The LiveLighter Canning Show is one of Perth’s most popular events every year, providing fun-filled festivities for all age groups, and it’s on again this weekend across three sessions over Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November.
Located in Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds, each night from 5-10pm you can expect to see the Fireworks Spectacular presented by Westfield Carousel and some fiery performances by Dangerous Delights. The Sideshow Wonderland has also expanded with more excitement including a brand new Ferris Wheel, along with all the faves including Wave Swinger, dodgems, Sizzlers, rides for the tiny tots and loads of showbag vendors, sideshow games and more.
The show focuses on providing free entertainment and edutainment, with most things included when you purchase one of the cheapest tickets you’ll find in Perth. There’ll be a ton of free activities including a petting farm and camel rides, sheep shearing, face-painting, Stay & Play Zone, stage shows and roving bands, displays & much more.
You’ll also find loads of carnival games, food stalls, music and unique collaborations with the City of Canning as one of the Show’s key partners who will bring a range of activities including aerial yoga and community safety programs.
This year there’ll be some special aquatic-themed activities and entertainment, celebrating the United Nations’ ‘International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture’. These activities will include Mega Sandpit Beach Edition, Fremantle Amateur Angling Club Casting Pool, Sailor Gals (circus) & The Lost Quays (music), the Water Wall, Fishing Game and more. The kids will love meeting water-themed characters like mermaids, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Olaf, pirates, and Enchanted Stiltwalkers.
For the first time in WA, Art and technology innovators EyeJack will also supply their new Mental Health Manta Rays web AR experience for a festival debut – a free immersive experience that will enable people to use their phones to see manta rays swimming peacefully around the Show.
The event is run by not-for-profit organisation Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society, last year’s Show raised more than $10,000 for not-for-profit groups and this year provides new opportunities for the community to connect. This includes their Community Harvest Group, who have partnered with LiveLighter and Healthway to supply cooking demonstrations throughout the Show.
There will be no gate sales for the event so if this sounds like a fun-filled day out for you and your family, get tickets here – parking on Saturday will also be made easier from 9am-4pm with a free connecting shuttle bus.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the event requires over 1500 hours and 100+ volunteers to make it happen and there are still spots to be filled so if you’re keen to volunteer at the show, find more information here.
Get more info via the Canning Show Website.