Flowers are blossoming, the bees are buzzing and there’s a certain warmth in the air.

And as the temperature warms up, so does our city.

“With plenty of creative, interactive and free activities both indoors and outdoors, it’s easy to plan a memorable day out in Perth city this spring,” City of Perth Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden said.

“A full calendar of events will welcome the season, providing fun for the entire family.”

From Aboriginal walking tours and multicultural fashion parades to wildflower festivals, children’s fairs and crafty experiences, the city is in full bloom.

Plus, there’s endless parks and gardens to explore, stylish boutiques and must-see restaurants to discover.

With something for the whole family - from free film festivals to colourful installations – it’s easy to plan a day out during the spring school holidays.

Set to open in September, the new Palace Raine Square Cinemas will mark the return of a cinematic experience in the Perth CBD.

With free sessions to a selection of new release family films across two weeks of school holidays, there’s every reason to head in with the kids in tow. *  

Experience the city as it bursts into life this September and October.  

For a full list of events and offers, see or follow @cityofperth. Don’t forget to use our official hashtag: #springinthecity

Spring in the City runs from 2 September to 14 October 2018. Interview opportunities will be available upon request.

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Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours
Every Wednesday to Sunday | Elizabeth Quay | 10am and 2pm | $60 |
Join Nyoongar tour guide Walter for an insightful 90-minute journey into Perth's cultural past. Hear ancient Dreaming stories passed down through countless generations and learn about the traditional way of life of the Whadjuk people and their spiritual connection to country.

Kings Park Festival
1 to 30 September | Kings Park | All day | Free |
To celebrate the beginning of spring, witness Kings Park bloom as it showcases some of the most beautiful and unusual botanical plants in the world. Free guided walks, exhibitions, live music, science talks and other activities will take place amongst a sea of wildflowers.

City of Perth Fashion Central
7 to 9 September | Fashion Central, Forrest Place | Various times | Free
As part of the 2018 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, the City of Perth Fashion Central at Forrest Place will feature three days of free fashion parades showcasing local retailer designs, street art, music and entertainment pop-ups. Plus, visit Fashion Central and show your receipt for any purchase made above $20 in the city to claim a free limited-edition shopping tote designed by fashion illustrator Michelle Pike.

MoveMe Festival
11 to 22 September | State Theatre Centre | Various times |
MoveMe Festival 2018 will make a huge splash across the State Theatre Centre of WA and nearby, showcasing new contemporary dance work from local choreographers and dancers.

The Bright Bridge
14 September to 15 October | Perth Cultural Centre | All day and night | Free |
This eye-catching structure will create a symbolic tunnel along the Perth Cultural Centre Bridge. Each frame will be brightly coloured to represent the season and the beginning of Spring in the City. When the sun sets, the beams will illuminate with a colourful glow to brighten the bridge.

Spring Flower Bloom
15 September to 16 October | Cathedral Square Lawn | All day and night | Free |
Perfectly indicative of spring, visit Cathedral Square Lawn to see giant, illuminated flowers with your friends and family.

Hay Street Bird Cages
15 September to 14 October | Hay Street Mall | All day | Free |
Visit the Hay Street Mall this spring to witness giant, colourful birdcages. Grab a seat or take a snap.

Yoga at the Piazza
Every Saturday, 15 September to 13 October | Northbridge Piazza | 8am | Free |
Start your morning with a spring in your step with refreshing yoga classes by the Yoga Vine. These free classes will have you feeling revitalised and ready for the weekend.

Kings Square Swings
15 September to 14 October | Kings Square | Midday until late | Free |
Perched in Kings Square, illuminated swings make for the perfect photo opportunity. Interactive and entertaining, the 12 oval swings are a nostalgic experience for all to enjoy.

Kite Canopy
17 September to 13 October | Brookfield Place | All day | Free |
A cluster of colourful kites fly high at Brookfield Place. The shining sun will create a unique pattern on the floor beneath, making Kite Canopy a must-see destination this spring.

Date Night
Every Wednesday night, 19 September to 10 October | Northbridge Piazza | From 7pm | Free |
Wednesday nights are back at the Northbridge Piazza with the Date Night film season. Cuddle up under the stars on a Piazza beanbag for a selection of feature flicks including The Greatest Showman (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 (2017), Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Now You See Me 2 (2016).

Flower Giveaway
Every Friday, 21 September to 12 October | Murray Street and Hay Street Malls | From 8am | Free |
The first 1000 visitors to the Murray Street and Hay Street Malls will receive a free flower stem to brighten their day, adding a splash of colour to their Friday morning.

Spring School Holidays

Spring Family Fun Days
22, 23, 29 and 30 September | Forrest Place | 10am to 4pm | Free |
Featuring inflatable obstacle courses, slides, bouncy castles and spring-themed workshops, celebrate springtime in the city with some family fun.

*Spring Family Film Festival
24 September to 5 October | Palace Raine Square Cinemas| Times vary | Free, tickets required |
During the school holidays, the City of Perth and Palace Raine Square Cinemas will be offering free entry to a selection of new release family films. Head to for details on the movies, session times and free tickets. Tickets will be released on the 19 and 26 September respectively.

Awesome International Arts Festival
28 September to 7 October | Perth Cultural Centre | Various times | Free and ticketed
Head to the Perth Cultural Centre during the October school holidays to witness a spectacular array of events from theatre to dance, early childhood activities, music, film and hands-on-crafts.

How Does Your Garden Grow?
30 September to 7 October | Cathedral Square Lawn | 10am to 3pm | Free |
As part of the 2018 AWESOME Festival, children aged 4+ are invited to dream up their own spring feature using various materials, adding it to the growing garden in Cathedral Square.