Author: Elise Matheson

With the school holidays only one week away, make the most of family time at these exciting upcoming festivals celebrating all things from live music and multiculturalism to your furriest family members. Check out our top three picks for family-friendly festivals that will overwhelm kids and parents alike!


Fairbridge Festival

Returning for its 27th year, the Fairbridge Festival is a lively celebration of music and the great outdoors, set against an atmospheric background of native bushland and the Darling Escarpment. Always family-friendly, the festival includes performances across a range of musical genres, from uplifting folk to soulful blues. Festival-goers can also spend the evening under the stars with a range of camping options to suit families of all shapes and sizes.



Hosted by animal rescue group WA Pet Project, PetFest ensures your four-legged family members have all the attention they require; featuring everything from sensory gardens for dogs to a range of food trucks for their human companions. Take your best friend for a walk down to Woodville Reserve in North Perth for this treat of a festival!


Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival

Hosted in the Supreme Court Gardens, this festival celebrates the rich diversity of cultures in the melting pot that is Australia. Enjoy ceremonial performances, tea appreciation sessions and delicious vegetarian food, before ending the evening with an exciting fireworks display. Running over two days in the first weekend of the holidays, entry is free.


Check out more festivals taking place over the school holidays below.


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