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There is always something happening in Perth, and the city plays host to a number of exciting annual events. Every year, locals and tourists alike come together to enjoy the festivals and celebrations that put Perth on the map.
Here are some of the city's most exciting yearly events.
Annual events in Perth
Fish and Sips Festival (February)
This festival brings together the best of West Australia's wine and seafood for a truly delicious weekend. Renowned local chefs whip up a variety of local seafood dishes, including oysters, barbecued crab, ceviche and squid. Guests can also enjoy specially paired seafood-and-wine tastings.
Perth Festival (February to March)
One of the longest-running annual cultural festivals in Australia, the Perth Festival is a must-do for art lovers. Some of the world's greatest artists in theatre, contemporary music, classical music, opera, visual arts, literature, film, jazz and dance take part in this spectacle over a four-week period.
Fremantle International Street Arts Festival (April)
Australia’s only dedicated street festival takes place in Perth each year in April. Local and international street artists flock to the city to take part in the festival in comedy, busking, street theatre and circus acts to dazzle and thrill the audience.
Kings Park Festival (September)
This spring festival celebrates the beauty of Australian wildflowers and native plants. During the festival, visitors can view spectacular displays of wildflowers in full bloom throughout the area of Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens. The city also puts on an array of free entertainment and market stalls.
Perth Royal Show (September)
An iconic festival in Perth, the Royal Show allows city slickers to get a glimpse into country life with displays of diving and racing pigs, live milking stations, cattle competitions and carnival rides.
►For more on great entertainment opportunities in the city, have a read of our See and Do in Perth page
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