WHAT'S ON IN PERTH
Looking for something to do during your Perth city stay? Here is your go-to guide of Perth's most exciting upcoming events.
Revelation Film Festival
Revelation Perth International Film Festival brings you exciting screenings of highly original, compelling and remarkable films, at Luna Leederville, Cinema Paradiso and Luna SX, along with a number of pop-up venues across the city.
Various locations around Perth.
Brookfield Winter Lights Festival
The highly anticipated Brookfield Winter Lights Festival is back, and in this its fifth year is bigger than ever. The festival is a journey of art and light transforming Brookfield Place through spectacular light installations, projections, exhibitions, interactive events and performances by local, national and international artists.
Brookfield Place, Perth CBD
15 – 22 July
The Merry Widow
The WA Opera presents The Merry Widow at His Majesty's Theatre, at 7.30pm on 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 July. The Merry Widow was the runaway hit of its period. The beauty of the music, the glamour of the setting, and the effortless charm all combine to seduce the audience.
His Majesty's Theatre
20 July – 2 August
Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival
The 2017 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival returns to Cinema Paradiso 20 July - 2 August presenting some of the most exciting and fresh movies from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The festival brings new dramas, documentaries and laughs to the big screen.
Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld will tour Australia in August 2017 performing a live stand-up show filled with his trademark humour, wit and sharp observations about day-to-day life. Seinfeld's Australian tour opens at Perth Arena on Friday August 4, for his very first visit to WA.
5 & 6 August
Experience the excitement of the world's greatest white water event at the Avon Descent, held every year on the first weekend in August. The Avon Descent is a spectacular 124km race over two days through some of Western Australia's most picturesque scenery.
Avon River, Swan Valley
Perth Craft Beer Festival
Prepare to wet those whistles, because the Perth Craft Beer Festival is back for 2017. From Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August, with four jam packed sessions, you can sample small batch craft beers from across WA, and you’ll be sure to find your new favourite brew.
Chevron City to Surf
Get ready for the 2017 Chevron City to Surf for Activ on Sunday 27 August, the Activ Foundation's major fundraising event! Registrations open 1 June. Be part of Perth's most loved annual community sporting event, and help in raising much needed funds to support those living with disabilities in WA.
Kings Park Festival
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is excited to present the 2017 Kings Park Festival 'Where the Wildflowers Are' throughout September. Western Australian wildflowers will form the stunning backdrop to a month long extravaganza of walks and talks, outdoor exhibitions, art installations and fun for all the family.
Kings Park, Perth
One of the world's most widely recognised alternative rock bands have announced their first full national headline tour in 11 years, hitting the stage at Perth Arena on Monday 4 September 2017.
Telstra Perth Fashion Festival
Western Australia's largest annual premier fashion event, the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, will return from 7 - 17 September. Now in its 19th year, the Festival sees West Australian fashionistas experiencing high fashion events at a range of unique venues.
Various Locations, Perth CBD
22 to 25 September
Perth International Boat Show
The Club Marine Perth International Boat Show is the major boating event in Western Australia that will run over four days from 22 - 25 September. Held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and Elizabeth Quay, the Show will take full advantage of the stunning Swan River location.
22 to 25 September
WA Beer & Beef Festival
Set at Elizabeth Quay in Perth City, the Beer & Beef Festival showcases over 75 different brews from 20 local, interstate and international breweries and crowd favourite beef dishes from Perth’s best beef loving restaurants and food trucks.
Angus & Julia Stone
Australia’s most prolific and loved musical siblings, Angus & Julia Stone, are set to hit Perth as part of their national tour this September, bringing their sun-drenched melodies to warm up our winter blues.
Perth Concert Hall
Multi-platinum-selling artist, multiple Grammy Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie will bring his ALL THE HITS TOUR to Perth Arena on Saturday 30 September. Special guests on the tour are CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers.
14 & 21 October
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Elmar's in the Valley with 18+ events on 14 & 21 October and a family fun event on 22 October. It is a day filled with live music, steins and plenty of outdoor fun! It is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy Germany's biggest festival in the Swan Valley's largest 2 acre Biergarten.
Elmar’s In The Valley, Swan Valley
A pioneer of shock-rock, Alice Cooper, returns to our shores this October for a spectacular 40th anniversary tour. Kicking off the national tour at Perth Arena on Tuesday 17 October, Alice will be showcasing an immense body of work in his most thrilling stage show yet.
The time has come. Experiencing Midnight Oil in full flight is to experience the transcendent power of live rock & roll. Their music makes you feel, their lyrics make you think, and the combined impact live onstage makes you want to get involved. Catch this iconic Australian rock powerhouse at Perth Arena on October 28.
The Color Run
The most colourful run in the world is back on Sunday 5 November at Langley Park. With the track stretching 5kms from Langley Park to East Perth and back, get ready for a vibrant morning with all the colours of the rainbow.
British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, will commence his Australian tour on Wednesday 22 November at Perth Arena. A Cat’s Attic “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967.
International superstars Culture Club have announced they will be touring Australia later this year. Lead by front man, Boy George, who is currently endearing himself to new Australian audiences as their favourite coach on TV’s top rated show, The Voice, this tour is bound to take Culture Club to a large legion of new fans.
Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist THE WEEKND has announced a second leg to his critically acclaimed Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour, playing Perth Arena for the first time on Thursday 14 December 2017.
30 December – 6 Jan 2018
Mastercard Hopman Cup 2018
The Hopman cup returns to Perth on 30 December for a thrilling week of action. Swiss superstar and 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and compatriot Belinda Bencic are set to return to Western Australia for the tournament.