Our Annual Events

Check out all of the free City of Melville run festivals, concerts and art events coming up in your community.

Each year the City budgets for and hosts large community events designed to be accessible to all.

For a complete calendar of City run and private community events in the area, visit our What's On page.

  • Proudly supported by Lotterywest, our annual Point Walter Concert brings together live music, children’s entertainment and fireworks for our biggest event of the year.

    Pop it in your diary for 2019 for the long weekend in March. Further details will be released in late 2018.

     

     

     

     

  • This much-loved concert series has been running for more than a decade and will return in 2019 with a fresh new look and location.

    Pop it in your diary for the last Sunday of January and February 2019. Further details will be released in late 2018.

     

  • ART IN PLACE is the City of Melville’s series of temporary public artworks that aim to engage the community by giving residents and visitors unique opportunities to experience and encounter contemporary art in significant and accessible locations across the City.

    Planning for the City of Melville’s next ART IN PLACE installation, Sonic Lines, is underway, with the event aiming to connect people to the past and present through the clever use of sound. Further details will be released in late 2018. 

    Image: The City’s first ART IN PLACE installation, Confluence by VJzoo in collarboration with Kambarni, transformed the Applecross foreshore over four nights in June 2018.

     

  • The City of Melville's Art Awards is a community art award open to emerging and established visual artists working across 2D and 3D mediums. Entries open early in the year and the first 250 artworks are accepted and exhibited in the annual Art Awards exhibition.

  • Artist checking art imprintMore than 36 studios, galleries, creative spaces and Artist Run Initiatives (ARI’s) opened their doors on Saturday, 8 September and Sunday, 9 September 2018 for the second annual City of Melville Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail.

    The event, which debuted last year, showcased the many artists and creatives who live or work within the City, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase art from local residents.

    Details for the Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail will be released in mid-2019. Check back then for details.

     

  • Kidchella-Our-Annual-Events.jpgThousands of little hands and little feet descended on Tompkins Park on Sunday, 4 November for Kidchella, the City’s free, bohemian-inspired festival for children.

    Smiles were big as families explored the event grounds, which were packed full of activities for kids, including a kids DJ, silent disco, amusement rides, roving performers, arts and crafts activities and bouncy castles.

    Details for Little Hands 2019 will be released in mid-2019. Check back then for details.

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