Your WA day route sorted

WA day approaches when we collectively take the time to appreciate the state we live in by spending time with loved ones or alternately using the day off to do something for ourselves. It might seem like sleeping in (if you have the privilege), taking a dip in the day at one of our beloved beaches, or heading out to soak up some live WA music and art. All of the above sounds pretty good. And there has never been a better time to support WA-bred talent after a very difficult time for the art industry. What better way to give thanks to the music that touches our ears and hearts than by being front and center (or front left if that’s your problem)?

Your WA day route sorted

With excitement, WA Day Festival spilled the beans on some iconic acts you don’t want to miss, and they gave us a little insight into what lies ahead for us Perthians.

No matter how you want to go about it, here’s an itinerary to celebrate WA music and eventually accompany your afternoon with well-deserved R&R. There is something for everyone.

Lanterns… Black fingernails, red wine… Leaving the house… sound familiar to you?

We’re lucky enough to have big bands prop up the stage in Perth every year on WA Day, and we should! This year, WA Day Festival let us know the three main acts we love: Birds of Tokyo, Eskimo Joe, and Jebidiah. They can all be seen for free on the mainstage between 12 noon and 9.30 pm. They’ve been keeping an eye on the other gigs, but it already sounds pretty good.

Dance to your favorite music like no one is watching.

Most people can bypass a giant silent disco whether they’re kids or adults. It feels therapeutic to dance around and sing some lyrics to iconic songs. We’re not sure why; it just is. And you can’t handle crazy because everyone around you is grooving and moving to the disco beats too! Whether you need a minute on the D-Floor for yourself or want to teach the kids your favorite dance move, this is always fun.

amuse yourself

If you’re feeling adventurous afterward, hop on one of the many free fairground rides and keep the adrenaline flowing. You feel like a kid in a candy store with an abundance of festivities around you.

Camera IconFree amusement rides. Credit: Travis Hayto.

Be prepared to indulge a little and help support WA food!

You will get hungry at some point, not because you were ill-prepared, but because there will be over 60 food trucks delivering a melting pot of delicious food. So prepare to give in and treat yourself.

Wadjuk Dreams

It wouldn’t be a WA day without celebrating the culture and stories of the Whudjuk Noongar people, which is why Wadjuk Dreaming – a film of four dream stories aimed at children of all walks of life – should not be missed. The stories are written by Aunt Theresa Walley, a Noongar Elder who passed away last year, with animal designs by Noongar artist Biara Martin. Keep an eye out for the Wadjuk Dreaming tent and the big screen designed for the film.

The perfect end to the day… WA’s largest drone light show

There is no better way to end the day than on the grass with a picnic. To add to the atmosphere, an epic WA soundtrack plays as 500 drones take WA footage to the sky. Like magic. Since it’s a free event, try to get there early to get a good seat; the show starts when it gets dark.

If you want to celebrate and support WA on this WA day on Monday, June 6, head to Burswood Park for the abundance of fun made for everyone. Visit the website for more.

Lori J. Kile
I love to write and create. I love photography, design, travel and art. I am a full time freelance writer and photographer.I am very excited to be creating new content and opportunities for my readers.