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Top things to do in Perth this Spring

Spring has sprung and with it comes eight weeks of memorable events, activities and offers.

As Perth City bursts into life during September and October, keep an eye out for an impressive flower canopy, a giant kaleidoscope, parks full of pinwheels and buzzing school holiday activities.

From masterclasses and walking tours to artisan festivals and underground music alongside dining, hotel and retail offers, there’s an array of unforgettable experiences to be had in the City.

Here are some top picks for ways to get out and enjoy Spring in the City.

Don’t forget to share your Spring in the City adventures by using the #springinthecity hashtag.

Hay Street Mall
FREE, Family friendly
August showers bring September flowers. Look up and be delighted at this beautiful floral canopy above Hay Street Mall.
Elizabeth Quay, West Side
Until 13 October
FREE, Family friendly
Step into this giant, 12 metre kaleidoscope and be dazzled from all angles as it reflects colour and light.
Throughout the City
23 September to 8 October
FREE, Family friendly
The City will be alive and buzzing with a full school holiday calendar filled with free classes, workshops and experiences. Learn how to breakdance, parkour or write hip hop. Get up close and personal with slimy and furry critters or size up against an enormous dinosaur.
The Piazza, Northbridge
Until 29 October
FREE, Family friendly
Pick up something tasty from one of the nearby restaurants and pull up a beanbag for free movie screenings in Northbridge. There’s weekend children’s movies and mid-week date night screenings, plus the AFL Grand Final will be live on the super screen on Saturday 30 September.
Perth Cultural Centre
30 September to 9 October
FREE, Family friendly
Head to the Perth Cultural Centre during the spring school holidays to witness a spectacular array of theatre, dance, interactive activities, creative workshops, music and film.
15 October, The Piazza, Northbridge
22 October, Victoria Gardens, East Perth and
29 October, Central Park, CBD
FREE, Family friendly
Keep an eye out for these bright and playful pinwheels appearing around the City. Perfect for children and the young at heart, interact with them, take a snap or take one home.
Kings Park
Until 30 September
FREE, Family friendly
Witness Kings Park bloom as it showcases some of the most beautiful and unusual botanical plants in the world.
Forrest Place
Every Friday, 20 October to 15 December
FREE, Family friendly
Experience food from around the globe as you immerse yourself in this market setting. With live local music adding to the cultural atmosphere, it’s the perfect Friday night out.
Throughout the City
14 to 15 October 10am to 4pm
FREE, Family friendly
Showcasing Perth’s stunning heritage buildings, there will be exhibitions, talks, walks, family activities, workshops and behind the scenes tours.

For more information on things to do in the City this spring, head to www.visitperthcity.com