Plan your visit to get the most out of your Festival experience. Spring is a busy time in Kings Park so plan ahead, arrive early and carpool or take public transport if possible.

What's on

The Kings Park Festival runs from Tuesday 1 September to Wednesday 30 September inclusive.

Activity times vary and most venues are within Kings Park - in the WA Botanic Garden and main tourism precinct near Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop. Some activities are also held in the Synergy Parkland, Lotterywest Family Area and Bold Park.

To see the full listing of events and detailed information, check out the Festival events calendar.


Entry to Kings Park during the Festival is free and a small fee is required for some activities. Gold coin donations are greatly appreciated to support Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Bookings are essential for some events with limited places, even when admission is free.


Our events go ahead in rain or shine, so we recommend you dress appropriately for the weather. In the interest of your safety, cancellations will only occur if severe weather is forecast. Check online for the latest notices or follow the Kings Park and Botanic Garden Facebook page to stay up to date with Festival alerts.


Public transport

Kings Park and Botanic Garden actively encourages visitors to be TravelSmart. Located just 1.5 km from the CBD, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is easily accessible by public transport. The number 37 bus from St Georges Terrace comes right into the heart of Kings Park, with free travel from the city. Call Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit their website for more information.

Shuttle bus

A free shuttle bus runs every 15 minutes around Kings Park on Santos Live event days in September (5, 6, 12 and 13 September). Hail a bus anywhere along May Drive or Lovekin Drive for easy access to the WA Botanic Garden and other venues. Proudly supported by Lotterywest.


Minor road closures and detours are sometimes in place during the Kings Park Festival. Drop-off zones are located outside major venues. Free parking is available in carparks and along verges in Kings Park. Please adhere to parking signs and do not park on the lawns, over curbs or on footpaths. Refer to the parking map for further details.

Food and drinks

Food and drinks are available for sale at Kings Park cafes and restaurants. Food vans will also be located in the WA Botanic Garden during Santos Live events in September. Thank you for taking your rubbish home with you.


Dogs are not permitted at Kings Park Festival events for the safety of all visitors, as festival venues often attract large crowds and high noise levels. Dogs on leads are welcome elsewhere in the park.

Further information

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