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.
The Big Splash WA Art Trail
A pod of 36 wildly colourful dolphin sculptures, featuring designs by Australian artists, have swum into town as part of a vibrant public art trail, and one has been located in Forrest Place, directly in front of Forrest Chase shopping center.
A plaque is secured to each dolphin’s plinths to showcase the name of the dolphin; the artists information and a unique unlock code. Visitors are encouraged to post a selfie with the Dolphin!
The Big Splash WA is an initiative of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation to raise awareness and vital funds for child and adolescent mental health.
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Twilight Hawkers Market – on now
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 March.
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.
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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