The month of March continues to bring an abundance of fun and free events in and around Perth. You and your family can look forward to an abundance of free events ranging from sculpture exhibitions by the beach, concerts in the park, fun fairs, an Indian festival, celebration of Australian science and astronomy, and a chance to embrace the old retro days. No matter your fancy, there will be something for you and your family to enjoy this month.
1 to 18 March Sculpture by the Sea
Photo courtesy of Sculpture by the Sea Incorporated
Surround yourself with the white sand and clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean at the city's most popular seaside destinations. Cottesloe offers the perfect setting for a laid-back afternoon or a fun day out with family and friends. Buzzing with activity, the beachside boulevard is packed with restaurants, cafes and bars. This month, see the foreshore transform into an incredible outdoor gallery with interactive sculptures by artists from around the world overlooking the beautiful sunset, and tranquil seaside sights. For more information, visit the website.
Summer evenings will come to life with families and friends coming together to enjoy the live music and entertainment at Mawson Park in Hillarys. The collective talents of Mama Kin Spender produce an exuberant sound of primal drums, brooding guitars and unforgettable harmonies. They will also perform alongside the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts Gospel Choir. A five-member band, The Hunting Birds, will also take to the stage with an original mash-up of soul folk with intoxicating rock energy. Vocalists Connor Minervini and Kendra Fewster lead the band with their alluring voices, and as a whole, the group have established their title as one of WA's must-see live acts. Pack a picnic, or purchase some delicacies on the night. Children's' activities commence at 5pm. For more details, visit the website.
Time: 6pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Mawson Park, Hillarys Address: 22 Mawson Cres, Hillarys, WA 6025
For more than 50 years, the Hyde Park fair has been a much-loved family event. It is the longest running free community event in Perth. A highlight of the event is the live entertainment, arts and crafts, demonstrations, market stalls, sideshow rides, delicious cuisines, workshops, multicultural displays, educational information, business connections and so much more! Run by the Rotary Club of Perth, this fair is perfect for a family day out with something for every age and interest. For more information, visit the website.
Time: Sun 10am 9pm / Mon 10am - 5pm
Venue: Hyde Park
Address: Vincent St &, William St, Perth WA 6000
Bring back the good old days with the Retro Rewind at the beautiful Yanchep National Park. Get your dancing shoes on and sway to the groovy tunes of Hornography, Peta Lee and the Sultanas of Swing, the Rough Houses and an extra special performance from Beehives Go-Go Dancers! There will be entertainment for the kids such as arcade games, face-painting, bouncy castles, a pin-up parade and a show and shine event showcasing vintage exhibitors with their items on sale. This a great day out for the family, with something for every age. For more details, visit this website.
Time: 1pm 5pm
Venue: Yanchep National Park
Address: Yanchep Beach Rd &, Indian Ocean Dr, Yanchep WA 6035
An exciting opportunity for those keen on astronomy, the Astrofest is a celebration of Western Australian astronomy and stargazing. Curtin Stadium presents you with the opportunity to play around with optical and radio telescopes as well as a number of intriguing, fun and insightful activities for the whole family to enjoy! You can bring in your own telescope to get some expert advice on how to make the best of it and make your own rocket to launch. Real-life astronomers will also be onsite to share what they've discovered in space. For more information, visit the website.
Time: 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Curtin Stadium, Curtin University
Address: Kent Street, Perth, WA 6102
Celebrated around the world by the Hindu community, the Holi Festival is a celebration of the coming of the Spring season in the northern hemisphere. It is also a major celebration in Australia among the Indians. The Hindu religion believes it to be a festival where one can wash off all their sins and start life afresh. It encourages people to let go of all the resentments and grievances, cleaning up the souls and preparing them to face courageously all the hurdles that may arise. You and your family can experience this cultural event and enjoy an abundance of food stalls serving up delicious cuisines, DJs and dances, fun games with the chance to win free prizes, and a stunning display of colours. Please note this is a family-friendly event, and therefore is smoke and alcohol free. For more details, visit the website.
With over 180 of Perth's most gifted artists, designers, craftsmen and foodies, the Perth Upmarket brings everyone together at the University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall. You can find something for every age and fancy as you wander through the gourmet section, sort through the original local designer homewares or look for a gift for a special someone. There's also a Junior Upmarket Section in Hacket Hall with the best of local designers' kids clothing, games, toys and dιcor. Enjoy a coffee or lunch break on the surrounding lush lawns. Entry is free. Visit the website for more details.
Time: 10am 4pm
Venue: Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia
Address: 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009