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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

The Kings Park Festival is a long-running tradition to celebrate spring and the wonderful wildflowers of Western Australia during this season. The Festival will run from 1 – 30 September and will celebrate ‘Where the Wildflowers Are’. Western Australian wildflowers will form the stunning backdrop to a month long extravaganza of walks and talks, outdoor exhibitions, art installations and fun for all the family. Whether you want to get back to nature, love art, are looking to upskill your gardening prowess at home, or just want to appreciate the beauty of Kings Park and Western Australian plant life, the Kings Park Festival is for you! To find out what events are running and when go to:

Saturday 2nd – Grand opening of Ethel Warren Community Centre, Bullsbrook

To celebrate the official opening of the NEW Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre, there'll be food trucks, live entertainment plus FREE kids activities! 12pm – 3pm.

Saturday 2nd – Saturday 9th – National Ballooning Championships, Northam

All eyes will be on the skies in Northam this September when the National Ballooning Championships descends on Northam. Balloon pilots from across Australia and around the world will descend on the Avon Valley over five days, testing their skills at varying winds and altitudes. Approximately 30 balloons will be in flight during the course of the event. To see so many colourful balloons in the sky at the one time is a spectacular treat for spectators. Enthusiasts can see the balloons flying across the rolling hills and valleys on competition days at dawn and again in the afternoon if weather conditions are suitable.

The Balloon Glow is another opportunity to see the competition balloons in all their glory when they gather for a stunning display on the ground fired up after dark. The Balloon Glow will be held on the night of 2 September. Practice days are 2–3 September. Competition days are 4–9 September. For more information head to

Sunday 3rd - Father's Day at the Northbridge Piazza

Bring dad down to the Northbridge Piazza this Sunday for some endless Father’s Day fun. From 12pm, have a go at the free Mini Golf or challenge dad to some giant games including Snakes and Ladders, Connect 4 and Checkers. Then, pick up something tasty from one of the nearby restaurants and pull up a beanbag for a free movie screening of The Incredibles at 2pm. 12pm – 3pm.

Sunday 10th – Perth Kilt Run and Highland Gathering

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event 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 medieval fair! Experience Scottish arts and crafts, highland dancing, bagpipe competitions, meet and greet lots of cute Scottish Dogs presented by Comment News, 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.

Sunday 10th – Lake Clifton Festival

Celebrate the natural wonders of Yalgorup National Park and Lake Clifton!  Come for a picnic and fun-fill day as you learn about the unique local environment. There will be free activities, free prizes and free entertainment. Perfect for the entire family! 10am – 2pm. Cape Bouvard Winery, Heron.

Saturday 16th (to October 15th) - The York Festival

WA’s oldest inland town kicks off its annual community celebration of culture and arts from Saturday 16 and Sunday 15 October at the 2017 The York Festival.  Thousands will visit the charming, historic Wheatbelt town (just one hour from Perth) as York comes alive across the weekend with music, art, food, performance, workshops, exhibitions and activities for all ages. Many activities are free (or by donation).

Sunday 17th – Celebrate Lake Claremont

A free event to celebrate everything Lake Claremont has to offer! A fun morning for the whole family including kids activities & great sustainability tips. 10am – 1pm.

Sunday 17th – St Leonards Family Fun Day

Bring the kids along to Sir Walter Day Park at St Leonards on Sunday September 17 and enjoy the annual Family Fun Day. Enjoy a sausage sizzle (including vege options), face painting, balloon twisting fairground rides and a footy workshop for the AFL stars of tomorrow. Best of all- it's FREE! 12pm – 3pm.

Sunday 24th, Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th
Spring your own school holiday activities, Cathedral Square Perth City

Get into the spirit of Spring and head to Cathedral Square these school holidays to create your own recyclable flower and herb planting pots. Cathedral Square is coming to life on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm. Activities include sustainable arts and crafts, giant games and many more. 
Furthermore, pop into the City of Perth Library on Level 4 to check out the exciting range of kids' activities.

Thursday 28th – 140 Thursday Thriller Edition, Perth City

A thrilling outbreak of zombies will take over the streets and laneways of the 140 precinct on Thursday 28 September. These upcoming school holidays will be filled with FREE movie-style popcorn, FREE zombie face painting and all things 'Michael Jackson' themed for kids (and adults!). Not only will there be activities galore for parents and kids alike, there will also be a myriad of mouthwatering $5 street eats from the 140 retailers. Also available will be free dance classes from The Dance Collective at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm to learn both the 'Thriller' moves and how to moonwalk.

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.

Don't forget you can also find out what's on daily and get a map to take you to events with the Kids Around Perth App under What's On, daily

Article by Kids Around Perth Reporter Candice, 29th August 2017

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.

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