The Joondalup Festival returns this March after a 2 year hiatus and they are certainly making up for lost time with this year’s line up!


Running from 11th March – 2nd April there’s something for everyone, with events sprinkled throughout the City Of Joondalup, you’re sure to find something that floats your boat.

Hillarys Boat Harbour will transform into one of the major festival hubs, featuring both 18+ events and family-friendly entertainment including stand-up comedy, cabaret, live music, circus productions, roving performers and events that are fun for the adults and kids, alike.


Keep an eye out for the iconic Gold Digger Tent From Friday 11 to Wednesday 16 March.  Prepare to be dazzled by show-stopping performances including stand-up comedy, cabaret, live music, circus productions and roving entertainment from Perth’s finest local artists.  Suitable for adults 18 and over featuring Perth Cabaret Collective, Kinetica, Simone Craddock and much more!

Grab the whole family and come down to the harbour from Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 March and experience an action-packed Family Fun Weekend, with plenty to see and do, featuring acrobatic juggling acts, roving entertainers, and a family dance party (say no more – I’m there!)


For three consecutive weekends, Friday Night Jams delivers a jaw-dropping line up of artists featuring groovy tunes from the Steve Hensby band, Radiohead’s classic ensembles from The Amnesiacs and the sweet electro-pop sounds of Perth’s popular duo, The Liquid Project.

Westfield Whitford City will feature a pop up just for the little people in your life with performances by Scitech and Libby Hammer, there’s no better place to entertain the kids than the Kids Corner at the Dining Hub at Westfield Whitfords Shopping City.

After 5,  soak up the smooth acoustic sounds from Perth’s most talented musicians while you enjoy dinner,  with free performances in the evenings on Saturdays from March 19 in the dining hub.


And if soulful music is your thing – pull up a table at Risq Small Bar & Lounge in Joondalup for an evening of Jazz, across three consecutive Thursdays, 17, 24 and 31 March.

Featuring performances by Perth-renowned artists, this is one evening not to be missed. So grab a drink, sit back and relax as you take in the soothing sounds of the most influential jazz and soul.

Mark your must-see events on the handy calendar, with a complete list of all performances throughout the weeks of the festival.


Aside from the major festival hubs at Hillarys Boat Harbour, Westfield Whitfords City and Risque Small Bar and Lounge, there’s stacks of music, dance, comedy, story-telling, cabaret, family-friendly entertainment and activities dotted all over the Joondalup shire for you to enjoy.  Head to the map to see an event near you.

Our top picks:

Wundabaa Gaay-Galgaa (Ghost Stories) – Thursday 17 March to Sunday 20 March at Central Park, Joondalup.

Matt Hale – Bonkers! – Sunday 27th March at Prindiville Performing Arts Centre, Joondalup.

Music in the Park – Sunday 12th March at Penistone Park, Greenwood (free event – bookings required)

A Gala Evening With West Australian Ballet – Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March at Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup

We weren’t lying when we said they’re making up for lost time, there’s really something for everyone this year at the Joondalup Festival!  

Check out the Joondalup Festival website for the full program, session times and tickets. While you’re there, follow City Of Joondalup on Instagram and Facebook for the latest