There are three festivals taking place in Perth this summer so if you are heading over to Perth or live here, make sure you take part.
1) Chinese New Year
Northbridge is the centre for the Chinese New Year festival. It will be celebrated over 15 days from January 23rd to February 6th. The main event is the street celebration presented by the Chung Wah Association. I am looking forward to the Chinese New Year parade through St James Street this Sunday but there are lots of other activities taking place during the day. At the piazza, there will be performances on stage, there will be stalls, street activities, cultural demonstrations, lion and dragon dances, competitions, and games.
Here is a bit more information about the Chinese New Year Festival and the schedule for this Sunday.
2) The Fringe Festival
This festival is a first for Perth and is on from January 26th till February 19th. Tickets to shows – comedy, theatre vary from $5 to $40 and takes place in The Treasury and Perth Town Hall hub, the Perth Cultural Centre hub and the City of Perth Comedy Central hub in Northbridge.
3) Perth Festival
There is another festival taking place between 10th February and 5th March called the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival. It is Australia’s original and oldest international arts festival, with a worldwide reputation for excellence. This year is its 60th Festival and spectators can expect to see up to 17 events in one day. The Perth Festival prides itself on the number of performers and performances that take place during the event – more than 1100 performances a day.
Let me know if you are going to some of these festivals. I will definitely be going to the one this Sunday in Northbridge.
Happy Chinese New Year !! Kung Hei Fat Choy !!