Outdoor festivals you should attend in Perth
Perth has an awesome outdoor culture and festivals are part and parcel of enjoying your free time under the sun. What is it that we enjoy about outdoor festivals? Is it the fresh outdoor air, chilling out with friends, trying new food, watching the footie, listening to cool bands or simply drinking a few beers? Whether you’re into music, sports, arts & culture or food, Perth can offer an outdoor event that will interest you.
Here are just a few of Perth’s well-known annual outdoor festivals:
Perth Fringe World Festival
Perth’s FRINGE WORLD Festival is a multi-arts celebration which takes place annually over 31 days in the height of summer.
Fringe World is an open access festival, which means that artists from anywhere in the world can register to perform and Perth Fringe World Festival presents both local and a wide range of international artists. The acts feature a variety of genres, including circus, cabaret, comedy, music, dance, theatre, film and visual art.
Perth’s Fringe is now the third largest Fringe in the world and the largest annual performance platform in Western Australia.
The 2016 FRINGE WORLD Festival played host to 700 shows at over 150 venues across Perth and in local communities further afield. Over 350,000 tickets were sold and attendance at free and ticketed events topped a staggering 900,000.
Taste of Perth
Taste of Perth is a wonderful celebration of Perth’s unique and progressive dining scene, bringing together the latest, greatest and hottest of Perth’s restaurant scene to one central location – Langley Park from.
Over three indulgent days, you can enjoy over 40 restaurant dishes and mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies as you browse through the artisan stalls of hand-picked premium food and drink producers, take part in one of the many interactive foodie attractions or simply relax and enjoy live entertainment in the stunning surrounds of Langley Park. You can also relish top chefs’ exquisite signature dishes in ‘taste’ sized portions.
Perth International Arts Festival
Taking place over three weeks, Perth is home to the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF), which guarantees a range of artistic expression in many forms. Whether it’s movies or a standstill exhibition, you can choose to see only what interests you. By making use of perfect lighting and crystal clear sound, you are able to experience the best in art at this festival.
Margaret River Gourmet Escape
If food and wine is what you love, then the Gourmet Escape in Margaret River is perfect for you. In the surrounds of the beautiful world-famous Margaret River wine region, the Gourmet Escape offers a fantastic line up of amazing food, fine wines, great beer and top international celebrity chefs.
The festival offers an action packed weekend programme filled with cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, master classes, intimate Q&A’s and panel discussions. In just one day you can explore, indulge and share in some of the best produce from Western Australia.
This culinary extravaganza will deliver a world-class festival, with special events that offer Australian and international visitors food and wine experiences like no other.
What to pack
- Light jersey or scarf
- Cap or hat
- Cash (some events may not have card facilities)
- Small bag or deep pockets
- Dress comfortably – no heels ladies, try wedges instead!
Pick and choose from a wide variety of festivals across Australia, and spend your time enjoying what you love!