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International and Local Cultural Events

International Events supported by the City of Melville

The City of Melville supports a number of international arts and culture events across the year, in collaboration with local arts organisations and other West Australian councils.

  • For Perth Festival 2020, the City of Melville is proud to invite residents and visitors to participate in Highway to Hell, where Canning Highway will be reclaimed as the world’s longest stage and Perth’s playground for a day on 1 March 2020.

    High Voltage Hill, a series of complimentary events, will also celebrate Melville's pub culture and history in the lead up to Highway to Hell.

    The City of Melville is a proud Partner of Perth Festival. For more information, please visit our event calendar and the Perth Festival website.

  • From 4-19 April 2020, the Western Australian International Stone Sculpture Symposium and the City of Melville will host six international and WA artists at Attadale Reserve. Over 16 days, the artists will create six public stone sculptures from raw West Australian stone blocks. Residents and visitors are invited to witness these unique stone creations evolve over the event from conception to creation and installation.

    For more information about the artists and how you can be involved, please visit the WAISSS website.

  • The Fremantle Biennale is a unique art event hosting the best in site-responsive art. The City of Melville is a prous Presenting Partner for the 2019 festival.
    For more details, please visit the Fremantle Biennale website.

Local Cultural Events

Melville's event calendar features annual concerts, markets and festivals supported by the City of Melville and non-profit organisations.

For more locally run events throughout the year, visit our event calendar.

  • The Clontarf Foundation’sBroome to Bicton is an annual concert held overlooking the Swan River at Bicton Quarantine Park. In February 2019, the concert was again headlined by the Pigram Brothers – the internationally acclaimed band of brothers from Broome.

    For details about the 2020 concert, please visit the Clontarf Foundation website.

  • Perth Makers Market is an exclusively WA handmade-only market held at Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross. The market provides an opportunity for local residents to participate in a handmade market designed to give back to the community through fundraising opportunities with non-profit organisations.

    For more details of the next market event and information about how you can be involved, please visit the Perth Makers Market website.

  • In 2019, Heathcote Cultural Precinct hosted its first series of Sunday Sessions featuring food trucks, live music, free yoga classes and evening access to Heathcote's Art Gallery and Museum.

    For more information about upcoming events at Heathcote, please visit Heathcote Cultural Precinct.

  • Dinner at Dusk brings the best of Perth's food trucks to some of Melville's stunning outdoor venues, including Point Walter Reserve and Wireless Hill. Dates for Summer 2019/20 include:

    • 22nd November - Point Walter Reserve
    • 7th December - Wireless Hill Park
    • 20th December - Point Walter Reserve
    • 4th January - Wireless Hill Park
    • 17th January - Point Walter Reserve

    For further information, please visit the Barefoot Entertainment & Events' website.

  • Another annual fixture on the Melville events calendar, Applecross Rotary's Jacaranda Festival is a much loved family-friendly day of fun and entertainment held in the heart of Applecross in late spring each year.

    For more information about this year's event, please visit Applecross Rotary's website.

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