Perth's Autumn Festival


The Perth's Autumn Festival is a collection of community events held across the region from 1 March to 30 May.

 

The program aims to promote the diversity of events, activities and attractions across Perth's Eastern Region during the Autumn months. The EMRC is excited to work in partnership with our participating member Councils and other community organisations to highlight the region and promote it as a fantastic place to live and visit.

 

 Cultural, environmental and recreational events occurring in the region between 1 March and 31 May 2018 are currently being sought for the program.

  Submit your event here. You may also submit your events to tourism@emrc.org.au and we will upload your it.

Please be aware conferences, religious and minor sporting events will not be accepted. For information on supporting the program, contact tourism@emrc.org.au


APRIL

Filming & producing wildlife documentaries—at sea and on land

Tonight Leighton De Barros, founder and joint CEO of Sea Dog TV International will take us through some of his adventures...

Friday 6 April

7:30pm - 9:30pm

For more information click here.

Aveley Community Festival 

Join in the fun with your local community at the free, family-friendly Aveley Community Festival!

Saturday 7 April For more information click here

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FEATURED EVENT: City of Bayswater Autumn River Festival

 

Come along and join us at one of the City’s biggest annual events with carnival rides along with other activities on offer for the kiddies, fantastic adult entertainment as well as market stalls. It’s a great night to take advantage of the fabulous food vendors on site, buy dinner and enjoy great company under the stars. We end the night with a free outdoor movie so don’t forget your picnic rug.

Saturday 7 April For more information click here

FEATURED EVENT:  

City of Belmont Autumn River Festival


Enjoy a wonderful day of family fun by the river in the picturesque Garvey Park. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this event. One of the highlights includes the famous Kailis Bros. 'Fish Fest' where residents with an Opportunity Card receive a free serve of yummy fish and chips.

Sunday 8 April For more information click here

 The Bassendean Festival of Local Business

Localism has a Heart

The Town of Bassendean presents an afternoon of inspiring local business stories, informational speakers and discussion groups. If you have an idea for a business, or you are wanting to build your business, if you are 15 years old or 60 years old, this is for you. It is a gathering for individuals performing, sharing, creating an income in today’s competitive world.

Sunday, 8 April 2018 

From 12:00noon

to 6:00pm

For more information, click here

Bells Rapid Park Bushwalking Group

The walk is about 8 km, in open and wooded terrain, great views but quite hilly and rocky in parts. Walking sticks (if you use them) and good boots are recommended. Afternoon tea/coffee back at the cars at the end of the walk for those who wish to stay. 

Sunday 8 April

9:30am for 10:00am start

For more information click here.

Natural Pest Control and Beneficial Insects

Introducing a “Pest Triangle” approach we will look at the relationship between the pest, the plant and the environment and how when you alter one of the three you can regain a healthy balance in your garden. Cost $39

Sunday April 8 9:00am - 12:00noon

For more information click here.

 Futures Lab - CoderDojo Club

 The Ballajura Library CoderDojo is a club for self-motivated young people to learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment with the aid of both mentors and each other

Monday 9 April 3.30pm - 5.00pm  For more information click here

Frogs of the Perth Hills: their calls, identification and life-cycles
with the Frog Doctor, Johnny Prefumo


WA Naturalists Club - Darling Range Branch

Guest Speaker : The Frog Doctor - Johnny Prefumo 

Friday 13 April

7:15pm - 9:30pm

For more information visit 

https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/drb-frogs/

How to make Beeswax Wraps and Homemade Soap Workshop

Join an expert and learn how to make a beeswax wrap. These are a great alternative to using plastic wrap. We will also be making handmade soap over the course of the workshop. This is a hands on workshop to learn some practical skills for a plastic free home.

Saturday 14 April

10:00am - 12:00noon

For more information click here.

Wheels of Fortune

Calling all super-sleuths and sharp-eyed detectives! A mysterious object has rolled into Revolutions Transport Museum these school holidays.  Spin our "Wheel of Fortune" to go on a wheel hunt through the museum, following the clues to find out mystery object.

Saturday 14 April 2018 through to Sunday 29 April 2018. Activity available 10:00am to 4:00pm daily For more information click here
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Creating Fauna Attracting Gardens

A short stroll to a nearby bushland/native garden will help identify appropriate plants and structures you can utilise to provide habitat for animals in your backyard. Workshop is not suitable for small children.
Sunday 15 April For more information click here

Children's Pottery Workshop

Give your children the opportunity to create their own clay masterpieces these school holidays!

Monday 16 April 10:00am to 1:00pm

Cost is $15.00 per child

For more information click here

Critters in our Catchment

Get ready to investigate and explore the Faulkner Park Lake at the front of the Library and Bush Skills 4 Youth.  Discover what critters live there.

For children aged 5 to 10 years.

Monday 16 April 2018

10:00am to 11:30am

For more information click here

Mix and Make Science Show

Presented by SCITECH

Science happens in may different places, so come on a journey and have a go mixing different things and making something new! From the kitchen to the bathroom, kids will get to explore what happens when we combine different things, both following a receipe and making up some of their own.

Tuesday, 17 April 10:30am - 1:30pm

Cost is $10.00 per child

For more information click here

Nocturnal Woylie Walk - Whiteman Park

Experience the wildlife of Whiteman Park on an evening tour of Woodland Reserve

Friday 13, 20 and 27 April 2018

For more information click here

HeritageFest Banner Bonanza

To launch the 2018 Heritage Festival at Whiteman Pakr, Revolutions Transport Museum is holding a very special school holiday activity just for the kids!

Commencing with a special look at all six transport groups at Whiteman Park, children will get to help us create a commemorative banner to celebrate each of them.  This will be a great activity for all those little train, tractor, tram, bus and car enthusiasts!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

10:00am to 12:30pm

Cost is $8.00 per child 

For more information click here

Kids Woylie Walk

Have you ever wanted to see Whiteman Park at night, when all the animals come out?

If the answer is yes, then join us for a special 'edition' of the Nocturnal Woylie Walk these school holidays!
This is a fantastic experience where you can watch woylies and quenda feed thanks to our special night lighting and marvel in the night-time experience!

Wednesday 18 April 2018

6:00pm - 8:00pm

For pricing and more information click here

Children's Pottery Workshop

Give your children the opportunity to create their own clay masterpieces these school holidays

Thursday, 19 April 2018

10:00am to 1:00pm

Cost is $15.00 per child

For more information click here

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Seed Bombing for Bush Regeneration


Explore the forest and learn about the importance of zones.  Take the plant diversity challenge and learn why this is important for the animals who live there...

Monday 23 April For more information click here

Thinking Green - Build a Native Bee Hotel

 Come and learn more about our native bees, how to know when they've been visiting, and how they help us in our gardens. Build a ‘bee hotel’ from recycled materials, for friendly bees to live in.  

Thursday 26 April For more information click here

Difficulties in Identifying Red Wispy Spider Orchids

John Eqing is a hills resident with a passion for orchids, especially Caladenia, the Spider Orchids.

Friday

27 April 2018

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Octagonal Hall, Glen Forrest

For more information Click here

Email to register your interest.

Cost $3.00

Flora and fauna survey

WA Naturalists Club - Darling Range Branch

 

Location: Bush in Kelmscott where scarp and flats meet 

Saturday 28 April

8:30am - 10:30am

For more details, visit 

https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/drb-kelmscott4

Waterwise Gardening in Perth

Come along to our Water Corporation sponsored FREE workshop to learn how to have a beautiful yet waterwise garden in Perth.

Sunday 29 April
10:00am - 11:00am

For more information click here

MAY

Mundaring Arts Centre - Artist Harrison See - 'Physical Mindfulness of Painting'

Working in residence in Gallery 2 at Mundaring Arts Centre, emerging WA artist Harrison See will explore the porject Physical Mindfulness of Painting.

Meet him as he works on Saturdays throughout April and May.  Bookings required

Saturdays in April and May

11:00am to 3:00pm

For bookings click here

For more information email  here

Mundaring Arts Centre - Artist Jo Darvall

For 'Like Water' artist Jo Darvall explores WA's water history at a time when globally we are seeking sustainable solutions to provide fresh drinking water for future generations. This exhibition which takes place in Gallery 1 at Mundaring Arts Centre, celebrates Darvall's study of WA waterways, drawing inspiration from the style and palette of renowned artist Kathleen O'Connor and her father C.Y. O'Connor, the visionary engineer responsible for the construction of the Mundaring Weir and the Golden Pipeline from Mundaring to Kalgoorlie.

Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am to 3:00pm

For more information click here

or email 

Bickley Harvest Festival

The 21st annual Bickley Valley Harvest Festival will be held during the weekend of the Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May 2018.

The cool mornings of Autumn are upon us, signifying the return once again of the Bickley Valley Harvest.

19 venues are taking part of the harvest festival year year, including Aldersyde Estate 'One of the oldest wineries in the Perth Hills' and Lawnbrook Estate and the Packing Shed@Lawnbrook.

Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May

For more information click here

 Futures Lab - CoderDojo Club

The Ballajura Library CoderDojo is a club for self-motivated young people to learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment with the aid of both mentors and each other

Monday 7 May 3.30pm - 5.00pm 

For more information click here

Geology of the Hills

WA Naturalists Club - Darling Range Branch

Guest Speaker - Mike Freeman, Project Geologist, Department Mines and Petroleum

Topic : Geology of the Perth Hills

Friday 11 May

7:15pm - 9:30pm

For more details, visit 

https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/drb-geologytalk

Annual Native Plant Sale

There will be hundreds of local plants grown by local enthusiasts who will be on hand to offer lots of advice. All plants are subject to rigid quality control, so they have well developed roots and will thrive in your garden.  The plants are grouped in sizes, from ground covers, small, medium and large shrubs to climbers and trees.  Starting at $2 they are a very economical way to start or develope your native garden.

Saturday 12 May

9:00am to 2:00pm

For more information email here

Autumn Arts and Crafts - Kalamunda Agricultural Hall

48 Canning Road, Kalamunda

Inspiring art and crafts for the home and garden.  All hand made by local artisans and available for sale.  Free entry.  Cafe and eBanking facilities available.

Sunday 20 May 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm

For more information click here

Geology of Gooseberry Hill

WA Naturalists Club - Darling Range Branch

 

 Sunday

20 May

10:00am - 12:30pm

For more details, visit 

 https://www.wanaturalists.org.au/events/drb-excur-geology

Propagation

This course is designed for gardeners who would love to be able to propagate their own plants and save money! This will be a hands-on opportunity to try a number of different techniques, and learn the best way to get successful germination and improved strike rate of your cuttings. 

 

Sunday

20 May

11:00am - 1:00pm

For more information click here 

Futures Lab - CoderDojo Club

 The Ballajura Library CoderDojo is a club for self-motivated young people to learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment with the aid of both mentors and each other 

Monday 21 May 3.30pm - 5.00pm

For more information click here 

Rafflesia and Knowledge of Other Parasitic Plants

Dr Neville Marchant has always had an interest in parasitic plants and travelled to Sumatra with some Kings Park colleagues in the hope of seeing the flowering of an extremely smelly plant - Rafflesia arnoldii (aka the Corpse Plant due to the smell it emits during its 3-6 days of flowering).  They did in fact see this plant and Neville will share with us the journey, occasion and knowledge of our own parasitic plants.

Friday 25 May 2018

7:30pm to 9:00pm

For more information click here

or email here

Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

11th Annual Gidgeannup Small Farm Field Day is a day full of entertainment, education and information and is aimed at those living on small acreages or those who whould like to do so.  It is based on sustainability principle and features talks, demonstrations, exhibitors, shows and lots of other activities.

Sunday 27 May 2018

9:00am to 4:30pm 

For more information click here

Contact Sally Block by email