural entertainment.
Beeliar Twilight Markets
Saturday 13th April
Radonich Park, Beeliar Visit website
More than just evening markets, the Beeliar Twilight Markets also incorporate a wonderful community event with reps from local sporting groups and services to meet and greet, local buskers, a performance from the WA Samba Band and food trucks. You will also find plenty of market stalls including the Beeliar Creative Kids market stall. Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Fremantle International Arts Festival
Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April
Various locations, Fremantle Visit website
Held over the four day Easter long weekend, the streets of Freo will come alive with dozens of incredible acts and performances as part of the International Arts Festival. From weird and wacky to eye-popping and amazing, you will find a wealth of talent in unexpected locations across Fremantle, as well as pop-up bars and restaurants.