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 - 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.

    This year's exhibition is from Saturday, 8 September to Sunday, 9 September 2018 and coincides with the City's annual Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail.

  • Artist checking art imprintMore than 36 studios, galleries, creative spaces and Artist Run Initiatives (ARI’s) will open 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, showcases 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.

    Find out more on our dedicated event page.


  • Little Hands in 2018 Presents: Kidchella!

    Bring the kids and join us for our free, family event at Tompkins Park on Sunday, 4 November 2018 from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

    See Tompkins Park transformed into Kidchella, a bohemian-inspired festival packed full of activities for children up to 12 years of age.

    There will be arts and crafts activities, amusement rides, kids DJ, glitter tattoos, face painting, bouncy castles, giant bubbles and plenty of food trucks to take care of hungry tummies.

    Community safety will be interwoven throughout the festival, with Constable Care making a visit along with other community and safety groups manning information stalls. The kids can even climb aboard a police car and a fire truck complete with sirens and flashing lights.

    For event information visit the event page.

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