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The Kings Park Festival is a long-running tradition to celebrate spring and the wonderful wildflowers that appear throughout the south west of Western Australia during this time.

From its humble beginnings as a five day event in 1964, depicting plant specimens in jars on trestle tables, the festival has blossomed into the current format of floral displays, live music, exhibitions, workshops, interpretive artworks, guided walks and family activities during the entire month of September.

The 2013 Kings Park Festival celebrated ‘Fifty Years of Flower Power’ as Western Australian wildflowers leapt into bloom for the fiftieth anniversary event.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors celebrated spring at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park, delighting in the colourful gardens and fabulous program of activities, exhibits and free family entertainment.

Highlights of the 2013 program included:

  • free concerts by James Morrison and The Motown Experience
  • the Fantastic Faraway Festival for children
  • our first ever ‘Turf Tattoo’
  • a ‘50 years of Flower Power’ outdoor exhibition
  • a 'Swing into Spring' dance party
  • an EH Holden exhibit and display
  • guided walks and talks.

The Kings Park Festival will return in 2014. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive the latest news on the 2014 program, the summer events season and developments in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.