We were in Perth’s port city of Fremantle on Saturday, and stopped to enjoy some of the Fremantle Street Arts Festival which finishes today.
Market Street (aka the Cappuccino Strip) was closed to traffic, so the cafes and bars spilled out across the road. We said hi to Neemoo, one of the buskers. He isn’t an Earthling like us, and assured us that he comes from a planet many lightyears away!
We also went to the Subiaco Street Party on the weekend. Rokeby Road was closed off and lined with market stalls.
There were rides and entertainments for the kids, and food stalls for all tastes. If you weren’t there, you missed out on a great event.
Yesterday we went along to the Buddha’s Birthday celebration at Elizabeth Quay in Perth.
The Buddha was looking good under blue autumn skies, and there were plenty of stalls selling delicious vegetarian food and giving info about Chinese and Buddhist culture. This annual event is a must-do for us.
We went along to the annual Guildford Heritage Festival on Sunday. There were heaps of market and snack stalls.
And plenty of classic cars – like the Austin Healeys above – and vintage machinery, like the 1950s Sunbeam sheep shearing rig below.
We were in Perth a few days back and stopped to catch part of the Fringe World festival, which runs through to 19 February. Had an enjoyable al fresco dinner at the Pleasure Garden (above) outside the art gallery.
There are plenty of interesting performance venues, like the De Parel Spiegeltent above. But we caught some of the outdoor acts at the Fringe Central Street Pitch, outside the library.
Laughed our heads off watching Sharon from Canada, and experienced a bubbleocalypse with Dr Erin (“Air-in”) Bubble.
He even showed that some bubbles can burn. Great entertainment for all the family. Highly recommended!
On Sunday we went to the Perth Chinese New Year Fair in James Street, Northbridge.
There were plenty of food kiosks along the street, and very enjoyable performances of Chinese music in several locations.
On the weekend we went along to Elizabeth Quay, beside the Swan River in Perth, to catch the Chinese New Year celebrations.
There were plenty of Chinese zodiac animals and lanterns – mostly in the traditional colours of red and gold. The event runs through to 5 February.