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Your Guide to Enjoying Perth’s WA Day Festival

Join in the fun at the WA Day Festival in Burswood Park! Things to do, family friendly activities, the best eats and places to stay.

Welcome to Perth’s WA Day Festival! This exciting celebration showcases the best of Western Australia and promises a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. If you’re planning to attend this year’s festivities, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you make the most of your visit, including where to stay, what to do, and how to navigate the event.


Event Highlights and Schedule

WA Day Festival Times:

  • Sunday, 2 June: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Monday, 3 June: 10 AM to 8 PM


Location: Optus Stadium Precinct & Burswood Park

This vibrant event features an array of exciting activities including live music, cultural performances, food stalls, art exhibitions, and family-friendly fun. Here’s what you can look forward to:


Free Music Concert: Get ready for an electrifying musical experience with stellar line-ups of top Australian artists from Guy Sebastian to Eskimo Joe! Starting from noon each day, the main stage will come alive with dynamic performances that will keep you grooving. For the full line up visit the official WA Day website


Drone Shows & Fireworks: Prepare to be amazed by the state’s largest-ever drone light show. Over 500 drones will light up the night sky each night, creating stunning displays of iconic stories and images set to a powerful WA-themed playlist. This dazzling spectacle perfectly captures the essence of Western Australia.


Family Fun: From 10 AM onwards, families can dive into a world of free entertainment and attractions. Enjoy a silent disco, free carnival rides, and interactive activities. Explore engaging activations by Spudshed, Scitech, WA Museum, Lotterywest, Channel 7, The West Australian, Nova, and more – ensuring there’s something for everyone!

Check the WA Day Festival official website for the most up to date information.


Booking Tips

To secure accommodations during the WA Day Festival, we recommend booking early to take advantage of our Perth CBD hotel deals and packages. Metro Hotel Perth and Metro Hotel Perth City offer convenient options close to the festival venue. Look out for early bird specials & staycation packages that can save you money on your stay.


Accommodation Options

Stay with Metro Hotels


Perth CBD Hotel: Metro Hotel Perth City is situated in the heart of Perth CBD, ideal for those looking to explore the city’s attractions while enjoying easy access to the WA Day Festival Burswood Park location.

Enjoy our City Escape Staycation package, inclusive of daily breakfast, complimentary parking, and more.


South Perth Hotel: Metro Hotel Perth is renowned for its stunning views of the Swan River. Located in South Perth, it’s just a short drive from Burswood Park.

Enhance your stay with our Perth Lights Staycation package, featuring breakfast, late checkout, and additional perks.


Getting There and Accessibility

Burswood Park and the adjacent Optus Stadium precinct are centrally located just minutes from Perth city, making it easily accessible from both Metro Hotel Perth and Metro Hotel Perth City.


Pedestrian Access: Visitors can enjoy pedestrian access to the park from the city via the Causeway or Matagarup Bridge. It’s also an easy walk to the park’s attractions from nearby train and bus stations.


Arriving by Public Transport: For Optus Stadium precinct, the Red CAT bus operates to Matagarup Bridge via West Perth and Perth CBD. For Burswood Park, bus stops are located near Resort Drive and Bolton Avenue for visitors traveling east on Great Eastern Highway.


Burswood Station is situated on the northeastern end of Burswood Park, whilst Stadium Station is located close to Optus Stadium. Public transport routes and timetables are available on the Transperth website.


Parking: Parking is available at Burswood Park however during event periods it may be restricted, so please plan carefully in advance of your visit. There is no parking available at Optus Stadium on major event days.


Onsite parking is available at Metro Hotel Perth & Metro Hotel Perth City (subject to availability).


Plan your transportation in advance to avoid congestion during peak festival times and ensure a smooth journey to the WA Day Festival at Burswood Park.


Tips for First-Time Visitors

Pack essentials like sunscreen, hats, and comfortable footwear. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs for seating during outdoor performances. Arrive early to secure good spots for popular events and exhibitions.


Nearby Dining and Entertainment

At Metro Hotel Perth City, indulge in breakfast at Bluerock Kitchen & Bar, open daily. Metro Hotel Perth features Red Bill Restaurant, where you can savour breakfast daily, and enjoy room service dinner from the comfort of your room.


In Perth CBD, explore a diverse culinary scene offering fresh seafood, international cuisine, and everything in between. Discover Claisebrook Cove, a leisurely walk or short bus/taxi ride from Metro Hotel Perth City. This vibrant hub connects the East Perth community with walkways, underpasses, and a scenic lakeside setting. Enjoy numerous cafes and restaurants overlooking the cove, especially bustling on weekends.


For a unique dining experience near Metro Hotel Perth City, visit UMA Restaurant, offering authentic Peruvian cuisine just a short walk away.


Close to Metro Hotel Perth, consider these dining options:

Ciao Italia: Located a short walk or bus/taxi ride from the hotel, indulge in pizzas, calzones, and classic Italian desserts in a lively setting adorned with red-checked tablecloths.

The Boatshed Restaurant: Experience upscale Modern Australian cuisine with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views, just a short taxi or bus ride from the hotel.


After dinner, explore the local entertainment scene with bars and theatres showcasing live music and performances, ensuring a vibrant evening after your WA Day festivities. Catch a show at His Majesty’s Theatre or enjoy live music at one of the city’s many bars, ensuring a vibrant evening after your WA Day festivities.


Other Attractions You’ll Enjoy

Extend your visit beyond the festival:

  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden: Explore scenic walking trails and enjoy panoramic views of Perth.
  • Fremantle: Discover historic streets, markets, and waterfront dining just a short drive from the city.
  • Rottnest Island: Take a day trip to this stunning island to spot quokkas and relax on pristine beaches.

Make the most of your WA Day experience by exploring these nearby attractions.


The WA Day Festival in Perth is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Western Australia’s rich heritage and vibrant culture. Whether you’re a local or visiting from afar, Metro Hotels provide convenient and comfortable accommodations to complement your festival experience. Book early to secure the best rates and enjoy everything this exciting event has to offer!


Image Credit: Tourism WA

Festival Man and Child
Perth Optus Stadium Image Credit: Tourism WA