Summer in Perth City means it’s Fringe World Festival time. Watch as the Perth comes alive with culture and pizzazz as events pop up in the City, Northbridge and beyond.

We’ve had a look at the Fringe World program (all 140 pages of it!) and narrowed it down to our favourite must see shows. Expect show stopping comedy, jaw dropping aerial performances, drag, family friendly shows and more! Get ready for a month of fun, because Fringe World has everything you need for a great Summer in Perth.

Enjoy Free Full Buffet Breakfast when you Stay with us.

Holiday Inn Perth City is the perfect place to stay while exploring the best Fringe acts – right in the heart of the action. Show us your Fringe World ticket or booking confirmation on arrival and we’ll give you a full buffet breakfast in the morning – absolutely free!




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Club Swizzle

If 2018’s stand-out performance is anything to go by, Club Swizzle is the Fringe World event to beat. Club Swizzle will once again be transforming the Ice Cream Factory into the world of your dreams. Expect a whole new show, with a new line up of performers from acrobats to cabaret queens.

Dates: varying from 17 January to 3 March. Learn more.


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Djuki mala

Indigenous dance as you’ve never known it. Djuki Mala have become dance sensations for their internationally acclaimed productions, mixing traditional dance with pop culture and storytelling for a comedic finish that’ll warm the heart. If there’s one dance to see, it’s this.

Dates: 18 – 25 January and 9 – 17 February. Learn more.


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Briefs continues to sell out year after year and for good reason. This circus x drag x dance x burlesque x comedy ticks all the boxes and will leave you equal parts in awe and stitches. Catch your favourite Briefs boys in all their sassy glory for an “evocative, irreverent and physical performance” (Briefs Factory).

Dates: varying from 19 January to 17 February. Learn more.


Winners of Best Production and Best Ensemble at the 2018 Green Room Awards, YUMMY, return to Fringe World 2019 with their new show YUMMY DELUXE. This fabulous mix of drag, circus, music and burlesque is not to be missed.

Dates: 5 February – 17 February. Learn more.

Aurora Galore and the Glamourous Weirdos

Live life on the dangerous side with Aurora Galore and her Glamorous Weirdos as they experiment with fire, circus, burlesque and more. Described as “Intriguingly textured — at times disturbing” by Out in Perth, 2016.

Dates: 12 – 17 February. Learn more.


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Dali After Dark

Experience a glimpse at the wacky world of Salvador Dali. Renowned as a surrealist sensation, Dali’s artwork is on display at Metro City. Explore unusual paintings, sculptures, life-size interactive art and film explorations. Opening night will feature the Surrealist Ball; an exclusive, black-tie event mimicking the world famous Dali ball’s.

Dates: 19 January – 17 February. Learn more.

A Midnight Visit

Do you have a love for choose-your-own-adventure books? Then this is the show for you. Part choose-your-own, part film set and part playground, A Midnight Visit is an immersive performance featuring Lizzie Ried, a troubled young ghost. Set in the Old Girls School, experience a world where Stranger Things meets David Lynch.

Dates: varying from 22 January to 3 March. Learn more.

Matt Tarrant: more unsolved

5-time Adelaide Fringe Award winning Magic and Mentalism master Matt Tarrant returns with more magic than ever before. He’ll leave you wondering what is illusion….and what is reality?

Dates: 18 January – 10 February. Learn More.


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Chris Henry: around the world in 80 dates

Chris Henry is well known for his self-aware observational comedy, which he takes to new heights with his new comedy Around the World in 80 Dates. Watch as Chris takes you through his transformation from playboy to husband, in the ultimate anti-rom-com.

Dates: 27 January – 1 February. Learn more.

The Great British Hate Off

This show is exactly as you’d imagine: The Great British Bake Off meets angry rants. The only difference is that you get to choose the recipe for disaster. This improvised show relies on audience participation to choose the topics: “hate on Trump? Millennials? Or the mating rituals of gerbils? It’s up to you!”

Dates: Thursday to Saturday from 18 January – 16 February. Learn more.

Best of Fest Comedy Lounge

Can’t decide what comedy to catch this Fringe World season? Watch a little bit of everything! Best of Fest includes hand-picked Fringe favourites all at the one place: the Comedy Lounge.

Dates: 19 January and 2, 9 & 16 February. Learn more.


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Children are Stinky

Children are Stinky is the children’s comedy act selling out around the globe. A creative and compelling mix of circus, 90s music and outrageous hilarity, Children are Stinky encourages children to step on stage to join in the fun. Expect kid and adult participation in this interactive show.

Dates: varying 19 January – 3 March. Learn more.

Mermaids (free)

Summer is out in Perth City and the mermaids have returned to catch some rays. Come and say hi to the friendly mermaids and you might be lucky enough to hear a story or two. Best bring a towel though – the mermaids like to splash around!

Dates: 18 January – 17 February. Limited time slots – see website for details. Learn more.

I’m Boooored (free)

High energy, fast paced workshops are exactly what every bored child needs in the school holidays. Australian Institute of TheatreSports has your summer school holidays in Perth City sorted with free workshops for kids aged 8 – 14 years.

Dates: 27 – 29 January. Learn more.


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City of Perth Fringe Sundays

Still don’t know what to watch at Fringe World? City of Perth has partnered up with Fringe to bring teasers from some of the best shows to you for free! The teasers are family friendly and conveniently located near the main box office at Yagan Square.

Dates: 20 & 27 January and 3 & 10 February. Learn more.

The Pleasure Garden

If you’re looking for some good of summer fun and a way to spend those balmy nights in Perth City then The Pleasure Garden is for you. Buy a drink from the bar, sit down and relax to the free entertainment and sounds of buskers. The Pleasure Garden is the perfect way to start or end a great night of Fringe World shows.

Dates: 18 January – 3 February. See more. 

Stay in the heart of the action with our Summer Sale. 

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Tick off your fringe bucket list while staying right in the heart of the city. With Perth’s best attractions, entertainment venues at its doorstep, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is the perfect place to stay whilst you explore the best of Fringe Festival.

Christmas in Perth City 2018

Christmas in Perth City 2018

There are so many Christmas activities in the City this year that you’ll never want to leave! From giant Christmas trees, to nativity scenes and FREE kids entertainment, Perth CBD has everything you’ll need. Explore more when you book with our Summer Sale – save up to 35% off! (limited time only – hurry!).



Post a letter to Santa and WIN

Holiday Inn Perth | Santa MailboxSanta has an extra special mailbox right in the middle of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Write your letter to Santa and he will send you a letter back! Share a picture of your little one posting their letter to Santa and tag @holidayinnperth for your chance to win a Perth City Staycation. See here for more details.

Dates: 1 November – 13 December. Learn more.


Central Park Summer Markets

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Directly across the road from Holiday Inn Perth you’ll find the lush grasses of Central Park. It’s the perfect spot to get some sun outside, and now you can even do some Christmas Shopping! Summer Markets are popping up from 11am – 2pm with delicious WA produce and local creative stalls. Treat yourself or friends to a little delight.

Dates: 14 November – 19 December. Learn More.


Perth Makers Market – Christmas Edition

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This Christmas you can find all the best gifts at Perth Makers Market, located at QV1. The city is the best place for all your Christmas shopping, and now it will be even better with a selection of hand-crafted goodies made by Perth artisans.

Dates: 11 – 13 December. Learn more.


Christmas Lights Trail

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The Christmas Lights Trail returns to Perth city with 18 amazing installations. The trail is split in two, so you can visit all the lights in one night or across two dates. See the sparkle in the city from 6pm till late daily. Plus on opening night (16 November) there will be roving entertainment and a Santa appearance from 5pm!

Dates: 16 November – 24 December. Learn more.


Santa Boots

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre | santa Boots InstallationOn Santa’s last visit to Perth, he left the city a giant pair of Santa boots! They’ll be sitting in the David Malcolm Justice Centre pond this Christmas Holidays. Perfect for an insta picture – don’t forget to hashtag #cityatchristmas and #cityofperth when you post it!

Dates: 16 November – 24 December. Details coming soon


Christmas Lights for Lifeline

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Lifeline WA’s tree at Elizabeth Quay will be lit with thousands of lights this Christmas, representing the 46,000 West Australians who were brave enough to call 13 11 14 over the last 12 months. This tree is a great way to support and reflect on those in your life who have been affected by anxiety, depression or suicide.

Dates: 16 November 2018 – 2 January 2019. Learn more.


London Court Snow Show

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Snow in Australia? Yes you read that correctly. Watch as London Court, the historic lane in the middle of Perth City, transforms into a winter wonderland. They’ll be hosting daily snow shows at intervals from 10am – 11.30am.

Dates: 17 December – 21 December. Learn more.


Festive Flicks

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Every Saturday night leading up to Christmas you can watch festive movies on the big screen at Northbridge Piazza for free! The kids will love sitting on the beanbags outside, plus you can even bring a picnic. Santa’s elves will roam the area asking children different questions for Santa, and right before the movie an interactive Santa will pop up on the screen to answer them.

Dates: 24 November – 22 December. Learn more.


Christmas Carnivals

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Free rides and giant games are every parents dream. This is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained this school holidays without breaking the bank. Plus there will be workshops and of course the water labyrinth fountains. Forrest Place has you covered from 10am – 4pm.

Dates: 24 and 25 November. Learn more. 


RAC Christmas Pageant

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Experience the magic of Perth’s Christmas Pageant in its 46th year of bringing Christmas magic to the streets. The free event will see amazing floats, entertainment and more!  If you want a good spot, be sure to settle in early – there will be some entertainment along the route early from 5.30pm, before the show starts at 7.30pm.

Dates: 1 December. Learn more.


Christmas Markets at Cathedral Square

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre | Cathedral Square Markets
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There’s no such thing as too many Christmas markets. Festive markets full of local suppliers will be popping up at Cathedral Square for your XMAS gift needs. They’ll be selling crafts, decorations, food and more.

Dates: 8 and 15 December. Learn more. 


Christmas Maze

Holiday Inn Perth | Christmas MazeImage credit: City of Perth

A giant Christmas Maze will be popping up at Elizabeth Quay in December. Enter the interactive maze and find Santa’s 9 reindeer. Santa himself might even make a special appearance. Find all the reindeer to go in the draw to win a special Christmas prize.

Dates: 8 – 16 December. Mon-Fri 2pm – 7pm, Sat-Sun 10am – 3pm. Learn more.


Christmas Nativity

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The Supreme Court Gardens will be hosting this year’s Christmas Nativity and it’s going to be a big one. Expect amazing pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm featuring a special visit from Santa. The main show starts at 7.30pm and boasts over 100 performers, live animals and carols.

Dates: 19 – 21 December. Learn more. 


Christmas Lunch and Dinner

Holiday Inn Perth City Christmas Day Lunch DinnerCelebrate your festive day with Holiday Inn Perth City Centre at Ivy & Jack. It’s never too early or late to make sure your next Christmas celebration is just the way you want it. We have everything you need for the perfect festive get-together at Ivy & Jack. Adult tickets are $120, Kids (5-11) $65 and under 4 are FREE! There will even be a visit from Santa and Christmas gifts for the little ones.
*Plus $0.30 booking fee per ticket

Dates: 25 December. Learn more.

Treat yourself to a Christmas Gift

After so many hours of running around searching for presents and checking out the many event offerings in Perth City, you’ll need a break. Treat yourself to a Christmas Gift and book a room at Holiday Inn Perth. Escape the Christmas madness with a drink and some room service in one of our comfy beds. You deserve it.

Enjoy our Summer Sale with up to 35% off accommodation! Valid for stays until April 30 2019.

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What’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

What’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

Western Australians come to life in the Summer time. The weather is warmer, the beach water is crisp and the days are longer. To fill the days and enjoy the summer as much as possible, Perth City hosts a bunch of amazing events. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites this summer 2018/2019, take a look at what’s on.

Choose to stay longer with our Weekend Special from $149 for Accommodation & Breakfast for 2 Adults.


Rooftop Movies

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From the producers of Fringe World, the Rooftop Movies is the place to be this summer. Expect gorgeous sunset views from the top of a Northbridge car park, decked out in cute beanbags and of course a film screen. Purchase your wine from the bar, and even your dinner and snacks, then kick back to enjoy. Hot tip: get there when doors open as all the good beanbags go quick!

Dates: current – 30 March. Learn more.


Twilight Hawkers Market

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The best place to enjoy food from all around the world is the Twilight Hawkers Market which pops up on Friday nights in the centre of the city. Head to Forrest Chase to enjoy a selection of delicious eats, drinks and desserts.

Dates: current – 29 February. Learn more.


Fringe World

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Expect circus, cabaret, comedy, musicals, mermaids and much more from the 2019 Fringe Festival. It’s everyone’s favourite summertime activity – the perfect way to spend long summer nights in Perth City. Enjoy a meal in the city before heading to The Pleasure Garden or the Urban Orchard – outdoor pop up bars in the heart of the Fringe events.

Dates: 18 January  – 17 February 2019. Learn More.


Wildcats Games

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Perth’s favourite basketball team the Wildcats are playing their last games before finals time. Support them at RAC Arena in February as they strive to win the championship. Currently at Number 2 on the ladder for Australia, the Wildcats have a solid chance at bringing the NBL trophy back to Perth in 2019.

Dates: 10 and 15 February. Learn more. 


Perth Festival

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Perth Festival has been one of Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festivals since 1953. They proudly claim that they’ve been “disrupting and celebrating Pert hand Western Australia for 65 years”. Perth Festival has a range of free and paid events, but are most well-known for transforming Kings Park into a story telling, nocturnal wonderland.

Dates: 3 February  – 9 March 2019. Learn more.


Chinese New Year Fair

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The Chinese New Year Fair returns to Northbridge for another year of celebration. From lion and dragon dancing, to stalls, rides, a parade and more, the multicultural celebration can be enjoyed in China Town, Lake St and James St.

Dates: 10 February. Learn more.


Arctic Monkeys Live

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This February, the Arctic Monkeys are heading to RAC Arena to promote their new album Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino. Their new album throws the guitar riffs out the window, opting for piano-driven tunes and obscurity. Catch them at their first AUS show along with Mini Mansions (collaborators from Queens of the Stone Age and The Last Shadow Puppets). RAC Arena is only a short walk from Holiday Inn Perth, enjoy the music and treat yourself to a staycation.

Dates: 23 February. Learn more.


Free Films at Northbridge Piazza

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Every Wednesday night during summer catch a free film on the lush grasses of Northbridge Piazza. Pull up a beanbag, enjoy some popcorn and unpack your picnic while you enjoy your free date night film. During Fringe season you can expect quirky films such as Swiss Army Man and Napoleon Dynamite.

Dates: Wednesdays. Learn more.

Stay in the heart of the CBD

You won’t want to go home after a whole day of exploring Perth City in the perfect summer weather… but who says you have to? Stay longer when you book a room and experience more of what Perth City has to offer.

Our Weekend Special includes full buffet breakfast for 2 people so you can fuel up for a big day of exploring!

Don’t forget that Kids Stay and Eat Free! Plus, upon arrival you can join our free Very Important Kids program to receive discounts to the best family friendly activities in Perth CBD.

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Perth City’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Perth City’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

If you are staying in Perth, there are plenty of shareable spots where you can show this beautiful city at its finest. From stunning backdrops to drool-worthy food – you’ll find everything you need to give your Instagram a splash of life, right here in Perth.

Did you even go on holiday if you didn’t post about it on Insta? If you are staying in Perth, there are plenty of shareable spots where you can show this beautiful city at its finest. From stunning backdrops to drool-worthy food – you’ll find everything you need to give your Instagram a splash of life, right here in Perth.

Perth Swan Bells Bell Tower

Perth is full of beautiful insta-worthy sunsets and food, but if you want to capture the uniqueness of it then you’ll need to take some snaps of the Perth Swan Bells. Not only is the tower impressive, this iconic landmark also has 3 viewing platforms where you can check out the most excellent view of Swan River and the city. Take a selfie up the top, or create an Instagram story where you share the magnificent sounds of the 18 bells ringing.

Take your insta to new heights, and take a walk up the iconic Bell Tower at Elizabeth Quay, just 5 minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. The tower has 3 viewing platforms, so you’re guaranteed to get at least one good shot. It’s the perfect place to get that beautiful sunset pic that Perth is renowned for. If you want to take your insta-game to the next level, stick around to hear the 18 magnificent bells ringing – it’ll make a great insta story.

Get Cruising

There are plenty of cruises that will take your breath away and make you wish you could capture the feeling and scenery in a photo.  Captain Cook Cruises are a great option, as they allow you to have some delicious lunch from Fremantle to Perth and take in all the sights during the ride.

You can capture amazing views all over Perth, but it’s most breathtaking from the water. There are plenty of cruises that will take your breath away and make you wish you could capture the feeling and scenery in a photo.  Captain Cook Cruises are the best way to see Perth, and if you’re lucky you might even see a few dolphins along the way! Take a cruise from Fremantle to Perth and enjoy a as they allow you to have some delicious lunch from while you Fremantle to Perth and take in all the sights during the ride.

When in Fremantle…

After you’ve taken the cruise to Fremantle, you’ll need to make a beeline for the South Fremantle café, Ootong and Lincoln. Here you’ll find a mural by Local WA Artist, Anya Brock of two incredibly colourful zebras covering the entire face of the café.  What you’ll find there is a pair of beautiful coloured zebras that have been painted as a mural by local WA artist, Anya Brock. Once you’reve done striking a pose with this joyous work of art, you can pop into the café for a coffee and one of their renowned cakes. and check out their excellent food and coffee options.

Outdoor Cinemas and Twinkling Skies

Northbridge is the place to go if you’re looking for outdoor cinemas and a little night time twinkle to your Insta feed. In the summer, the Rooftop Movies have you covered, or you can watch a free film in the Northbridge Piazza on the weekends. Settle into a comfy bean bags and head out to a rooftop cinema, or try the Northbridge Piazza for some movie watching, delicious food and even a little live entertainment.


Every View is a Good View at Kings Park

Kings Park is basically has 400 hectares of great photo opportunities. The beautiful and picturesque park overlooks Perth City and the Swan River. Add a gourmet picnic and a cute blanket to this backdrop, and you’ve got yourself the perfect shot. Don’t forget your book because you’ll want to find the best trees to curl up under and read while the kids enjoy one of the many playgrounds on offer.

Quokka Selfie

No trip to Perth is complete without a Quakka Selfie! A day trip to Rottnest Island is a must; you’ll find amazing beaches, great pubs, and of course the Quokka – an animal only found on Rottnest.

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream on Insta

Are you a thrill-seeker? Then Adventure World is for you! Get the best adventure-filled selfies at Adventure World in Perth. With some of the best most thrill-seeking roller-coasters and water rides in Australia, you’ll be able to have a whole lot of screaming fun right here. Don’t forget to pack your selfie stick! You won’t want to miss a photo op.

Nature’s Best

It’s not a visit to Perth without a trip to see the native animals at If nature is your thing, you’ll find more what you bargained for at Perth Zoo. What makes Perth Zoo different from the rest is that they pride themselves on collecting conserving endangered species and breeding protecting rare animals from extinction., endangered species. If you’re looking for a little ‘wow’ factor in your Insta animal photos, then Perth Zoo is a must visit. You might even be lucky enough to help feed the animals!

A Little Piece of Insta Envy at Holiday Inn

Nothing says holiday like a relaxed hotel snap. Kick on those hotel slides, order room service in bed and take a pic! You’ll make your friends on Insta wish There’s nothing like a snap or two of your beautiful hotel on Insta to have people wishing they were right there with you! Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is located in the heart of the city, just minutes’ walk from all the best entertainment, shopping and sites. Upload your pictures to Instagram using our free wifi while you relax in our hotel bar Ivy & Jack with a cocktail.


Spring in Perth City 2018

Spring in Perth City 2018

There’s nothing quite as good as spring in Perth City. From the delightfully sunny 20-degree weather and wildflower season to amazing activities and festivals. We’ve put together some of our favourite spring activities in the city and surrounds to keep you entertained this spring


Kings Park Festival

Kings Park Festival | Spring In Perth City 2018

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Spring has sprung and that means the wildflowers have too. The Kings Park Festival, this year titled The Greatest Wildflower Show on Earth, is the place to be if you want to see thousands of Western Australian wildflowers blooming in the one spot. From yoga to wildflower walking trails, sculptures, photography tips and kids entertainment, there’s something for everyone.

Dates: 1 – 30 September
Learn more. 


Telstra Perth Fashion Festival (TPFF)

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival | Spring In Perth City 2018

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Celebbrating its 20th anniversary, TPFF is back and it’s bigger than ever. Expect a dynamic display of Australia’s top designers and international favourites including Dion Lee, Scanlan Theodore and Bloom. Aside from amazing runway shows, you can also expect an array of community events including film screenings, workshops and exhibitions.

Dates: 5 – 15 September
Learn more.

Blooming Cocktails at Ivy & Jack

Cocktails at Ivy & Jack | Spring In Perth City 2018

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Forget Spring Cleaning, we’re all about Spring Drinking, and what better way to kick back than with a cocktail at Ivy & Jack? Choose from our Fleur Rosé (rosé & Chambord) and Orange Blossom (gin, ginger & orange) cocktails for just $16.

Date: 2 September – 14 October
Learn more.


Bird Cage Installation

City of Perth Bird Cage | Spring In Perth City 2018

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Last year there was a hanging spring garden in the city, this year you can expect giant bird cages along Hay St, just minutes away from Holiday Inn Perth. It’s the perfect city selfie location this spring.

Dates: 15 September – 14 October
Learn more.  


Perth Royal Show

Perth Royal Show | Spring In Perth City 2018

Image credit: IGA Perth Royal Show

The countdown to Perth’s favourite show is on! The Perth Royal Show is the perfect family destination for all ages, including the big adult kids! From animal cuddles, to rides, to racing pigs, artwork, fireworks and of course showbags packed with treats, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone.  Best of all, it’s just a short train ride to Claremont Showgrounds from Holiday Inn Perth.

Dates: 22 – 29 September
Learn more.


Spring Family Film Festival

Free Film Family Spring Festival | | Spring In Perth City 2018

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Thanks to the City of Perth and brand new Palace Cinemas in the City, this spring you can enjoy FREE tickets to multiple screenings of six new release family and children’s films. The tickets haven’t been released just yet but keep an eye at the link below to snatch some up before they’re gone!

Dates 22 – 28 Sept and 1 – 5 Oct
Learn more.


AWESOME International Arts Festival

International Arts Festival | Spring In Perth City 2018

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The AWESOME International Arts Festival is a creative learning program for kids, or as they call them – vibrant young things! With acts such as Pianist and Prankster and Cheeky Monkeys you can tell there’s going to be some seriously fun stuff.

Details: 28 September – 12 October
Learn more.



Cher Perth HBF Arena | Spring In Perth City 2018

Image credit: 2017 Billboard Music Awards

If you missed Cher at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras earlier this year, don’t fret because she’s set to make a return to Australia this year and this time she’s stopping off at Perth. Catch the Icon singing her most popular hits such as If I Could Turn Back Time and Believe.

Details: 12 October
Learn more. 



Perth Wild Cats | Spring In Perth City 2018

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No visit to Perth is complete without catching the Perth Wildcats basketball game. With the season starting October 14, you can catch their home games at HBF Perth Arena as they fight their way to finals.

Details: 14 October – 15 February
Learn more.

The Wiggles

The Wiggles Perth Arena | Spring In Perth City 2018

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The Wiggles have been entertaining kids all around the world for over 27 year. This November they’re bringing their brand-new show – Wiggle Pop! – to Perth. Featuring all the favourite songs like Hot Potato and Do the Propellor.

Dates: 17 – 18 November
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Spend a weekend in the city!

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You won’t want to go home after a whole day of exploring Perth City in the perfect spring weather… but who says you have to? Stay longer when you book a room and experience more of what Perth City has to offer.

Our Weekend Special includes full buffet breakfast for 2 people so you can fuel up for a big day of exploring! Enjoy a late check out of 4pm (upon availability) to make the most of your city staycation.

Don’t forget that Kids Stay and Eat Free! Plus, upon arrival you can join our free Very Important Kids program to receive discounts to the best family friendly activities in Perth CBD.

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What’s on around Perth this August

What’s on around Perth this August

It’s all happening this August! Winter doesn’t stop Perth from having a bit of fun. There are so many amazing events and activities happening this month – from Comedy, to wine festivals and jaw dropping shows. Turn off the Netflix, get off the couch and enjoy what’s on in Perth!

Comedy Lounge

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Escape the cold and head indoors for some belly warming laughs at the Comedy Lounge. Offering a selection of live comedians Wednesday – Sunday, the Comedy Lounge has you sorted for your next night out.


WA Fashion Edit

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Want to support Western Australian Fashion? The WA Fashion Edit are showcasing the best Perth has to offer at their midweek event. $45 a ticket will get you unlimited drinks (including espresso martinis!), nibbles and a great view of their runway. There will even be pop-up stores for you to shop your favourite looks.

Date: 2 August


Girls School Cinema


Image Credit: Rooftop Cinemas

From the talented folks who bring us Fringe Festival and Rooftop Movies, comes the winter edition Girls School Cinema. Tucked away in a historic old girls school, is your new favourite destination – screening blockbusters, classics and arthouse films. Snuggle into a beanbag with a free blanket, some wine and popcorn for the ultimate cosy winter night.

Date: 15 June – 29 September


Dark Emu – State Theatre Centre of WA

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Bangarra, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary dance organisation, is returning to Perth with their newest performance; Dark Emu. Bangarra is renowned for their powerful dancing and unique soundscapes and design, and Dark Emu is no exception. Based off the award-winning book, Dark Emu explores the vital life force of flora and fauna.

Date: 2 August – 5 August


Pinot Palooza

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The world’s biggest Pinot Noir Festival is touching down in Perth this August. Originating in Australia, the festival now tours across 5 countries, so you know you’re in for a good day! The ticketed event costs $60 per person but all wine tastings are included plus you get to take home a glass worth $35. Located at Claremont showgrounds, it’s just a 15-minute train away. Trust us – you won’t want to drive to this one!

Date: 4 August


S’mores Cocktails vs Hot Choc’s

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Nothing says winter like a delicious S’more, but this winter Ivy & Jack have changed the rules of the game. Serving up S’more Cocktails and a Hot Choc – these are worth a visit to the city alone!

Date: 30 June – 25 August


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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If there’s one show to see this season it needs to be this. His Majesty’s Theatre is hosting the 5 Tony Award and 7 Olivier award winning show during its Perth leg. The performance has won fields including Best Play, Best Director and Best Design! Learn more about the fascinating plot here.

Date: 8 – 19 August


Perth Craft Beer Festival

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It might be winter, but that doesn’t stop Perthians from enjoying a cold frothy. The Perth Craft Beer Festival returns with over 350 beers on offer, cosy firepits, a silent disco and more, at Perth’s newest favourite venue The Ice Cream Factory.

Date: 17 – 19 August


Perth Makers Market


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Perth Makers Market are bringing a special twilight market series to Yagan Squre!  Just a 3 minute walk and you’ll be browsing some of the best handmade artisan stalls Perth has to offer. This is the perfect spot to buy a unique gift or souvenir.

Date: 24 August


Good Food & Wine Show

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Be immersed in all things food and wine as you sample fresh produce, meet celebrity chefs and enjoy live cooking demonstrations and workshops. Good Food & Wine Show is once again returning to the Perth Convention centre, just minutes away from Holiday Inn, for a day packed full of flavour.

Date: 24 – 26 August


Chevron City to Surf for Activ

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If marathons are your thing then you’re in luck. City to Surf is raising funds for Activ or your choice of charity with a 4, 12, 21 or 42 km run through Perth City. See some of the best attractions the city has to offer including the Swan River, the Old Swan Brewery and our amazing city skyline as you run, walk or stroll by.

Date: 26 August




Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in the winter just got easier; forget wandering around in the rain looking for your car, stay longer and enjoy more when you book a room in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive 20% off, free breakfast and free wifi when you book with our Winter Sale between 30 July & 14 August.

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