Perth Events 2010
Originally published in Crème de la Crème, January 2010
Sculpture by the Sea: More than 60 artists, local and international, will transform Perth’s Cottelsoe Beach into a stunning sculpture park overlooking the Indian Ocean. 4-23 March.
Perth Motor Show: Check out the hottest new car releases on display.
Come and join the Margaret River Wine Region Festival. An exciting event, enjoy the good food and wine the region has to offer. 8-12 April.
Red Bull Air Race: Watch these amazing pilots battle it out with the smallest, lightest and most agile planes available. 17-18 April.
The City of Perth Winter Arts Season will be on throughout the winter. The festival will feature operas, concerts, art exhibitions, traditional to avant-garde and classics. June to August.
Cricket: Test Series, Australia v West Indies, 16-20 December.
Polo in the City will be held at Langley Park on 12 December.
The Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race will arrive in Fremantle between 14-18 December and will restart on 3 January 2010.
The Perth Cup is the region’s premier horse-racing event at Royal Ascot Raceway on New Year’s Day.
Tennis: The Hopman Cup is the official ITF mixed teams championship, alongside the Davis Cup and Federation Cup. Burswood Dome, 2-9 January.
Cricket: One Day Internationals. Australia v Pakistan, 29 and 31 January.
Join in the Australia Day celebrations. Crowds will flock to the city river foreshores to enjoy the shows in the sea and the sky.
Perth International Arts Festival Three weeks of the very best of the world’s contemporary art. 5 February – 1 March.
The West Australian Ballet will have some of their best shows for you at Ballet at the Quarry. The Quarry Amphitheatre, 10-27 February.
Watch the largest yachting regatta in Western Australia at the Port Geographe Bay Race Week. Over 150 yachts will compete. 19-26 February.
Rottnest Channel Swim will see more than 2,200 swimmers participating in this open water race, as well as about 800 boats in the water. 20 February.
Each year the Leeuwin Estate stages a series of spectacular al fresco concerts in the picturesque grounds of the Winery.
The Good Food & Wine Show is a colourful lifestyle event presenting the finest wine and food that WA has to offer. 2-4 July.
Perth Boat Show is one of the most important of its kind, offering exciting displays and the latest marine products.
The annual Avon River Festival offers visitors entertainment, a float parade, markets and carnival rides, as well as the Avon Descent, an exciting white water race, a gruelling133km power craft and paddles race passing some of WA’s most picturesque scenery.
Let some of the best chefs in Australia show you what they can do with the diamonds of the kitchen at the Mundaring Truffle Festival.
Kings Park Festival: Running throughout September, the festival has spectacular displays of native Western Australian wildflowers, and offers a range of free family events and ticketed workshops.
Perth Royal Show has something for everyone, animal shows and competitions, dog judging, sheep shearing, arts and crafts exhibitions. Claremont Showground, 25 September - 2 October.
Cricket: 3rd Ashes Test Match, Australia v England, 16-20 December.