Although it’s not as popular as Sydney or Melbourne, Perth is no less stellar when it comes to hosting events and festivals throughout the year. You can visit some of the interesting events in January, and remember to choose cheap bus hire for your travel group.
Perth Cup 2018
What’s better way to welcome the New Year 2018 with this iconic racing event lined up for the 1st of January. It will be a fun-filled day of flutes, flutters, fillies and frocks at the Ascot Racecourse, as you party with the masses, watching racing action in style. The event is a part of the Ascot Racing Carnival, which also includes Melbourne Cup, Irish Day and Opening Day. Soak up the exciting atmosphere, while gearing up your best attire. The tradition is back, and you should not be looking further than Ascot this January.
The Gruffalo Live on Stage
After blockbuster shows across the planet, The Gruffalo will be returning to Australia for a season starting 3rd of January. The show is based on an award-winning book by Julia Donaldson, presented by CDP Theatre Producers, and it dictates the fable of a mouse who wandered through the dark woods. It’s a rhyming story of the monster and mouse, who goes on a walk in deep woods to jolt his enemies. On the way, he creates a fantastical creature known as Gruffalo.
Falls Downtown 2018 – Fremantle
An extensive line up of entertainment and artists await you in Fremantle on the 6th of January, for the 25th annual arts and music festival stretching entire weekend. The second edition of Falls Downtown is here with something more exciting on offer. It will be taking over the Oval Precinct and once more will be including delight, entertainment, vibrant streets and historic sites. Witness your admired headliners under the heritage grandstand, alongside the fanciest beer garden in Western Australia. Once dark, you can flee into the old jail, as it is altered with equipment, dancing and music to transfer you to another world.
Moonlight Cinema – Summer Season 2017/2018
The ultimate outdoor cinema experience is right here in Perth, with the favourite open-air Moonlight Cinema returning for another season, offering a series of blockbusters. Welcome yourself to a relaxed ambiance of film-watching with plenty of space for picnic in the outdoors. Enjoy fan-favourites, new releases and advanced screenings, with your own choice of seating, including fold-out chair or a picnic rug. Open your refreshments and spread out the picnic food to set a fantastic night.
South West Yoga Festival
This inaugural Yoga Festival on the 13th of January will be attracting many yoga teachers and enthusiasts from across the state. Yoga is the fastest growing fitness activity in Australia, and more than 2 million people practice this ancient form of exercise daily. This is a place to relax your soul, with plenty on offer including music, market stalls and more. All the spirituality seekers, yoga lovers and music lovers are invited to enjoy the sessions on several workshops and styles of yoga.
The Unbelievables at Crown Theatre
With a limited season starting 18th of January, the show is all about magic, music and circus, in a family-friendly ambiance. The event is set to amaze the audiences, with the renowned producers of The Illusionists and Circus 1903 in action. It will be featuring some outstanding acts from across the world, with the most spectacular ballroom dancers in house. You will be literally blown away by amazing feats, laughter nights, stunning costumes and swing bands. This time, the show will be taken to an all new level, with some of the best entertainers from a variety of genres and disciplines.
Operation Ouch – Live in Perth, Bunbury and Mandurah
The 2-day event scheduled from 19th of January is a perfect educational and humorous show for children. Following their sold out shows, the star duo of TV series, “Operation Ouch” is coming to Perth for a couple of shows. The so-called identical twins of the television have been incredible in executing crazier experiments and medical stunts. The show is packed with interesting facts about biology. There will be some crazy stunts to discover the way medicine works for us. For this act, Dr X and Dr Chris were also nominated for Best Presenter at the BAFTA Children’s Award.
Brain Candy with Adam Savage and Michael Stevens
It’s a collaboration of the YouTube star Michael Stevens and MythBusters host Adam Savage, to put up a theatre show on the 22nd of January. Brain Candy is an inventive theatrical experience that will keep you thinking and laughing for a couple of hours. Michael Stevens is an upcoming star with a background in public speaking and comedy. He is one of the most successful YouTubers with more than 12 million subscribers for his channel. The duo is perfect to host the show, as they are the masters of mind-blowing demonstrations with all their fancy props.
Mount Hawthorn Hawkers Markets
The renowned ‘Mount Hawthorn Hawkers Markets’ is returning to Australia at the Axford Park, with an extensive list of interactive kids entertainment, live music and bustling street food stalls. Rejoice the weekend in style, as entry is free for everyone. There will be a huge array of boutique gastronomically delight food that is fresh and affordable. Some of the freshly prepared authentic dishes and tasty snacks include Turkish Tucker, Rare Flower, Kamals Quarter, Fish Boss, T Sisters and Stampede Gelato. There will be live music and entertainment as well.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
With shows starting from 29th of January, this is an interactive play full of fun and music. An award-winning book written by Michael Rosen will come to life vividly in an inventive stage adaptation from the West End of London. It’s an engaging story of 4 children and their father who go on a bear hunt, and it is beautifully presented with sensitivity and humour. This is going to be an ideal first-time experience for young kids, as well as those who loved this book. It also features that musical dog wading through the splashy river and swishy grass.