The Festival, inspired by World Heritage Day on 18 April, offers locals and visitors alike an opportunity to get to know our city in a whole new light — from guided walks to exhibitions, open houses, performances and immersive experiences.
City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the unique program will foster a better understanding of Perth’s rich and varied history.
“The City and our neighbourhoods will come alive this April with more than 100 events and activities dedicated to sharing our unique story. There is something for everyone to see, do and learn,” Mr Zempilas said.
“This year, we’re celebrating some significant anniversaries including 125 years of the Department of Fire & Emergency Services and The Perth Mint, 120 years of His Majesty’s Theatre and 100 years of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) WA.
“The program will honour these important milestones with special events and activations from a gold nugget hunt at the Mint to celebrated homemade scones at the CWA open day.  
And from April 21 – 28, the City of Perth is proud to support His Maj in the Limelight  – a light and sound projection experience that celebrates the significance of His Majesty’s as a state heritage icon. The celebrations will also include musical performances, guided walks and street window displays highlighting the history and culture of His Majesty’s Theatre and the King Street Precinct.
Nearly all events are free which is great news for families looking to enjoy a Perth ‘staycation’ during the school holidays. Be sure to secure tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.  
“The diverse program personifies our diverse city. My top picks include learning about the history of Afghan cameleers who travelled inland Australia, sailing on the Derbarl Yerrigan with Dockers icon Des Hedland for the Living Legends of the WAFL Cruise or finding Boorloo’s best ‘conti roll’ at The Perth Italian Festival.
Supported by Lotterywest and our media partner ABC Perth, the Festival is the ideal reason to visit the City and find out more about its heritage.
Festival goers can also take advantage of free night-time parking and three-hour free parking on weekends and public holidays at selected carparks. Make sure you download the CPP app to find parking with ease.

Issued by: Grace Carr | 

Here are just some of the many highlights of the festival:

Another Time, Another Perth | Mon 1 – Tue 30 April | Council House Foyer | FREE
Liquid Gold: A Taste of WA Brewing History | Mon 1 – Tue 30 April | State Library of WA | FREE
Heritage Storytime at Perth’s Oldest Building  | Tue 2 April | Old Court House Law Museum | FREE
Chiming & Bell Decorating Kids Tours | Wed 3, Fri 5 & Sun 28 April | The Bell Tower | FREE
Play in the Past | Thu 4 & Fri 5 April | City of Perth Library | FREE
Chinese Heritage at East Perth Cemeteries | Thu 4 April | East Perth Cemeteries | FREE
Yokai Healing: Guided Tour | Sat 6 April | 57 Murray St | FREE
Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival | Sat 13 & Sun 14 April | Supreme Court Gardens | FREE
Birdiya Maya – Voice of the Elders | Tue 16 – Sat 20 April | Perth City Farm | FREE
Galup VR experience | Thu 18 April | The Constitutional Centre | FREE
Truth-Telling and Hidden Histories | Thu 18 April | City of Perth Library | FREE
Underbelly of Northbridge | Fri 19 Apr | Russell Square | Free
Djeran Harvest Festival
|Sat 20 April | Perth City Farm | FREE
Remembrance Concert — Simone Craddock Quintet | Tue 23 April | Perth Town Hall | FREE
Ngarla Maumahara Indigenous ANZAC Service
| Thu 25 April | Supreme Court Gardens | FREE
Pride in the Piazza | Sun 28 April | Northbridge Piazza | FREE
West Perth Art Deco Walk | Sun 28 April | Florence Hummerston Reserve| FREE
ISPA out on the town | Tue 30 April | Yagan Square | FREE
There’s plenty more to see more than 100 events throughout the festival: