We talk about the hills region of Perth’s east quite a bit on Perth Is Ok, and for good reason! It’s not all about the beaches in WA. Just a quick half-n-hour east of the city is a magical mix of hiking trails, swimming holes, waterfalls, wildflower walks, vineyards, cafés, quarries, art galleries and more.

Since the start of October they’ve been celebrating all these things and more with the annual Perth Hills Spring Festival. Activating a wild variety of spaces in and around Kalamunda, if you’ve ever been thinking you need to get up there, now is the time!

The Hills Spring Festival continues through until November 11, and here’s a few of the happenings down over the next couple of weekends.

ARTISAN MARKET

Kalamunda’s popular artisan markets will once again take over the town square from 8.30am-2pm on Saturday 2 November. Pick amongst a huge variety of handcrafted and homegrown products from the local community.

Photo by @kalamundaartisanmarket


SENIOR RESIDENT ART EXHIBITION

From November 1-10 Zig Zag Art Gallery once again hosts a selection of works from senior hills residents.

FREEDOM FAIRIES ANNUAL PICNIC

A must-do for the kidlets, the fifth annual Freedom Fairies Picnic takes over Stirk Park from 12-2pm on November 2. Expect plenty of free activities, arts and craft and sensory play from the gang at Freedom Fairies.

Photo by @freedomfairies


SPRING FAMILY FUN DAY

Saturday 9 November Stirk Park once again is the place to be for the fam. Free acitivities and live music take over the park from 1-5pm.

ROCKY POOLS SUNRISE MEDITATION + HIKE

Sunday 10 November is for the early risers! Local legends Off The Beaten Track are hosting a 5am meditation session at Rocky Pool, before hitting the 5km Rocky Pool walking trail.

Photo by @challenging_the_norm


MASON & BIRD COURTYARD BBQ

To help wind down a month full of Spring Hill festivities, Mason & Bird will have live music and chill spring vibes in their courtyard on November 10 from 5.30-8.30pm.

For more information, printable guide and a full list of events, head to the Experience Perth Hills Website.

Header image via City Of Kalamunda.

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