Plan your visit to get the most out of your Festival experience. Spring is a busy time in Kings Park, use the information here to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.

What's on

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

Activity times vary and most venues are within Kings Park, centred around the WA Botanic Garden and main tourism precinct near Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop. Some activities are also held in Bold Park.

Entry is free or by gold coin donation. All gold coin donations directly support Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Some events do require bookings, even when admission is free.

A full listing of Festival events with all the details is available within the Festival events calendar.

Festival events will go ahead in rain or shine. Cancellations will only occur if severe weather is forecast and notices will be posted.


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.


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 car parks and along verges in Kings Park. Please adhere to parking signs and do not park on the lawns, over curbs or on footpaths.

Get around

The Kings Park Festival map details the location of the events occurring in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. You can download a print friendly version or pick up a hard copy from the Visitor Information Centre on Fraser Avenue.

Shuttle bus

A free shuttle bus runs every 15 minutes around Kings Park on Sundays in 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.

Food and drinks

Food and drinks are available for sale at Kings Park cafes and restaurants. Additional food stalls will be located in the WA Botanic Garden during Santos Live Sunday events throughout 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 are welcome in other outdoor areas of the park.

Further information

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