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Published August 26th 2020
Free and ticketed events to enjoy this September
With COVID-19 restrictions easing across Perth and Western Australia, the list below features the Top Free & Ticketed Events across Perth this September. There will be something for all interests, ages and budgets including family-friendly events, festivals, food, wine & cider events, concerts, shows, art, and more.
1. Kings Park Festival When: Tuesday, 1-30 September 2020: 8am-5pm
Where: Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, Fraser Ave, Perth Cost: Free Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase the spectacular wildflowers, plant life and culture of Western Australia. There will be plenty of free events, exhibits & displays, walks & talks, family-friendly activities, wellness classes, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Kings Park and Botanic Garden Facebook
2. Armadale Festival When: Tuesday, 1 September 2020-30 November 2020 Where: Various locations in Armadale Cost: See website.
Details: This festival will be jam-packed with entertainment, music, art, festivities, culture, history & heritage, food & wine, markets, sports, trails & walks events, and workshops. Highlights will include the Make Smoking History Kelmscott Agricultural Show, Armadale Hills Open Studios Art Trail and Armadale Hawkers Markets. Click here for the website.
3. Screening of Tenet When: Wednesday, 2-9 September 2020: From 6pm Where: Event Cinemas Innaloo, 57 Liege St, Innaloo
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: This screening event will be in support of Perth-based charity Kathmandu Kids. Tenet is based on fighting for the survival of the entire world; the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time. Ticket includes entry to the movie and access to a cash bar pre-movie (6pm-7pm). Click here for the website.
4. Hidden Treasures Fremantle Music Series
When: Thursday, 3, 10, 17 & 24 September 2020: 7pm-12am
Where: See website for venue locations.
Details: This music event returns with its 10th-year celebration of presenting some of the best music talents performing live. The line-up will feature Fremantle artists with a mix of old favourites and exciting up-and-coming bands. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Hidden Treasures - Fremantle's Music Series Facebook
5. Perth Craft Beer Festival
When: Friday, 4-6 September 2020
Where: Claremont Showgrounds, Robinson Pavilion, Claremont
Cost: Tickets start from $20pp
Details: Western Australia's largest beer event will feature a massive weekend of all things beer! There will be an impressive range of breweries and cideries from across Australia, entertainment, activities, tasting & sampling, delicious food, pop-ups, stalls, live music, carnival games, show rides, tattoo parlour, silent disco, and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Perth Craft Beer Festival Facebook
6. Father's Day Market
When: Saturday, 5 September 2020: 9am-3pm
Where: Lakesides Shopping Centre, 49 Banksiadale Gate, Lakelands
Details: This Father's Day market will be showcasing amazing stalls selling a wide range of handmade products. There will also be live music. Click here for the website.
When: Saturday, 5-26 September 2020
Where: Midland Junction Arts Centre, 276 Great Eastern Hwy, Midland
Cost: See website.
Details: This exhibition event will showcase young artworks that discuss, display and explore the concept of self. The exhibit can be seen in the East and West Gallery of the Midland Junction Arts Centre. Click here for the website.
8. Father's Day Events
When: Sunday, 6 September 2020
Where: Various locations and venues across Perth-see website.
Cost: Free & ticketed events.
Details: Celebrate Father's Day with a wide range of free and ticketed events that the whole family will love. Events include food, adventure, family-friendly activities, restaurant and café events, markets, beer festival, and more. Click here for the website.
9. SwanSongs Spring Festival of Song
When: Sunday, 6-27 September 2020: From 3pm (Sundays only)
Where: Christ Church, Cnr Queenslea Drive & Stirling Highway, Claremont
Cost: Adults: $30pp, Concessions: $25pp & Children under 16yrs: Free
Details: There will be four programmes aiming to showcase the best singers and widest repertoire as well as allowing artists to present a complete musical self-portrait through poetry and music. Click here for the website.
10. Mandurah Plein Air Artists
When: Tuesday, 8, 15, 22 & 29 September 2020: From 12pm
Where: Mandurah and surrounds-see website.
Details: This art event will showcase a creative experience by painting in the great outdoors with the friendly group of Plein air painters. A variety of mediums will be used from oils through to watercolours and pastels. Bring your own materials and equipment. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Mandurah Plein Air Artists (Inc) Facebook
11. Armadale Hills Open Studios Art Trail
When: Friday, 11-20 September 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: Various locations across Armadale Hills-see website
Details: This art event will take you on a world of creative discovery along the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail. Local artists will be opening their studios to the public for an intimate viewing of their spaces and creative processes. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail Facebook
12. 90's Mixtape Live - Girl Power v Boy Bands
When: Saturday, 12 September 2020: 8pm-11pm
Where: Astor Theatre, 659 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Details: With live shows being back, this show will showcase all the best of the 90s with NSYNC, Spice Girls, All Saints, Boyzone, Backstreet Boys, Westlife, B*Witched, Five and more. Doors open from 7:30 pm. Click here for the website.
13. Apples & Oinks Festival
When: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Where: Perth Mess Hall, 8 Francis St, Perth
Cost: Free entry
Details: This festival will showcase Perth Mess Hall teaming up with their favourite ciders and pork dishes to create a delicious feast of good food and entertainment. The festival will also feature live music, games, activities, food and cider. Click here for the website.
14. The Giovanni Consort 25th Anniversary Concert
When: Saturday, 12 & 13 September 2020
Where: Government House Ballroom, 13 At Georges Terrace, Perth
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: This concert will celebrate a special milestone- the 25th Anniversary! The concert will be conducted by Artistic Director, Hugh Lydon and Western Australia's professional chamber choir who will sing diverse repertoire from revered composers including Arvo Part, Edward Elgar, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, alongside homegrown talents including Perry Joyce and Joshua Adams. Click here for the website.
15. Perth Upmarket
When: Sunday, 13 September 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: Winthrop Hall, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
Details: This market event will feature over 180 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen, and gourmets. There will also be dedicated Junior Upmarket and Gourmet section. Click here for the website.
16. York Motor Show
When: Sunday, 13 September 2020
Where: Avon Terrace & Lowe St, York
Details: This family-friendly show will showcase entertainment, vehicle displays, pedal cars, billy carts, live music, and more. Click here for the website.
When: Thursday, 17 September 2020- 3 October 2020
Where: Limelight Theatre, Civic Drive, Wanneroo
Cost: Adults: $21pp & Concession: $18pp
Details: This performance will showcase a world of emotions as four retired opera singers take the audience into the bittersweet world of facing up to age and mortality. Click here for the website.
18. Let The Right One In
When: Friday, 18 September 2020- 4 October 2020
Where: Harbour Theatre, 16 Lochee St, Mosman Park
Cost: Adults: $25.50pp & Concession: $20.50pp
Details: This performance is based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne. Let The Right One In focuses on the bullied teenage boy Oskar who finds a friend in Eli, after she moves in next door. Click here for the website.
19. The Small Hours
When: Friday, 18 September 2020- 3 October 2020
Where: Stirling Theatre, Morris Place, Innaloo
Cost: Adults: $22pp & Concession: $20pp
Details: This show will feature suspense, mystery and murder. Written by Francis Durbridge and directed by Janet Brandwood, the play follows Sussex Hotel owner Carl Houston who saves a passenger when their plane is hijacked after leaving Australia. Click here for the website.
20. West Coast Pinball Festival
When: Friday, 18-20 September 2020
Where: The Old Pickle Factory, 4 Golding St, West Perth
Cost: Tickets range from $15-$30pp (Single Pass) & $40-$140pp (Weekend Pass)
Details: This fun festival will showcase all things pinball with the festival being focused on sharing the joy of playing pinball. There will be arcades, pop-ups, over 70 pinball machines from the 1960s through to the latest releases, games, competitions, family-friendly tournament, women's tournament, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from West Coast Pinball Festival Facebook
21. Rockingham Twilight Markets
When: Saturday, 19 September 2020: 5pm-8pm
Where: Bell Park Reserve, Beach Rd & Flinders Lane, Rockingham
Details: This market event will showcase a wide range of market stalls, food stalls, family-friendly activities, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.
22. The Little Lord Street Band Album Launch
When: Saturday, 19 September 2020: From 7:30pm
Where: Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth
Cost: Adults: $20pp & Concession: $10pp
Details: This event will showcase The Little Lord Street Band who will be performing live this September. Renowned for their danceable and dynamic live shows, the 5-piece have played hundreds of stages across Australia in the last six years, including Bigsound, St Kilda Festival, In The Pines, and more. Click here for the website.
23. Growers & Makers Market
When: Sunday, 20 September 2020: 7:30am-12pm
Where: Rooftop of Mataya Eatery, 20 Sholl St, Mandurah
Details: This market event will showcase a wide range of market stalls selling farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan products, treats, and gifts. Click here for the website.
24. Evolution- WA Youth Orchestra
When: Saturday, 26 September 2020: 7:30pm-9pm
Where: Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Cost: Adults: $35pp, Concession: $25pp & Students under 18yrs: $20pp
Details: This concert will present captivating characters and unforgettable musical scores. The WA Youth Orchestra will be performing themes from the best known and most epic film music ever written. Click here for the website.
25. Lancelin Buskers Festival
When: Saturday, 26 & 27 September 2020: 26th: 9am-4pm & 27th: 9am-2pm
Where: Various locations across Lancelin
Details: This festival will be jam-packed with family-friendly entertainment and buskers from all over Western Australia who will be performing live. There will also be child-friendly activities, market stalls, festivities, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Lancelin Buskers Festival Facebook
26. Vino Arts Exhibition
When: Saturday, 26-28 September 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: Coorinja Winery, 5914 Toodyay Rd, Hoddys Well
Cost: Free entry
Details: This exhibition event will present local arts displayed in a stunning old barrel room (more than 100 years old!). There will be a wide range of artworks including landscape, abstracts, various mediums, pottery, ceramics, beads, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Arts Toodyay Facebook
27. Wandoo Flats and Rocky Faces Walk
When: Saturday, 26-28 September 2020
Where: Bibbulmun Track, Mount Cooke near Jarrahdale.
Cost: See website.
Details: This three-day walking event will include walking along the Bibbulmun Track passing spectacular wandoo and jarrah forest, as well as breathtaking views from the top of Mt Cooke.
The first day will be 17km, second 13km, and the last will be around 7km. The Walk will end after traversing Sullivan Rock. Click here for the website.
28. Mandurah High Tea Cruise
When: Sunday, 27 September 2020: 2pm-5pm
Where: Mandurah Cruise Jetty, Mandurah Boardwalk, Mandurah
Details: Experience high tea as you relax on a 1-hour cruise through Mandurah's scenic waterways. Tickets include complimentary tea or coffee, a delicious high tea menu featuring sandwiches, finger treats, tarts, cheesecake, homemade scones, and more. Click here for the website.
29. Drop N Shop School Holiday Program
When: Monday, 28 September 2020- 9 October 2020
Where: Drop N Shop at Westfield Carousel, Albany Hwy, Cannington
Cost: See website
Details: This child-friendly school holiday event will feature a wide range of child-friendly activities, including yoga for kids, arts & craft, sensory sessions, colouring competition, and mini day spa event. Click here for the website.
30. Jump Start Youth Theatre: Spring Holiday Series
When: Monday, 28 September 2020- 1 October 2020
Where: Google Classroom and Zoom platforms.
Cost: Tickets range from $30-$40pp
Details: This child-friendly event will include workshops for different ages. Workshops will be held on Google Classroom and Zoom platforms and will include Acting 101, Actors Intensive, and Audition Technique. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Jump Start Youth Theatre Facebook
31. Fremantle Arts Centre Kids' Holiday Courses
When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020-9 October 2020
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle
Cost: See website.
Details: This child-friendly event will feature a jam-packed fun program of art courses. Art courses will include pottery, drawing, printmaking, animation, painting, screen printing, fashion, felting, and much more. Click here for the website.