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Published January 10th 2019
The best things in life are festive
FlameOz Street Theatre (by Fremantle International Street Arts Festival)
The social calendar in Perth is packed with festivals for food, film, music, art and theatre lovers.
In 2019, choose from thrilling amusement rides to wild water slides, wine tasting workshops to fine fashion.
Fill your calendar with this list of Perth's best festivals, listed in chronological order.
Fringe World Festival - 18 January to 17 February 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
Fringe Festivals dominate the social scene when the events kick off and Perth's Fringe is no different. You're spoiled for choice with over 750 events during a month of Fringe, making it the third largest Fringe in the world and WA's most popular festival.
Revelation Film Festival - 4 to 17 July 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
Can cinema be more than an escape? For 2 weeks in July, film becomes a revelation at theatres throughout Perth with Australian and international film and documentary premieres.
Revelation pushes the boundaries of possibility with experimental filmmaking while industry experts host discussions and masterclasses.
In 2018, highlights included Salyut-7, Russian space adventure, The Experimental City with futurist Athelstan Spilhaus attempting to solve modernity's problems from a utopia in Minnesota, and Bill Evans: Time Remembered, a portrait of the jazz pianist's career, including playing with Miles Davis and Chet Baker.
Social Impact Festival - July 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
Feed the soul as you discuss making your community a better place with a host of international and local changemakers.
During this unique event on the Perth social calendar, you can consider innovative ideas in galleries, labs and schools, forums, open houses and markets.
Every event is designed to create an impact, with previous highlight events on citizen science, sustainable homes, transforming our food production and distribution with social enterprise, and innovating aged care.
Good Food & Wine Show - 23 to 25 August 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
As winter winds up, warm the soul with tastes to tickle the taste buds.
Sample local natural cheeses, chocolate, and the freshest seasonal produce. Finish with something for the sweet tooth (besides the chocolate), with jam doughnuts, cupcakes and honey cakes from a local patisserie.
Learn the power of your palate with wine tasting classes, celebrity chef masterclasses and coffee appreciation sessions.
Multicultural Week - October 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world, and the benefits include the diverse and delicious choice of cuisine, compelling cinema, thought-provoking literature and poignant art.
At the University of Western Australia, with international students from almost every continent (Antarctica pending), the best aspects of multiculturalism are celebrated. Join mini-language classes, see origami displays and taste a spring feast from over 50 food stalls.