We encourage you to plan ahead to get the most out of your Kings Park Festival experience. Spring is a busy time in Kings Park. We have plenty for you to enjoy.

What's on

The Kings Park Festival runs from Saturday 1 September to Sunday 30 September.

Activity times vary and all venues are within Kings Park (except Bold Park events). Many of the walks, exhibitions and other Festival activities are based around the main visitor precinct near Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop on Fraser Avenue.

Check out the Festival events calendar to see the full listing of events and detailed information.

Bookings and costs

Entry to Kings Park is free and the majority of Festival events are free to attend. Gold coin donations to the Friends of Kings Park are greatly appreciated and help support Kings Park and Botanic Garden. You can make a donation in the Visitor Information Centre.

Bookings are essential for some events with limited places, even when admission is free. More information about which events require bookings is available within the Festival events calendar.


Our events go ahead rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather. Cancellations will only occur if severe weather is forecast. Check the latest notices or follow the Kings Park and Botanic Garden Facebook page to stay up to date with Festival alerts.

Transport and maps


The Kings Park Festival map provides event locations for all activities in Kings Park and Botanic Garden this September.

Public transport

Kings Park encourages visitors to use public transport or visit the park on foot or by bike. The free and frequent 935 Transperth bus from St Georges Terrace comes right into the heart of Kings Park. City CAT buses also pass the main Kings Park entry on Kings Park Road. Call Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit their website for more information. Kings Park is located just 1.5km from the Perth CBD.


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

Food and drinks

Food and drinks are available for sale at Kings Park cafes and restaurants. Please place your rubbish in the bins located near picnic areas and at all cafes or take your rubbish home with you.


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

Further information

Subscribe to the e-newsletter or follow Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Facebook or our social stream to keep up with the latest Festival news. Share your Festival images using #kingsparkfestival. Please contact us with any enquiries.

Access disruptions

Road closures will take place in Kings Park and Bold Park on Sunday 26 August 2018 due to the Chevron City to Surf for Activ run event.

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Boorna Waanginy returns

Kings Park is delighted to welcome 'Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak' back in February 2019. The landmark event, which launched the 2017 Perth Festival in February last year, captivated 110,000 people over three magical nights.

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