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Top Free September Family Events Perth

We are lucky to live in a wonderful city that hosts so many free family friendly events, month after month. Here are the top FREE September Perth Family Events, so you can enjoy a day or night out with the family that won't break the bank.


Friday 1st – Saturday 30th – Kings Park Festival

Join the 2018 Kings Park Festival for 'the greatest wildflower show on Earth' this September in Perth, Western Australia. See thousands of extraordinary wildflowers from all over the vast state of Western Australia blooming all in one spot – in spectacular Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The Festival runs 1 – 30 September and will host an extravaganza of events and activities for art lovers, garden gurus, keen conservationists and enthusiasts of our beautiful environment.To find out what events are running and when go to: https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au

Thursday 30th August to Sunday 2nd - Westfield Carousel Grand Opening Celebrations

Head to Carousel from Thursday August 30 to Sunday September 2 for the grand opening celebrations as the new, one of a kind shopping, dining and entertainment destination is unvieled. Over the 4 days there will be freebies, events and entertainment.  To check opening hours and what's happening head to: https://www.westfield.com.au

Saturday 1st - Stargazing Night, Gingin

The Gravity Discovery Centre & Observatory are holding a free stargazing night at the Gingin District High School!  They'll be bringing along telescopes so you can get a fantastic view of the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and some star clusters! They'll also be bringing along their solar scope so you can safely look at the Sun up close! Bring a thermos and picnic blanket and enjoy a night full of stargazing. Bookings are not required for this event. 4pm - 9pm. Gingin District High School, 1 Daw St, Gingin. https://www.facebook.com/events/1886202161425904/

Saturday 1st - Shorehaven Kite Festival, Alkimos

Shorehaven at Alkimos is hosting a free kite festival on Saturday 1 September at Waterfront Park in Alkimos – so gather your family and friends and join us to discover the magic of kites. A professional kite maker and designer will be running kite-making workshops, and there will be plenty of fun activities for everyone to enjoy – with a wind-sock ground display, face-painting, lolly-drops from the kites above every hour and more! 10am - 2pm. Waterfront Park, Portside Promenade, Alkimos. https://www.eventbrite.com.au

Saturday 1st - Celebrate Father's Day Calista

Come down to the Child and Parent Centre in Calista, for this FREE event to celebrate our dads and father figures. Sausage sizzle, craft activities, face painting and games will be available. Everybody welcome, Mums too! 10am - 12pm. Child and Parent Centre, Harlow Rd, Calista. http://www.connecting4kids.com.au

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th – Wanneroo Central Grand Opening

Come in to celebrate the grand opening of the new look Wanneroo Central and join us for a weekend of free family fun! Giveaways face painting, amusement rides, live musical, live music and entertainment. https://www.facebook.com/events

Saturday 8th – YMCA East Cannington Open Day

Meet our dedicated team at YMCA East Cannington Early Learning centre and join us for an afternoon of fun activities including face painting and a treasure hunt, nutritious yummy snacks and learn about our unique approach to learning. It's a fun day out for the whole family. www.facebook.com/events.

Sunday 9th – Parkland Heights Family Open Day

Celebrate our new sales office and our new Regent Release at our Family Open Day! We have heaps of FREE kids entertainment with bouncy castle & rides, petting zoo and face painting PLUS FREE fairy floss, popcorn & pizza!  The grown-ups won't be left out with FREE coffee and a community sausage sizzle to help raise money for our local Girl Guides. www.facebook.com/events

Sunday 9th – Perth Kilt Run and Highland Gathering

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia! You don’t need to be Scottish to take part in this annual tradition, so gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair. Experience Scottish arts and crafts, highland dancing and bagpipe competitions, meet and greet Scottish dogs, watch the hotly contested Heavy Events competitions and of course test your taste buds with the infamous haggis and other Scottish delights. 8:30am - 4:30pm. Minnawarra Park, Armadale Road, Armadale. www.armadale.wa.gov.au

Saturday 15th - Magic on the Boardwalk Sorrento Quay

PIERRE ULRIC MYSTERIES // LIVE MAGIC AND ILLUSION. Absolutely not to be missed! Award winning, international mystery performer Pierre Ulric is delighted to present his gob-smacking live family magic and illusion show to the Sorrento Quay Boardwalk Amphitheatre. 1-3.30pm. www.facebook.com/events

Sunday 16th - Celebrate Lake Claremont

Join the Town of Claremont as they promote living sustainably, supporting our environment and enjoying everything our beautiful lake has to offer at the annual Celebrate Lake Claremont community event. There are plenty of activities, games, workshops and demonstrations for adults and children alike .  This is a plastic free event - bring your drink bottle to fill up at our refillable drink stations, and reusable coffee cup to use at our coffee cart. 11am - 2pm. Stirling Rd, Claremont. https://www.facebook.com/events

Sunday 16th - Collie Street Fair

The fabulous FESTIV ARTY Street Fair will be great fun for everyone, with thousands of visitors descending on the beautiful Collie Central Park for a fun-filled day of arty activities. With lots of free entertainment for children, the street fair is a celebration of all things arty and fun with with a circus workshop and show, mini golf, live music, markets, crafts and entertainment. 10am - 3pm. 81 Forrest St, Collie. https://www.facebook.com/events

From Saturday 22nd - Free School Holiday Shopping Centre Activities

Your local shopping centre is a great place to enjoy free activities during the school holidays. Find out what's on at your local shopping centre this September / October School Holidays here. (Check closer to the holidays for more activities).

Saturday 22nd, 23rd & 29th, 30th - Spring  In The City: Spring Family Fun Days

With children’s workshops and a bunch of thrilling inflatable slides, obstacle courses and games, there is something for children of all ages. Spring Family Fun Days happening on Saturday 22, Sunday 23 September and Saturday 29, Sunday 30 September at Forrest Place, 10am – 4pm. www.visitperthcity.com/events/spring-family-fun-day

Monday 24th - Friday 28th  - Spring  In The City: Spring Family Film Festival

To celebrate the arrival of the big screen movie experience to the City, the City of Perth and the new Palace Raine Square Cinemas are offering free entry to a selection of new release family films, over these school holidays. Free event, tickets required. Get your tickets when they are released here www.visitperthcity.com/events/spring-family-film-festival. Also running October 1st - 5th.

From Friday 28th - Awesome Arts Festival

The 2018 AWESOME Festival will excite, inspire and delight Perth families this September/October School Holidays. The 2018 program presents a bright assortment of theatre, contemporary dance, music and lots of free hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy.Opening 28 & 29 September at the University of Western Australia!Running 30 September to 8 October in the Perth Cultural Centre. Join the fun and make your school holidays AWESOME! www.awesomearts.com

We hope you have found some free events for you and your family to enjoy in September. We may add more events throughout the month so you can refer back to this list by finding it under What's On at the top of the website.

Article by Kids Around Perth Reporter Candice, 29th August 2018

Candice Kocken - Kids Around Perth South of the River, Hills & Events Reporter / Mum of 3 kids. Candice is a Mum of 3 who loves cooking, sewing and taking her kids out to explore our beautiful state of WA. Follow Candice and her adventures @uncannymum on Instagram.


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