With the weather warming up, so too are our tubas, trumpets and trombones as the City prepares to go into full swing for this year’s International Jazz Festival, as part of a jam-packed calendar of events, including rooftop roller skating, music and art festivals.

City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said Perth International Jazz Festival will run from 29 October to 6 November.

“What a time of year to be celebrating in the City. We’ll have international musicians performing alongside local talent to create an all-round party atmosphere for families and jazz enthusiasts alike,” Mr Zempilas said.

“And there are plenty of other reasons to come into the City this Spring,” Mr Zempilas said.

“The Perth Garden and Outdoor Living Festival will showcase some of WA’s best floral displays as well as the latest garden trends and information on outdoor living,” he said.

“If you’re like me, you need all the advice you can get when it comes to keeping plants alive and this year’s festival promises to be bigger and brighter than ever!” 

The City of Perth is proud to sponsor the Festival, which will be held at Langley Park from 27-30 October. Discounted tickets are available for our residents.

If art is more your thing, it’s worth checking out the Lester Prize Exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA, where some of Australia’s best original artwork is on display for free. 

For those who are braver than most (and don't mind heights) how does roller skating on a rooftop sound? A Rooftop Roller Club is starting up on the top of the City of Perth's Roe Street Car Park this month, along with rooftop movies and other entertainment. 

If you need to grab a bite to eat beforehand, we recommend the Twilight Hawkers Markets which open on Friday 14 October.

“It’s a melting pot of cultural activity. You’ve got the food, the music and people combining to create a really fun, festive vibe in the City,” Mr Zempilas said.

“Come grab a meal before a show or meet up with friends after work in Forrest Place,” he said. 

The markets will open every Friday from 4:30 to 9:30pm from 14 October to 31 March 2023.

Looking for something fun for your next photo shoot? The City of Perth is proud to support a new instagrammable walking trail that features colourful installations in seven vacant shop fronts. Positively Perth launches 25 October.

There’s also plenty on offer for the kids, with Wellington Square hosting the Never Say Neverland Children’s Music Festival on 22 October. (That’s the day before the Telethon Family Festival at RAC Arena so why not make a whole weekend of it in the City?)

On Sunday 23 October, part of Wellington Street will be closed to make way for family fun, live music, food trucks and roving entertainment for the Telethon Family Festival. There'll be free public transport and parking so we're encouraging everyone to come into the City, get involved and support one of WA’s leading charities. 


Issued by: Sarah Best, Media and Communications Lead, media@cityofperth.wa.gov.au, 0456 562 274.