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Come and join in the WA Day celebrations this year
WA Day is aimed at engaging Western Australians in celebratory activities that "promote and recognise Western Australian excellence in our people, lifestyle, culture and potential."
WA Day helps to unite all people, young and old, from all walks of life, ethnicities and cultures. These people make Western Australia such an incredible and unique place to live.
Celebrate WA is a not-for-profit organisation who are responsible for organising the annual WA Day celebrations. They will promote everything achieved by Western Australians in all fields of endeavour. They also aim to encourage pride in all things Western Australia.
It was formerly called Foundation Day, and it changed in 2012 to WA Day. This is a public holiday and it always takes place on the first Monday in June. Nowadays it is the focal point for encouraging state-wide participation in the wide range of activities and events that showcase the Western Australian spirit and our many achievements. We are a multicultural society and the emphasis for WA Day celebrations is on the inclusion of all people, no matter how long they have called themselves Western Australians.
This year Western Australians will be celebrating all things WA at a brand new location: Burswood Park.
The very popular WA Day Festival has moved to a bigger and better riverside location. This will ensure even more Western Australians can take part in all their favourite activities from previous years, as well as experiencing new and exciting activities at this FREE Festival.
On Sunday 2nd June from 10 am to 10 pm and Monday 3rd June from 10 am to 9 pm, Burswood Park will be filled with a mixture of activities and performances set to delight and entertain.
WA Day is celebrated in many regional areas as well, and these include Fremantle, Albany, Bunbury, Pinjarra, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Newman, Onslow, and Port Hedland.
The Festival runs from 31st May to 3rd June 2019. Included in the festivities are the:
* WEST AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS Here there will be a gala dinner at the Crown Towers Ballroom on 31st May and you can purchase tickets here.
Each year, the Western Australian of the Year Awards Gala Dinner continues to be the top event of the state's social calendar and the 2019 event will be no different. Guests will dine on a specially curated menu of the freshest Western Australian produce. There will also be a fantastic program of entertainment by Western Australia's most talented artists and performers.
SOTA stands for State of The Art, and this will be on 3rd June.
SOTA is back to charm Perth music lovers in 2019 with a FREE, all-ages festival of WA talent at a new location: Burswood Park.
This festival is co-presented by WAM, and SOTA marks the WA Day public holiday with an exciting display of up and coming and established local talent.
The 2019 line-up includes a lot of Western Australian talent, including the hottest new artists and some long-standing audience favourites, starring:
* WA DAY GALA CONCERT
This will be held on Sunday 2nd June at 2.30 pm. It will be presented at Government House Ballroom and is put on by the Rotary Club of Perth and Alessandro Pittorino.
Government House ballroom is an incredible place and you will be entertained by some of WA's best-performing talent! There will be performances by musical director and organist Alessandro Pittorino, WA Opera's tenor Paul O'Neill, soprano Naomi Johns, cabaret superstar Cougar Morrison and more.
There will also be complimentary wine and canapes during the interval which will be around 3.15 pm. You can make your bookings at this link.