A list of some of the biggest and free events in Perth this April.
Sunday 1st to 30th April Vic Park So big it needs an entire month, the Arts Season sponsored by the Town of Vic Park incorporates a host of free events from workshops and exhibitions, to movies and music. There will be storytelling and sewing, crafts and poetry. Make sure you check out all the free school holiday activities as well. More information.
Easter Parade Sunday 1st April Stirling Gardens If you need to be reminded that Easter isn't simply about chocolate, join in with the huge Easter Parade for an afternoon of celebration, music, colour, performances and worship. Everyone is welcome. More information.
Friday 6th to 8th April Claremont Park This dazzling new festival will be taking place over three nights, with interactive projections, amazing light projections, live performances, as well as food trucks and a pop-up bar. More information.
Jazz in the Park
Thursday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th April
Stirk Park, Kalamunda
As the season winds down for the year, the weekly Jazz concerts (every Thursday) will continue to the end of the month. Buy a drink and sausage sizzle, grab a raffle ticket and don't forget your chair or rug. A relaxing evening under the stars. More information.
Subiaco Street Party
Saturday 7th April
Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
Celebrating the diversity of Subiaco, the Street party returns with a festive lineup of performances and buskers, local and international acts, a kids carnival corner and petting zoo plus so many market and food stalls everyone will find something to excite them. A fun night out. Catch the train. More information.
Groundswell Kids Festival
Saturday 7th April
Abbett Park, Scarborough
Head to Scarborough for this fun free event with plenty of activities for the kids including games, inflatables, crafts, lucky dips plus food and drink to buy. More information.
Perth Makers Market
Sunday 8th April
One of the biggest and best markets of Perth, the Makers Market boasts over 150 stalls, brimming with handmade and locally designed jewellery, crafts, clothing, gifts and homewares. With a strict local-only policy, you can be sure you are supporting Perth's top artisans and creatives. More information.
EAT Food Festival
Sunday 8th April
Rockingham Navy Club
Brought to you by the team behind the MiLi Markets, this new foodie fest by the seaside will have hot and cold food, drinks, bars, produce, kitchen products and more – everything a food lover needs for a lovely Sunday out. More information.
Buddhas Birthday and Multicultural Festival
Saturday 14th and 15th
Held over two days, this festival will incorporate a range of different events such as traditional ceremonies and rituals as well as cultural displays and exhibits. Kids will enjoy the DIY art and craft and the Chinese Lion and Dragon dancing, while everyone will revel in the fireworks and vegetarian food fair. More information.
Tuesday 17th to 26th April
Are you looking for fun for the kids during the school holidays? Ikea's Kids Academy is back with a range of free activities every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the holidays. No bookings required. More information.
Cubby Town 2
Saturday 28th April
Yanchep National Park
Back by popular demand this amazing event is a unique way for families to interact with nature, with an organised opportunity to build cubbies and forts and mud kitchens as well as try nature arts and crafts and explore the national park with a specially designed interactive scavenger hunt. Free but bookings essential. More information.