Ramada Vetroblu Scarborough BeachEvents in & around Scarborough

Perth & surrounds is home to many of the state’s major arts companies and hosts world class exhibitions, festivals, performances and concerts year round.

Scarborough is an ideal area to base yourself for that perfect vacation destination. You can take a leisurely stroll along the beachfront or immerse yourself in swimming, surfing, fishing, cycling, windsurfing, kitesurfing. Then enjoy nature-based activities, explore, get fit, enjoy the arts or sporting events, and there are plenty of fun activities for children.


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Kings Park Festival

Celebrating ‘Perth’s Green Heart’, the 2020 Kings Park Festival runs from 1 – 30 September. See thousands of Western Australian wildflowers in full bloom right across the park and take part in dozens of free and fabulous events, displays, guided walks and talks, family activities and much more.

When: September

Where: Kings Park

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Presenting an array of incredible jazz performances in the Perth Cultural Precinct and Hyde Park, the Festival features ticketed and free community events for you to enjoy!

When: 6th-8th November 2020

Where: Perth CBD

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Captivating characters and unforgettable musical scores… Join the WA Youth Orchestra at the Perth Concert Hall, performing themes from the best known and most epic film music ever written. An enthralling cinematic program including John Williams’,The Asteroid Field – The Empire Strikes Back, Jurassic Park and Saint-Saëns’ hugely popular Organ Symphony, also recognised as the famous musical theme from the beloved movie Babe.

When: 26th September

Where: Perth Concert Hall

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Celebration of the Quokka Birthday is back for 2020, with the fun extended for the entire month of September, so everyone can join in on the fun as we honour these much loved members of the Rottnest Island family.

You may have spotted the adorable joeys peeping out of their mum’s pouches throughout winter, and come spring, they’ll be ready to hop out into the big wide world. Now that’s cause for celebration!

With party activities for young and old, music, entertainment and special offers, plus appearances from the guests of honour themselves – this is one birthday celebration you won’t want to miss.

Every week throughout September there’s a celebration to get involved with, from Saturday Birthday Parties filled with games, to Wildlife Wednesday’s featuring wildlife talks, walking tours and photography workshops, and even a Quokka Birthday Sleepover Party every Friday and Saturday night where you will experience night walking tours, bonfires and much more.

When: 1st-30th September 2020

Where: Rottnest Island

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SwanSongs returns in September for the Spring Festival of Song in Perth. Sundays in September, 3pm.

The four fascinating programmes continue our aim to present the best singers, the widest repertoire and to allow artists to present a complete musical self-portrait through poetry and music. Artistic Director David Wickham accompanies.

When: Sundays in September

Where: Christ Church, Claremont

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The Nightingale is an opera for young people, performed by young people, for all to enjoy.

Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen the opera tells of an Emperor of China who is enchanted by the singing of a nightingale in his garden.

The Emperor of China convinces the nightingale to sing for him but when the Emperor of Japan arrives with the gift of a mechanical nightingale, he becomes obsessed with his new toy and the real nightingale flies away. In an exciting and unique collaboration between six companies, WAO is proud to present this work with Co:3 Australia, WA Young Voices, WA Youth Orchestra and WA Youth Theatre Company as part of the AWESOME Festival.

When: 3rd-4th October 2020

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth

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It’s time to throw on your best heart-warming woollies –  Perth’s favourite winter markets returns to Scarborough.  Every Saturday evening (3pm – 8pm) from 25 July until 31 October, the markets will ignite Scarborough into a delicious, wintery foodie heaven.

Touted as the little sister of The Scarborough Sunset Markets Summer edition, the Winter series is the perfect remedy for those winter blues. Get out in the crisp, clean ocean air, walk the famous beachside promenade and gather the troops for your new Saturday evening tradition.


When: 25th July until 31st October

Where: Scarborough Beach Foreshore

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Summer X Salt is now known as WA’s iconic Surf and Salty Lifestyle Market-Place at Clarko Reserve, Trigg Beach every Saturday fortnight from November to March.

Each beachside market showcases a carefully curated line-up of surf and salty inspired artists and designers, live music, food and drink trucks positioned within walking distance to the beach!
We are WA’s first zero waste and single use plastic free event! All stallholders use biodegradable or compostable packing.

You’ll also find kids workshops at the Kids Nature Club tent, educational presentations, coastal clean ups, free community yoga and meditation sessions, chill out zone, hula hooping plus heaps more fun under the sun!

The markets are a platform for the Perth Coastal Community that engages and provides positive growth to the creative folk whilst working towards a more sustainable future.

When: Every Saturday fortnight from November to March.

Where: Clarko Reserve, Trigg Beach.

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A new exhibition, Monster Creature World making its first appearance in Perth, featuring the amazing behaviours and extreme characteristics of some of the earth’s most fascinating creatures – insects.

The exhibition will feature various giant, moving, hissing, clicking insects and creatures from different parts of the world – image a 6m Tarantula and 6m Scorpion from head to tail!

School kids and families will experience a bug’s-eye view of their world, explore critter calls, amusement rides a bug train, and participate. A variety of preserved and live reptiles and insects will be on view for close-up inspection.

A unique educational exhibition like Monster Creature World is very popular world wide and usually gets sold out before the event day. Customers are advised to purchase tickets in advance in order to avoid disappointments on the day. Limited tickets are available for each session. If you do not have tickets until the event day you are not guaranteed access. There will be no tickets sale at the entry.

When: 15th– 24th January 2021

Where: Claremont Showgrounds

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