Get Festive This Spring
Spring into September with style and welcome the new season with delicious food, dancing, colourful costumes and so much more. Spring is just jam-packed full of fabulous festivals that are not to be missed.
Araluen Botanic Park Tulip Festival
There really is a festival out there for not just everyone, but everything – even tulips.
Get ready to smell your way through over 150 000 tulip bulbs at Araluen’s annual Tulip Festival taking place every spring. Colour your Instagram with a kaleidoscopic selfie surrounded by these fabulous flowers. The world-famous Camellias, Azaleas and Grand Magnolia trees will paint an even more spectacular backdrop to the Tulip that remains centre stage of this stunning bushland setting.
This festival caters for all your senses with a selection of food and drink to go with the many spring flowers in bloom. Stop by the Chalet Healy Café and fuel up on fresh pastries or explore the huge selection of food vendor menus that are on offer throughout the park.
Beyond flowers and food, there’s also plenty of activities to be enjoyed throughout the day including a modern treasure hunt, walking tours, cabernet and canvas art classes and so much more.
Kings Park Festival
At the Kings Park Festival there’s almost as many events as there are wildflowers. From displays to guided walks, activities for the whole family to enjoy to free events and talks, this festival really does have something to suit everyone.
The festival is run by a small army of horticulturists and volunteers, many of whom are some of the best in the gardening business and have been preparing for this event over the course of the entire year. They will also be supported by the Kings Park Nursery, who have grown more the 25 000 plants this year alone that will be blooming for the first time at the festival.
With so much to see and do get snapping at the Kings Park Festival and don’t forget to tag the festival in all your stories and posts. With so much Instagrammable content to be discovered and crammed into your feed you’ll be posting about this event for weeks after it’s wrapped up.
Chittering Spring Festival
Want the best of all the worlds from wine to wildflowers, food to fine art? Then the Chittering Spring Festival is your one stop shop to stock up on culture and gourmet food produce for the rest of the year. And the best bit is, you can spend less time travelling and more time enjoying the festival with the charming Chittering valley being only a short drive from Perth.
Check out the festival’s many markets stalls and explore the vast array of local produce, art and crafts on offer. Then taste test your way through the region’s best food and wine as you learn about the local history with a backdrop of the regions many wildflowers and rolling hills. End your day listening to some local live music as you enjoy a delicious dinner with a side of fresh country air. This festival really is a wholesome experience that the whole family can enjoy together.
Experience the Great South in all its glory at the tenth Live Lighter Bloom Festival. This festival is far reaching being held across multiple regional centres from Mount Barker in the south, Kojonup and Woodanilling to the north, Pingrup in the east to Frankland River in the west. Its major centres include Katanning, Gnowangerup, the Stirling Ranges and the Porongurups.
With so many locations and events it’s going to be hard to decide where to begin, but we recommend one of Bloom’s many dancefloors. Dance to live music with a backdrop of wildflowers as colourful lights bounce off their equally colourful petals. Then head in to one of the 19 towns taking part in the festival and experience the culture that this incredibly rich region has to offer.
The festival has over 30 events and displays to explore so take some time to enjoy them all. From arts to crafts, entertainment to exhibitions, local flora and fauna as well as guided tours and so much more it will be impossible to see it all. Instead plan your Bloom festival in advance and tailor it to suit you and your particular interests.
This festival really can be whatever you make it whether you’re interested in the local Noongar Culture, wildflowers and gardens, organic produce, or music, there really is something for every kind of festival goer.
To hear about more local festivals and events happening in your region head over to our #springintoparks calendar and sign up to the WA Parks Foundation newsletter so you don’t miss out on the many culturally rich events our state has to offer.