With so many free events on during festival season in Perth, the only difficult part is fitting everything into the diary! Immerse yourself in world class art and music, hear big ideas and bedtime stories, celebrate Chinese culture and discover the tiniest zines on the planet – all without spending a dime. Kira from We Love Perth has done a fabulous round up of the highlights so you can spend more time and less money living the festival life. Thanks Kira!


We’ve included Siren Song in past festival articles, but it is really going to be a standout of this year’s Perth Festival program and an unparalleled sonic spectacle. We love that it will be a new way to experience sunrise and sunset each day from 9 to 18 February.

At Fremantle Arts Centre is a radically different museum that showcases our connection to the world’s most essential life source. Museum of Water has seen UK artist Amy Sharrocks travel around WA for the past year, and now her collection of over 500 bottles of water and their stories is on view until 23 March… Read more at We Love Perth


The Pleasure Craft is a quirky wooden boat with a thousand stories to tell. Salvaged from the bottom of the Swan River, she’s been given a second chance at life. Nights on the Pleasure Craft is a series of free pop-up performances at The Pleasure Garden. Check the blackboard at the Gage Roads Container Bar to see what’s on each week.

LeedyPalooza includes Un-Fair Day on 11 February, “the best-worst family street fair you’re most unwelcome to attend” …  Read more at We Love Perth.