1. Twilight Perth Makers Market Friday 3rd May, 4pm to 9pm
Yagan Square, Corner Wellington and William Sts, Perth
With over 60 of Perth's most talented artisans, including gourmet foods, creative fashion and accessory designers, talented painters and more, this is one of Perth's best handmade markets, and it's also family friendly. You will find many beautiful gifts, just in time for Mothers Day, many of which are totally unique and not available elsewhere.
2. Bickley Harvest Festival Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May Bickley and Carmel (approx. 30 minutes from Perth)
Spread over two days and numerous venues throughout the Perth Hills, the Harvest Festival is a celebration of the end of the region's harvest and a showcase of its fine produce including award-winning ciders, wines and gourmet foods. There will be kids activities, competitions, live music and of course – plenty of amazing food. Free entry to all venues and plenty of tasting and entertainment for all.
3. Fremantle Dragon Boat Festival Sunday 5th May, 10am to 3pm Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
This is world-class dragon boat racing at its best, with a wonderful, free family-friendly event. See the Taoist monks perform the blessing of the waters, watch the exciting regatta and sprint racing and enjoy cultural performances and more throughout the day.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/400528587174349/
4. Mount Hawthorn Streets and Laneways Festival
Sunday 5th May, noon to 7pm
Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn
This enormous free street festival has it all, celebrating local artists and business, restaurants and community groups. You will find plenty of street food and pop-up bars, heaps of market stalls and open-air galleries, a petting zoo, billycarts, side-show alley, roving entertainers and much more.
More information: mthawthornstreetsandlanes.com.au/
5. Moondyne Festival
Sunday 5th May, 9am-4pm
Township of Toodyay
Take the kids and head to Toodyay for the Moondyne festival – where visitors are welcomed to dress up and take part in the free olden days family activities, watch the re-enactments and see the interactive Colonial Village. There will also be food stalls, arts and craft, vintage cars and bikes, antiques and more.
More information: https://moondynefestival.com.au
6. Perth Chung Wah Cultural Festival
Sunday 12th May, 9am to 10pm
Bring the family to this stunning free event which incorporates markets, food stalls and cultural performances. There will be dragon boat racing, kite shows, lantern making, Tai Chi, Chinese storytelling, Lion and Dragon Dancing and much more.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/331730427486567/
7. Perth Hills Artisan Market
Sunday 19th May, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Norris Park, Stoneville
This fabulous market will showcase some of Perth's best artisans from the Hills, with handmade arts, crafts, jewellery, homewares, fashion and incredible gourmet foods and produce. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the buskers and beautiful location.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/perthhillsartisanmarkets/
8. Celebration in the Park – Families Week
Tuesday 21st May, 4pm to 6pm
Mills Park Naturescape Playground, Brixton Street, Beckenham