Celebrating WA Day in 2020
Although our traditional WA Day Festival events won’t take place across the State this year, there’s still plenty for Western Australians to celebrate this WA Day – Monday, 1 June.
Our success in fighting COVID-19 has meant the restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus have been partially lifted, allowing us West Aussies to enjoy WA Day in groups of up to 20, dine in re-opened cafés, restaurants and pubs, and travel within set borders to support regional communities over the long weekend.
Whether it’s taking a trip to a country or coastal town, going to the local park, watching the west coast sunset, or simply staying in your back yard with friends and family, there are so many ways we can responsibly enjoy ourselves with family and friends and to take time to appreciate all the benefits that living in WA can bring.
And don’t forget to we can all support local by buying some superb WA produce or by dining at a local café or restaurant.
SOTA returns with an online edition on Monday 1 June, 2020. Mark your diaries for a day of awesome, live WA music and interviews streamed direct to you. Starring, in alphabetical order:
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
For more details or to stream the show CLICK HERE.
Recognise Your WA Day Hero
While the Western Australian of the Year Awards usually held as part of WA Day celebrate a special group of Western Australians who make an impact on the lives of many, this year we want to celebrate anyone and everyone who makes WA the best place to live.
Recognise your #WADayHero by downloading the certificate here or by getting your copy in The West Australian or The Sunday Times on WA Day long weekend.
It might be your Mums or Dad, a healthcare worker, your teacher, someone who volunteers their time or a neighbour who has leant a friendly ear during lockdown – let them know how amazing they are and show the rest of WA at the same time!
WA Day for Kids
Get the kids in the WA Day spirit and teach them about our great State with these links:
WA Day Festival
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the WA Day Festival for 2020 has been cancelled – including all regional WA Day festivals. These events exist to celebrate the beautiful State we live in over the WA Day long weekend, however in 2020, public health must be put first. Read the full statement here.
The WA Day Festival will return at Burswood Park on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 June, 2021. We look forward to seeing you then. In the meantime, here’s a reminder of how lucky we are – Our People. Our Culture. Our State.