What's On

A Fantastic February in Perth


Even though the influx of Valentine’s Day chocolates might make you think confectionary sales are the only exciting things about February, there are a host of other events that’ll help prove you wrong. Perth-dwellers are in for an exciting month, with the world-famous FRINGE WORLD Festival and Chinese New Year celebrations, in addition to a bunch of festivals and night-out events that’ll brighten up your weekday and bring out the best in your weekend. Check out just a few of the exciting events coming up below:


FRINGE WORLD Festival Perth (All month)


Image via A Simple Space @fringeworldperth

As WA’s most popular festival and the third largest Fringe in the world, this year’s festival is not to be missed. Check out any number of the over 750 events at 130 venues around Perth’s metro area, celebrating the best in performance, art, music, comedy, and theatre that WA has to offer.


Fish & Sips Festival (2nd to 4th of February)


Image via @fishandsipsfestival

If the pun’s not enough to convince you to give it a shot, then come along for the over 15 pop up seafood restaurants and food trucks that’ll be there, providing the perfect culinary counterpart to your summery February.


Perth Festival (From 9th February to March)


Image via @perthfest

At a gobsmacking 65 years, Perth Festival is the oldest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere, and it makes the most of its years of operation by providing the most diverse selection of multi-arts events around. Enjoy the stunning variety of commissioned works, from the most creative talents in Perth’s artistic community.


Valentine’s Day Night Sky Tour (14th of February)


Image via Perth Observatory

Flowers and chocolates aren’t the only way to show your partner you love them – celebrate with cheesy pickup lines about stars and the sky while you wander along, appreciating the beauty of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky. There’s even a range of picnic food baskets from Hainault Vineyard on offer, to make the experience truly stellar.


Chinese New Year Fair (18th of February)


Image via Chung Wah Association

Welcome in the Year of the Dog in splendour with parades, markets featuring arts, crafts and food, traditional dancing and music, and vibrant displays of lanterns and fireworks to properly herald in a new year.