Western Australians love a long weekend, but there’s something extra special about a day off work to celebrate the very best bits about our home state.
On Monday 3 June, WA Day recognises and celebrates all things Western Australian – including our rich Aboriginal history, our European and migrant backgrounds, and the vast beauty of the WA environment.
It’s also about encouraging state-wide activities that showcase our unique local spirit, celebrate our achievements, promote inclusiveness and celebrates WA’s raw beauty.
Take a look at some of the highlights ahead for the upcoming long weekend.
WA Day Festival 2019
Spearheading our home state celebration is the annual WA Day Festival – an mash-up of free, family-friendly fun and entertainment celebrating the place we call home.
This year Burswood Park will be the WA Day Festival’s new flagship entertainment hub across two action-packed days of free activities and entertainment for the young and old.
Eyes, ears and stomachs will be satisfied from 10.00am on Sunday 2 June, thanks to free activities, exhibitions and food vendors ready and waiting to help celebrate WA.
But no matter where you’ll be celebrating the long weekend across our vast state, there’s WA Day Festival event close to you:
At Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, the local community will recognise our state’s rich Aboriginal history and our European migrant background – while also celebrating those from foreign shores who’ve chosen Fremantle and Western Australia as their home.
South to Albany, WA’s Museum of the Great Southern is set to come to life with family fun including live entertainment, food trucks and street food vendors, indigenous dance, kids activities and more.
To the north, Onslow Sports Club will host a special event celebrating the beauty of the region’s natural spirit and lifestyle. This free event will bring the local community together for live music, local market stalls, kids’ activities, fishing and sporting displays – even a free barbecue.
The WA music scene continues to produce outstanding local artists, with an impressive line-up and new and well-known artists set to entertain crowds at the State Of The Art Festival (SOTA) at Burswood Park on Monday 3 June.
This free, all-ages gig features some of WA’s best home-grown musicians – including Drapht, John Butler and Jebediah – with tunes starting from 12:00pm. There’ll also be plenty of food and drink vendors ready to keep you fuelled-up to dance away the afternoon.
WA’s Pilbara region hasn’t been forgotten either, with Port Hedland’s Civic Centre Gardens all set to host its own SOTA Music Festival from 3.00pm – 8.00pm on Monday 3 June. This free, all-ages event features a range of home-grown performers with loads of food vendors and kids’ activities across the afternoon.
Hit the road and see more of our own backyard
While many West Aussies rejoice at being able to celebrate this great state, the sad reality is that it’s our last public holiday and long weekend until September rolls around.
So why not make the most of your long weekend by getting out there and experiencing more of WA’s endless coastline and wide open spaces.
Whether you prefer parking up a caravan on the edge of a rugged cliff or getting chummy with nature during a stay in an eco-bush retreat, some seriously adventurous camping experiences are right here in our own backyard.
Shop ‘til you drop with extended trading hours
You’ve probably heard the news? The WA State Government has approved an extra four hours’ trading for general retail shops in metropolitan Perth. Nice!
Extended hours means retail shops can trade any time between 8.00am and 6.00pm on Monday 3 June, which means even more time for some retail therapy this WA Day long weekend.
Get your local footy fix
WA is proud football state and each year the WA Day public holiday serves up local WAFL matches featuring some of the league’s longest-running rivalries.
On the Monday public holiday local footy fans can head along to witness two local derbies as East Fremantle hosts South Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval, while East Perth and West Perth fight for bragging rights at Leederville Oval.
Got your scarf and beanie ready? Head to the WAFL webpage for more details on these and other WAFL matches across the WA Day long weekend.
WA born and bred: delivering value in our home state
Was a WA born and bred company, Kleenheat appreciates there’s something special about our home state – much of which is set to be celebrated this WA Day long weekend.
While we continue to offer big ongoing value for households across WA and beyond, we’re also committed to supporting the communities where we operate and helping local organisations do great things across Western Australia and Northern Territory.
Thanks to local partnerships with Perth Scorchers, Perth Wildcats, Telethon Community Cinemas, Good Food & Wine Show, Perth Garden Festival and more – we’re celebrating some of the very best local WA events and bringing our customers along for the fun.
If you’re thinking about choosing Kleenheat to help your life flow, maybe it’s time you give us a go?