January has flown by but there’s still plenty more of 2022 to get through. And with that, there are heaps of events, festivals and things to do this year. Hopefully, we get around to being able to do them.
In any case, take a gander at all the wonderful things you can do in and around Perth in 2022 below.
1. Fringe World Festival
If you’re one of the thousands of people who have already been enjoying Fringe World, that’s great. If you’re not, then what are you waiting for? The festival offering comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, is on now until 13 February. Then, it continues unofficially for another couple of weeks.
2. Scarborough Sunset Markets
We love a good market by the beach, especially when sunset is involved, and the Scarborough Sunset Markets tick all the right boxes. With more than 100 foodies and retailers coming together to showcase their mouth-watering cuisines and handcrafted artisanal delights, there’s something for everyone.
3. Rooftop Movies
Movies are instantly better outside and even more so when they’re on a rooftop. I don’t know why. Nor, do I care.
3. The View From Here Art Exhibition
The View From Here is a celebration of Western Australian art at AGWA. Senior and recognised artists share space with graffiti writers, forest-dwelling painters, desert artists, urban sculptors and filmmakers, performers, and photographers for a not-to-miss exhibition. Entry is free and it’s on now.
4. South Perth StrEATS
From now until April 18 at Sir James Mitchell Park (Weds to Sun), you can find some of Perth’s best food trucks on the lawns cooking up their specialties for hungry crowds. There’s plenty on offer to satisfy most tastes.
Once again, BYO will be available so summer night plans will be as easy as packing picnic rugs and throwing them open on a lush patch of lawn. Obviously, don’t forget the food. But in case you do, or you’re not one to pack ahead, Moonlight Cinemas will have food offerings to satisfy your cravings and an onsite bar for your to grab a tipple.
If classical music isn’t quite your jam, then no worries because the Candlelight series has upped its musical offering with tribute concerts. But, there’s still classical music on the cards and ballet as well.Take a look at all the Candlelight concerts taking place in Perth here.
An experience that’s been backed by psychologists as an ‘amplified’ way to enjoy food, the enticing ‘Dining In The Dark’ events made their way to Perth and wowed. Guests stepped inside a restaurant blanketed in darkness and were served a three-course meal—the flavours and textures of which were intensified by the remaining senses.
A popular summertime attraction in Bremer Bay is hopping aboard a boat to meet the orcas out at sea. From January until April, the Bremer canyon becomes home to the largest-known pod of them in the southern hemisphere, which is wild. Bremer Bay is also home to a local brewery, where you can grab a beer and bite in between beach time.
Don’t let the distance deter you, because Lake Magic is absolutely worth the road trip. Due to its high salt content, you can literally float in the water without sinking, which is pretty darn cool. Be sure to visit the iconic Wave Rock, which is just a kilometre away from the lake. Also nearby is a range of walking trails, wildlife spotting opportunities, and cave climbing.
National Parks are a national treasure and a welcome escape from the city. Need we say more?
10. Perth Festival
Did you know that Perth Festival is Australia’s longest-running arts festival? That’s something to celebrate, which you can do with world-class performances, music, film, visual arts, and literary events.
When: 11 February to 6 March
11. The Big Bounce Comeback Tour
The World’s Biggest Jumping Castle (also its name and certified by the Guinness Book of Records) will also be joined this summer by The Giant, airSPACE, and the all-new Sports Slam arena to make for an even bigger amount of fun and bouncing around in the sun.
When: 6 to 8 May
12. Melville Summer Music
Free live music is hard to beat, and Melville Summer Music is continuing to bring out some of the best artists in WA across four stunning outdoor spaces in Melville.
When: on now until 26 March
The last time Professor Cox was in Australia was in 2019 for his Universal World Tour. “I loved the 2019 arena tour because it gave me the opportunity to discuss the most profound ideas, with tens of thousands of people in front of the most spectacular images of the Universe,” he said. “When the tour was over, I immediately started thinking about how I could delve deeper, tell an even more profound story, and make the show even more spectacular.”
When: Saturday 29 October
The Solar Power tour will kick off in New Zealand in February 2022 before coming to Australia. The tour will wrap up with a performance in Perth on March 19. This will be her first Australian tour in five years since her 2017 Melodrama tour.
15. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is bringing his ‘Justice’ world tour to Australia, which will be his first tour in the country since his Purpose tour back in 2017. The national tour will kick off in Perth on Tuesday 22 November before heading elsewhere.
16. Snoop Dogg
The I Wanna Thank Me Tour comes to Australia and will be Snoop Dogg’s first visit to the country since 2014. The tour will see Snoop Dogg celebrate his 17th (!) album and documentary of the same name, which is available for free in three parts on his YouTube channel.
Pair your favourite music and wine at Grapevine Gathering in October 2022. Lounge on rolling lawns, sip on world-class wine in lush vineyards, and eat from gourmet food trucks while listening to awesome music from The Veronicas, Peking Duck, and more. You’ll have a vine time!
18. ROAM Festival
ROAM Festival will run from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6, 2022, showcasing some of the best international and local electronic dance music artists in the scene. General camping is included in every ticket. Or, if you feel like taking your music festival game to the next level, you can book a luxury glamping tent for the weekend starting at $350 per person.
19. Billie Eilish
Following the release of her new album, the seven-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Billie Eilish has set dates for her Happier Than Ever Australian tour. Perth’s marked down on the calendar for two shows on Thursday 29 September and Friday 30 September.
The Oasis tribute band, Noasis will be recreating the rousing Wall of Sound with a visual experience Some Might Say is not to be missed. Australia’s top Oasis Tribute Show will take place at The Rosemount Hotel on Saturday 23 April from 8:30pm.
21. Van Gogh Alive
The masterpieces of the Dutch post-impressionist painter—think The Starry Night, Sunflowers, and over 3000 more images—now swirl, sway and soar, drawing the public in as they are digitally displayed on giant screens, columns, walls, the ceiling, and even the floor. The exhibition is supposed to be travelling around the country in 2022, but no word yet on dates for Perth. You can, however, sign up to the waitlist to find out when that info is released.
22. Lumber Punks
the team at Lumber Punks are no slouches when it comes to hurling hatchets. They’ve got real axeperience nailing their targets and they’ll be on hand to help you spin the primeval tool. Soon, you too will be hitting your target 100% of the time—hopefully.
Sneakerheads are coming together once again at Sneakerland, which is taking place at Perth’s RAC Arena on Saturday, March 19 for another huge day dedicated to sneakers, streetwear, and art.
24. Potted Potter
The good-natured Harry Potted parody show is a delight for audiences looking for a bit of fun and nostalgia. The family-friendly show, which captures all seven Harry Potter books into a hilarious 70 minutes, is now heading back into town. It will be taking over the State Theatre Centre from April 20 to 24.
25. Sculpture by the Sea
The absolutely gorgeous Cottlesloe Beach will once again host Sculpture by the Sea, where sculptures big and small will populate the area from the sea wall, all the way along the sand towards North Cottesloe. Last year saw 70 artists from 13 countries exhibit their work that drew people from all around Perth.
It takes place this year from 4 to 21 March 2022.
26. Autumn Home Show
You know what they say about homes—they are what you make them. And they’re where the heart is, so if you’re keen on finding ideas, making improvements and upgrades, then the Autumn Home Show at the Perth Convention and Exhibition centre is where you want to be in June. You’ll find innovative home products, exclusive Show specials, free seminars, and expert advice to help you make your house the best home it can be.