WA DAY FESTIVAL
Burswood Park is home of the WA Day Festival for 2023. The Festival is a family-friendly event that has something for everyone. There is fun galore for the kids with a giant silent disco, amusement rides, SciTech activities, art and crafts, and of course amazing free entertainment.
Foodies will be in heaven with Perth’s best line-up of international cuisine food trucks, and for the culture buffs, we have the Wadjuk Dreaming Dome and Dreamtime Stories proudly supported by Navitas.
There will be live entertainment all weekend on the Lotterywest Stage with magicians, dance groups, acoustic singers, science shows, and story time.
From 6.15 pm the sky will light up with WA’s biggest-ever drone light show over the Matagarup Bridge on the Swan River. Watch 500 drones tell the stories of WA, set to an iconic WA soundtrack and an amazing fireworks show, all thanks to Roy Hill.
WHAT TIME IS THE DRONE LIGHT SHOW & FIREWORKS WITH THANKS TO ROY HILL ON SUNDAY JUNE 4 & MONDAY JUNE 5
We are so very lucky to have the amazing support of Roy Hill to bring the Drone Light Show & Fireworks to the Burswood Park foreshore. Both shows will start at 6.15pm (weather permitting).
HOW DO I GET THERE
We advise you to visit transperth.wa.gov.au to take advantage of the FREE public transport on offer as no Festival parking is available.
FREE LIVE MUSIC ON THE MAIN STAGE
FREE Music Concert – Sunday, June 4, 2023, from 10AM
Hear from some of WA’s best bands and DJs live on stage and some amazing headline acts, featuring Amy Shark, BabyAnimals, Mark Seymour and the Undertow, and Voyager fresh from Europe.
The Sunday FREE Music Concert is a Licensed event. Under-age patrons can attend with a parent or legal guardian within the licensed area.
FULLY LICENSED EVENT. UNDER 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
There is a zero-tolerance policy on underage drinking at this event. All under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who will ensure that the child/children accompanied will not be sold or offered alcohol under any circumstances, and will remain in their direct care at all times.
Under 18s being able to view the FREE Music Concert
To the right-hand side of the stage, outside the licensed area is where those who are underage can gather.
WHAT CAN I BRING TO THE EVENT?
To help with planning for the weekend festivities and to create an enjoyable festival for everyone – here are some tips and information to help you prepare.
- There are no cloakrooms or storage facilities at the festival, so dress for the weather and pack light!
- This is a pet/dog-free event – so please leave your furry friends at home.
- This event is smoke-free.
- Get there early to enjoy all the entertainment and activities by planning your trip with transperth.wa.gov.au and take advantage of the FREE public transport as there is no Festival parking available.
- You can bring anything you may need, including picnic supplies and chairs, but please note NO ALCOHOL is to be brought into the festival, and any picnic supplies will not be allowed into licensed areas.
ACROD PARKING BAYS
ACROD Parking bays are available at Marlee Lawn. Please show your ACROD parking pass to obtain access via security.
What is WA Day?
In April 2012, Foundation Day was formally changed to WA Day following bipartisan political support in the Western Australian Parliament.
This welcomed in a new era for the State with WA Day being a universal celebration of all Western Australians, recognising our Aboriginal history, early European settlers and the many people from all over the world who have made, and continue to make, Western Australia their home.
As a vast geographic area comprising many different urban, rural and regional communities, as well as being a very multicultural community, the emphasis for WA Day celebrations is on inclusion of all people no matter how long they have called themselves Western Australians.