If you’re heading to Perth this month be sure to visit King’s Park. This month marks the 50th birthday of the King’s Park Festival and to celebrate there is a month of events to suit people of all ages.
The Kings Park Festival is a festival celebrating the magnificent wildflowers that bloom throughout Western Australia in the springtime. This year an exciting program of events will take place in celebration of the 50th birthday this wonderful festival and of the beautiful flowers filling the park.
The birthday celebrations will include both free and ticketed events as well as workshops and entertainment. The exciting events this year will include guided walks and talks, as well as “50 Years of Flower Power”; an outdoor exhibition celebrating the past 50 years of the festival in Kings Park. If you’re travelling with kids, you might want to check out the Fantastic Faraway Festival, a fun event for children. Other exciting events worth adding to your calendar, include:
- Free concerts by James Morrison and the Motown Experience, and Tinpan Orange
- The “Turf Tattoo”, for the first time ever
- The “Swing into Spring” dance party
- And of course this will all take place among the abundance of stunning Western Australian wildflowers.
For more information on what’s on and for details like times and pricing click here.
King’s Park is located just 1.5 kilometres from the Perth CBD. Getting there is easy. You can either take public transport or drive over in the hire car you picked up from the Hertz Perth Airport car rental location. Buses are available from the city, travelling from St Georges Terrace right into the heart of Kings Park. There’s also a free shuttle. If you’re driving your Perth Airport rental car, free parking is available. You can park your rental car in the car parks and verges of Kings Park. The events take place at various venues around the park. Most are located within the Western Australian Botanic Gardens, but others take place at the Zamia Café, Bold Park and Aspects of King’s Park gallery shop.
The celebrations are taking place now until the end of September. Event days and times vary. Check out the official calendar of events for further details.
Entry to King’s Park is free or by gold coin donation. Donations are put towards conservation. The event prices vary depending on which one you’ve picked. Some are free whereas others charge an admission. Only three events require bookings – What Bird is That?, Dig It With Coffee and Bold Park Guided Walks. So if you’re heading to Perth this September, hop in your hire car and drive over to King’s Park. There’s no better time to enjoy the park, with its festival atmosphere amongst the abundance of newly bloomed wildflowers.