What’s On In Perth This March

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From food and drink festivals to Easter markets and Cottesloe’s annual Sculpture by the Sea, here’s a taste of what you can expect in Perth this March.

What’s On In Perth This March

From food and drink festivals to Easter markets and Cottesloe’s annual Sculpture by the Sea, here’s a taste of what you can expect in Perth this March.
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The first month of Autumn is almost here, set to turn our calendars tones of peach and burnt orange. With it, comes a star-studded line-up of food, drink, arts, culture, and sport to while away the hours. Here are a few of the best things to do in Perth to add to your March bucket list.

Fremantle VS Brisbane Lions at Optus Stadium

AFL Fremantle Dockers
Credit: Fremantle Dockers

Starving fans can breathe a sigh of relief because footy is officially back — and it’s here with a jam-packed menu. Kicking off at Optus Stadium on Sunday, March 17th, the Fremantle Dockers are set to open their season against the Brisbane Lions. With a beer in one hand and a bucket of chips in the other, there’s not much that’s better than watching the game unfurl in real life. Maybe it’s the vibrant lights or the rowdy roars of the crowd, but we can’t get enough. Buckle up because it’s going to be a big one!

When: Sunday, March 17th, 2024

Where: Optus Stadium

Tickets: $39.00

Art with the Stars exhibition

Art with the Stars Exhibition, Fremantle
Credit: Art with the Stars Exhibition

The Art with the Stars exhibition showcases the creative artistry of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls across WA. Each piece offers insight into the unique perspectives, aspirations and stories, while also highlighting connection to culture, community and self. Visit Fremantle’s Shipwrecks Museum during March and April to view the series.

When: WA Shipwrecks Museum, Cliff Street, Fremantle

Where: Saturday, January 13th — Sunday, April 28th, 2024

Tickets: Free

Harvest in the Swan Valley

Harvest in the Swan Valley
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From grape stomp experiences and high teas, to tasting tours and seasonal menus, Harvest in the Swan Valley is here. Check out what’s in store until March 4th.

When: Friday, February 2nd — Monday, March 4th, 2024

Where: varying locations across the Swan Valley


P!nk Summer Carnival tour

Pop superstar and three-time Grammy Award winner, P!nk, is bringing her Summer Carnival tour to Optus Stadium on March 1st and 2nd. She’ll be joined by special guest, multi-platinum award-winner Tones And I. 

When: Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

Where: Optus Stadium

Tickets: $177.55

Sculpture by the Sea

Li Wei's sculpture, ‘Windsurfing Cottesloe’ at Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe
Credit: Li Wei

Sculpture by the Sea will return to the sandy shores of Cottesloe Beach to celebrate its 20th anniversary from March 1st to 18th. The immensely popular and free event is expected to attract more than 250,000 local, interstate and international visitors. The exhibition will feature more than 70 works by renowned local and international artists from 15 countries.

When: Friday, March 1st — Monday, March 18th, 2024

Where: Cottesloe Beach

Tickets: Free

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Credit: Ocean Film Festival World Tour

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour documents the beauty and power of the deep blue, from both above and below the surface. The event will feature a series of films of varying lengths and styles, spotlighting ocean-related sports, the underwater environment, marine creatures, and oceanic adventure and exploration. Held at the State Theatre Centre of WA from March 20th to March 23rd, each film festival session runs for just over two hours. 

When: Wednesday, March 20th — Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

Where: State Theatre Centre of WA

Tickets: $37.00

Hyde Park Festival

For a fun-filled, family-friendly weekend activity, head down to Hyde Park Festival on March 3rd and 4th. Expect more than 250 stalls with arts and crafts, condiments, clothes, home décor, and more. Not to mention a talent show, bouncy castles, amusement rides, farm animals, yoga, live entertainment and a fashion show. In terms of food, there’ll be an array of trucks slinging tasty treats from around the world.

When: Sunday, March 3rd and Monday, March 4th, 2024

Where: Hyde Park

Tickets: Free

City Feast

City Feast
Credit: City Feast

Sip and savour your way through the incredible flavours of WA’s food and drink scene at Perth’s City Feast. Taking place over the weekend of March 23rd and 24th in the newly refurbished grounds of Wellington Square in East Perth, the event will showcase the state’s best boutique wine, spirit, beer, and cider producers with a wide range of fare to complement. With more than 50 stalls to explore, including the likes of Old Young’s, Republic of Fremantle, Wise Wine, Swan River Distillery, and Archie Rose Distilling Co, you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice.

When: Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, 2024

Where: Wellington Square, East Perth

Tickets: $35.00

Moonlight Cinema

Credit: Perth Moonlight Cinema

There’s nothing we love more than a balmy summer night lounging at the Kings Park Moonlight Cinema and sipping a cool beverage or two. March is the final month of the movies under the stars season, so don’t forget to grab tickets to your favourite blockbuster.

When: Friday, March 1st — Sunday, March 24th, 2024

Where: May Drive Parkland, Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Tickets: $20.00

Australia Geographic: Our Country 360° Cinematic Experience

Experience Australia like never before in a multi-sensory experience that celebrates the country’s grandeur and diversity. From lush rainforests to snowy peaks, red deserts and aquamarine seas, the 360° Cinematic Experience represents more than 100,000 hours in the field by 25 cinematographers, capturing natural landscapes with aerial drones and time-lapse cameras. Revel in extraordinary WA content from Kununurra, Hamersley, Broome, The Kimberley Plateau, Nullarbor Plains, and Dryandra Woodland, all at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

When: Friday, March 1st — Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tickets: $34.90

Perth Design Week

Perth Design Week
Credit: Dion Robeson

Design talks, design exhibitions, design discussions, design gatherings; it’s a mammoth calendar of — you guessed it — design for Perth’s second annual Design Week. Over the course of the week, hear from some of the leading designers here in Perth as they talk through the spaces, places, and things they’ve conceptualised and built, and the unique challenges they came up against in the process. The event will be held in Perth City and surrounds from March 14th to 21st.

When: Thursday, March 14th — Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Where: Perth City and surrounds


Italo Dego Disco

Italo Dego Disco
Credit: Jay Turks

Dining, drinking and disco. That’s the alliterative offering happening on Easter Sunday at Subiaco’s lively Italian bar and eating house — Dilly Dally and Bar Loiter. Italo Dego Disco will be an all-day festa whether you’re looking to indulge or graze. Kicking off at midday for a four-course lunch, choose between a feast at Dilly Dally complete with wine pairings and a cocktail to finish, or graze at Bar Loiter and order your poison as your heart desires. It’s no festa without an aperitif so expect a cocktail on arrival to get the vibes going. DJ Paul Malone will be on the decks spinning disco vibes on vinyls, so come in your most colourful best.

When: Saturday, March 30th, 2024

Where: Dilly Dally, Subiaco

Tickets: $56.37

Markets By The Quay — Easter Edition

Pop down to Elizabeth Quay for the new market series, Markets by the Quay. The Easter Edition will be lighting up the city from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm on March 30th, so you can support local, while taking in the sights.

When: Saturday, March 30th, 2024

Where: Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Tickets: Free

Joondalup Festival

Joondalup Festival
Credit: Joondalup Festival

Joondalup Festival 2024 is set to feature more than 30 events from March 2nd to March 22nd. The highlights include Electric Kingdom — a free light and sound extravaganza at Hillarys Boat Harbour, and an awe-inspiring performance of First Nations dance, storytelling, and contemporary circus.  

When: Saturday, March 2nd — Friday, March 22nd, 2024

Where: Burns Beach, Hillarys, Joondalup, Duncraig, Mullaloo, Sorrento, Iluka


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