As Spring nears, we are heading into WA’s wildflower season. There are a number of wildflower festivals and events occurring in September across WA which celebrate this wonderful time of year as the state’s flora hits full bloom.
LiveLighter Bloom Festival
The LiveLighter Bloom Festival is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this Spring! This is the perfect time to put on your best walking shoes and discover all the hidden treasures the Great Southern has to offer. This festival runs across a whole month and showcases more than 30 events and displays over 19 towns. The program includes a range of events including arts & crafts, floral exhibitions, food events and guided tours to name a few.
The LiveLighter Bloom Festival is the perfect excuse to take some time off and enjoy WA’s beautiful wildlife with your favourite people. The stunning floral displays make for a picture-perfect getaway that will take you across the Great Southern region from Mount Barker in the south, Kojonup and Woodanilling in the north, Pingrup in the east and Frank River in the west. Major centres such as Katanning, Gnowangerup, the Stirling Ranges and the Porongurups will also be featured. Festival organisers have put together a series of suggested wildflower itineraries which will ensure you hit all the top spots.
The festival will take place from Sunday, September 18 to Sunday, October 17. Tickets can be purchased here. Don’t miss out on this perfect occasion to discover the hidden springtime treasures of the Great Southern!
Kings Park Festival
Emergence is the theme of this year’s Kings Park Festival with thousands of Western Australian wildflowers in full bloom right across the park. Visitors are encouraged to take part in the many free events, displays, guided walks & talks and family activities on offer during the festival. This year the festival will feature a series of special guided walks that will allow visitors to explore the park and learn more about the diverse WA environment.
The Kings Park Festival is being hosted throughout the month of September. Further information and registration details for specific events and activities can be found here.
Mullewa Wildflower Festival
This year’s Mullewa Wildflower Festival is dedicated to delivering four days of wildflowers right in the heart of the Coral Coast’s Wildflower Country. Enjoy the Wildflower Show in the Mullewa Town Hall, take part in a wildflower guided tour, immerse yourself in numerous cultural experiences, and even be a part of the Giant Human Wreath Flower. There are tons of activities packed into the festival, so we recommend booking accommodation to enjoy the full experience.
Click here for more information on ticketed events.
Chittering Spring Fest
The annual Spring Festival has returned to Chittering featuring a beautiful display of wildflowers, creative art and delicious food to celebrate the return of the spring season.
An hour’s drive from Perth, located along the Brockman River, Chittering offers to the public a wonderful spring experience with a full range of events and activities for everyone to enjoy. With food and wine events, wildflower shows, music, local markets, displays and art exhibitions, the Chittering Spring Festival is guaranteed to impress all those who attend. The festival is being hosted from September 1 to 19, further information about specific events can be found here.
Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show
The Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show has returned this year with an impressive 700 species showcase which is sure to delight tourists, botanical enthusiasts, botanists and locals alike. The show will allow visitors to meet local experts, enjoy guided walks with rangers, view various displays and take part in numerous workshops and wildflower tours.
The show pays tribute to the rugged and natural beauty of the region and continues to inspire visitors with its and extensive range of breathtaking wildflowers.
Click here to book tickets for the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show.
Esperance Wildflower Festival
The Esperance Wildflower Festival is a celebration of the region’s native flora. The theme of this year’s festival is Plants & Culture and will showcase displays of over 500 wildflower species.
The festival will feature community sculptures, native ranger talks, guest speakers, wildflower displays, local artists and a stall and a mini-market outside the Anglican Parish. The festival will run from September 21 – 25. Registrations can be made here.