Arts and Events
For a complete list of events in the City please view the Events Calendar
The City has one of the region’s largest cultural programmes with festivals, exhibitions, concerts, children’s events, markets and cultural celebrations just some of the events organised by the City each year.
The Joondalup Festival is the region’s largest cultural event and represents the finale of the City’s Summer Event Season. Highlights include a licensed festival tent with a program of performances by local, national and international award-winning companies.
The Little Feet Festival is a free annual event for children under twelve and their families. The Festival started in 1993 and has become the premier event of its kind in the region. The focus of the festival is on participation and the program is full of high-quality, fun, hands-on activities to challenge, stimulate and excite children.
Music in the Park offers free summer twilight concerts held in parks across the City each year for the enjoyment of residents and compliments another highlight of the cultural calendar, the annual Valentine’s Concert held in the grounds of the Joondalup Resort.
Other popular events include:
Sunday Serenades - a series of afternoon concerts held on the third Sunday of every month, from April to December, in the City of Joondalup Civic Chambers. The focus of the concerts is fine music including chamber music, musical theatre, opera and other traditional styles. Tickets are priced to ensure accessibility for patrons.
Joondalup Eisteddfod - one of Western Australia’s largest Eisteddfods, providing valuable performing experience to up-and-coming talent in Western Australia. Performers take to the stage before a supportive live audience, with feedback from professional adjudicators.
Joondalup Twilight Markets – featuring original and handcrafted clothes, art, toys and giftware developed by local artists, designers and craftspeople. Free to browse, with live music and children’s craft activities, these markets offer a great evening experience for the whole family.
Community Invitation Art Award - a highly prestigious, annual visual arts exhibition that aims to recognise the skills of prominent West Australian artists who are living locally or who are members of the Joondalup Community Arts Association and to provide the City of Joondalup community with access to a high quality contemporary art exhibition.
Community Art Exhibition - an annual exhibition, open to all residents of the City, and members of local visual arts associations. This exhibition celebrates the creative talents of the local community.
In addition, the City’s visual and performing arts programs provide funding opportunities throughout the year.
City Libraries offer a wide range of programs and events to support lifelong learning opportunities for all ages. These include Discovery Sessions, Book Clubs, Games Sessions, Live and Learn for older adults, regular Story Time sessions and Baby Rhyme Time, English Conversation Classes, Meet the Author Talks, Family History Courses, Genie Exchange plus a wide range of holiday and reading activities.
Recreation and Leisure Events
The City offers a exciting range of sport and recreation facilities, activities and events. The City's three Leisure Centres cater for all your health and fitness needs, with a year-round program of events and activities.
The City coordinates a range of events, activities, programs and services for young people aged 12 to 18 years.
For further information contact the City on 9400 4705.