Forrest Place is one of the largest individual land holdings and most significant public squares in the Perth CBD. It has been the location for many key events throughout Western Australia’s history.
Forrest Place was redeveloped in 2014, cementing its position as Perth’s primary civic square. Forrest Place is fronted on the west side by magnificent heritage buildings of significant scale and to the north, Perth Train Station, which is also a heritage frontage. These buildings provide a window into Perth’s history and a wonderful backdrop for the public space between.
Purpose built lounges and al fresco public spaces provide an area in which to sit and relax creating a destination for city workers and visitors alike. There is a large event program in the space including Christmas festivities, school holiday programs, Twilight Hawkers Market and a number of external events, all of which draw thousands of people to Perth’s CBD.
Forrest Place is home to several permanent installations including Grow Your Own (2011) by James Angus and Water Labyrinth (2012), the first permanent water sculpture by international artist Jeppe Hein.
See below for current events and more.
Twilight Hawkers Market – Back In October
The Twilight Hawkers Market is Perth’s original & biggest Street Food Market bringing you the tastiest street food from around the globe.
Held in Forrest Place over the summer months, the markets will run every Friday night 4:30pm – 9:30pm from October through April.
Whether you’re meeting up with friends after work, grabbing a bite to eat pre-show or bringing the family into town, come along and sample authentic, delicious street food while live local music keeps the atmosphere electric.
For weekly updates, follow their Facebook page.
Winter Arts Season – Making A Splash FREE Event
Bring your favourite gumboots to Forrest Place for two crafty days in August for ‘Making a Splash’ in the City.
With two designs to choose from, your gumboots will be ready to splash through Forrest Place and embrace the winter weather.
Gumboot cookies will also be available to decorate for those feeling a little peckish.
If you register early enough you may be able to secure the opportunity to customise your very own umbrella with waterproof fabric markers, stencils and fabric spray to help keep you dry. Don’t delay, spots and umbrellas are highly limited.
Registrations for this event are taken on the day only. Head to Forrest Place, Sunday 6 and 13 August from 11am – 3pm, ready for a day of fun.
Perth Home Grown Markets
Perth Home Grown Markets are held in the centre of Perth CBD at Forrest Place every Sunday from 11am – 4pm.
The markets showcase a range of home made goods from fresh produce to crafts, art and much more.
Head into the city this Sunday to check out the markets for yourself and wander the many stalls on Murray Street Mall- we know you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
CITY OF PERTH – EVENT BOOKINGS AT FORREST PLACE
Forrest Place is managed and owned by City of Perth. Should you wish to host a public event at Forrest Place, please call the events booking line on 08 9461 3368 for more information.
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