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WA Day weekend free activities

Stuck on things to do for this WA Day long weekend? We have you covered with these free activities throughout Perth.

WA Day Festival at Burswood Park

Burswood Park will be the home of the WA Day Festival this year and the larger area means there is a number of celebratory activities and exhibitions to get around. The weekend will include amusement rides, a kids’ activity zone, plenty of food trucks along Synergy Eat Street, a showcase of local WA wine and a number of sporting clinics presented by the stars of Western Australian sport. Sunday night will end in a fireworks display before the festival kicks off again on Monday.

You can find more information here.

SOTA Festival

On Monday, the State of the Art Music Festival heads to Burswood Park to present West Australians with their weekend dose of local musical talent. The line-up includes John Butler, Jebediah, Drapht and Slumberjack plus a bunch of food trucks and family friendly activities across the Burswood Park. Entry is free and it’s an all ages event, starting at 12pm.

You can find more information here.

Road Trip to Lancelin

It is definitely a long weekend tradition in Western Australia to head up north on a road trip, especially when the weather in Lancelin is in the mid to high twenties. Only a short hour-and-a-half drive out from Perth, Lancelin is the perfect weekend escape particularly when camping at the South End Caravan Park is only $12.50 per person a night. From here, you can head out to Back Beach for a day of relaxing or head to the sand dunes for your shot at sand boarding.

An aerial view of Back Beach, Lancelin. Image Amy Delcaro.

Hike Bluff Knoll

The cooler weather is the perfect chance to put on your joggers and active wear and climb Bluff Knoll which is located in the Stirling Ranges in WA’s south west, a four-hour drive from Perth. The hike takes around three hours to complete and provides some of the most beautiful views across the sea of greenery below.

The road leading up to Bluff Knoll. Image Amy Delcaro.

WA Day Eve at Embargo Bar

Embargo Bar is back again, opening its doors this Sunday to all Perth adults looking to celebrate WA Day with a drink in hand, live music and tasty food from the food trucks. Entry into the bar is free with celebrations starting at 2pm.

You can find more information here.