There’s plenty to love about Western Australia, so much so that our recent list of 50 Reasons To Celebrate WA barely scratches the surface! And while we like to try and celebrate WA every day of the year – the WA Day long weekend is coming up and has ample opportunities for you to celebrate in style – in Perth and also at a variety of other locations around the State.
Read on below to find out what’s happening, when and where:
Head to Burswood Park from midday on Monday 6 June for a reimagined WA Day Festival, featuring a stacked lined up of WA’s biggest bands; over 60 food trucks; a Gage Roads bar; carnival rides and games for the kids; and the showstopping grand finale – WA’s biggest ever drone light show with 500 drones showcasing iconic stories and images from our great State.
On the music front you’ll catch Birds Of Tokyo, Eskimo Joe (pictured below) and Jebediah headlining an all-star local cast also featuring Alter Boy, Banjo Lucia, Darcie Haven, Mari Jo$e, Michael Dunstan, One True North, The Struggling Kings and Supathick. It kicks off from midday until 9.30pm, and if you’re looking for a prime position we suggest getting down early.
The kids can also run wild from midday with free entertainment and attractions, including giant silent disco, roaming entertainers, 16 carnival rides and a community stage plus over 20 activations from Scitech, WA Museum, Lotterywest, HBF and many more.
It’ll also be a great opportunity to immerse yourself in indigenous storytelling with Wadjuk Dreaming – four animated short films showing on the big screen at Burswood Park, offering an intimate ‘yarn around the campfire’ while experiencing Dreamtime stories.
In some awesome news for our friends in the north west, Perth won’t be the only WA Day event featuring an epic drone light show, with Port Hedland getting in on the action the following weekend (Saturday 11 June). Head to Marie Marland Oval in South Hedland from 4pm-8pm, where you’ll find live entertainment, food trucks, market stalls, family friendly entertainment and iconic WA images streaming across the night sky.
Elsewhere around the state you’ll find WA Day festivities going down from Friday 3 June in Newman at Fortescue Golf Club from 5.30-9.30pm and on WA Day (6 June) at Fremantle across various locations (11am-6pm). The WA Museum will also host events across the regions on the same day from 10am to 2pm in Albany (Museum Of The Great Southern), Kalgoorlie (Museum Of The Goldfields), Geraldton (Museum Of Geraldton) and Carnarvon (Gwoonwardu Mia).
Start planning your own WA Day celebrations via the Celebrate WA Website.
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