The City’s annual calendar of events is packed full of exciting family friendly events. So, whatever you are looking for, whether it’s art, music, festivals or just an instagrammable backdrop, the City of Joondalup has something to delight.
The Music in the Park Concert Series brings some of the best Australian and West Australian musicians to Joondalup each summer. Held in January and March each year and set in picturesque local parks, visitors can picnic with friends enjoy laid back live music as the sun goes down. Music in the Park is the epitome of Australian summer.
Set on the pristine fairways of Joondalup Resort, the prestigious Valentine’s Concert has seen some of Australia’s best performers take the stage and enchant the audience. From The Whitlams and Human Nature to performances of the music of The Beatles and We Will Rock You musical, the Valentine’s Concert is the premier music event of the summer. Tickets go on sale in November and the concert is held February.
It’s hard to find low cost kids events that will keep the littlest creative minds engaged, but one to add to the annual calendar is the Little Feet Festival. Held each year in October, Little Feet Festival is one of the most popular free kids events in Perth. It provides an afternoon of fun activities for children under 12 and is themed each year to create excitement and magic for everyone.
For those with bigger kids to entertain or looking for something a little more cultural, the Joondalup Festival is for you – the jewel of the crown when it comes to events held within the City of Joondalup. The festival, held around March each year, brings together street and cultural performers from around the world and celebrates music, performing arts, art installations and food providing entertainment for everyone.
Public art and murals don’t just make a great backdrop for photos, they also brighten up the streets and invite people to explore the region all year round. The City of Joondalup is filled with public artworks and stunning murals by the likes of Anya Brock, Amok Island and Brandon Ballengée so start exploring and see what you can find.
Immerse yourself in the best of community and Western Australian artworks at one of the City’s two annual art exhibitions. The Community Art Exhibition showcases some of Joondalup’s most talented local artists to the local community and invites those interested to peruse and purchase artworks. The Invitation Art Prize, held in October, is an exhibition of professional artists who are invited to present their artworks to the community with the winner’s piece being acquired by the City. Both shows are worth a wander through and you never know, you may find a unique piece of art prefect for your home or office.
Markets are a food lovers delight. Whether it be fresh produce at a local farmers market or a food truck fiesta with friends, you will find it within the City of Joondalup.
Poynter Farmers’ Market is a popular fresh produce market run fortnightly at Poynter Primary School in Duncraig. Here you can find fresh bread, aromatic coffee and locally produced goods such as honey, oil and chocolate. You may find a new local favourite here.
Burns Beach Twilight Markets are all about the #nocookwednesday and entice locals to skip the kitchen and dine by the ocean at one of their delicious food trucks. They even have an artisan gift lane plus live music for a truly chilled out vibe.
Big Kid Events like to share their Food Truck Fiesta love across a number of City parks. Each weekend you’ll find them at a different local park creating a buzz and feeding the locals with their relaxed food truck events. With activities for the kids plus live music it is a great family evening out.