Hills Come Alive for Spring Festival

Published on 27 September 2018
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Perth Hills Spring Festival

The City of Kalamunda is gearing up for a month of festivities as part of its annual Perth Hills Spring Festival. Now in its fourth year, the Festival is a celebration of everything the Hills region has to offer, from spectacular scenery to tempting wineries.

Mayor John Giardina said, “Perth Hills Spring Festival is a major draw card for our region. A huge and exciting program of free City run events – a pop up skate rink, movie festival, a family fun day, and add to that a ton of events hosted by local business and community and we have something for everyone!”

The Festival will kick off at 6pm on Thursday 11 October, with a movie screening of The Greatest Showman. A family fun day will provide entertainment for all on Saturday 13 October, topped off with a screening of Peter Pan. Movie classics, Titanic and The Rocky Horror Picture Show will show on 26 and 27 October. Drop Dead Fred will round out the movies on 2 November. You can catch all of these films in the Kalamunda Town Square, with the exception of The Rocky Horror Picture Show which will be on at Kalamunda Agricultural Hall.

Kambarang Adventures will have you immersed in Aboriginal culture with a fabric dyeing session on 27 October at Jorgensen Cottage and a Discovery Walk along the Bibbulmun Track with Olman Walley on 28 October. Aboriginal Elder, Neville Collard, will take you on a Cultural Tour of Lesmurdie Falls on 4 November and Bindi Bindi Dreaming will tempt your tastebuds with a bush tucker talk and live demo at Jorgensen Cottage on 10 November.

You won’t want to miss seeing Stirk Park come to life either! Pack a picnic and catch the enchanting world of fairies with the Freedom Fairies Annual Fairy Picnic on 3 November, or enjoy the quirky combination of spring weather and winter fun with the pop-up Ice Skating Rink on 9 and 10 November, complete with food trucks and kid’s fun.

Come and experience the beauty of nature at the Patsy Durack Rose Garden display every Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm in Gooseberry Hills or the weekly Masonmill Garden Tours, on each Sunday in Carmel at 10am and 2pm. For something in the foothills, explore the Zanthorrea Nursery looking its finest, open every day from 9am to 5.30pm. To catch amazing views from the hills, head down to Zig Zag Scenic Drive for the Zig Zag Flora, Fauna and History Walking Tour on 13 October. The Kalamunda Spring Flower Show on 20 October is sure to impress and even has an exhibit to keep the little ones occupied.

To learn about your local birdlife, tag along to the Birds in Your Backyard Workshop on 20 October or the guided Bird Walks taking place at various times between 26 to 28 October. For more animal fun, check out Kanyana’s Nocturnal Tours on 13 October, 2 November and 10 November or Daytime Discovery Tours every Thursday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm. Calamunnda Camel Farm will give you the chance to interact with nature and enjoy the amazing bushland every Thursday through Sunday. You can grab 10% off your camel ride during the Perth Hills Spring Festival!

Food lovers will delight with the many amazing deals on offer from local cafes, wineries, vineyards and cider houses. Mason & Bird will be hosting a first ever Long Table Dinner on 13 October, whilst Hainault Vineyard and the Bickley Valley Cottage will be celebrating asparagus season with various lunches and dinners throughout the festival. The Apple Blossom and Cider Festival will be on at Carmel Cider Co on 13 and 14 October, as will Budburst Spring in the Vineyard at Myattsfield on 14 October. October Feast at Core Cider House and the Perth Hills Wine Trail Self-Drive Tour will run every weekend. Spring Cakes can be enjoyed at the Coffee Club every Saturday, or for the kids, why not design your own cupcake at Elevated Grounds on Haynes Street every weekend from 12pm – 1pm.

There will be plenty of art to admire with a number of exhibitions on show at the Zig Zag Art Gallery. Then, see, touch and feel original artworks on Kalamunda Open Studio day on Sunday 14 October. You can also catch a glimpse of Mother Nature’s finest artwork at the Perth Observatory Night Sky Tours. Sessions run on 12 – 14 and 27 – 28 October and 2 – 4 and 9 - 11 November.

Take some time to unwind from all the action at the Daimler, Studebaker and Rootes Group Show n’ Shine Day at Stirk Park on 14 October or head out to Masonmill Gardens for ‘Fancy Some Folk’ on 21 October or Jazz in the Garden on 11 November. For classic swing and blues, head down to the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on 7 November for the Jack Dennis – Memory Lane Cabaret Show.

Bookings are essential for most of the events, so make sure you secure your spot today at experienceperthhills.com.au. This is only a sample of the 2018 Perth Hills Spring Festival. A full program of events is also available online at the Experience Perth Hills page.

For any queries, please contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999 or enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

Perth Hills Spring Festival 2018

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