And just like that… we are marching into March! Here’s our picks of what to do this month.
Highway to Hell
What a rocking kick off to welcome this month! Highway to Hell is a massive community event that spans 10km of open highway to celebrate legendary AC/DC front man Bon Scott.
Join the fun as the world’s longest stage plays out right in front of you! A series of local and international bands will perform all of AC/DCs hits from special stages on the back of a series of semi-trailers in a slow moving hit parade, and yes, you are invited to walk along and rock out with them.
Bands will play between 5pm-8.30pm and the trucks will groove down Canning Highway between the Canning and Fremantle Traffic bridges.
If you don’t want to walk the route, get in early and grab a front row seat anywhere along the highway to watch the action literally (rock and) roll out in front of you! BYO picnic or join other fans at any of the four special activity and entertainment areas: the Canning Bridge Zone in Applecross, the Tompkins Park Zone in Alfred Cove, the Valley Zone in Palmyra and the Rainbow Zone in East Fremantle and Fremantle.
This is a family friendly event that is sure to shook you all night long. Let there be rock (and maybe a few dirty deeds) as the finale of the 2020 Perth Festival brings all the high voltage to town.
Image credit: City of Melville Facebook page
Hyde Park Fair
This two-day fair is always a fun way to kick off the long weekend and set in one of Perth’s most spectacular parks.
Meander around the massive lake and take in the fun, food and music from 200+ stall holders. There’s kids zones, entertainment, car shows and all for a good cause in Rotary North Perth.
More info: https://www.hydeparkfair.com.au/
Image credit: Hyde Park Fair Facebook page
Celebrate creativity, connection, culture, cooking and kids activities in this free community festival that is all about our cool Cockburn Coastline.
This year’s festival takes place across four hubs and worlds, including the new Ocean Kitchen Garden and will be home to more than 80 shows, demonstrations, workshops, activities and installations.
They’ll be hands-on cooking classes, DIY makers demonstrations, dance lessons, art appreciation, composting and gardening tips, a silent cinema, live music on the jetty, pop up restaurants and heaps more.
Get your tribe together and make a day and night of it!
More info: https://coogeelive.com/
Image credit: Coogee Live Facebook page
The hallowed Crab Fest is the largest free regional event in WA and all for one reason: to celebrate the fabulous native blue manna crab! They’ll be fresh food, live music, performances, children’s entertainment, competitions, cooking demonstrations, celebrities and entertainment on the water.
See what makes Mandurah so unique and while you’re there grab a pic at one of the colourful murals listed in our Top 20 most Insta-worthy walls. Remember though, this festival is for people and crabs only… leave your furry friends at home.
More info: https://www.crabfest.com.au/
Image credit: Steven Heath Photography
Creative Community Market
Head along to Kelmscott and celebrate the local goodness at it’s 4th birthday Creative Community Market. This year’s theme is “giving” and they’ll be giveaways, cake competitions, heaps of stalls, fresh produce, cupcakes, free kids craft, workshops, music and a $50 gift voucher door prize.
Image credit: Creative Community Market Facebook page
25 March – 5 April
Night noodle markets
These markets are always sizzling with energy, colour and deliciousness in one big community spirited vibe! They will be popping up at a new home this year – Yagan Square – so head into the CBD and get your noodle on!
Local favourites Fry’d and Kumokumo will be joined by stallholders from around the country including Hoy Pinoy, Gelato Messina, Wonderbao, Bangkok Street Food, Twistto, Flying Noodles, Teppanyaki Noodles, Shallot Thai, @Roll Up, Waffleland, Raijin, Poklol x Puffle, Donburi Station and Bao Brothers.
This is a free event and also cashless, so remember to bring your cards for all purchases.
More info: https://www.goodfoodmonth.com/perth/night-noodle-markets/
Image credit: Good Food Month website
Children’s Fantasy Festival
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour will bring the wonderful and whimsy at the very first Children’s Fantasy Festival! This is a free, family event that will see your look for unicorns, mermaids and superheroes who will be appearing throughout the harbour and around Bathers Beach. Did somebody say “magic”?
They’ll be puppet shows, bouncy castles, children’s characters and lots more for families to see and do! Make a day of it and grab some fish and chips or an icecream from the many places right on the harbour.
Image credit: Children’s Fantasy Festival Facebook page
Perth Beer Fest
It’s baaack! This year’s BeerFest will take festival-goers on a journey of beer and food discovery; exploring rare brews, beer/food pairing and exclusive festival brews, ciders, cocktails and boutique spirits from around the country, direct from the brewers themselves.
Saturday night will see fun Australian electronic dance group Art vs Science bringing the entertainment. Grab some mates and say cheers!
More info: https://perth.beerfestivals.com.au/
Image credit: Perth Beer Fest website
Have a magic March guys and remember to share the love by tagging us on social at #perthhappenings so we can see what you get up to!